B-Boys Battle in Brazil
More than one 1,000 spectators came to Belém’s Igarapés Park, in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon Forest, to see Brazil’s own B-Boy Luan emerge as champion of the Red Bull BC One Latin America. He will now advance to the Red Bull BC One France World Final. Hosted by MC Rivas, a legend in Brazilian Hip Hop culture, the 16 best B-Boys from Latin America battled head to head for the one, coveted ticket to Paris.
After battling against the best B-Boys from Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Costa Rica, Bolivia andBrazil, B-Boy Luan, who is a mere 23 years of age and hails from the São Paulo countryside, said after his victory: “When I dance, I can’t think about anything, but before I get into a battle I remember everything I passed to get here. I then wake up and truly feel alive.”
This is the second Red Bull BC One Latin America Final victory for Luan. Drawing his inspiration from martial arts, Luan has a provocative style.
“I have been watching martial arts films since I was a kid,” he added. “The heroes are disciplined, but in the moment of need, they deliver.”
The Top 16 battled in front of a judges panel comprising Red Bull BC One All Stars Pelézinho (Brazil) and Cico (Italy) alongside the USA’s El Niño.
“The level of the battle was super high! B-Boy Luan improved with each round, with such a great presentation,” said Pelézinho. “But if I need to point a star on this night would be Ratin, who took on a very experienced competitor, Venezuelan Red Bull BC One All Star Lil G.”
About Red Bull BC One
Red Bull BC One was founded in 2004 in Biel, Switzerland. Over the years, the championship has moved from Germany to Brazil, South Africa, France, the USA, Japan, Russia and South Korea. Today it remains one of the foremost events in Hip Hop culture, helping to push forward the art of breaking, or breakdance as it's commonly referred to, in the media.
Redbullbcone.com is the number one source for all things breaking, representing the largest online network of B-Boys and fans, and is home to the biggest Facebook community in the scene, where millions connect daily. The Finals and World Final will be live-streamed at redbullbcone.com.