The Prain executive Lee Jaeun tweeted the following today (see here):
[In response to a fan’s question regarding the fact that the date of the gala is the date of the Pusan concerts] That is why Jaejoong cannot be an executive director and is only directing a part of the show (including the gala show of Yeonjae), and so this will not cause a problem for the concert!
It seems that Jaejoong is actually part of the Directing Team of the entire LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars 2011 who happens to, among many other duties, be in charge of Sohn Yeonjae’s gala show. In other words, Jaejoong is likely in collaboration as a team member of the entire LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars event, which is an event of gargantuan proportions– the top athletes of the rhythmic gymnastics world will come to Korea (for the first time, for many) to participate. See the below article for a perspective of the scale of this event and Jaejoong’s role in it.
^__^ Wow Jaejoong~~<3
“Queen of Rhythmic Gymnastics” Kanayeva, Visits Korea to Perform in June
Photo: Anna Bessonova
World Ranking #1 in Rhythmic Gymnastics Yevgeniya Kanayeva (21, Russia) steps on Korean soil again for the first time in two years.
IB Sports revealed on the 21st (of April) that the cast of the “LG-Whisen Rhythmic All Stars 2011” has been finalized. Sohn Yeonjae, the bronze medalist of the Guangzhou Asian Games, will appear, and also Kanayeva and other such active/current stars of the field of rhythmic gymnastics will all mobilize.
Kanayeva is the gold medalist of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and recorded #1 in the World Rankings for the 2010 season. She has participated in September of 2009 in the Hyundae-Invitational World Gymnastics Gala that was held in Jamshil Stadium.
Furthermore, Daria Kondakova (Russia) is renowned for her intense and explosive performance. Anna Bessonova is regarded to have subliminated rhythmic gymnastics into beauty.
In particular, it is the first visit to Korea for Bessonova, who has the intense charisma and the ability to overpower the audience, and all eyes and ears are concentrating. Furthermore, the rising star of Ukraine Alina Maksymenko and the top world groups – Russia and Ukraine – also plan to participate.
Other than this, the members of the national team such as Lee Kyunghwa and Kim Yunhee also attend.
IB Sports which is holding the event explained: “As the top ranked athletes of the world are all gathering, we are going to form a directing team of the best caliber that can make their abilities shine even more splendidly and make born an masterpiece performance that cannot be missed through the fusing of other cultural contents such as jazz, pop, and classical music.
Sohn Yeonjae who is devoting herself to training for the World Championships in Russia revealed her excitement for this gala show: “I think it will be a great opportunity to expose rhythmic gymnastics. Through the gala show with the top international athletes, I hope that in Korea the field of rhythmic gymnastics will receive much attention and support. I feel that it is an honor to be able to stand on the same stage with the very top athletes whom I respect, such as Bessonova and Kanayeva, and others.”
The “LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars 2011” is a two-day performance and will be held for two days starting June 11 in the special stage of the Seoul Sungbook Ku Koryo University Hwajeong Gymnasium.