Saturday, September 4, 2010
They told me that was their 'stage name' when I first met them. Why? Because apparently, they are 'older' guys. Please la, not that old k. In the end, due to a submission technicality, they maintained their original group name 'Rhythm & Moves' which is also the name of their dance studio.
Derek, 30, Liang Bin, 29 and Fen, 29 have known each other for about 3 years. Their style is more of chinese dance with martial arts incorporated into it. Derek and Liang Bin are Singaporean and Fen is Mauritian (not Martian ah, read properly k, MaURItian, as in from Mauritius!) They chose to join the show together because they have good chemistry and as such, are able to pick up cues from each other quickly. This is especially useful because the three men are all dance instructors and rarely have time to rehearse!
So why did you decide to join OMG!?
Derek : Well, we've come to this age and haven't been in an official competition yet, so we decided to give it a try. (Derek speaks up for the group with occasional pepperings from both Liang Bin and Fen, who claim that if they do win the prize money, the division line is very clearly drawn - they each get $50 and the rest goes to Derek LOL!)
What would you do with the $50k if you won?
If we are lucky enough to win the $50k, we can get a better studio. We have 40 over members in a place that's more suitable for 15. (Ahh, so that's where the bulk of the money is going after Fen gets $50 and Liang Bin gets $50!)
Who would you like to challenge on the show?
First choice would probably be Danny Koh. We want to see him perform, his personality is like fire which is very cool and very hot. Second choice, maybe Vertical Dancers, they are like acrobats. And third choice would probably be Luminiq Crew because they are super energetic and they have no stage fright. Even though they are not very experienced, they are very energetic and no fear at all! We're not sure who we will pick, but probably the dancers, we want to make it more clear cut for the judges. To be honest, we have no time to think so hard, we are more worried about our own performances! LOL!
What do you think of our judges?
Well, they can't judge based on their profession. I'm glad that they are not very biased. Their comments make sense, they judge based on what they like.
Who do you think, at this point in the competition, will win?
Its either the Vertical Dancers or Danny. They have the highest chance of winning. They are real talents, they can't just rehearse, you have to train to do what they do.
What do you guys do in real life?
We are dance teachers, but what we're really into is dance theatre, dance productions. We join various local dance troupes. We just want to dance.
Derek is a qualified Wushu coach. He is certified by the Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (he's friends with famous Wushu expert and Mediacorp artiste Vincent Ng). His forte is modern dance and martial arts. Liang Bin's specialty is in ballet, chinese dance and acrobatics/gymnastics. And modern dance too. Fen the Mauritian is more into jazz and hip hop.
Last words for the show?
We just want to make it through for this round. We just want that ONE moment of glory *cue laughter*. We want to just kick out one person and we'll be happy :)
Catch Rhythm & Moves on Episode 5 of One Moment of Glory, this Wednesday, 8pm only on Channel 5!
Are you a chinese acrobat? Can you whip the 'wu' out of their 'shu'? Producers want you! Come join OMG! Just email the show at email@example.com today and you could be on the show *snap* like that! $50k + national exposure for your talent. Keep it kosher kids!
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