Koharu Sugawara: “Emotions” by Mariah Carey (1:36)
A mark of a great choreographer is the ability to make someone see the music through dance. Koharu Sugawara is that sort of person. I have not seen another woman who moves in a way that makes you discover parts of a song that you’ve never heard before.
Do you remember the first time you heard “Emotions” by Mariah Carey? Now you can relive it by watching this short but amazing choreo. A great choreographer may make you see the music, but a great dancer will make you feel it. With her extraordinary performance, Koharu does both.
Watch video! Maybe your chest will tighten with the euphoric swelling of your heart about to explode.
Bonus! Koharu recently revamped her Youtube channel with this irresistibly charming video (2:31), shot outside on a sunny day in (I think) Shinjuku, Tokyo. She’s gathered a cast of dancers dressed as varying flavors of the “quintissential Japanese citizen,” and I think it’s a picturesque view on how Japanese folks view their daily life. I just love the suited businessman and the bandana’d blue-collar worker alongside the aproned “mother” figure and the uniformed school kids. So dang cute!