Since its birth in the late 70s, B-Boying has been announced dead several times, but it's still alive and kicking—very much so! Today a vibrant and well connected B-Boy scene exists worldwide.
One of the most important B-Boy competitions is the Red Bull BC One, where 16 of the world's best B-Boys meet to compete and to determine in a one on one knock-out-battle who is The One.
Extraordinary artistic skills, an outstanding character, and a good reputation in the community are the success formula to get selected as a dancer for the Red Bull BC One. The challenge lies in finding influential dancers from all continents ready to set new standards and showing state of the art breaking.
B-Boy battles have their roots in ONE vs. ONE competitions. During the past 15 years one-on-one battles have been pushed to the background as crew competitions became more popular at the big events. Red Bull's objective was to go back to the roots and show B-Boying in the most spectacular and powerful way.
After an auspicious start in Biel, Switzerland (2004), the battle moved to Berlin, Germany (2005) and Sao Paulo, Brazil (2006). The 2007 Red Bull BC One Battle took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 22nd.
Last year, fhe foremost one-on-one B-Boying contest in the world, the Red Bull BC One went to France!!! In November 2008, the best B-Boys of the world battled it out in the heart of Paris!. Check out the video!
Let the battle begin!