Monday, July 23, 2007

Breakdancing Cast-Off Is Dedicated To His Talent

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – So You Think You Can Dance cast-off Hok Konishi may be out of the competition, but the Tokyo-born dancer is happy his breakdancing skills got him this far.

Konishi – who was voted off the show this past Thursday (July 19) – has been groovin’ to hip-hop, lock, and breakdancing styles since he was 15 years old and living back in Japan, and he’s thankful he got to bust a move on national TV in America.

But the b-boy didn’t always pop and lock on nice, clean TV show stages.

In fact, Konishi has danced in some pretty dingy places.

Konishi explains, “In Japan it was very expensive to rent a dance studio, so we used to wait until the train station closed down and then breakdance on the floor there. I didn’t care about throwing myself on a dirty floor as long as I could dance.”

And his practicing has paid off, since Konishi feels like he could show judge Nigel Lythgoe a thing or two about b-boy skills any day.

He jokes, “I’d love to see Nigel stand on one hand while dancing so I could critique him for a change!”

So You Think You Can Dance airs Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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