Kazaky : The boys in heels

Kazaky is a Ukrainian synthpop dance boyband, Kyryll Fedorenko, Artur Gaspar and Artemiy Lazarev are the members .All members are trained dancers.


Kazaky is a Ukrainian synthpop dance boyband, Kyryll Fedorenko, Artur Gaspar and Artemiy Lazarev are the members .All  members are trained dancers. Group is formed in  Kiev by, a skilled choreographer and former original member Zhenhel in the year 2010, the group has released two albums and several singles so far. In 2016 the group announced they were disbanding saying “It’s time to create new interesting things” with the group members pursuing solo careers. In 2019, the group reformed with two new members Vlad Koval and Evgeny Goncharenko.

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The group is famous for their elaborate, acrobatic and spectacular choreography routines, which feature perfectly synchronized and complex dancing moves executed on high heels. Artur Gaspar is especially known for his signature leg lift, which he often performs live and in videos. The group confronts gender norms by fusing masculine and feminine attributes together, most notably by regularly wearing stiletto heels in videos and live performances.

 the band has been featured on a number of high-profile publications, such as Attitude, Billboard, GQ, The Los Angeles Times, New York Post and The New York Times, all thanks to their daring and unusual fashion sense. After Anna Osmekhina created their fashion for the “Love” music video, Kazaky hired her to design their outfits and style their videos. However, the group has also received and worn fashion from DSquared and Thierry Mugler. Their high-heeled shoes are all 5.5 inches (14 centimetres), and they are designed to allow them to dance comfortably for their stage performances. The group has a penchant for elaborate, decadent and very structural costumes, or alternatively very skimpy outfits meant to enhance the physicality of their performances.

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The band is originally made up of Kyryll Fedorenko, Artur Gaspar, Stas Pavlov and Oleg Zhezhel. The group’s first single, “In the Middle”, was released at the end of 2010, earning them the “Breakthrough of the Year” award at the 2010 Myway Dance Awards. It quickly went viral on YouTube. It was then followed by the video for their second single, “Love,” shot in black & white, which furthered their online popularity. In June 2011, the group performed at the DSquared Men Spring/Summer 2012 runway show. On 16 July 2011, they made their American debut at Club 57 in New York City, and performed their third single “I’m Just a Dancer” for the first time. In August 2011, original member Pavlov left the group and was replaced by Italian singer Francesco Borgato.

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In June 2016 the band announced they would be disbanding due to each member wanting to take different creative paths individually. Kazaky has stated that the band cannot exclude the idea of them not coming back together again to create something for the fans. The group has since been posting updates on their “Kazaky Official” Facebook page about their individual activities such as solo concerts and collaborations with other artists.But on June 24, 2019, finally after more than three years, Kazaky come back together posting a new video on YouTube of the song “Push” where appear two new member Vlad Koval and Evgeny Goncharenko. Other singles were published in the same year like “Inside My Body”, “Hands up” and “We Should Be Like No One Else”.

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