Over the weekend 16 of the best B-boys in the world came together to compete in the Red Bull BC One World Finals, as dancers battled each other in an intense competition held in Paris.
After multiple rounds of one-on-one battles it was finally Menno of the Netherlands that claimed the crown, taking the throne as the new Red Bull BC One World Champion; his fourth time competing and first championship win.
With over 50 countries represented, the U.S. was repped by current National Champion Victor Montalvo (Orlando,) 2013 National Champion Gravity (Brooklyn) and Wild Card contestant Thesis (Tucson.) U.S. judges included Luigi and Ken Swift.
Swift explains their decision:
“If you master your style you can win. It’s not about old and new styles, it’s about mastering your movement, and that’s what Menno did in the end. Menno is an evolved B-Boy. He’s done his homework and his research. He knows this art form. He’s been paying his dues for a while, and I think he deserves this win.”
Creativity and originality ruled the night, as the best B-Boys in the game took the stage to showcase their individual skill and performance style in front of the sold-out crowd inside France’s La Grande Halle de La Villette.
“I travel the floor with unpredictable movements. I try to misguide people. I try to trick people with creativity. And I try to fish from different waters than other B-Boys,” explains the newly crowned Menno.
- Finals: Taisuke vs Menno (Winner)
- Semi Finals: Menno vs Alkolil & Cheerito vs Taisuke
The next Red Bull BC One World Finals will take place in Italy (2015.) For additional information follow @redbullone