Gigs Coordinator, 2009
Artistic Director, 2014 - 2016
TIME FOR OUR LAST CHOREOGRAPHER! JUN TAKAHASHI! Known as the Flare God, this summoners war loving, dance crazy person has dedicated countless number hours into making Flare great. Her contributions to the club have strengthened the bonds of each individual and has set the bar for the next Artistic Director.
I’m Jun ^_^ I started dancing in 2006, and have been a part of Flare since 2007. Two years later, my dance life became a little more interesting. Not only did I give choreographing a go (I choreographed my first production piece with a friend), but I was also recruited by MUTE Crew (Winners of Step Off 2015 & 2016). During this time, I was exposed to many different dance styles such as house, locking and popping. After choreographing my first production piece, I decided to stick to choreographing gigs and teaching casual classes instead.
In 2014, I became Flare’s Artistic Director and am blessed to be working with so many talented people, both choreographers and dancers alike. I choreographed “Be Different” last year, and I had heaps of fun dancing with 35 amazing dancers. This year I have the pleasure of working with a cast of 40 and I’m bringing a more personal touch to the stage.
My piece this year, “Dedicated”, is a dedication to all my friends who I’ve watched come and go during my 10 years in Flare. It is about the initial struggles of leaving what seemed to be a club at first, but unexpectedly turned into a family that is so hard to part with. I never really understood the sadness of leaving until this year, as this will be my last year in Flare. However, no matter the distance, most of us still managed to keep in touch and are supporting each other throughout our life journeys. It is times like these that make you really appreciate the bonds you have created with the people you have met, all the special moments you’ve shared and how much you’ve grown together. May we keep spreading the love for dance and continue to support one another unconditionally <3
As this is Jun's last year as our Artistic Director and in Flare, we wish her the very best in her future endeavours and like always,
Once a Flarian, Forever a Flarian.
Unimelb. Summerfest. 2018. Wednesday 2pm. Thursday 1pm. South Lawn.