May 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023
7pm - 9pm with a 15 min interval
A Spring Day with oKay!
Oxford’s K-Pop Dance Extravaganza!
oKay Kpop, Oxford University’s K-Pop dance team, is delighted to announce its third annual K-Pop dance showcase, A Spring Day with oKay!
This unique event will feature a wide variety of K-Pop performances from okay Kpop, the Oxford University Chinese Society and Oxford Brookes’ K-Pop dance society, Konnect Cover Dance, as well as street dance fromEquinox, traditional Chinese dance from PhoenOx, and pole dancing from Oxford University Pole Sports.
About oKay Kpop
The oKay Kpop dance team was founded in 2019 by a small group of Oxford University students looking for friends to join them for a K-Pop dance cover. Since then, the team has multiplied in size, performed across Oxford and the country, and won awards at national dance competitions. Today, oKay organises K-Pop dance classes for the general public, films frequent K-Pop dance covers with its members, and is a frequent guest at local and national events and competitions.
K-pop, short for Korean pop, is a genre of popular music that originated in South Korea in the early 1990s. The history of K-pop can be traced back to the early 20th century when the first Western-style music was introduced to Korea. It wasn’t until the late 1980s and early 1990s that K-pop began to take shape as a distinct genre with the emergence of influential boy and girl groups such as Seo Taiji and Boys, H.O.T, and S.E.S. K-pop has continued to evolve and gain global popularity, characterised by its catchy beats, complex choreography, and high production values. Today, K-pop is a major cultural export of South Korea, with a dedicated fan base around the world and a value of over US$5 billion.
Lady Margaret Hall’s Simpkins Lee Theatre.
Oxford OX2 6QA