Red Bull BC One Latin America Qualifier 2012
I'm a B-Boy from Venezuela. My Crews are: Speedy Angels Family / Freak Angels
**Titles** - **2003 1st place** Champion in Colombia - **2004 1st place** Champion in Medellin - **2005 1st place** Battle Sonic Mexico 1vs1 - **2006 1st place** Chelles Battle Pro France (Respect Competition) - **2007 1st place** Freestyle Dance Mexico **Profile** This young Venezuelan known as El Enano (The Dwarf) is a very agile, risky and very enthusiastic guy that has managed to prove his talent as a B-Boy at home and abroad. He was born in Caracas on July 20th, 1983 and grew up admiring Hip Hop, Rap, video clips, singers, dancers and so on. When he finished high school, he started studying Industrial Mechanics at the Instituto Universitario Technologico Industrial (Industrial Technological University Institute), but dancing was still the most important thing in his life and, therefore, replaced the University degree, to open the doors to a world full of originality, strength and competition. Starting his career: With the typical rebel without a cause attitude and originally from the humble neighborhoods of Caracas, El Enano had his first encounter with breaking in one of the evening parties, which are known as matinee parties, where he saw a guy practicing the electric boogaloo, which simulates the running of electricity through the body, and he immediately felt passionate about it. When he was in 11th grade, a classmate taught him some new steps and noticed the future B-Boy learned and repeated the moves very fast. Consequently, this friend invited him to the rehearsal of other friends, the dancers of Zona 7. El Enano was only 17 years old at the time. Getting to know the B-Boys Throughout all his practices, El Enano met different dancers and other artists related to the Hip Hop world, who appreciated the kid's potential during the rehearsals in the Paseo de los Próceres in Caracas. During this short period of time, El Enano showed them the best steps and the correct way of doing them, by means of a program broadcasted by PUMA TV. In 2000, he joined the B-Boy crew of Venezuela and started performing in front of an audience. The artist's consolidation. El Enano's movements were the most complete among his adversaries and he evolved very fast within the dancing culture. In the year 2001, El Enano, together with dancing partner Speady Kit, created a Hip Hop group called Speedy Angels. They started with 7 people and currently have 11 members. Since then, he started the quest for participating in international events and gaining recognition for the Speedy Angels. El Enano has competed in Colombia, Mexico, The United States and France as well as serving as judge in other competitions. The source of inspiration? All the artistic influence came from the Style Element crew and basically strengthened with the freedom the streets give you to express the so called urban art. Hip Hop, according to him, is a way of street protest, and the steps and style are very well studied in order to be correctly executed and recognized. His own breaking school El Enano is the choreographer of Hip Hop Dance a breaking school, with the objective to help those who need to learn the techniques of the dance. Hip Hop Dance is a style he defines as a mix of street dance, funky, Hip Hop and breaking. Crews he belongs to: + Hip Hop group Cuarto Poder as part of the dancing characters. + Freak Angels Freak Angels: is a group that started with the fusion of Speedy Angels and Freak Show (a group of talented Californian (USA) young guys). Recently won a competition in Mexico. Titles and Participations: El Enano has organized choreographies for many famous groups of Venezuela, has participated in concerts of artists like Chayanne, from Puerto Rico, as well as in great festivals like the Hip Hop al Parque in Bogotá- Colombia and its other versions like Hip Hop Havana, Cuba and Costa Rica. In the same way, he has been the main and secondary character in different TV commercials for Venezuela. After the presentations, he wanted to experiment in international competitions. In the Hip Hop world, they invite people because they have demonstrated a good level of competition through videos or in international trips, where they get to be known in the whole world. These exhibitions are known are Respect Competitions. # Brief Notes Do you feel prepared to compete in international competitions? Yes! I have been training for 8 years and I think I have acquired a very good level. After all the awards that you have received, how do you feel about it? and, have you represented Venezuela in other countries? I feel different and unique because when I am there I am not a Speedy Angel anymore, I am the representative for Venezuela, and my country depends on my performance. I feel big, strong, but also scared sometimes. What makes fear go away? Dancing. What do you think would have happened if you had not inquired in the world of dancing? I would not have evolved. I would have stayed in the streets and probably joined the bad guys. What have you learned so far? Responsibility, discipline, attitude, humbleness and giving my best to make things possible. How is your personality? I am humble, simple, charismatic, enthusiastic and perseverant. What are your future plans? To compete in the Free Style Session of the United States in August 2007 and if I win, to participate in The Battle of the Year in Germany. Where did you see the breaking for the first time? In a salsa party in my neighborhood. Why did you decide to start and when? I started in 1999, because regarding expression, it's something different. What other interests do you have? Develop a Hip Hop school, be the judge in other competitions and create musicals. What is your style? It is a mixture of all the Hip Hop styles together with something Latin. What are the movements that describe you? Footwork, style and power freezes. What was your source of inspiration? The group Style Element Crew. Where does your artistic name come from? A friend gave me the name and I just took it. Goals? Get to know the world by means of my dancing, make a living from my dancing and get to pass what I know on to others. Is dancing a main part of your life or can it go on second on the scale? It is my way of life. Do you perform? Where? Yes. I do brand launchings, events, birthdays, concerts. In Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia and Costa Rica. Another form of dancing? Hip Hop dance, Salsa. What does your family think about the breaking? That it is the best thing that could have happened to me. At the beginning they were not so enthusiastic about it, but afterwards they were. What do you think about Hip Hop as a culture? It is a way of expression and freedom, and a good opportunity to develop these things. How is the scenario in your city or in your country? It has moved pretty fast. It has grown at a tremendous speed. What are the elements that must be present in order to have a good break dancer? Training, discipline, originality, having a style of your own, and staying humble. What do you have to say to those other B-Boys and B-Girls or any other person? That if you are planning to go into the world of breaking, do it seriously, because it can give you more than just the opportunity of getting to know a beautiful culture. Another important thing you want to mention? I hope that the world of Hip Hop stays together so that the culture can keep evolving. What are your expectations for the Red Bull BC One? I expect it to work as a platform for me to demonstrate my level and dancing style, as well as our own particular Latin style.
Red Bull BC One Latin American Qualifier 2012
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