The world’s most prestigious breakdancing competition, Red Bull BC
One returns with the national finals taking place on Sunday, 22 March
2020 at District in Cape Town. South Africa’s best B-Boys and B-Girls
will be competing for their spots at the Red Bull BC One final taking
place in November in Poland.
Hosted by Mel Rock, this year’s installment of the competition brings
you the biggest face-off battle as 20 local B-Boys and B-Girls compete
for the 2020 national title. The 10 B-Boy wildcards showing their moves
in the national final will be B-Boy Benny, B-Boy Man Like B, B-Boy
Toufeeq, B-Boy Meaty, B-Boy Shorty Blitz, B-Boy Charlton, B-Boy Kayzo,
B-Boy Rhythm, B-Boy LyanKing, and B-Boy Kashief. The B-Girl final will
be taking place on the same day with the following B-Girls wildcards
going head-to-head: B-Girl Mids and B-Girl Courtnae Paul. The rest of
the B-Girls will be revealed in due course. The competition is tough and
the breakers will need to impress the judges to earn their spot in
B-Boy Benny, South Africa’s 2019 champion who represented the country
in Mumbai, India is excited for the upcoming 2020 competition.
“It was great to meet the new generation of breakers from around the world in
India last year. The scene has evolved and I’m incredibly excited to
see the new local B-Boys and B-Girls from South Africa compete in this
year’s competition.” Says Benny.
The Red Bull BC One weekend not only features the national final but a
the full-day workshop which is free for all breaking enthusiasts to attend
on Saturday, 21 March 2020 at The Quay at the V&A Waterfront in Cape
Town. The Red Bull BC One All-Star team consisting of B-Boy Man Like B,
B-Boy Benny, B-Boy Toufeeq, B-Boy Shorty Blitz and B-Boy Meaty will be
at The Quay between 11:00 and 17:00 where they will be treating fans to
a breakdance workshop and showcasing their skills. Breakers will also be
given the opportunity to make the Last Chance Qualifiers ahead of the
National Final, where six B-Boys and two B-Girls will be chosen to
compete at District the very next day for the chance to represent South
Africa in Poland in November 2020. This is a once in a lifetime
opportunity to learn from the best in the game and possibly showcase
skills on the world stage.
Red Bull BC One promotes the respect and understanding of the breaking
culture while unearthing emerging talent in countries all over the
world. With 16 world finals since 2004, Red Bull BC One has been at the
forefront of the breaking scene worldwide and aiming the spotlight at
emerging talent globally.