NAVI CREW (Ukraine)
This year, we’ll be screening the movie Bouncing Cats at Floor Wars. Bouncing Cats is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. In 2006, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. oprhan created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.). The dream was to establish a free workshop that would empower, rehabilitate and heal the community by teaching youth about b-boy culture. We in Breakpoint organization have been working with BPU on several occassions, and what they have achieved in Uganda is simply amazing. To give all of you an impression of their work, we’ll be screening the film at 16:30 in the foyer of Vega. Abramz and Mark from BPU will also fly in all the way from Uganda to present the movie and do a short Q&A afterwards. Check out the trailer at www.bouncingcats.com
The past weekend we went to Germany participating in a amazing battle at the Floor Wars qualifier held in Cologne. Many crews had signed up and so it was a long night ahead of us in a overpacked venue.
The audience was keeping up along the dancers and many promising crews have showed their strength, but nobody would have imagined that “Deine Lieblingsbreaker” – who after the first round continued with only two bboys as one of them got injured and couldn’t continue – would have gone all the way. Not only they’ve beaten strong competitors on their way but also last years winner and local heroes TNT crew in the finals!
Lot’s of respect and we are looking forward welcoming them between the great 8 to the finals in Copenhagen the 19th of march.
Yesterday, the italian qualification in Brescia was won by Ormus Force from Sardegna, who especially stood out due to their raw bboying style and attitude. Thanks to Uragunn and Nagasakiy for doing a great job organizing the event.
Qualifications for France and Poland have now been confirmed. For France, the qualification will be on the 26th of February in Rillieux La Pape near Lyon – Poland is on the 5th of March in Czestochowa. Go to international eliminations for more info.
The first philippine qualification will be in Manila on the 7th of January. Check international eliminations for more info…
Yesterday we held the nordic qualifier for Floor Wars within Copenhagen Street Festival 2010. The audience was very supportive towards the crews and everybody seemed to have a good time at Øksnehallen, where the event was held. A long the b-boying, the event hosted grafiti artists, street soccer, BMX, Parkour, street basketball and RAP battles. Many people came to see the shows, which lasted all day long. Read the rest of this entry »
The Korean elimination last Sunday was won by Jinjo Crew – bboys Wing, Skim and F.E. will represent Korea in Copenhagen.
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Last sunday, the final of the US qualification in New York City was won by Lionz of Zion, who will represent the US in the Great 8 in Copenhagen. The final battle against Underground Flow was very close, but the Maryland trio took the win thanks to their creative style and clean execution.