The Red Bull BC One National Final took place in Cape Town over the weekend, with the winners going on to represent South Africa in the World Final happening in Poland later this year.
B-boy Benny and B-girl Courtnaé Paul
This action-packed event was hosted by the legendary Mel Rock and co-hosted by rapper Rouge. Youngsta CPT also took to the stage performing the much-anticipated track that was produced by DJ Ready D and DJ Azuhl titled ‘Cypher’. Red Bull BC One created this track in celebration of the continuously growing culture of breakdancing in South Africa.
20 finalists battled it out for the coveted prize with B-girl Courtnaé Paul and B-boy Benny being reigning supreme and crowned the 2021 South African winners.
B-girl Winner Courtnaé Paul
B-boy Winner Benny
Watch the replay of the national final on Red Bull TV here.
The competition is not over for local breakers however. Applications for the Red Bull BC One E-battle will open on 29 April until 14 May. Aspiring breakers have another chance to compete at the World Final where they will face off with breakers globally to earn the spot.
Winners of the Red Bull BC One E-Battle will join national winners in Poland, to compete at the Red Bull BC One Last Chance Cypher, from which winners will join an esteemed line up of renowned breakers for the Red Bull BC One World Final.
The top 16 b-boys and b-girls will be announced on May 24. The competition will run from May to June, with the Red Bull BC One E-Battle World Final set for June 26, streamed live on the Red Bull BC One YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as Red Bull TV.
To submit an application to join, participants must:
- Go to www.redbull.com/ebattle
- Register and create a competitor profile
- Upload and submit the breaking video
Photos by Tyrone Bradley and Craig Kolesky / Red Bull Content Pool.