In Motion: Artistic Intelligence
This crew is made up of members who built their reputations as soloists performing a range of Hip Hop styles. They’ve since established themselves as a unit always on the lookout for something ... Watch Video »
In Motion: Ubuntu
Ubuntu members began battling as induviduals- and have grown creatively together. They're the perfect mix of local and international influence. Watch Video »
In Motion: The Royal Fam Kings
The Royal Fam Kings were created as an exclusive crew by Cape Town’s most active Krumpers to kick start the Krump Movement in the city. The crew carries the entire attitude necessary to make ... Watch Video »
In Motion: Genesis Kings
Krump is rough, tough, and street. Genesis Kings have all the swagger it takes to pull off the style convincingly. There’s little bit of sexy in their performance, but it doesn’t soften ... Watch Video »
In Motion: Real Actions
Real Action scream classic Pantsula with their bright clothing and All- Stars, but that’s where the old-school comparisons end. The group is all about challenging convention and keeping ... Watch Video »
In Motion: Shakers and Movers
This fast-paced two-man crew incorporates stunts and other dance styles do deliver one-of-a-kind Pantsula style. They are not content to just master their style, they want to break new ground. Watch Video »
In Motion: Soweto's Finest
S’bhujwa was born on the streets of Soweto. This crew is sticking to its roots, but mix it up with other styles like hip hop to guarantee that they stand out from the pack. Watch Video »
In Motion: Afro Tribal Dance Movement
Afro Tribal Dance Movement believe that dancing from the heart is what elevates dancing from a combination of steps to an awesome performance. And this is how they master their medley of styles. Watch Video »
The 2011 crews were the first to showcase their skills on the Red Bull Beat Battle Stage. They were made up of eight teams who perfromed s'bhujwa, pantsula, Hip Hop, krump, break-dance and freestyle.
Johannnesburg Hip Hop Crew Artistic Intelligence danced away with the title of Red Bull Beat Battle champs. They had to fend off Cape Town b-boys Ubuntu to take the win in a hard fought finale.
The other six crews who made up the final eight included three Soweto crews Afro Tribal (freestyle), Soweto's Finest (s'bhujwa) and Shakers and Movers (pantsula). Another pantsula crew which set the stage on fire was Real Actions, from Orange Farms, just south of Johannesburg.
Gauteng crews made up the bulk of the finalists but Durban and Cape Town represented with crews inspired by the Hip-Hop street dance, krump. Genesis Kings hailed from Durban; while Cape Towm was represented by The Royal Fam Kings.