Nederlandse Menno van Gorp geselecteerd voor Wereldkampioenschap Breakdance (Dutch)


Nederlandse Menno van Gorp geselecteerd voor Wereldkampioenschap Breakdance
De Rotterdammer Menno van Gorp is één van 16 breakdancers die zal gaan strijden om dewereldtitel. Alle ogen zullen op 4 November in de Westergasfabriek op Menno gericht zijn als de strijd tijdens de Red Bull BC One World Final losbarst. Het is voor het eerst dat het wereldkampioenschap plaatsvindt in Nederland en daarmee aan Menno de zware taak om de titel in eigen land te houden.

Menno zal samen met 15 andere dansers in one-on-one breakdance battles gaan bepalen wie zich de beste van de wereld mag noemen. Menno zelf zegt supertrots te zijn dat hij Nederland gaat vertegenwoordigen bij de World Final. “Ik ga er alles aan doen om de titel die ik 2014 won terug te winnen en de komende maanden zal flink worden getraind om dat voor elkaar te krijgen” aldus Menno.

Ook de Japanse winnaar van vorig jaar keert terug om zijn titel te verdedigen. De 18-jarige Issei won in november vorig jaar in eigen land op indrukwekkende wijze van tweevoudig wereldkampioen Hong 10 uit Zuid-Korea. Het zal geen makkelijke opgave worden voor Menno om de titel terug te claimen die hij in 2014 won tijdens de Red Bull BC One World Final in Parijs, Frankrijk. Hij is daarmee de enige Nederlander die ooit deze prijs won.

Voor het zo ver is, vinden wereldwijd voorrondes plaats om te bepalen wie een felbegeerde wildcard krijgt die recht geeft op deelname bij de Red Bull BC One World Final.
Voor de Nederlandse breakdancers begint de weg naar de World Final op zondag 4 juni in theater Zuidplein in Rotterdam. Daar zijn drie kwalificatie spots te vergeven voor de nationale voorronde, de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher, die op zondag 6 augustus wordt georganiseerd in Heerlen.

A digger’s dream


A mythical place that will give your strained record collecting heart a flutter, this astonishing, derelict record warehouse has been documented by photographer Frédéric Thiphagne for his blog Les Mains Noires.

And yet, kind enough to share his photos with us, Thiphagne was enigmatic when it came to explaining any more about them. Having been taken to the warehouse by an anonymous tipster all the way back in 2009, Thiphagne was asked to take a vow of silence in order to photograph the astonishing lock-up. The building, with its waves of musical detritus, was destroyed just two weeks later.

Describing the photos, Thiphagne said: “Those pictures, which are the only one existing from that place, should be seen as the illustration of that dream, of the biggest fantasy of every record digger.”

In the absence of any more context, we’ll let the images speak for themselves.

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Red Bull Bc One Holland Cypher Line up ( Dutch)


Line up Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher bekend! Voor de zesde keer geeft de Red Bull BC One de Nederlandse B-Boys & B-Girls de kans zich te meten met de absolute top bij de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher en gaat de nationale voorronde los op 6 augustus.

13 van de beste dansers van Nederland hebben een directe plaatsing afgedwongen bij de Holland Cypher, welke op zondag 6 augustus plaatsvindt tijdens het internationale dansfestival The Notorious IBE in Heerlen.

De line up Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher

Line up van de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher 2017 op 6 augustus in Heerlen is:
1. Stepper – Laren (winnaar 2016)
2. Wilson – Rotterdam
3. Squares – Eindhoven
4. Jazzy Gypz – Eindhoven
5. Conni Rock – Amsterdam
6. Ozzi – Amsterdam
7. Dietje – Amsterdam
8. Oniz – Amsterdam
9. Justen – Venlo
10. LittleKing – Rotterdam
11. Cribs – Rotterdam
12. Nazgul – Hoog Blokland
13. Arjuna – ‘s-Hertogenbosch
14. Winnaar #1 City Cypher
15. Winnaar #2 City Cypher
16. Winnaar #3 City Cypher

Om tot een volledige line up te komen wordt op zondag 4 juni de Red Bull BC One City Cypher georganiseerd in het Theater Zuidplein te Rotterdam. Hier worden 3 wildcards vrijgegeven die recht geven op deelname bij de Holland Cypher en is tevens de enige preselectie om kans te maken op een plek bij de beste 16 breakdancers van Nederland. Iedereen ouder dan 15 jaar kan deelnemen aan de City Cypher en registratie vindt op de dag zelf plaats.

