This year's Red Bull BC One 2018 national final cypher will see 16 B-Boy's compete on 23 June in Cape Town for the coveted SA champion title. The B-Boy will represent South Africa at the BC One in Switzerland on 4 November 2018.
The 16 dancers will be made up of wildcards - these are dancers that automatically progress to the finals based on their performance during the course of the year - as well as the top dancers selected from the regional cyphers. Over 83 B-Boy’s competed in the regional cyphers, which were attended by over 500 spectators. Each regional winner was awarded a place in the final and so were the twelve wild cards.
2017 Red Bull BC One Winner: B-Boy Meaty - Photo by Tyrone Bradley / Red Bull content pool
Last year‘s South African Cypher winner, Capetonian B-Boy Meaty competed at the World Finals in Amsterdam and will defend his 2017 title at this year’s final and aim for another spot in the World Finals taking place in Zurich. “I am excited to compete and defend my title.''
The culture of breakdance
This year’s edition keeps in line with the core of what breaking is all about – the culture of one-on-one battles.
Yassine Alaoui - Red Bull content pool
The event will feature DJ Ready D as the official host, as well as DJ heavyweights: DJ Eazy, DJ Tha Cutt and DJ Lyle, and producer, musician Kay Faith. Dancers will have the opportunity to be mentored by International two-time Red Bull BC One World Champion and All-star Hong 10, at a public dance workshop at Rhythm Factory in Kenilworth on 22 June and get to prove their skills for a chance to be in the national final. ''It's great to win battles and gain respect, but it's a two-way street and you have to give respect to earn respect!'' explains Hong 10.
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