Internationally Renowned Breaking Competition, Red Bull BC One, Returns to South Africa in 2017.
Red Bull BC One was founded in 2004 in Biel, Switzerland. Over the years, the championship has moved from Germany to Brazil, South Africa, France, USA, Japan, Russia and South Korea. Today it remains a key event in Hip Hop culture, helping to push the culture forward while respecting the original format of one-on-one battles.
Redbull BC One represents the largest online network of B-Boys and fans, and the event is home to the biggest facebook community in the scene, with more than 1.8 million fans.
The Annual Red Bull BC One breakdance competition returns this April for another series of explosive B-Boy face offs. The national final is set to take place on the 29th of April at the Cape Town cruise terminal (V&A Waterfront) in the ‘Mother City’. This year’s instalment promises nothing less than the 16 best break dancers the country has to offer. The winner of this year’s Red Bull BC One finals will represent South Africa in the World Final in Amsterdam later this year.
The 16 dancers will be made up of wild cards – these are dancers that automatically progress to the finals based on their performance during the course of the year – as well as the top dancers selected from the Last Chance Cypher.
As the new instalment comes, so do some changes. This year’s edition is going back to the core of what breaking is all about – the culture of 1-on-1 battles – eliminating regional cyphers and hosting one national qualifier (Last Chance Cypher) on the 27th of April in Cape Town allowing dancers from all over the country a chance to compete. This year dancers will have the opportunity to be mentored by Hong 10, International BC One All-star, at a public dance workshop on the 28th of April and get to prove their skills for a chance to be in the national final.
Three-time reigning champ and current holder of the Red Bull BC One South Africa title Brandon Peterson AKA ‘The Curse’ is no stranger to the process of winning the local competition. “Try and be yourself as much as possible. I know it’s easier said than done when there’s so much pressure going up against the top 15 b-boys from around the country with the chance to fly to the World Final” he said on his thoughts on the competition. “Remember why you started dancing and represent that feeling” he concluded.
The winning B-Boy will represent South Africa on the 4th of November 2017 at the BC One world stage in Amsterdam.
For updates on:
The finals visit http://win.gs/2mvwumd
Qualifiers (Last Chance Cypher) check out http://win.gs/2mDUSlz
About Red Bull BC One
Red Bull BC One is a global celebration of Hip Hop, combining dance, music, style and art followed by millions on TV and online. Since its inception in 2004, it has become the premier competition in the world of breaking, consistently attracting the best individual breakers on the planet.