Red Bull BC One
Since its birth in 2004, the Red Bull BC One has become the premier competition in the world of B-Boying. This year, Singapore has been chosen over neighboring countries to host the upcoming Red Bull BC One South East Asian Cypher on Saturday, 23rd June, where the 4 Singaporean B-boys who won Singapore’s leg of the international competition (held on June 3, 2012) will compete against 12 other champion B-boys from Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand for the opportunity to represent the Asia Pacific region in New Zealand—ultimately to win a chance to make his way to the grand final in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
The event will be judged by 3 internationally renowed B-boys, 2 of whom are Red Bull BC One All Stars: Cico (Italy) and Pelézinho (Brazil). The last judge will be B-boy Wing from Korea, champion of Red Bull BC One 2008.
Mauro Peruzzi aka Cico is dubbed the “Prince of Power” and is known for his energetic air flare combinations and 1990s where he rapidly spins in a one-armed handstand (he currently holds the current world record for 27 revolutions of 1990 spins!).
Alex José Gomes Eduardo aka Pelézinho encompasses the mysterious “ginga” style, which is also what gives Brazilian football players their fluidity and rhythm on the pitch. Keeping things unpredictable, his style is acrobatic and powerful—deeply rooted in Brazilian culture.
Kim, Heon Woo aka B-Boy WING likes to create highly detailed patterns of movement and incorporates complex choreography and flow into his dance while including all the aspects of B-Boying from footwork, to freezes to power moves.
Last night, the trio who specially flew in for the competition surprised our partygoers with a short, impromptu showcase in Phuture. With spins and moves that got the crowd hyped up, they definitely proved their mastery.
And here’s a link for a video!
Pretty cool, huh? Head down to the Cypher this weekend for more!
The Red Bull BC One S.E.A Cypher will be held this Saturday, 23 June 2012 , 7.30pm-10pm, Far East Square Pavilion, 28 China Street. Admission is free and open for the public.