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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chuyun Oh (from San Diego State University)
Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Scharbauer Debate Chamber (1001)

     K-pop Dance: Blooming Hope from the Street to Social Media


    Brief blurb: What is K-pop dance and why does it matter to AAPI communities and youth activism? Dr. Chuyun Oh explains the evolution of K-pop dance from the 1980s and its fandom – cover dance – the global youth’s way of “fandoming” themselves. The history of K-pop dance is a history of people whose stories are often untold, shadowed by the spectacular idol stage. Dr. Oh shares the behind stories, challenges, and inspiration from working with AAPI K-pop dancers and fans in NY, CA, and Seoul since 2016.

•    Keynote Bio: Dr. Chuyun Oh (Ph.D. UT Austin) is a Fulbright scholar and Associate Professor of Dance Theory at San Diego State University. She is the author of K-pop Dance: Fandoming Yourself on Social Media, #1 Amazon New Release Bestseller in Communications and Pop Dance in July 2022. Her research on K-pop has appeared in more than 50 global media outlets, top-tier journals, anthologies, and keynote lectures. During her early career as a professional dancer, she received her ballet training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC., and the Sun Hwa Arts School, Korea, and performed across the world receiving international dance competition awards.


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