The main branch of the Korean Embassy in Germany (Director Heo Seung-jae) held the ‘2023 K-Pop Dance Workshop’ at the Brückenforum Bonn, located in the center of Bonn, central Germany, at 4 p.m. on September 13th.
This event was held with Hop Spot Tanzstudio, a K-pop dance academy.
The K-pop dance workshop held on this day was born with a total of 100 participants, parents, and audience members, and various programs were held, including a dance workshop to learn the choreography of the song to the latest K-pop music, a Korean food experience, a K-pop quiz show, and random dance. Done.
In his congratulatory speech, Director Heo Seung-Jae said, “Compared to other countries, Germany is showing rapid growth even though K-pop fever started relatively late,” adding, “Interest in K-pop has led to interest in Korean culture as a whole, including the Korean language and Korean food.” “It continues,” he said.
He continued, “As this year marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Germany, I hope that the K-pop workshop will be a good opportunity to strengthen friendship and understanding between young people in Korea and Germany based on this long history of exchange.”
The main branch has been holding an event as the ‘K-Pop World Festival’ in collaboration with KBS since 2019, but this is the first time it has held its own K-Pop dance workshop event. According to the main branch, participation and response were very high due to active promotion centered on K-pop dance academies and clubs in Germany and students taking Korean language courses at Citizens University.
The largest age group of participants was about 70 out of 100, and some people in their 20s and those in their 30s and 40s also participated, showing the popularity of K-pop and its spread at a glance. Additionally, some parents who wanted to understand their children’s interest in K-pop participated in the dance workshop themselves.
The Korean food experience at the dance workshop focused on snack food and was very popular. In particular, the interest and response to ‘Tteokbokki’ among German young people was explosive, showing that the popularity of K-pop is leading to interest in Korean food.