RED BULL BC ONE TO TAKE OVER CAPE TOWN THIS WEEKEND
IN SEARCH OF SOUTH AFRICA’S NEXT BREAKING CHAMPION
(South Africa) – This week the Red Bull BC One breaking competition returns to Cape Town for another set of B-Boy face-offs in search of South Africa’s Champion – the B-Boy or B-Girl will represent South Africa in the World Final in Amsterdam later this year.
The top 16 contestants made up of six wild cards – from around the country that automatically progress to the finals based on their performance during the year – with the remaining top contestants selected from the Last Chance Qualifier on 27 April will compete at the national final.
The six wild card contestants are Jo’burg’s own B-Boy Bashi returning to the BC One stage, PE’s free-styling B-Boy Rhythm, Cape Town’s B-Boy Bax, B-Boy Mouse and no stranger to blow-ups, power moves and originality B-Boy Toufeeq along with Durban’s B-Boy Bizzo.
This year the contestants will have the opportunity to be mentored by esteemed Red Bull BC One All Star from Brazil, Neguin, 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 the next day.
The Brazillian is eager to scope out the local breaking talent on his visit: “I’m very excited to see what the South Africa B-Boys bring to the table. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the new generation participating in this competition and I expect to see great potential.”
The highly-respected B-Boy describes his style as involving death-defying jumps, blitz-speed movement, unpredictability, clean execution of his arsenal and variations in each ground and power move, infused with flavour and high energy while keeping a constant rhythm – formidable inspiration for South Africa’s up and coming B-Boys!
Having won the Red Bull BC One World Final in 2010, Neguin has some serious experience and encourages would-be breakers to just get started: “If you want to get into breaking don’t waste your time, the time is now. Hip Hop is universal, listen to the music, feel it.”
What else is Neguin looking forward to on his trip? “I’m excited to see the South African culture, the food, the music and to connect with my people,” he says.
The Red Bull BC One series of events will take place 27-29th April at the Cape Town cruise terminal (V&A Waterfront). Event details below:
Red Bull BC One South Africa Last Chance Qualifier
Date: 27 April 2017
Breaks by Bear
Judges: Benny I Vouks I The Curse I Ramone
Time: 13:00 to 18:00
Venue: V&A Cruise Terminal
Red Bull BC ONE All Star Workshop with Neguin:
Date: 28th April 2017
Venue: Cape Town Cruise Terminal (V&A Waterfront)
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Red Bull BC ONE National Final
Date: 29th April
Venue: Cape Town Cruise Terminal (V&A waterfront)
Time: 18:00 – 2:00
Tickets: On sale now at http://redbull.nutickets.co.za/BC
Get your tickets now and experience the high-energy, fast-paced and competitive world of breaking, SA style!
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For updates on:
The finals visit http://win.gs/2mvwumd
Qualifiers (Last Chance Cypher) check out http://win.gs/2mDUSlz
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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.