This came rather late but with the technology of today, nothing stays a secret once it's recorded. Pat Cruz, Shaun Evaristo's Fellow Movement Lifestyle Choreographer has recently launched a tirade against Korean idol boy group, SHINee for apparently stealing his dance moves. He expressed that the dance choreography that SHINee used for their Just Dance performance at the KBS Song Festival last December, were taken from their WOD Pomona video. His message,
This is interesting. My friend Sam from North Carolina (raise up, take your shirt off, spin it like a helicopter) brought it to my attention. This video is of a Korean boy band doing my disturbia choreography to the song "just dance" by Lady GaGa. This was probably taken from our WOD Pomona video. You can see the actual choreography from that video here (starts at 3min) This whole thing kind of boggles my mind. How can the "choreographer" take pride in their work knowing it isn't really theirs? I mean congrats you copied the choreography dead on, but that's about all you really did. I bet it would have been easier to come up with simple yet affective two steps for these "talented" dancers than taking the time to learn my routine off of youtube anyway. If you like the choreography that much then why not do it to the song it was intended for? There was a lot of thought put into the movements that directly correlated to the actual song. Now the choreography means nothing at all. I mean sure it gets the job done but it's just movement now. No meaning, no depth, no substance, just movement. From the looks of things they have a pretty big budget so why not just ask me to do something for the artist. I would be more than happy and being that i am not considered a big name i would have probably been cheaper than anyone else. In the end there is little to no chance at all of me getting compensation let alone any credit for this. It just sucks that those who take the time, effort and hard work to create can go over looked by artist and labels. In the end we are small fish in their pond and as of now there is little we can do about it. Thank God for Movement Lifestyle… -PatSHINee's Just Dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGUyQPYk6tQ Starts from 3:00. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBpca5c_75o Does anyone feel a bit of deja vu after that Super Junior - Lyle Beniga incident? SHINee cannot be blamed in this matter since it was the dance choreographers who jacked them. But it's true that the famous get the applause while the hard work by "small fishes" behind the scenes goes unnoticed. What do you think?