Circus Goes Mainstream. Should B-Boying?

    Circus Goes Mainstream. Should B-Boying?

    Raising the profile of hip-hop dance and giving the community a platform to speak from on our terms in our words are the goals of B-Boy News. Our art clearly influences popular culture however in its purest form it continues to be marginalised. For those keen to find a way to help it progress the [...]

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    News Flash: Dancers Homeless as Trocadero Closes

    News Flash: Dancers Homeless as Trocadero Closes

    It is the end of an era. The Trocadero, a well-known free dance training spot in the heart of London’s West End, is set to close on Sunday the 16th of Feb. That is this Sunday! The spot has been open and in daily use since 2010. The building has been sold and our sources [...]

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    Watch BC One 2013 Live

    Watch BC One 2013 Live

    Watch the International finals of the 2013 Red Bull BC One today live here on B-boy News. The competition kicks of at 11am Central European Time.

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    New Film: Battle Of The Year 3D

    New Film: Battle Of The Year 3D

    New film Battle of the Year 3D opens today at cinemas across the UK. The film stars actors Chris Brown, Josh Peck and Josh Holloway alongside an all star cast of international Breakers and is directed by Benson Lee. Watch the official trailer below.

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    Boy Don't Break: A Documentary

    Boy Don’t Break: A Documentary

    A concise mini documentary by Red Bull about the UK’s first ever qualification for BC One. The film follows B-boys Gabs, Spin, Beanz and LB in the build up to this momentous battle in UK breaking history and finds out how they felt it went. There can after all only be one winner. “Being part [...]

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    Crazy Leg's Last Leg - The Notorious IBE Talk Show

    Crazy Leg’s Last Leg – The Notorious IBE Talk Show

    Crazy Legs opened his talk show announcing that he had finished his B-boy battling career on his terms. Ready to step back from the competitive B-boying scene he put together a list of the breakers he wanted to battle one last time before hanging up his shirt. Legs marked a single date on his calendar [...]

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    Is this O.U.R Future B-boying System? - IBE 2012

    Is this O.U.R Future B-boying System? – IBE 2012

    B-boy Dyzee the man behind the O.U.R Judging System started working on his method for judging B-boying competitions back in 1999. Growing up without a father Dyzee felt that he had no one to teach him how to be a man. Put down a grade at school Dyzee rebelled and started a gang. His early [...]

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    Yak Films at The Notorious IBE 2012

    Yak Films at The Notorious IBE 2012

    “YAK is a production team of young filmmakers dedicated to youth-led multimedia production which provides a voice for resistance and an alternative to played-out mainstream media.” Yak Films YouTube Page. Yak make short films showcasing the different genres of hip-hop dance. Films made by Yak are job shares between the three budding entrepreneurial film-makers that [...]

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    HIPHOP Photography Talk Show IBE 2012

    HIPHOP Photography Talk Show IBE 2012

    HIPHOP Photography – two photographers whose goal is to capture hip-hop events with “Quality and authenticity”. Invited to address the need for accurate photographic representation of hip-hop culture within the B-boying scene Lil Shao and William K worked as part of the 2012 Notorious IBE official press team. In their talk show William and Lil [...]

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    Juba Films Talk Show – The Notorious IBE 2012

    Juba Films Talk Show – The Notorious IBE 2012

    Sitting on the red interview sofa at this IBE Media Talk Show are Gong Bao and Julien Baum from Juba Films. Juba Films is a small independent film production company based in Germany, which Julien and Gong, aged 21 and 24 respectively, set up together in 2011. In 12 short months their YouTube channel had [...]

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    New Media Talk Show - The Notorious IBE 2012

    New Media Talk Show – The Notorious IBE 2012

    The topic of New Media was all the talk last year at the IBE open forums. Thanks to the proliferation of social media the landscape for how news and information is shared is rapidly changing. On social media everyone has a voice that can be heard. With everyone choosing to speak his or her mind [...]

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    B-Boy News Reviews: Breakin' Convention 2013

    B-Boy News Reviews: Breakin’ Convention 2013

    Last month London celebrated the 10th anniversary of one of the most important events of breaking and b-boying culture, Breakin’ Convention. Breakin’ Convention is the three day HipHop theatre festival that takes places every May Bank Holiday at Sadler’s Wells dance theatre in Islington, London. Growing up in Australia never before have I seen a [...]

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    A Decade of Breakin' Conventions

    A Decade of Breakin’ Conventions

    No longer a babe in arms hip-hop dance theatre festival Breakin’ Convention is taking its first steps into double figures. Back for its 10th year the three-day festival is delivering a special anniversary programme to celebrate the past decade of hip hop dance from around the world and the UK. For its 10 year anniversary [...]

