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Red Bull BC One All Stars workshops

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2012 01:08 PM
20 August, 2012
- For Immediate Release -
Red Bull BC One All Stars workshops have limited places available for local B-Boys to learn from the world’s best.
Four B-Boys from the Red Bull BC One All Stars will be hosting exclusive workshops around New Zealand, in the lead up to the Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier held on September 1 at Auckland’s Vector Arena.
The highly anticipated workshops with B-Boys, Ronnie (USA), Taisuke (Japan), Pelezinho (Brazil), and current world champion, Roxrite (USA) will provide a unique opportunity for local New Zealand B-Boys to gain knowledge and skills from the world’s leading B-Boys. The workshops will be held at the following times and locations.
Christchurch: Tuesday 28 August at Crystal Place, 12 Crystal St, Richmond
B-Boy Host & Time: Pelezinho 4pm - 5.30pm, Roxrite 5.30pm – 7pm
Wellington: Wednesday 29 August at Zeal, 103 Ghuznee St
B-Boy Host & Time: Ronnie 5.30pm – 7pm, Taisuke 7pm – 8.30pm
Auckland: Thursday 30 August at RYZ, 740 Sandringham Rd, Wesley
B-Boy Host & Time: Studio 1 Roxrite 4pm - 5.30pm, Taisuke 5.30pm -7pm,
Studio 2 – Pelezinho 4pm – 5.30pm, Ronnie 5.30pm – 7pm
The four Red Bull BC One All Stars who are touring the country and leading the workshops have been part of Red Bull BC One for many years. They form a team of internationally renowned dancers and represent the best of the best in the B-Boy scene. They will also judge the Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier and make special performances that night.
“We are the future of this dance, so let’s pass it down to the next generation,” says Roxrite from Mexico, the current World Champion who holds the most Number 1 titles any B-Boy has ever had.
The Red Bull BC One event in Auckland will welcome all of the Asia Pacific finalists, which include two of our very own New Zealand B-Boys, Grub-D and Akorn, both hailing from Christchurch. Momentum is building as the six global qualifiers decide their winners; only one competitor from the Asia Pacific Qualifier will win a chance to battle the best of the best at the Red Bull BC One World Final later this year in Rio, Brazil.
The Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier takes place at Auckland’s Vector Arena on September 1 with tickets strictly limited and available from Ticketmaster. Doors open at 6pm, competition starts 7.30pm. The qualifier will be live streamed from Vector Arena from 7.30pm on www.redbullbcone.com."
For more information visit www.redbull.co.nz/bcone
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Editors’ Notes
How the Red Bull BC One works:
1. Cyphers: National preliminary events. The winners proceed to the Qualifiers.
2. Qualifiers: Regional events where the winners of the Cyphers battle each other for a place in the final. The Qualifiers are being held in New Zealand, Mexico, USA, Netherlands, Russia, and Morocco.
3. Finals: The winners of the six Qualifiers, the officiating champion and nine nominated B-Boys battle for the title of world champion.
Red Bull BC One All Star Workshops
Media and local B-boys are invited to attend these:
Christchurch: Tuesday 28 August at Crystal Place, 12 Crystal St, Richmond
B-Boy Host & Time: Pelezinho 4pm - 5.30pm, Roxrite 5.30pm – 7pm
Wellington: Wednesday 29 August at Zeal, 103 Ghuznee St
B-Boy Host & Time: Ronnie 5.30pm – 7pm, Taisuke 7pm – 8.30pm
Auckland: Thursday 30 August at RYZ, 740 Sandringham Rd, Wesley
B-Boy Host & Time: Studio 1 Roxrite 4pm - 5.30pm, Taisuke 5.30pm -7pm,
Studio 2 – Pelezinho 4pm – 5.30pm, Ronnie 5.30pm – 7pm
B-Boys who want to register for the workshops email bconewrkshops@hotmail.co.nz
Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Qualifier Competitors
Akorn (NZ)
Grub D (NZ)
Monsta (Australia)
Shorty Force (South Korea)
Fe (South Korea)
Differ (South Korea)
LilDragon (Taiwan)
Taower (Taiwan)
Babylon (Japan)
ToMo (Japan)
Monkey J (Hong Kong)
Wildson (Indonesia)
Juicy (Malaysia)
Gerald (Singapore)
C-Lil (Laos)
3T (Vietnam)
B-Boying
B-Boying refers to the dance, moves and lifestyle originated in the late 1970s in the Bronx in New York. It’s a foundation element of Hip Hop culture along with DJing, MCing and Graffiti art.
The first Red Bull BC One was hosted in 2004 in Switzerland. Since then, the annual competition has been hosted in Germany to Brazil, South Africa, France, USA and Japan; with last year’s event being held in Russia.
The Red Bull BC One is the premiere competition for B-Boying and it consistently attracts the best dancers around the world.
Red Bull BC One was voted best B-Boy Event 2011 at the World of Dance Awards.
Auckland Cypher winner Akorn (Aron Mahuika) will represent New Zealand in the Asia Pacific Qualifier along with Wellington’s Cypher champion Grub D (David McCavitt). Fellow competitors are from Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Vietnam.
RAHZEL (Host)
Is best known as a member of Hip Hop band The Roots. RAHZEL has collaborated with several well-known artists including Aaron Hall, Q-Tip of a Tribe Quest, Mixmaster Mike, Slick Rick, Cee-Lo, Björk, The Crystal Method and many more.
DJ Mar Ski (DJ)
Crew: Mighty Zulu Kingz
One of Japan’s leading DJs, Masayuki Imanaga aka DJ MAR is known for his creative hooks and funky beats. Dropping beats from a variety of genres, he always hits where it counts.
Focusing on Hip Hop at the core but easily moving in and out of soul, funk, rock, jazz, Latin, and disco, he is a versatile and highly acclaimed DJ on the International scene.
Red Bull BC One All Stars
The Red Bull BC One All Stars represent the best of the best within the B-Boy world united in one crew, from past Red Bull BC One winners to world record holders. Each of the nine crew members is an outstanding individual and brings a certain style, skill and move to the group—from hardcore power moves to intricate footwork. As well as their skills, they all have a passion for sharing their knowledge and for continually developing the B-Boy scene. Four Red Bull BC One All Stars will be coming to New Zealand to judge the Asia Pacific Qualifier and to host a series of workshops around the country.
These are:
Roxrite (USA) – Current world champion
Ronnie (USA)
Taisuke (Japan)
Pelezinho (Brazil)

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