K-pop idols’ dance practice videos, such as this one by BTS, are often released alongside the more glamorous and highly publicised official music videos. Photo: YouTube K-pop idols’ dance practice videos, such as this one by BTS, are often released alongside the more glamorous and highly publicised official music videos. Photo: YouTube
K-pop idols’ dance practice videos, such as this one by BTS, are often released alongside the more glamorous and highly publicised official music videos. Photo: YouTube

From BTS to Blackpink, K-pop dance practice videos are all the rage with fans: it’s ‘a way to get closer’ to their idols

  • What distinguishes the clips from music videos are the minimal effects and cuts, which allow viewers to concentrate on the performative aspects in one take
  • One K-pop fan says the rehearsal videos serve as proof of how hard bands work. ‘Something about that is appealing; it makes you want to become a bigger fan’

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
K-pop idols’ dance practice videos, such as this one by BTS, are often released alongside the more glamorous and highly publicised official music videos. Photo: YouTube K-pop idols’ dance practice videos, such as this one by BTS, are often released alongside the more glamorous and highly publicised official music videos. Photo: YouTube
K-pop idols’ dance practice videos, such as this one by BTS, are often released alongside the more glamorous and highly publicised official music videos. Photo: YouTube
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