Creative Director Of BLACKPINK’s “Coachella 2023” Set Spills On Discovering Setback Minutes Before “Typa Girl” Performance
BLACKPINK‘s Coachella 2023 stage mesmerized hundreds of thousands of BLINKs and locals as they made history on the famous festival’s main stage.
BLACKPINK put on a concert during their headlining performance at Coachella 2023, singing 18 of their hit songs, which included performances of the members’ solo songs to let the group and each individual member shine.
A crew of talented backup dancers accompanied the group. At the creative helm of the incredible production was their longtime collaborator and seasoned dancer and choreographer, Kiel Tutin.
Tutin has worked with K-Pop’s hottest acts, and on April 15, he made his debut as a creative director at one of music’s largest stages.
Following the performance, Kiel Tutin took to social media to celebrate the show’s success, the members, and the talented dancers.
He shared his gratitude for the experience and opportunity and acknowledged the behind-the-scenes effort and hours by multiple creative teams that went into creating a show of that magnitude.
I’m so grateful for this whole team, who pulled off an incredible feat, creating a virtually new show amidst the girls current world tour. This was only possible with the level of expertise that each department holds, and for that I’m so proud that we were able to put on this show for BP. 👏🏼
— Kiel Tutin
Reacting to a viral tweet about BLACKPINK’s “Typa Girl” performance at Coachella 2023, Tutin revealed that not all was as it seemed and showed how professional the dancers were under pressure.
The stand-out “Typa Girl” stage featured buchaechum, which is a traditional fan dance from Korea.
A gif captured the moment Tutin appeared to be surveying his fellow dancers, and he revealed what was actually behind the serious expression in the viral tweet.
kiel in the back making sure everybody on point sending pic.twitter.com/HomvqQies5
— ME.🎡🏜 (@6inchsooyaa) April 18, 2023
Two minutes before the group took the stage for the fan dance, Kiel Tutin shared that two of the fans actually went missing.
Because of the sudden setback, Tutin and fellow professional dancer Michael Ramos went on stage with only one fan each. The “side-eye” Tutin was giving was him looking to see if he and Ramos were doing the same moves as they were both one fan down.
With reports estimating that over 250,000 people tuned in virtually to the event and 150,000 attended in person, the unexpected obstacle was overcome seamlessly and likely would have never been noticed had Kiel Tutin not revealed it himself.
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