On Saturday May 26th Zeal, Wellington was packed with bboys ready to compete in the Red Bull BC One Cypher. Each contestant hoping to impress the judges and earn a spot in the qualifiers, but in the end it was bboy Grub-D that took out the competition.
The Red Bull BC One cypher in Wellington brought together the best bboy’s from around the country. The amazing talent that the small community of dancers has to offer was showcased in front of an energetic and supportive crowd of 80+. The tension was obvious as contestants fought their way through the tight circle around the dance floor, eager to show the judges their moves. However, for the three judges the winner was obvious from the first round. Judge Swerv said, “It was pretty clear cut. I found it quite easy to pick”.
David McCavitt, known in the bboy world as ‘Grub-D’, has been dancing for over 10 years. For him, winning the Wellington cypher and earning a place in the South Pacific qualifiers is a dream come true. “I think it’s so amazing that BC One has finally come. We’ve been wanting this sort of comp for a long time in New Zealand. I think the night was amazing. I’m so amped”.
Bboy pioneer and BC One cypher judge, Swerv, was excited that New Zealand was finally host to such an event. “I’m glad that Red Bull came and put this on for us. BC One is a big international event so to have it in a small city like Wellington was awesome. I think it’s a really important thing that we continue this and help build and grow it throughout the country. We definitely have an international standard here”.
Leerok - Sest
Grub-D - JP
Strechmark - Nick
Indo - Markiemark