In 2012, the most prestigious 1-on-1 B-Boy Championship returns to Brazil for the first time since 2006. This year however, the event will be held in the beautiful city of over 7 million inhabitants – Rio de Janeiro. Just like last year, with qualification events across the globe, celebrated and unknown B-Boys have the chance to break their way into the Red Bull BC One World Final.
This year, there will be over 60 Cyphers, local qualification events in countries as far and wide as Algeria, Italy, Bolivia and Taiwan. Winners of those Cyphers will get the chance to compete in one of six continental qualifiers in an attempt to reach the World Final, which will be held in December 2012.
EVERYBODY STANDS A CHANCE!
At the World Final in Rio, 16 B-Boys will battle each other to determine who is “the one” with at least six of those contenders coming from one of six continental Qualifier battles held across the globe.
The Qualifiers will be hosted in Mexico, the USA, the Netherlands, Russia, Egypt and New Zealand. The winners of the Qualifiers will secure their spot in the final competition held in Brazil. But while the excitement will undoubtedly build at these major qualifiers, the real story begins in March, when we kick off a series of over 60 local Cyphers, held in more than 50 countries around the world. Every corner of the world will be represented, from Medellin to Zagreb, from San Diego to Osaka. Red Bull BC One will turn every corner of the world to ensure that dancers from any neighbourhood can get their feet on the floor.
While the winners of the six qualifiers are guaranteed a spot, the other 10 contestant spots will be hand-picked by an international team of experts. Being chosen is not just about dance skills but also reputation, character and a good standing in the B-Boy scene.
Red Bull BC ONE joburg Cypher @ Back to the City
When: 27th April 2012.
Time: 10am till 11pm
Where: Cnr Bree & Henry Nxumalo, Newtown, Johannesburg