The annual B-Boy world championships, the Red Bull BC One final, will take place in Rio de Janeiro on December 8th. The event will see 16 dancers compete one-on-one for the world’s most prestigious breaking title…
Following a record-breaking 60 country cyphers which were held this year, the results are finally in; B-Boys DOMKey (USA), Klesio (Brazil),Lil Zoo (Morocco), Mounir (France), Shorty Force (South Korea) and Slav (Bulgaria) wowed audiences and judges alike, earning their tickets to compete in Brazil.
All eyes will be on Brazil come December, as fans from all corners of the world will tune in for the ultimate dance competition. The Red Bull BC One reigning champion Roxrite (USA), a Red Bull BC One All Star, has chosen to defend his title this year. The “B-Boy’s B-Boy” is looking forward to bring his power footwork and strength endurance once again to the world floor. “It is our championship, our Super Bowl, our NBA Finals,” he says. “And I am proud to be the champion!” Thousands of live spectators will be joined by hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning into the livestream, and millions more TV viewers around the world.
The remaining nine dancers were chosen by an international panel of B-Boy experts. Joining Roxrite and the qualifier winners this year will be: Arex (Colombia), Sunni (UK),Vicious Victor (USA), Kid David (USA), Junior (France), Alkolil (Russia), Differ (South Korea), Issei (Japan), and Hill (Mexico). The panel of judges include former world champion and Red Bull BC One All Star Neguin(Brazil), Red Bull BC One All Star Taisuke (Japan), Moy (USA), Niek (Holland), and Storm (Germany). Local rapper phenom Dughettu will MC and B-Boy favorite DJ Skeme Richards will provide beats for the night. B-Boy legends Kwikstep and CROS1 will serve as commentators for the event livestream, which will be viewable worldwide atredbullbcone.com.
The final will be held at the Fundição Progresso. Originally a steel factory, the venue is home to everything from Rio carnival shows to Hip Hop events.
Tickets will be available starting October 18th at redbull.com.br.
RED BULL BC ONE WORLD FINAL 2012 – Rio de Janeiro
When: Saturday, December, 8th, 2012
Where: Fundição Progresso. Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Rio de Janeiro/RJ – 20230-060
The live broadcast will be available from redbullbcone.com