In front of a crowd of over 1000 spectators, Artistic Intelligence took the first ever Red Bull Beat Battle title.
Eight crews from all over South Africa faced off at the Blue Room at Jozi’s Old Park Station – the culmination of months of hard work, preparation and perspiration. It came down to the wire, and after going up against Cape Town’s Ubuntu in the final, Artistic Intelligence were crowned the 2011 champions.
Well-respected local B-boy, Vouks Nojokes, commented: ‘First of all big ups to all of the crews for making it onto the Red Bull Beat Battle stage, that on its own is an achievement! The two finalists, Artistic Intelligence and Ubuntu came, danced and conquered as they truly represented what Red Bull Beat Battle is all about. At the end of the day there can only be one winner. Congrats to A.I. on their victory!’
Artistic Intelligence claim that winning Red Bull Beat Battle has made their somewhat testing 2011 into one of the best years that they’ve ever had ‘The thought of being the Beat Battle champs is crazy and we fought really hard for this title’ said Tumi Trent of A.I.
Calling all crews for 2012
Registration to enter Red Bull Beat Battle opened this evening for 2012 to give South African dance crews the opportunity to show their stuff. Eight of the best crews from around the country will then be selected from regional qualification rounds to battle for the 2012 Red Bull Beat Battle title.
In a crew? Registrations for 2012 are now open. Get going! www.redbullbeatbattle.co.za