In my former television watching days, I was never really one for competition or survival shows. I liked the photoshoots on America’s Next Top Model and I admit to maybe an episode or two of the Real World – back when it was good. But other than that, I just didn’t care for the brutal competitiveness. With the exception of So You Think You Can Dance. I LOVE that show. I could and do watch dancing with all of the awe and envy of someone with the heart of a performer and the body of, well, not a performer.
I truly believe this is one of the reasons I love Kpop so much and continue to adore it…even when I’m over the scandals and politics and bad business. The Dancing is so incredible, I just can’t seem to make myself look away for any longer than an afternoon – when I’m stuck in meetings. But when the meetings are done, I need a hit.
One of the cool things with NCT is that when one of the idols debuts without a permanent group, they do some solo stuff…often dance-related…mostly dance-related.
Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, stage name Ten, is a Thai born idol that started as a trainee with SM in 2013 through a global audition. He’s been part of NCT U and, obviously, NCT 2018 and is now part of WayV, the NCT China SubUnit as he is ethnically Chinese. A little bit of a cheat, really, but we’ll forgive as any chance to see Ten is a positive opportunity.
He is a gorgeous dancer.
And a sex kitten.
But for the purposes of this post, a gorgeous dancer.
In April 2017 he released this solo track, Dream in a Dream. It’s the perfect song for some solid contemporary choreo…light on lyrics, heavy on interesting sounds and a strong beat. The video uses harsh, bold colors and is largely out of focus, forcing you to look at the dancing and body lines and not on people’s faces or the fashion. Though, there’s still plenty of posturing and posing to be had.
Dream in a Dream, Ten