World of Dance is proud to announce its new artistic partnership and collaboration with the creator and lead director of POW! WOW!, Jasper Wong.

Jasper Wong x POW! WOW!

For those of you who are not that familiar with POW! WOW!, this week-long event held annually during Valentine’s Day week in February takes place in Honolulu, Hawaii, and brings together over a hundred international and local artists to create murals and other artworks around the city.

Originated from the Native American term that describes a gathering to celebrate culture, music, dance, and art, POW! WOW! has now grown into a global network of artists that organize gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts, and live art installations across the world.

The festival is expanding to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany, and more.

Check out POW! WOW!’s Instagram.

Jasper Wong x World of Dance

As you can see, the history of POW! WOW! is actually very similar to World of Dance. What began in 2008 as a single event, now encompasses a TV show, a #1 YouTube network, and two live worldwide tours. WOD’s inspiring performance videos have driven more than one billion views online.

So it should come as no surprise that the founder of POW! WOW!, Jasper Wong, teamed up with us! Among other projects still in the works, Wong will be the curator for the art activation at our World of Dance Orange County event at the House of Blues in Anaheim on April 13th, 2019.

A Bit More About Jasper Wong

Wong himself wears many hats. An artist, illustrator, curator, and art director, he is best known for his unique art influenced by Asian pop culture.

He has exhibited his art worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia.

Wong is the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND, the co-founder of a community center in Hawaii called LANA LANE STUDIOS, the creator of a YouTube channel for kids that features animated YouTubers called “LOONY GOONY,” and the co-owner of an apparel brand for kids called BIG BAD WOLF. He is also currently producing a video game in Austria, and toys in Singapore.

In the midst of his extremely busy schedule, we asked him a few questions about his new, exciting collaboration with World of Dance. Scroll down below to read his answers.
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