Clon (클론)

Clon is a Korean dance duo. The duo which comprises Kang Won-rae and Koo Jun-yup formed Clon in 1996 under the supervision of Kim Chang-hwan (a major figure in the Korean music industry).

Clon’s debut album “Are You Ready?” was extremely well received and they are known for being one of the first Korean artists to incorporate crisp choreographed dance routines into their music.

However, in November 2000, Kang Won-rae met with a tragic motorcycle accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. 🙁 How does a dance duo survive with one paralyzed member? Clon disbanded after the accident.

In 2003, Koo Jun-yup released a self titled solo album.

Kang Won-rae (left) and Koo Jun-yup in their “Victory” album photo shoot


In the summer of 2005, Clon made a comeback with their 5th album – “Victory“. The title track of the album is called
My Love, Kim Song and was dedicated to Kang’s wife, Kim Song, who encouraged and stood by him through those tough 5 years. With Kang in a wheelchair, they made popular a “wheelchair dance”.

“Wheelchair dance” are you kidding me? Well read about it in the article on KBS Global – Clon Performs Wheelchair Dance to Fight Prejudice against Disable

Name : Koo Jun-yup (구준엽)
Date of birth: September 11, 1969
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Blood type: A

Name : Kang Won-rae
Date of birth : December 21, 1969
Height : 183 cm
Weight : 72 kg
Religion: Christianity

Albums

  • Victory (2005)
  • The Best of CLON (2002)
  • New World (2000)
  • Funky Together (1999)
  • One More Time (1997)
  • Are You Ready? (1996)


I was first introduced to Clon when i saw a YouTube video of Bi dancing with Koo Jun-yup. They were dancing to one of Clon’s fast-paced dance song entitled Nan. The dance moves were super cool and i was wondering who is this “botak” (bald) man dancing with Bi? Check out the video – Rain performing with Clon. Bi looks like he is enjoying himself so much!

Clon’s official website

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