City Cypher: check. Holland Cypher: check. En dan? De winnaar van de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher gaat Nederland vertegenwoordigen bij de Last Chance Cypher op donderdag 2 november. Samen met 38 andere wereldwijde voorronde winnaars wordt hier om de allerlaatste wildcard gestreden die recht geeft op deelname bij de World Final, het hoogste podium van de Red Bull BC One.

De Word Final vindt voor het eerst plaats in onze hoofdstad. Hier nemen op zaterdag 4 november de 16 beste breakdancers ter wereld het tegen elkaar op het terrein van de Westergasfabriek.

Congratulations!!! Bboy Vicious victor official Red Bull Athlete at Bcone Alstarz


“Victor would love to continue to B-Boy to make a living. Right now, he works part-time at Street Breaks in Orlando. To him, a good dancer should, “be humble, always keep learning and always think like a a student. There’s no room for jealousy, or ego,” he says. “Just do and worry about you. Be positive.”

We from Bboyworld are happy to announce that from today Bboy Vicious victor is an official Red bull athlete. The sentence preached by the then young victor became
reality today! Hard work, being humble and staying on top of your A game, will pay off eventually. For those who don’t know who is get to know him digitally!!

Victor Montalvo, from Orlando, Florida, describes his style as fun, free, and energetic. He combines what he calls “blow-ups” and “POW” moves to create a wow factor in his dance.

Victor grew up around B-Boying and, looking up to his father who encouraged his pursuit of the art, he started dancing at the age of 11. He is inspired by both the old and new generation of B-Boys.

Victor typically executes small, planned moves to start off with, then breaks into a larger, more eventful freestyle dance for the rest of his battles.

Although Victor does not practice any other elements of Hip Hop, he wants to break into all the segments, especially popping and graffiti. Victor comes from a Mexican background, where his family supports and loves his interest in B-Boying. The Orlando scene acts as his close family as well.

Redbull Bcone Rotterdam Cypher (June 4th 2017)


Rotterdam host van de Red Bull BC One City Cypher

Op 2, 3 en 4 november is de Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam het toneel van de Red Bull BC One World Final, de meest prestigieuze one-on-one breakdance battle ter wereld. Maar voor het zo ver is, barsten de battles wereldwijd los. Zo ook tijdens de lokale voorronde op 4 juni in Rotterdam; de City Cypher en JIJ kan erbij zijn!

Ben jij een b-boy of b-girl, 15 jaar of ouder en wil je jouw skills showen aan de breakdance top van Nederland? Kom dan op 4 juni naar Rotterdam.

Na de Nederlandse tour van de Red Bull BC One All Stars komt de BC One op 4 juni naar Rotterdam. Theater Zuidplein wordt in samenwerking met de Nederlandse Breakdance League omgetoverd tot breakdance arena waar de dansers gaan strijden voor de winst. Dus… dit is je kans om de dansvloer te ownen! De City Cypher is namelijk de enige kans voor Nederlandse breakers om een van de drie plekken te bemachtigen voor de nationale voorronde; de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher.

De Holland Cypher wordt op zondag 6 augustus georganiseerd in Heerlen, tijdens het dansfestival The Notorious IBE. Samen met de 13 directe invites voor de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher gaan 16 dansers uitmaken wie Nederland mag vertegenwoordigen tijdens de Last Chance Cypher in november.

Bij de Last Chance Cypher battlen de 38 winnaars van de wereldwijde voorrondes om de allerlaatste wildcard voor de Red Bull BC One World Final 2017 in Amsterdam.

De Red Bull BC One bestaat al sinds 2004 en vindt in november voor het eerst plaats in onze hoofdstad. In the end nemen op zaterdag 4 november de 16 beste breakdancers ter wereld het tegen elkaar op op het terrein van de Westergasfabriek. Check hier info over het event.

See you in Rotterdam?


Featured is pleased to announce its partnership with McDonalds Bboy Royal.