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    B-Boy News Interviews: Profo Won

    B-Boy News Interviews: Profo Won

    B-Boy Profo Won is from the crew Floor Gangs Worldwide, lives in San Francisco California and is 37 years old. Tapes of Ken Swift, Funk Master, Storm, Evo, Swift Rock, Marizio doing foot work first sparked his interest b-boying. Profo’s style is a combination of lots of different people. What makes it unique is the [...]

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    King Of The Kidz 2013 - Battle Footage

    King Of The Kidz 2013 – Battle Footage

    Leelou vs. Kid Karam Lil Demon vs. Justen Sunni (Soul Mavericks) vs. Kid Colombia

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    Red Bull BC One 2012 LIVE Stream

    Red Bull BC One 2012 LIVE Stream

    Watch Red Bull BC One 2012 streamed LIVE here on B-Boy News! Battle starts on Saturday 8th of December at 21:50 UK time.

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    B-Boy News Interviews:  B-Boy Sunni

    B-Boy News Interviews: B-Boy Sunni

    Red Bull BC One, in less than 10 years, has become one of the biggest and best known annual B-boying competitions on the international circuit. Every year it takes place in a different country. This year, in 2012, the finals will be taking place on Saturday the 8th of December in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. [...]

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    Vagabonds Win Braun BOTY 2012

    Vagabonds Win Braun BOTY 2012

    After an epic night of b-boying Vagabonds (France) were crowned the 2012 Braun Battle of the Year champions for the second year in a row. They beat Flooriorz (Japan) in an explosive final securing victory with their signature power moves, fast and furious footwork and routines that left the crowd hollering for more. “It’s well [...]

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    Two Days to Go Till BOTY 2012!

    Two Days to Go Till BOTY 2012!

    Throughout the year, b-boy crews around the world have been competing in regional and national qualifiers for a place in the Braun Battle of the Year 2012. Now is time when only the best of those remain. In two days time, on November 17th in Montpellier, these crews will meet for the final showdown. This [...]

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    Road Tripping to IBE Part 2

    Road Tripping to IBE Part 2

    The official opening ceremony on the first afternoon is the only formal event of IBE. People cram into the glass building of cypher 1 to hear the speeches. Light streams in from all angles as organiser Tyrone van de Meer welcomes everybody in his jovial, resonating voice and expresses his thanks to the corporate sponsors [...]

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    Battle Footage: UK B-Boy Championships 2012

    Battle Footage: UK B-Boy Championships 2012

    Popping Final Brooke (UK) vs. Greenteck (Canada) Winner Greenteck Freestyle hip-hop Final Mufasa (France) vs Kefton (France) Winner Mufasa Solo B-Boy Final Niek (Holland) vs Kareem (USA) Winner Kareem B-Boy Crew Final Soul Mavericks (UK) vs Jinjo (Korea) Winners Jinjo

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    B-Boy News Reviews: Some Like It Hip Hop

    B-Boy News Reviews: Some Like It Hip Hop

    ZooNation’s “Some Like it Hip Hop” has taken a huge step forward for hip-hop theatre and has set the bar high. The production has actively moved away from the gimmickry typical of many hip-hop theatre pieces and this skillfully constructed, brilliantly crafted and thoughtful performance is one to be taken seriously. The storyline revolves around [...]

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    We B*Girlz in Hanover

    We B*Girlz in Hanover

    Following my weekend at the IBE battling in the We B*girlz qualifier, I ironically flew to Hannover in Germany to judge the German We B*girlz qualifier. I reached Hannover on Saturday morning, went to my hotel, rested for a couple of hours and arrived at the jam at 2pm. Germans are very organised and I [...]

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    Art

    New Film: Battle Of The Year 3D
    New Film: Battle Of The Year 3D

    New film Battle of the Year 3D opens today at cinemas across the UK. The film stars actors Chris Bro…

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    Entertainment

    B-Boy News Reviews: Breakin' Convention 2013
    B-Boy News Reviews: Breakin’ Convention 2013

    Last month London celebrated the 10th anniversary of one of the most important events of breaking an…

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    Battle Footage

    King Of The Kidz 2013 - Battle Footage
    King Of The Kidz 2013 – Battle Footage

    Leelou vs. Kid Karam Lil Demon vs. Justen Sunni (Soul Mavericks) vs. Kid Colombia…

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    Style

    Rockfresh [in] The Dopest Hip Hop Tees in the UK
    Rockfresh [in] The Dopest Hip Hop Tees in the UK

    Born from a love of real underground Hip Hop, the online UK based clothing store Rockfresh only stoc…

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    B-Boy News Interviews: Profo Won
    B-Boy News Interviews: Profo Won

    B-Boy Profo Won is from the crew Floor Gangs Worldwide, lives in San Francisco California and is 37 …

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