Red Bull Beat Battle launches with a competition that sees eight crews battle it out for the title of 2011 Red Bull Beat Battle Champions at The Blue Room in Johannesburg’s Park Station on 19 November 2011.Bringing together a wide range of urban dance styles, from the energetic flair of Hip Hop, the harsh and expressive movements of Krump to the unique acrobatic South African take on B-boying, Red Bull Beat Battle is set to uplift South African dance culture.
Battling it out in the final are: Afro Tribal Dance Movement (Freestyle), Artistic Intelligence (Hip Hop), Genesis Kings (Krump), Real Actions (Pantsula), Royal Fam Kings (Krump), Shakers & Movers (Pantsula), Soweto’s Finest (iSbhujwa), and Ubuntu (B-boys) – all selected through a rigorous process.
The crews will be given the opportunity to work with some of the best choreographers and producers in the business, with South African choreographer, singer and actor, Somizi Mhlongo, taking the lead in helping them produce their final pieces. There they’ll be judged on their style, creativity and overall crowd reaction and the crew with the best score will be crowned the 2011 Red Bull Beat Battle champions.
Following the 2011 final in November, Red Bull Beat Battle will expand into a national call for entries and qualifications to give all South African dance crews the opportunity to show their stuff. Follow Red Bull Beat Battle on Twitter @RedBullZA (#RedBullBeatBattle) and check out the Red Bull Facebook Page.
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