Cyphers will be held in four cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata – followed by the Red Bull BC One India Cypher in Bengaluru. Registrations are now open.
Mumbai, April 17th, 2017: In the summer of 2015, Red Bull BC One, the world’s premier one-on-one B-Boying championship, made its debut in India, with the Red Bull BC India Cypher in Mumbai. The following year, the competition expanded to three more cities, with city cyphers being held in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata, and the Red Bull BC One India Cypher in Mumbai. The battles return this year, with each of the four cities set to host city cyphers again – kicking off with workshops and a cypher in Mumbai on the 16th of May, moving on to Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata simultaneously on the 18th of May – followed by the Red Bull BC One India Cypher in Bengaluru on the 20th of May.
Registrations for the workshops and cyphers are now open, here: www.redbull.in/bcone
In 2017, as with past editions, two members of the Red Bull BC One All Stars crew – Pelézinho and Wing – will travel to India to judge the battles, along with South Korean B-Boy Differ, who was a judge last year as well.
Mumbai-based B-Boy Flying Machine was crowned the first ever Red Bull BC One India Champion in 2015, and travelled to Seoul, South Korea, to compete at the Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Final. Then, following a revamped World Finals structure last year, the Red Bull BC One India Champion 2016, B-Boy Abdul, travelled to the World Finals in Nagoya, Japan, for a camp followed by a Last Chance Cypher.
The Red Bull BC One World Final 2017 will be held in Amsterdam in November, where hopefuls all the participating countries will face off at the Last Chance Cypher, for a chance to claim the last open spot to compete at the Red Bull BC One World Final.
16th May 2017
Workshops and cypher
18th May 2017
20th May 2017
Red Bull BC One India Cypher
PELÉZINHO: Among the leading B-Boys in Brazil, Red Bull BC One All Star Pelézinho (Little Pelé) was one of the surprises of the Red Bull BC One World Final 2005 in Berlin, making it all the way to the semifinals.
As a child, Pelézinho played football in the streets and was so good, people began comparing him to the Brazilian legend, Pele. He then encountered breaking in his hometown of São José do Rio Preto in 1995, at the age of 13, and began dancing shortly after.
Pelézinho’s style is inspired by elements of the joyful “ginga” approach of Brazilian dance and attitude, which is acrobatic and powerful. He mixes techniques learned from capoeira and samba, a combination that rarely fails to leave opponents in his wake.
WING: A Red Bull BC One All Star and the 2008 Red Bull BC One World Champion, Wing has been dancing for more than half his life. He credits his brother, Skim, as being his biggest influence, and responsible for laying the foundations for him.
A well-rounded B-Boy, Wing likes to create highly detailed patterns of movement and incorporates complex choreography and flow into his dance, while including all the aspects of B-Boying from footwork, to freezes to power moves. He was christened Wing by a mentor, owing to the lightness of his flight-like moves.
DIFFER: Currently among South Korea’s most prominent B-Boys, Differ’s breaking career goes back close to 20 years, when he first discovered the art while in middle school. Four years later, he had won his first world championship at the UK B-Boy Championships. Also a finalist at the Red Bull BC One World Final in 2012, Differ has travelled the world with his talent, being involved in choreography, teaching, performances, training, event planning, performance productions, video production, design and more.
What is Red Bull BC One?
Red Bull BC One is a one-on-one B-Boy World Championship that was established in Biel, Switzerland, in 2004. Within the scene, it is widely regarded as the foremost competition of its kind, and every year, thousands of dancers compete in Red Bull BC One Cyphers – preliminary and national level competitions – across the globe, for a chance to compete at the World Finals and win the prestigious Red Bull BC One World Championship.
Over 90 Red Bull BC One Cyphers are conducted across the world, followed by one World Final. One of the biggest aspects of Red Bull BC One is to support and strengthen the communities and to open opportunities to the dancers to develop their skills and perform on a global stage.
Who are the All Stars?
The Red Bull BC One All Stars is a crew of – presently 11 – internationally renowned dancers who represent the best of the best in the B-Boying scene across the globe. They serve as ambassadors of hip hop culture, with their main goal being to give back to the community and share their wealth of experience and skills with the younger generation of dancers. They travel the world to teach workshops, judge competitions and battle, continually challenging and pushing the limits of B-Boying.
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