Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Check out our newest release of Jay Park - All I Wanna Do (Feat.Hoody, Loco) in 2160p 4K resolution! The video features the choreography of 1MILLION studio along with impressive camerawork and videography by Kyle Staples. This project was directed by Aaliyah and Trisha, and features 26 other members in the cast. Check out the interview below with the two choreoleaders, Aaliyah and Trisha to learn more about the project!
1. Can you guys share why you wanted to do this project?
Trisha: “Since 2013, miXx has developed a tradition of releasing a special project video each Valentine's Day. While I was trying to choose a project to start last fall, Aaliyah brought up that she was super interested in doing Jay Park's "All I Wanna Do"! The video drew me in with its feel-good vibe and amazing choreography courtesy of 1MILLION. Naturally, I was hooked after our first discussion.”
Aaliyah: “Ever since the music video was released, I had the thought that it would be an amazing opportunity if miXx were able to cover it. The style is definitely not the typical K-Pop dance style that miXx usually covers, so I wasn't sure how many people would actually be interested in it. While asking around, I found out Trisha had a similar goal, so we decided we should put our efforts together and make it a reality!”
2. What is the most challenging part of putting such a big project together in two weeks?
Trisha: “Keeping almost thirty dancers on the same page with regards to choreography, filming direction, and scheduling was an unprecedented struggle. Thankfully, Aaliyah and I used our personal strengths to make the most out of our two weeks together. I definitely would not have been able to learn choreography and teach it on the same day while coordinating everyone's practice schedules and meeting with our film crew to discuss filming cues. Teamwork makes the dream work!”
Aaliyah: “The most challenging part about this project for me (besides the 4 hour casting session we had lol) was figuring out the teaching schedules for the various different groups. Because there are so many people in the project, and because they all do completely different parts, we had to figure out how to divide up practices and how to teach people their individual parts. It was hard but the end result was well worth the time and effort!”
3. How would you describe the team dynamic of such a large cast?
Trisha: “Our cast was an absolute joy to work with! Though it was the biggest group I've ever led to date, Aaliyah and I were in charge of individual sets of choreography, which brought practices down to 7-10 people per session. That said, we had both veteran and newer miXx members in the group who were all very receptive to one another regardless of skill level. There was never a dull moment with all thirty members, especially on filming day when everyone was enjoying the final product together on set. Initially, I was worried about people feeling left out in a huge group, but it was very rewarding to see friendships blossom after each practice.”
Aaliyah: “Honestly this is one of my favorite casts. I haven't casted as much as Trisha has, but we both agree that this cast has been one of the most hard working, fun-loving casts we've experienced. Everyone did their part to learn their solos/group parts, which took an enormous amount of stress off of the both of us. And because miXx casts tend to be very small (5-7 people on average) a 28-person cast allowed for people in miXx (new and old) to get to know each other better and make new, unexpected friendships. #miXxPro”
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