Red Bull is hosting international break dancers in Sri Lanka with a Colombo show on Sunday the 29th at Park Street Mews. What follows is their press release:
Red Bull BC One All Stars are all set to grace local shores and dazzle audiences with their B-boying moves. The 4 Internationally renowned B-boys will come down for a series of workshops and a Mega show to educate and entertain.
Colombo, July 20, 2012 – Red Bull brings down the world famous BC 1 Quartet for an All Star Exhibition to be held in Colombo. Roxrite, Taisuke, Pelezinho and Cico each having proved themselves in the International B-Boy scene will be landing in Colombo on the 25th of July for a week-long tour of Colombo
The 4 will conduct a series of workshops for the local B-boys to hone in on their skills and help them master the art of B-boying. The aim of these workshops is to improve local talent and get them to participate in the Red Bull BC One competition in the years to come.
Pelezinho also known as “Fast and thirsty killing machine” is from Säo Josè do Rio Pret, Brazil. He shows the brazilian “ginga” through his creative powerful style and is the 3 time participant of Red Bull BC One – ’05, ’06 & ‘08
Cico’s claim to fame reads “I am the creator of my limits” and is from Bergamo / Milano, Italy. Dubbed the “Prince of Power” he specializes in power moves and is the World record
holder for doing 27 “1900’s” (1 armed hand stand). He is also 3 time participant of Red Bull BC One – ’05, ’07, ‘08 and judged the event in ’09.
Roxrite mantra is “Lets keep b-boying going, we’re the future for this dance, so let’s pass it down to the next generation”. Born in San Diego and nicknamed Mister strategy, has a versatile portfolio of moves; from footwork to powermoves to freezes Roxrite has it all. He is 2 time participant of Red Bull BC One.
Taisuke, being the token Asian of the Quartet often claims to “represent worldwide!”. The Japanese star is the 2 time participant of Red Bull BC One – ’07 & ’08. Winner of the Japanese Red Bull BC One qualifier ’07 , Taisuke never fails to entertain.
B-boying or breaking, often called "breakdancing", is a style of street dance that originated as a part of hip hop culture among African American and Latino youths in New York City during the early 1970s. Fast to gain popularity in the media, the dance style also gained popularity worldwide especially in South Korea, France, Russia, Japan, and Brazil.
While extremely diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, b-boying consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop and especially breakbeats, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns.