2017 K-POP COVER DANCE FESTIVAL – Who’s the Indonesia Representative?

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Photo credits: KCCI

Jakarta, 2017 – Korean Cultural Center Indonesia (KCCI), Embassy of the Republic of Korea with Seoul Newspaper held the final chapter of the 2017 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival in Indonesia (KCDF). The event was held on 29 April 2017 at The Ice Palace, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Jakarta.

Around 1.000 Korea and K-Pop lovers came to the 2017 KCDF Indonesia.As the result of the competition, Bandung’s cover dance group ‘A.C.E.S’ came out as the winner. The group who did the cover dance of Korea’s new Co-Ed group ‘K.A.R.D’ flew to Seoul on 31 May – 6 June 2017 as Indonesia’s representative and will join the battle against other K-Pop cover dance groups from all around the world. Meanwhile, cover dance group ‘Poison’ (from Bandung) and ‘History Maker’ (from Malang) won the second and third position on the competition.
The event started with Hanbapeh who performed Korea’s traditional music. Then the audience then met Korean Cultural Center Indonesia’s Director Mr. Chun Youngpoung and Seoul Newspaper’s representative Mr. Song Kyung Sup.

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Photo credits: KCCI

The main event of the 2017 KCDF was the performance of 15 K-Pop cover dance groups which came from many cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Malang. The participants and audience’s enthusiasm was seen throughout the event. The same atmosphere was also found on the judges’ table which consists of Mr. Chun Youngpoung, Mr. Song Kyung Sup, Mr. Chun Ho Jin (Seoul Newspaper), and Mr. Michael Tjandra (RTV).

Besides the competition, the 2017 KCDF also had many activities for the audience such as The PyeongChang Winter Olympic 2018 promotional booth, the 2017 KCDF photo wall and also green screen photo zone with Korea’s landscape background. The event which was open to the public took place at The Ice Palace, Lotte Shopping Avenue and started from 10.00 AM.

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Photo credits: KCCI

Through the 2017 KCDF in Indonesia, the public can see that the K-Pop cover dance groups performance from Indonesia are getting better, including ‘A.C.E.S’ as Indonesia’s representative for the 2017 KCDF in Korea.

The Korean Cultural Center Indonesia Director, Mr. Chun Youngpoung said that he really feels the Indonesia’s K-Pop lovers enthusiasm and KCCI will spread Hallyu Wave more so it can be closer to their fans.


We would like to thank KCCI for the coverage given.


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