Vietnamese dancer MT-Pop, whose real name is Nguyen Vu Minh Tuan, will appear during season 4 of Street Dance of China, a Chinese TV reality game show broadcast by Youku, next month.
MT-Pop, 26, has 14 years of experience in dancing. He is a member of the dance group X-Clown Crew.
He is a professional dancer in Popping, a street dance adapted out of the earlier Boogaloo culture movement in Oakland, California. The dance focuses on specific body parts, creating variants such as arm pops, leg pops and neck pops. Dancers often move to funk and disco music.
MT-Pop has offered Popping training courses in Vietnam and China. He won top prizes at international dance contests such as Who is the Champion Malaysia in 2017, Jack of all Trades Festival Canada in 2018 and Juste Debout Bangkok in 2019.
“I come from Vietnam. Now is the time for unity. Battle for peace,” said MT-P on a video clip to introduce himself on Street Dance of China on the contest’s website.
Street Dance of China attracts professional dancers from many countries involved in different styles such as bboy, hiphop, Popping, locking and waacking.
The participants compete for the ultimate title of street dance champion. The four leaders build their team of dancers from the candidates who survive the various rounds of dance battles and competitions.
This year, the show’s leaders include famous artists Herry Lau, Lay Zhang, Wang Yi Bo and Han Zen.