Through an intense qualification process with over 100 crews auditioning in six cities across South Africa, eight crews have been hand-picked to take part in this year’s Red Bull Beat Battle. Head down to Newtown if you’re in Jozi this weekend, as this year’s comp is going to be insane!
2011’s winners Artistic Intelligence are all set to defend their title this weekend. The crew’s Tumi Tladi remarked: “We’re excited to be competing again this year and go up against such talented crews because the experience helps us grow as a crew. The best part of Red Bull Beat Battle is the crowd’s energy and that’s what we’re really looking forward to.”
Red Bull Beat Battle 2011 champions, Artistic Intelligence, are ready to defend their title
Battling it out in the ultimate dance off at Bassline, Johannesburg on May 26 are: Artistic Intelligence (Hip Hop), Hlaks (Pantsula), Ninja Turtles (Breaking), Phly Nation (Hip Hop), Real Actions Junior (Pantsula) , Reptilez (Hip Hop), Soulistic Fusion (Sbhujwa) and V.I.N.T.AG.E. (Freestyle). Their varying dance styles, techniques and personalities will make for another thrilling edition of the competition and the crew with the crowd on their side will definitely have the upper hand.
LW will be covering the event – so look out for our picture gallery next week!
More about Red Bull Beat Battle:
Red Bull Beat Battle puts dance crews from various backgrounds and genres against each other in a one of a kind battle. Off the back of an incredibly successful competition in 2011, Red Bull Beat Battle is back in 2012.
The eight crews are given the opportunity to work with some of the best choreographers and producers in the business in the lead up to the final on 26 May 2012 at Bassline in Johannesburg’s Newtown District.
In the final they’ll be judged on their style, creativity and overall crowd reaction. The crew with the best score will be crowned the 2012 Red Bull Beat Battle champions.
As champions they’ll have the opportunity to travel the country, perform at various events, host workshops and get the chance to defend their title in 2013.
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