Red Bull BC One
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|Sat 1 Sep ’12, 7:00pm–10:00pm||
Where: Vector Arena, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
The most globally recognised B-Boy break dancing competition, Red Bull BC One, is coming to New Zealand for the first time ever.
B-Boy fever will soon grip the nation. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 23 via Ticketmaster, and with tickets limited to 3,000, it's sure to attract a sell-out crowd.
New Zealand is one of just six countries chosen to host a World Qualifier event. The competition will see 16 B-Boys compete head-to-head in knockout battles, trying to break their way into the Red Bull BC One World Final, held in Rio de Janeiro in December, where the world’s best B-Boy will be chosen.
Rahzel, member of The Roots and the undisputed “Godfather of Noyse” will host the NZ qualifier and will surely mesmerise the audience with his unique and notorious beat boxing talent, as he has done in previous Red Bull BC One events. He believes Red Bull BC One has helped elevate the element of B-Boying to a level never imagined: “Being the original host of this event I can only expect greatness. The crème de la crème, the world's greatest competing on the world's supreme B-Boy stage - the Red Bull BC One!”
The B-Boys taking part in the qualifiers have won one of 60 cyphers that have been held in 52 countries around the globe, and will be pushed to reach new limits by the beats and rhythms of DJ Mar Ski of the Mighty Zulu Kingz, who says, “This is a once in a life time experience for any B-Boy. No doubt it will be tremendous.”