Sydney’s B-Boy Blond took the crown at the Red Bull BC One Australian Cypher on Friday night, cementing his place as Australia’s best breakdancer in the international series. In front of a packed out audience of judges, dancers and fans, B-Boys and B-Girls from around Australia competed for the coveted spot to battle with the region’s best at the Red Bull BC One Asia Pacific Finals in Seoul, South Korea this coming October.
MCs Felix and Jono aka Double OOHH ensured the masses were on their toes as the heated one-on-one battles between some of the nation’s best breaking talent took place. Representing four states, cyphers between over 100 B-Boys and B-Girls carried on well into the night with highlight displays from Fongo, Foxy and of course Blond.
The one-on-one battle format allowed B-Boys and B-Girls to showcase not only their mastery of classic breaking moves, such as the toprock, downrock, power moves and freeze, but also their overall style and individual expression. After an hour of preliminary cyphers, the roving judges Bboy Kingso (Korea), Bmouth (Taiwan) and POE ONE (Adelaide/Puerto Rico/USA) selected the top 16 competitors who would go head-to-head in knock-out breaking battles.