Art of Movement
Art of Movement
Art of Movement
|Also known as||AOM|
|Genres||Breakdancing, dancing, choreography|
|Associated acts||Jay Park, Massive Monkeys, Illionaire, Prepix, Korean Assassins, Session 31, TheM Team, SoReal Cru|
|Members||Dial Tone (Tony Orduna)|
Junior (Junior Orduna)
Hep The Tightest (Hiep Do)
ChaCha (Cha Cha Malone)
Gil (Gil Umali)
StepRoc (Daniel Jerome Obispo)
Phé La Roc (Leng Phe)
Neil (Neil Chand)
Bowzer (Bao Nguyen)
Ace Chico (Christopher Chico)
Art of Movement (AOM) is a Seattle-based b-boy crew founded in 2002 by brothers Junior and Tony Orduna. The crew received attention due to member Jay Park's popularity as a singer and rapper. Cha Cha Malone is a producer and composer, and works closely with Jay Park, and Dial Tone won R-16 Korea in 2012 with Massive Monkees, another Seattle-based b-boy crew. The crew has appeared on numerous nationally-broadcast TV shows in South Korea, performed worldwide, and appeared in many music videos, exposing the b-boy culture to a wide variety of people.
Art of Movement (AOM) started as an idea between brothers Junior Orduna & Tony Orduna in 2000. Along with a few friends, they danced for fun in middle school, and by 2002, AOM became an official crew consisting of a handful of members. After the Orduna brothers relocated to north Seattle, they were introduced to other dancers. In 2003, AOM saw the addition of Jay Park, Chase Malone (Cha Cha Malone), Leng Phe (Phé La Roc), Gil, Neil, and Bao, with Christopher Chico (Chico) and Daniel Jerome (StepRoc) added in 2007. Over the years, members have pursued other endeavors, such as Jay Park, who went to South Korea in 2005, but have returned to work together, earning a reputation as one of the more respected crews to represent Seattle and the West Coast. The crew has travelled worldwide, performing at concerts in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, and participating in large b-boy battles, such as R-16 Korea, and have appeared on numerous TV shows in South Korea.
On April 2, 2013, AOM member Jay Park released a video titled "Art of Movement (2013)" on his YouTube channel. The video was filmed in March, 2013, and edited by fellow AOM member Hep, showing the crew b-boying and posing on the banks of Puget Sound, with the Seattle Great Wheel in the background, in the crew's hometown of Seattle over the soundtrack of "Stop Me" by Mark Ronson.
|2012||R-16 Korea, member Dial Tone with Massive Monkees||Seoul||1st|
|2010||Mighty 4/Zulu Anniversary, 2 on 2||Seattle||1st|
|2010||Northwest Sweet 16, 2 on 2||Seattle||2nd|
|2010||Fight After X-mas, 2 on 2||Canada||1st|
|2010||Winter Nights, 6 on 6||Shoreline||1st|
|2009||Outshine Halloween Jam, 1 on 1||Seattle||1st|
|2009||The Takeover $2000, 2 on 2||Seattle||3rd|
|2009||Dance Broomz's Dodge Ball $400, 4 on 4||Tacoma||1st|
|2009||United Styles $50,000, 5 on 5||Boston||3rd|
|2009||Kill Beats Vol. 4 $1000||Vancouver||1st|
|2009||"360", Crew vs Crew||Marysville||1st|
|2009||Ashes 2 Ashes Final Round, 1 on 1||Eugene||3rd|
|2009||Massive Monkee Day, 7 on 7||Seattle||2nd|
|2009||Starbar DanceOFF, 1 on 1||Seattle||1st|
|2008||The Burn $2000, 5 on 5||Seattle||1st|
|2008||Harbour Dance Series Vol. 6||Canada||1st|
|2008||Claws Out: Seattle Edition $1000, 2 on 2||Seattle||1st|
|2008||Rords of the Froor 5||Seattle||1st|
|2007||Mighty 4||San Francisco||1st|
|2008||"360", Crew on Crew||Marysville||2nd|
|2008||Cipher Famous Finals, 2 on 2||Canada||2nd|
|2008||Breakin' Free $1000, 3 on 3||Hood River||1st|
|2006||Breakin' the Silence||Hood River||1st|
|2008||Eric's Night of Funk||Puyallup||1st|
|2008||Kingz of WA NBL West Coast Regional||Seattle||1st|
|2008||Kingz of the US National B-boy League||Tucson||1st|
|2007||Massive Monkee Day||Seattle||1st|
|2008||Harbour Dance Series Vol. 3||Canada||1st|
|2008||Harbour Dance Series Vol. 4||Canada||1st|
|2008||Texas Smoke Em' Vol. 1||Canada||1st|
|2008||World of Dance Tour||Pomona/Los Angeles||3rd|
|2008||Hat Trick B-boy Showdown||Medicine Hat||3rd|
|2008||Jazzbones, 1 on 1||Tacoma||1st|
|2002||Rec. B-boy of the Month||Shoreline||1st|
- "Jay Park to be named honorary ambassador for 'R-16 Korea 2012′". Allkpop. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- "Jay Park to perform with his B-boy team AOM on 'Music On Top'". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- "Art of Movement Crew Facebook - updated by member Hep". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- "Art of Movement (AOM)". R-16 Korea. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
- Park, Jay. "ART OF MOVEMENT (2013)". Art of Movement. Retrieved 2 April 2013.