NEW YORK , NY – McDonald’s New York Tri-State is proud to announce the return of the city’s largest annual breakdance tournament, McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, on August 26 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its fourth year, the event will feature eight leading crews from across the U.S. and Canada competing for a $5,000 grand prize and the 2017 championship title. Breakdance legend Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón, president of the Rock Steady Crew –an iconic b-boy group founded in the Bronx in 1977—will serve as the lead judge. In addition to the main competition, the tournament will also celebrate the introduction of breaking as an official sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics by paying tribute to the street dance’s pioneers and its New York City roots.

General admission tickets go on sale April 12, 2017 at 10 AM local time at the NYU Skirball Center website and box office. Ticket prices are $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for children (12 and under) and seniors. From now through April 25, ticket buyers can receive $5 off each purchase using presale code BBOYW. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA), a non-profit organization that provides needed stability and resources to children and their families.

2016 McDonald’s B-Boy Royale champions Last Samurai –comprised of members from New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota– will return to defend their title against seven award-winning groups making their B-Boy Royale premieres. The event will also feature surprise guests, music performances and the presentation of the 2017 McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It’s an honor to be part of McDonald’s B-Boy Royale on the 40th anniversary of Rock Steady Crew,” said lead judge Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón, who was the inaugural recipient of the B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. “This year’s tournament offers a great platform to celebrate the history –and future– of breaking in the city where it all began.”

Our participation in McDonald’s B-Boy Royale provides us with a unique opportunity to promote the work and mission of RMHC to diverse communities across the Tri-State area and beyond,” commented Christopher Perry, Executive Director of RMHC-NYTSA. “We’re proud to be the charitable beneficiary of this wonderful event, which empowers young people and brings together world class talent in support of a great cause.”

Red Bull BC One heads to Europe in November for World Final showdown.


Westergasfabriek will provide the stage for the world’s best B-Boys to battle it out one-on-one again at the 14th edition of Red Bull BC One on November 4.

Netherlands is home to celebrated crews such as HustleKidz and The Ruggeds as well as 2014 BC One winner Menno – a member of the Red Bull BC One All Stars.

It will be a long 2017 journey, though, for whoever wants to emulate reigning champion Issei after he wowed his home crowd in Nagoya, Japan.

The 19-year-old fought off two-time winner Hong 10 to capture his first BC One title in 2016 after years of regional Japanese and Asian Pacific finals.

This time around, BC One hopefuls go head-to-head in over 35 qualifying cyphers and six camps to determine who makes the Amsterdam cut.

The three-day camps will be held in Spain, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan and Netherlands, reflecting the local creative landscape with lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, club nights and battles.

All the winners will earn the chance to compete for the last open spot, just days before the hugely anticipated World Final gets broadcast to the world.

Leony was one of 38 B-Boys from 35 countries competing at the 2016 Last Chance Cypher, the Brazilian winning through to the World Final.

After the amazing routines displayed in Japan, 2017 Red Bull BC One promises to be the best yet with the planet’s most talented B-Boys feeding off the passionate Dutch crowd to discover the next champion.



In the next upcoming weeks , Unvsti will celebrate its 10th anniversary, the event came a long way since its birth,started in the city of st brieux with almost no funding, Mohammed Ibnyassin & Said Bendarraz including his team of volunteers made the best out of the every situation, this hasn’t been un-noticed by bboyworld. Year after year Unvsti has been providing the local community with activity’s that bring people together, methods such as dance, music and other methodology’s have been used to build bridges between cultures and create dialog between them (talk of the town)
We are really amazed by the quality of work that unvsti delivers on a scale, that is able to compete with major city’s, we congratulate unvsti with there current achievements & wish them more fruitful years. The community needs you!!!


Underdog MC Vladee sets the record straight


A few years ago Mc Vladee started organizing events, many established promoters saw him as a underdog.
Mc Vladee hard work and dedication were fruitful alto his first event only had 100 attendance.
After some tweaking and modifying the concept his event began rapidly began to grow from 100 to 20 000 people.
The rest is history. His last event featured busta rhymes and the legendary Grandmaster flash

Mc vladee belongs in the Top of urban culture promoters in the world. we from bboyworld wanna give Mc vladee a big shoutout and keep building!!

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