The Red Bull BC ONE Competition hits UAE shores again on July 5 as part of a Middle East and Africa regional tour aiming to propel local B-Boys to the Regional Finals in Egypt and the World Finals in South Korea.
Red Bull BC ONE, the premiere one-on-one B-Boy Championship recently kicked off its Middle East and Africa tour from Oman, and will be making its way to the UAE on July 5. The regional stops will also include Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and, for the first time ever, Tunis and Algeria.
The winners of the local Cyphers from all 14 stops will be flying to Egypt to represent their nations in the Regional Finals. 16 B-Boys, including 2 Wild Cards, Moroccan B-Boy Lil Zoo and Algerian B-Boy Chakal, will compete head-to-head in exhilarating breaking battles aiming to break their way into the Red Bull BC ONE World Finals in the Korean capital of Seoul.
The winner of the Omani Cypher held recently in Muscat, Suleiman Abdullah Al Rawahi, also known as B-Boy Engine, has earned his place in the Regional Finals, and will be eagerly waiting to hear the names of the winners from upcoming Cyphers region-wide.
Since its birth in Switzerland 10 years ago, the Red Bull BC ONE has become the premier competition in the world of B-Boying. It is not the first time the region hosts this competition during which competitors present a thrilling show with exquisite moves that require massive energy and powerful footwork, in addition to advanced techniques in dancing. Bringing together myriad styles, backgrounds and personalities, the Red Bull BC ONE Cyphers are sure to draw a wide range of the Regional's fiercest competitors.
In order to continue this legacy, a team called “Red Bull BC ONE All Stars” was formed. They are a team of internationally renowned dancers, representing the best of the best in the scene. The team started with 4 International professional B-Boys and later on increased to 9 dancers. Each of the nine crew members is an outstanding individual in their community and each brings a certain style, skillset and original movement to the group, from hardcore power moves to intricate footwork. The Red Bull BC ONE All Stars travel the world to give workshops, judge competitions, and share their knowledge of both Hip Hop culture and the incredible art form of B-Boying.
B-Boys Roxrite, Lilou, Pelézinho, Taisuke, Mounir and Lamine are the selected international judges to give the last word during the Regional Final of Red Bull BC ONE. The judges will be assessing contestants based on three key skills: Technique, innovation and dance flow.
Last year's edition of The Red Bull BC ONE Championship attained unprecedented levels of success and popularity with the organization of more than 60 local finals in 52 countries and the participation of more than 1000 B-Boys. During the 2012 tour, B-Boy Mounir of France won the title in Rio de Janeiro after beating the South Korean B-Boy Differ during the final round.