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Shaun Evaristo & Lyle Beniga teaching TaeYang

For those lucky enough to live in So.Cali and love Tae Yang’s choreo to “Wedding Dress” and “Where U At?” will get a chance to learn it from the choreographers themselves!

Shaun Evaristo and Lyle Beniga will be at TM Studio’s in Fullerton for their “Korean Night: Where You At?

So if you’re in town and want to learn these cool dances go check ’em out!

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Nick Simmons VS Bleach = SuJu VS Lyle Beniga

So this whole ‘plagiarizing’ Bleach situation got me thinking about the whole Super Junior jacking Lyle’s choreographies. In essence the situations are very similar.

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about and you haven’t heard, Nick Simmons, son of Gene Simmons is under scrutiny by the manga fans as well as his own publishers.

Nick set out to release his new “manga” called Incarnate.

incarnate photo by kylara21

It was brought to Kubo Tite’s attention yesterday when he received message overload on his twitter stating that someone in the U.S. is copying his work of Bleach.

I’m not going to go into the whole debate about it. You can read and a very well written article about it by Deb Aoki.

For full comparison’s between the two you can see it at Bleachness@LJ.

Now for my comparison to the SuJu situation before. Honestly, I’m only writing about it because the two situations are very very similar.

If I was mangaka and people were making fan-art of my work, that’s a huge compliment. It means that my story, my art work is liked/loved by many people. Enough so, that people want to re-produce it in their own eyes. But, if someone blantly took my work, like straight copied it, got it produced in mass production and sold as ‘original’ I’d be mad.

Realize Japan is on a whole different level when it comes what is entertainment and what sells/works. What works in that country won’t work here. It’s been tried and failed.

This is like the Super Junior ‘copying’ 2 of Lyle Beniga’s choreographies. After reading about this situation, one can actually say they plagiarized his work.

How? The difference of people learning a choreography and posting it on YouTube and having an actual Idol group perform it on national television (and in a dance battle that they ended up winning) is pretty big. There is no fine line in that sense.

The situations are very similar in this case. Fan-art is copied but at the same time has the artists’ own style (or flare) to it. They aren’t getting paid huge amounts of money. Yes they are attempting to sell it, but like most of what twitterverse has been saying, they don’t make that much money and sometimes end up in the red.

What Nick did was not only copy the original work, but claimed it as his own. He is a ‘celebrity’ and is/was going to make profit. It’s the same thing with SuJu. While they didn’t say it was their original choreography, they didn’t give proper credit to it’s original creator.

Both situations have a celebrities who ‘traced’/’copied’ another’s work. It wasn’t just the story line, it was character design and drawing style as well. Both situations included people who in their own genre’s are famous, but not as famous or paid as ‘well known’ as the celebrities. (Although Nick is living off his dad’s name.)

There’s a fine line between fan-art and plagiarizing.

What do you all think?

There’s also a facebook group that has a list of other manga’s Nick is accused of plagiarizing.

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Lyle’s answer to Super Junior

A couple of days ago the situation of Super Junior taking choreographer Lyle Beniga‘s “mic check” and “nike boots” choreography was brought to light. Many fans were upset that people like us were saying that they jacked his choreo and were upset at it.

While our opinion doesn’t matter and the only opinion that does matter is Lyle’s, he tweeted a short answer to answer the question about SuJu copying his choreo.

Don’t mind the thing above it… he tweeted this yesterday.

“it doesnt matter if suju claimed dat my choreo was theirs or not, they still used it w/o permish, profitted frm bein on the show & they won! … which is wrong. don’t forget that these are our careers people! ~a quick answer to a repeating question.”

While I’m not sure if he meant to say “it doesn’t” or “it does,” that’s his answer.

By the way, we still think you need to get paid for those two that they took. You earned it!

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Super Junior jacks Lyle Beniga, part II

So it wasn’t just that one choreography that Super Junior took, earlier in 2009, Eunhyuk of Super Junior used Lyle Beniga‘s “Nike Boots” choreo on another show.

Original

Eunhyuk

While the fans of SuJu are saying it’s not a big deal, but this is twice now they’ve taken a choreography that isn’t their’s and performed it on national television. That is a big deal to the dance community, it’s disrespectful. Yes everyone always copies someone, that’s a given, but not everyone belongs to a famous group or to a global agency. I didn’t like SuJu before, just because I don’t like their music, but I have lost mad respect for them.

Lyle needs to get paid! That and maybe SM needs to hire him, oh wait they won’t because he choreo’s for the better group.

source: Lyle Beniga’s twitter

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Super Junior jacked Lyle’s choreo

Just like the title says.. SuJu jacked Lyle Beniga’s “Mic Check” choreo.

0:25 mark

2:17 mark

If you’re gonna jack someone else shiz at least do it right. Not to mention the fact that it looks like they totally carbon copied Jabbawockeez. I mean masks are whatever, but the movements and what not are so jabba.

SuJu fans probably think it’s ok, but I don’t think it’s right for an artist to use someone else’s choreo unless they asked permission and/or it was made for them. This was something he did in the studio and while others probably learn it and put it on youtube, they’re not famous and are not on national television. Especially when the show is title “Star Dance Battle 2010” and it wasn’t made specifically for them.

source: a RT that Lyle did on his twitter when someone else tweeted: @theenuh yall straight-up jacked @LyleBeniga’s “mic check” routine. tsk tsk: http://bit.ly/bbu6QG (2:17)>>>> for shaaaaame! 😛

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TaeYang is asking WHERE U AT?

TaeYang just released his new digital single, “Where U At?

I’m not going to go into details other than Lyle Beniga and Shaun Evaristo totally kill this choreo. So does TY.  So it’s safe to say that Shaun wasn’t only doing GD, but TaeYang’s project while he was in Korea.

What I want to know, is how come they come up with sick choreo’s for TaeYang, but when it comes to GD, its just not as intricate or looks just as awesome. Oh well. Here you go.

Enjoy the coolness of this song and the choreo because the choreo is sick. And the fact that Lyle and Shaun are both in it makes it cooler. That means the level of skills were all up to par and not lacking.

While I’m at it, here’s a piece that Lyle did for the movie FAME. It’s the Halloween piece.

Also a Lyle with s**t kingz workshop tour in Tokyo. This is just too cool not to show. I always love how you can tell if an American choreographed it as opposed to a Japanese.

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