The Way You Move

Katy Perry's 'Swish Swish' Gets A Show-Stealing Routine Courtesy Of Choreographer Kyle Hanagami

"Another one in the basket."

Kyle Hanagami continues to gain recognition for his choreography, and even though there is stiff competition, he remains at the top with his routine set to Katy Perry's "Swish Swish." The jazz and pop movements of Hanagami's choreography, paired with his sense of taking a song's hook line and turning it into dance storytelling, are phenomenal. The sassy shoulder shrugs, powerful extensions, and upbeat, fast-paced tempo can make the laziest of couch potatoes want to get up and dance along to his routines.

Hanagami wears many hats: between choreographing, rehearsing, teaching, and filming Hanagami admits, "It's a constant search for inspiration." He follows that by saying, "Inspiration is key." He stays abreast of pop culture and entertainment, which inspires the creativity in his choreography. Anything from how a TV show can make you laugh to how news can make you cry. Audiences can see how feelings are manifested in his dance moves. For example, taking the hook line in Katy Perry's "Bon Appétit" and creating a move that pantomimes the bunched fingers "magnifique" kiss to the sky that we all correlate with the signature saying, "bon appétit."

Every move in his routines appear to be on point, at the precise moment it should be conveyed — his timing, impeccable. The only thing that would make it more amazing is rocking those sexy moves in stilettos, like in Yanis Marshall's choreography.


Watch how Hanagami incorporates hook lines into his dance routine below:

The Way You Move celebrates dancing and choreography videos that showcase fancy footwork in genres as diverse as ballet, hip-hop, tap, ballroom, and more. Learn a new routine the first Thursday of each month, and throughout the calendar when you get the urge to move.


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