RED BULL BC ONE BLOG

Music to Break To: Mixtape 87 (DJ Nobunaga)

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2016

Check out the amazing official IBE 2016 Mixtape. DJ's Cut Nice, Mr Tee, Fleg, Nobunaga, Rob Manga and Ugo Deep bring you the sounds of the festival being held next 5-7 August 2016.

Photo from DJ Nobunaga Facebook page

#BCONE Instagram of the Week

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2016

Check out MisLee as she freezes in this dope shot by @kienquanphotography. Want to be featured as the #BCONE Instagram of the Week? Tag your photos, and we pick the best one each Monday!

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016: Day 3

Posted by on Jul. 15, 2016

The third day of the Red Bull Bc One Camp was shining into the sun, after a couple of days of stormy wind and rain. Finally the Italian B-Boys and B-Girls could watch the beautiful movie Martha & Niki, a docu-film about Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos, the first two women to become Hip Hop dance world champions. Niki attended the screening and was so glad to meet many people after and talk to them about her experience.

After that it took a while to get everyone captured by a Flying Steps workshop at The Academy. The day continued at the Village for Music First, a workshop made by drummer Nerattini, beatboxer Alien Dee and the dancer Flockey, who tried to get into the essence of rhythm. The day 3 reached its peak at night for the Street Fighter World Final 2016, hosted into The Week main program, won after a long battle by American crew Versa-Style. Right in the middle the Flying Steps performed a super intense side act of their well known Flying Bach show, which will be on tour in Italy for 7 dates next October and November 2016.

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Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Day 2

Friday was the day. The Red Bull Bc One Italy Cypher finally took place: the best 16 Italian B-Boys battled on the floor to get the crown. After a long and so intense challenge, B-Boy Mowgli won the prestigiuos first prize of The Red Bull Bc One Italy Cypher, beating B-Boy Ibra, the other finalist. The all 3 judges (Froz, Wing and Lilou) voted Mowgli as the best Italian B-Boy, so he will represent Italy at the Red Bull Bc One World Final in Japan, on December 2016. During the Italian final it happened to be also part of a real and sweaty old school Hip Hop side act by Mr. Funke from Lords of The Underground, legendary rap trio of the American golden age.

During the day, before the final, it was very nice to see so many B-Boys taking part at the "Battle Approach" Talking with Wing and Lilou, and then the same b-boys getting involved in the hard Pre-Selections sessions to get a chance to enter the national final. 

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Red Bull BC One Italy Cypher 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Cypher 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Cypher 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Cypher 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Cypher 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Cypher 2016

Day 1

The Red Bull BC One Italy Camp started yesterday with a great bunch of B-Boys attending the Acrobatic Workout with B-Boy Massimino, a breakin' guru of the Italian scene, so then everyone was involved in a workshop with Lilou. The super famous French B-Boy made his "breakin' tag" to open the exhibition "Semiotic of B-Boying by Mr Wany", a unique experience of street art painted by breakin' moves. The first day ended with a pool party hosted by DJ Ice-C & Dj Ricky, followed by the After Party with DJ Yugson.

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Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Red Bull BC One Italy Camp 2016

Photos by Mauro Puccini

 

Red Bull BC One hits South Africa

Posted by on Jul. 15, 2016

Sicelo “Malume” Xaba is the archetypal pantsula. Dressed in a red and black plain shirt, black Dickies, a white bucket hat and brown brogues, he captures the spirit of one of South Africa’s most popular dance genres both in dress and speech.

“Most international dance coverage [relating to South Africa] has been dedicated to breaking. It’s great to finally see pantsula taking centre stage,” says the pantsula researcher.

Xaba was one of many names who hosted a lecture at the recent Red Bull BC One Camp in Cape Town, South Africa. The very first camp took place from June 20-26 and brought together 20 dancers from different genres for a week-long journey of networking, collaboration and workshops. The lectures came courtesy of Red Bull BC One All Star RoxRite, Rynan Pagui – member of international Hip Hop award winning dance crew the Jabbawockeez, Founder of Indegenous Dance Academy (IDA) Jarrel Mathebula, choreography legend Somizo Mhlongo and more.

When asked what he was looking forward to the most at the beginning of the camp, RoxRite commented: “More than anything, just exchanging ideas and building with the local scene”.

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Given what would later ensue at the camp, it’s safe to say, “mission accomplished.”

Alongside legends from the scene, the participating dancers got valuable coaching across various topics including business, nutrition, sports psychology and media training - all of this aiming to equip each dancer with knowledge that goes beyond their craft, to create a broader understanding of career growth and self-wellbeing.

Toward the end of the week, the camp opened its doors for a public workshop. UK-based DJ Renegade gave a workshop on locking. “In a lot of places in the world, popping and locking are misrepresented or under-represented. I wanted to get rid of those misconceptions and properly introduce the genre to people.”

But the highlight of the camp happened midweek. On June 23, the dancers came together to shoot a genre-blending dance video. The video brought together opposing dance styles (the mechanized movement of pantsula and the free-flowing movement of freestyle dance) and was shot in just under five hours. Sporting a total of nineteen dancers and spanning seven dance genres, the video was a much broader metaphor of the melting pot of cultures and languages that make up South Africa.

Words by Rofhiwa Maneta

Photos by Tyrone Bradley and Jonathan Ferreira / Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull BC One Cesenatico Camp Starts Today

Posted by on Jul. 14, 2016

A four days long breakin' marathon is starting today: every B-Girl and B-Boy is invited to join the Red Bull Bc One Italy Camp in Cesenatico.

Till Sunday 17th of July, into the big program of The Week, all urban dance lovers and Hip Hop culture addicted will participate at acrobatic workshops, art and photo exhibitions, movie screenings and premieres, DJ sets, talks with some of the most important B-Boys of the world, live music sets, cool parties and the long time awaited Red Bull Bc One Italy Cypher Final, that tomorrow -friday 15th of July- will assign the crown of best italian B-Boy. The first announced 12 B-Boys will face on the floor the 4 pre-selection winners. The pre-selections will take place tomorrow afternoon.

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The winner will have the honour and the responsability to represent Italy at Red Bull Bc One World Final, on December 2016 in Japan, facing the best breakin' performers of the world.

The Red Bull Bc One Italy Cypher starts at 9.30pm on The Week Main Stage. The jury will be composed by the great world famous B-Boys Lilou, Wing and Froz. During the show will take place a special side act by Mr. Funke from Lords of The Underground, a Hip Hop trio from the American golden age. There are still a few available tickets, so don't miss the chance to be there and grab the last ones here!

Take a look at the full programm here or follow every updates on Facebook.

Photo by Mauro Puccini