Red Bull BC One, the biggest and most prestigious one-on-one breaking competition in the world, announced the Top 64 finalists who have secured their spot in the next round of the 2020 e-battle.
B-Girl Courtnae’, B-Boy Toufeeq, B-Boy The Curse and B-Boy Meaty will be representing South Africa against breakers from the rest of the world in the online competition. The overall winner of the Red Bull BC One e-battle will claim a spot at the World Final in 2021.
B-Girl Courtnae’ Paul is a multifaceted entertainer, whose talents encompass dance, breaking, choreography and DJing. As a breaker, Courtnae’ has begun focusing on all elements of breaking, especially power but still views herself as a dancer first and foremost.
B-Boy Meaty took home the SA title at the Red Bull BC One South Africa Cypher 2017 to represent his country at the BC One World Finals in Amsterdam. Although he didn’t win the World Finals, he did return with a fresh mindset and lessons learned from competing against some of the world’s best.
Toufeeq Baatjies also known as B-Boy Toufeeq represented South Africa at an international breakdancing competition held with dancers from across the Indian Ocean. This was a virtual show. He was crowned the winner of the Wake Up Session Indian Ocean Break Championship, bringing more recognition to the local breakdancing scene.
Three-time Red Bull BC One South Africa winner B-Boy The Curse has been breaking for more than a decade, motivated by a desire to learn more about the dance style and to become the best breaker out there. Hailing from Eersteriver in Cape Town, he has made a name for himself as a breaker to keep an eye on and a force to be reckoned with.
Last August, participants representing 105 locations uploaded their breaking videos to be judged by some of the most credible names in the breaking scene. Russia’s B-Boy Aslan, Finland’s B-Girl AT and France’s B-Boy Lilou vetted over 800 submissions to select the Top 64 b-boys and b-girls to make it to the next round
Fans of the Red Bull BC One event series can tune in to Red Bull TV and the Red Bull BC One Facebook and YouTube channels to catch three global live battles, which will be streamed and starting from Top 16 to the World Final.