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Hassan El Hajjami better known by the stage name "Haspop", is a French creative content designer, stage director, choreographer & dancer.
In solo performance and as a former member of the dancing group Pockemon Crew, he has won several contests, including standing as individual Champion in France and Europe for Popping (2003 and 2004, respectively) and, in 2004, World Champion with the group.
He also toured in Latin America & Asia with Kafig Company.
In 2005, he relocated the USA, where he performed 1400 shows with the Cirque Du Soleil in the Beatles LOVE show in the lead role of the "Walrus" in Las Vegas.
In 2007, he was the 2nd runner-up duo at the most acclaimed Hip-Hop Competition "Juste Debout"
In 2009 he stopped dancing for the show LOVE but continued working for Cirque du Soleil as an artist he toured Europe and as Artistic Director for special events such as the opening of "Viva Elvis", opening of "Zarkana", opening of MJ "ONE", and the One Drop foundation in L.A & Hong-Kong.
In Hollywood he began to be cast in Commercials and Music videos such as Reebok, David Guetta, and many more.
Also for "The Giant Mechanical Man" a NYC Tribeca Festival movie as a choreographer and dance stunt.
In 2010, he became more widely known to American audiences when he was selected as one of the semi-finalists for the 5th season of the NBC television program America's Got Talent.
He is also one of the finalists for the 5th season of the French television program La France a un incroyable talent aired on M6.
In 2011 & 2012 Haspop toured the world as a Specialty act: Netherland Show "Beat the Best"
MBC " Arabs Got Talent"
French TV show "La Meilleure Danse" (Best Dance) Turkish Show "Istanbul Cabaret Show"
In 2012 Haspop started the 9th season of the french hit tv show "Star Academy" as the Choreographer.
"Star Academy" is a 3 months competition in which Haspop had a pivotal role as a judge and teacher counselor.
In early 2013 Haspop began the creation of the new Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas project called "LIGHT", as the Artistic director and choreographer.
Until early 2015 Haspop worked with a cast of 20 dancers & aerialists creating new shows every other season, with the groundbreaking technology of 3D Mapping Led Screens & Interactive video, at LIGHT he worked closely with World famous DJ's such as Alesso, Nicky Romero, Disclosure & Skrillex, former members of Swedish House Mafia: Axwell & Ingrosso, video content producers Moment Factory. Producing events for Iheart Radio, Beats by DRE, Dreamworks, Baauer Studio B.
In 2016 El Hajjami took on a vital role in addressing one of the world’s most important causes—safe and sustainable water access—by assuming the position of Creator & Conceptor for the 4th annual One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil "AMANZI". This year’s show is based on his own personal story. When visiting his grandmother in Morocco he realized that she truly had to walk for water every day as they had no running water in the village. It had a profound effect on him when he realized how fortunate he was back at home in France. This stark contrast is the basis of this very personal and touching performance.
In 2017 to late 2018 El Hajjami actively worked in Montréal as a Creative Conceptor/ Designer for the new 2020 Cirque du Soleil Shows such as "Messi Number 10" & "Run" Las Vegas New residency show.
In summer 2018 He also premiered 2 originals shows "Illusia" & "Cinemascoppa" in Antalya Turkey for Maxx Royal Resorts that performed for the entire season and renewed in 2019.
El Hajjami created and directed a customized show for Cirque du Soleil Events & SBM de Monte-Carlo for the 2018 Sporting Summer Music Festival called "MONACO"
Since 2019, Hassan El Hajjami is developing his own projects to be produced in 2020, he is also involved with a great foundation to bring circus arts to the world.