Hokuto "Hok" Konishi

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Hok Konishi
Born Hokuto Konishi
(1984-07-11) July 11, 1984 (age 29)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Breakdancer
Years active 1999 - present

Hokuto Konishi (born July 11, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan), also known as Hok or Hawk, is a member of the American hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew and was a finalist on the third season of the American reality television show So You Think You Can Dance.

His Season 3 performance on So You Think You Can DanceHummingbird and Flower choreographed by Wade Robson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2008.[1] He is currently in the United States as a student in graphic design at Santa Monica College.[2] Hok also was seen in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel as a hip-hop dancer participating in a music competition. He is the choreographer of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" and "Champagne Showers" music videos.

Konishi is a breakdancer and has also appeared on So You Think You Can Dance in seasons one and two. In season one Konishi nearly made it to the final twenty, but with a student visa and was unable to be legally employed in the United States, which resulted in his dismissal from the program. Subsequently he obtained a work permit and became eligible to participate in the competition in Season Three. He was voted off the show by the judges on July 19, 2007.

Born in Tokyo, Konishi is of Japanese descent, but grew up in Oxford, England.[3] He is currently in the United States as a student in graphic design at Santa Monica College.[2]

Konishi is known for his breakdancing moves and was formerly a member of the dance troupe SickStep. He appeared with SickStep in the season two auditions and was the final member to make it through to the Vegas stage.[4] As of 2007, he is a member of a breaking crew called Quest Crew, which competes and performs in various venues in California.[5] Konishi is also friends with So You Think You Can Dance season one contestant Ryan Conferido;[4] they are both members of Quest.[5]

Hok Konishi started dancing at age 15. He attended a dance studio for 2 years learning how to Hip Hop and Lock.[citation needed] His dance style refers mainly to hip hop and b-boying. Hokuto also likes to cook, draw, paint, design, and play the violin. He is so far the only one in his family who dances professionally. He has performed in the musical theatres Vibe, All VC, Collaboration, and the Sai-Gai Carnival.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 60th Annual Emmy Nominations cdn.emmys.tv. Retrieved July 17, 2008
  2. ^ a b Konishi, Hokuto. "MySpace". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  3. ^ Konishi, Hokuto. "FOX.com". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b SickStep Auditions for So You Think You Can Dance. "YouTube". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  5. ^ a b Quest. "MySpace". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 

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