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[Interview] Kara Spills on Choosing Waacking Dance for ‘Mamma Mia’

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2014.08.30 12:00 Newsen Jeon Ah Ram Translation Credit : Yeawon Jung

Kara talked about its ventures into waacking.

During recent interview with Newsen at the waiting room for KBS’s Music Bank, Kara confessed that the members gained arm muscles due to waacking dance.

Kara’s new title song Mamma Mia catches attention with the performance based on waacking dance, involving difficult and fancy movements.

[Interview] Kara Spills on Choosing Waacking Dance for ‘Mamma Mia’

In order to pull off the performance for Mamma Mia, the Kara members had to spend many hours sweating and practicing.

Kara revealed during its comeback showcase on August 18, “We worked hard since this is our first time trying waacking but it wasn’t something that anybody can do. We received a lot of massages in the beginning because we had shoulder pain but now our dance feels a bit like waacking.”

When asked if they regret challenging themselves with waacking, they answered, “We think the choreography came out well suited for the song. We will probably get more used to it as we perform more on stage. Our body has been feeling less tense compared to the first time we practiced.”

Han Seung Yeon then confessed, “I gained egg-sized muscles on my arms because of our dance,” and Park Gyuri said, “This new choreography is the most difficult out of all the choreography we’ve done so far. But if we want to seem cool we have to wrap it up well even if our insides get twisted.”

[Interview] Kara Spills on Choosing Waacking Dance for ‘Mamma Mia’

Currently in her mid-20’s, Park Gyuri brought up her physical fitness saying, “I don’t want to be different than when I was in my early 20’s but after I perform on stage, my joints feel different than before. I don’t want to lag behind Youngji so I’ve been putting patches on my body to help me get through.”

About what they want to hear on their current promotions, Kara said, “There have been positive comments on Kara before but there have also been biases. We would like to get rid of those biases through our current promotional activities. We want to show a better side of us since we’ve recruited a new member too. We’re working hard so we hope that it shows on stage.”

Photo credit: Newsen

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