BREAKIN WORLD SERIES 2013

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It’s an event the Bboy community are eagerly awaiting – the first ever Breakin’
World Series. The new contest, taking place at Montpellier’s (FRA) Zénith Sud on
December 7, 2013, has developed a unique approach to the battle format that promises
to rock the Hip Hop community and bring the city of Montpellier alive for an entire
week.

For the Breakin’ World Series, eight of the world’s top Bboy/Bgirl crews will have
one week in Montpellier with a cameraman/video editor and a beat producer to produce
a single video clip. These clips make up the Breakin’ Video Series and will be
screened on December 7th at the Zénith Sud, and judged on performance and video
production by an elite judging panel that includes Bboy Lilou and Bboy Lamine. The
resulting ranking will determine the order of the traditional onstage breaking
battles (8 vs 8).

The concept, developed by Association Attitude (organizers of BOTY International
2010,’11,’12) aims to introduce an essence of Hip Hop missing from top breaking
events – the streets. By making video production and presentation an integral part
of the Breakin’ World Series, the crews can realize their full potential and make
the streets their stage. Don’t miss out on the action! Book your ticket here
(http://breakinworldseries.com/en/?page_id=88). There will be a live stream online
from 8pm till 11:30pm CET, so if you can’t make it, be sure to tune in!

Crews participating in the Breakin’ World Series 2013

Bboy World Crew – New York (USA)
Top 9 Crew – St. Petersburg (Russia)
Morning Of Owl – Suwon (South Korea)
The Ruggeds – Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Found Nation – Tokyo (Japan)
Brasilian Team – São Paulo (Brazil)
Shake Styles – Barcelona (Spain)
Melting Force – Saint-Etienne (France)

Hip Hop World Parties:
There will be free evening programs during the whole week before this unique
competition (from 2nd – 6th December) based on the different elements of the Hip Hop
Culture. These events will unite both spectators as well as Hip Hop professionals:

Hip Hop Evening Programs:
From Mon 2nd – Thur 5th December,
music battles between beat producers from different countries will take place.
(Venues: O’Sullivans and the Victoire 2)

Workshops:
From Mon 2nd – Wed 4th December, 80 dancers will have the chance to benefit from
international expertise during open workshops held by big names such as Bboy Mohamed
Belarbi and Bboy Ducky.
(Venue: CCN – National Center of Choreography – Montpellier)

Warm Up Party: Friday 6th Dec @11pm

After Party: Saturday 7th Dec @9pm

Ticket sales: http://breakinworldseries.com/en/?page_id=88
€25 pre-sale
€31 at the door

Breakin’ Video Series at a glance:

8 filming spots: cultural and historical sites, as well as industrial wasteland
around Montpellier

5 days of filming and editing

Video format / length: 5 to 7 minutes

Judging criteria:
– 4 criteria relate to filming and video production: shots, scenario, music and
editing
– 4 criteria relate to the basic Breaking categories: toprock/uprock,
footwork/legwork, freezes and powermoves

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