HOKUTO KONISHI

With cultural roots based in Yokohama, Japan, and his early youth refined in Oxford, England, Hokuto Konishi's diverse upbringing gave way to a creative formula in movement. From the age of 15, dance evolved from a primary activity to a pursuit of passion when college brought him across the world to the United States in 2004. The discovery of the dancer better known as "Hok" became a national broadcast upon his audition for the television competition, "So You Think You Can Dance." Although his appearances spanned multiple seasons, his impression was immortalized as a Season 3 cast member, in which he performed the iconic Emmy awarded dance entitled "The Flower and the Hummingbird" choreographed by the famed Wade Robson.

After a long series of performance tours and international workshops, Hok undertook a new cooperative project and founded the dance company, "Quest Crew" which began by hosting local classes and performing community shows. He subsequently helped lead the crew to a championship victory on season 3 of the MTV competition series, "America's Best Dance Crew." This led to years of international performance tours and commercial spots for companies such as T-Mobile, Disney, and the NBA. His live work was included in feature films such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Squeakquel" and "Honey 2", and captured on "The Emmy Awards" and "Teen Choice Awards."

After being requested to work with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Sean Kingston, and Usher, his exposure caught the attention of the pop duo, LMFAO. His efforts as choreographer for their music video to "Party Rock Anthem" exploded into a monumental achievement, when it broke the record for the most viewed music video online. This led to his position as prime choreographer for the band, performing and helping to create the videos for "Sorry For Party Rocking" and "Sexy and I Know It." The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response further solidified his role in directing their 2012 world tour.

Although Hok's personal preferences in dance are drawn from a diverse mixture of styles, he is partial to certain disciplines in dances like "Tutting", "Popping" and "Locking." Several artistic influences are also responsible for his productions, such as his skill in drawing, painting, and graphic design. Hok is heavily inspired by both abstract and simple understandings of beauty, which serves to communicate a wide range of expression in his art. His aim in life is to explore, experience, and discover. Forever being a student of his environments, and adapting to the changes within them, Hok strives to keep his movements, art, career, and life unpredictable.

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