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#BCONE Instagram of the Week

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2017

Check out the new #BCONE Instagram of the week by @imanzulhilmi. Tag your photos with #BCONE and come back each Monday when we pick the best ones!

#BCONE Instagram of the Week

Posted by on Jan. 09, 2017

Let's freeze in Vietnam with this dope shot by @kienquanphotography in Saigon! Want to be featured as te #BCONE Instagram of the Week? Tag your photos, and we pick the best each Monday!

Timeline with RoxRite

Posted by on Jan. 05, 2017

Watch the third episode of the Timeline with series in which some of the Red Bull BC One All Stars tell their story with BC One.

Today we talk with RoxRite about his beginnings in the competition and how he has evolved in more than 10 years of experience in dancing.

#TBT Breaking Battles: Miniboj, Daniel Zhu and Little Shao’s favourite 2016 B-Boy Battles

Posted by on Jan. 04, 2017

TBT Breaking Battles: Miniboj, Daniel Zhu and Little Shao’s favourite 2016 B-Boy Battles.

What’s the best B-Boy Battle of 2016? That’s super hard to tell. Every B-Boy or B-Girl has his or her favorite moments. Let’s ask three guys who spent hours and hours capturing some of the greatest 2016 battle moments through the eyes of their camera lenses.

Check out the favourite 2016 B-Boy Battles from filmmakers Miniboj of the Legits Studios Slovakia, Daniel Zhu from Stance USA and French photographer Little Shao from Paris.


MINIBOJ

Red Bull BC One All Stars vs Foundnation at UK B-Boy Championships 2016
I really love this battle. I was there at the event and I had the chance to see with my own eyes that the Red Bull BC One All Stars are not a dream team.  It's a crew! I love the fact that they worked as a team and were strong as a strong team. I was really surprised.  

Lussy Sky vs Pac Pac at Battle Bad 2016
My second pick is a battle that I didn't film personally but you can feel B-Boy PacPac’s vibe even through Youtube. I love his first round. I can watch this over and over.

DANIEL ZHU

Remind at Reign Supreme 2016 x Bumbershoot
My favourite battle was the Open Styles Seven To Smoke from Reign Supreme Seattle featuring B-Boy Remind. This was his first ever Open Styles event, and wow, he took it by storm! He is 39 years old, a B-Boy, but influenced by so many other styles. Remind really displayed all of his "style elements." I remember Remind telling me, "Foundation is Freedom.  Because when you are free, you become you." That definitely was displayed in his performance.

LITTLE SHAO

If I have to choose a whole event as the best "contest" then for me it was the Red Bull BC One World Final with the Last Chance Cypher in Nagoya Japan. The Last Chance Cypher was soooo dope because all B-Boys were hungry to get that last spot in the World Final! There were so many different styles and there was so much energy plus a crazy enthusiastic vibe from the Japanese audience. And to end it the Red Bull BC One World Final was the best world final ever in my view. So much level from each participating B-Boy. It was an amazing event.

Photo by Louni

Behind the Scenes at the Red Bull BC One World Final

Posted by on Jan. 03, 2017

Relive the Red Bull BC One Japan World Final 2016 through the unique and intimate point of view of the photographer Little Shao. Enjoy these 18 behind-the-scenes snaps from Nagoya.

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Hello world. The Red Bull BC One has landed in Nagoya. Benstacks (Knucklehead Zoo / Supercr3w, USA) about to take the hotel shuttle to the welcome dinner for participants and judges.

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The Nagoya welcome dinner takes place in a traditional Japanese restaurant. The B-Boys and judges enjoy the welcoming words from the Japan team.

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As in one big family the B-Boys, Judges and artists shuttle between hotel, photoshoots, rehearsals and visits to the Red Bull BC One Camp.

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Gameday. The World Final is hours away. B-Boy Kleju from Poland passes the security guard and walks into the secured backstage area of the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.

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Is former World Champion and Red Bull BC One All Star Neguin contemplating his battle strategy? The tension in the warm up room is building up.

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Kid Colombia representing both The Netherlands and Colombia is taking a quick last massage before the heat is on.

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Countdown. 40 minutes before showtime. B-Boy Focus from Finland is still relaxing.

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It’s time. 16 of the best B-Boys are seconds away from being called to the world podium.

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The B-Boys are presented to the stage. The world and an exhilarated crowd at the sold out Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium are watching.

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It’s just begun. During the battles the hallways of the backstage area look like a deserted place far away from the dance floor.
Benstacks makes the long walk from the warm up room to the waiting area.

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2015 Red Bull BC One World Champion Victor (USA) is up next. In the tunnel underneath the main stage Victor is patiently waiting for MC Rakaa to call him to the stage.

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Red Bull BC One All Stars Lil G (left), Roxrite (right) are ready for the final. Neguin (middle) did not make it past the top 8.

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Finalist Hong 10’s moment of truth has come.

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The Red Bull BC One World Final is in its final stage. One more wait in the tunnel. B-Boy Issei is about to hit the stage for the last time.

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2 times world champion Hong 10 and Young Gun Issei perform their last fight in one of the most epic battles in BC One history.

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The final battle is over. Hong 10 focussing on the judges while they present their winner cards one by one.

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2 judge votes each. Will it be Hong 10 or Issei? Tension is going through the roof. Judge Storm makes the final call.

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Japanese B-Boy Issei representing Found Nation and Kyushu Danji is the new 2016 Red Bull BC One World Champion.

Photos by Little Shao