Calling all K-pop, K-drama and asian culture fans! We are happy to announce that HallyuCY, the growing local community dedicated to the spread of South Korean pop culture in Cyprus, will be returning to CCC17!
‘Hallyu’ (which literally translates to “flow of Korea”) also known as ‘The Korean Wave‘ is a neologism referring to the increase in popularity of South Korean culture in the rest of the world since the late 1990s. Some aspects of South Korean pop culture that have contributed to its popularity, include K-pop music, K-dramas (TV-series), the Korean language and cuisine, animated comics and films, technology.
HallyuCY organise a number of gatherings throughout the year! Some of these include arts and crafts sessions, cooking sessions, Korean karaoke where the members sing their hearts out with no shame (!), Hangul (Korean alphabet) learning sessions, K-pop dance cover meetings and cozy Korean film nights! In the online Facebook group, members can post about their favourite K-pop music, K-drama and films, share and exchange knowledge about different aspects of South Korean culture and generally bond and form friendships with likeminded individuals.
Some of the group’s future goals include growing the Hallyu community in Cyprus, to inform and educate interested individuals about South Korean culture and to hopefully one day organise larger scale events, such as K-pop parties and Korean Cinema screenings!
K-Pop Dance Performances & Tutorials @ CCC17!
HallyuCY’s SAD_G: K-Pop Current Hits Mashup
Location: Outdoor Festival
HallyuCY’s SAD_G: K-Pop Throwback Mashup
Location: Outdoor Festival
HallyuCY: K-Pop Dance Tutorials
Location: Hall B ( Section B)
HallyuCY’s Booth at CCC17
At the Comic Con, HallyuCY will be screening K-pop music videos throughout the event so make sure to visit their booth for a taste of South Korean pop music! The group members will also be selling low-cost K-pop merchandise and homemade, delicious pepero (also known as pocky in Japan), which are chocolate covered biscuits, a very popular and yummy treat. Lastly, cute handmade arts and crafts created by the group’s members will be on display at their booth!
SAD_G: HallyuCY’s Official Dance Team
HallyuCY has had a dance group since 2014, when some of the members came together to prepare a performance for the first Cyprus Comic Con. Since then, the dance group has expanded, members have changed, and its goals have solidified. The name SAD-G (Super Awesome Dance Group) came up after the end of Cyprus Comic Con 2016, when its members decided that it was time to include more people in their group and keep dancing! Now, the team consists of seven members, with more joining at every practice session depending on which choreographies they are interested in learning! Even though originally the team was formed for the sole reason of performing at Comic Con, they now perform at various other projects, such as Random Dance Challenges, dance covers, and dance tributes to K-pop groups. They are a multifandom group that doesn’t favour girl groups over boy groups, or vice versa. They cover a variety of choreographies, ranging from bubblegum pop such as Twice and Red Velvet, to more electronic and hip-hop sounds such as BTS and NCT. This progress has been possible through the expansion of HallyuCY – and of course the many K-pop fans they meet at Cyprus Comic Con every year!