Philadelphia Native Earns Ticket To The Red Bull BC One World Finals
Rio de Janeiro will get a taste of DOMkey's Philadelphia style
CHICAGO, July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, North America's top 16 B-Boys came together at Chicago's Aragon Entertainment Center to battle it out in front of a crowd of more than 1,500. Four rounds of intense, 1-on-1 breaking left one competitor, Philadelphia's DOMkey, with the sought after champion title along with the honor of representing North America during the Red Bull BC One Finals in Rio de Janeiro this December.
After his victory DOMkey expressed his excitement, "It feels great, I always kind of doubt myself because I am my hardest critic. So when I do win; it is always 10 times better and it feels really good right now!"
The road to victory was an increasingly heated one for DOMkey, whose originality, aggressive dance moves, and unique style brought him out on top of the competition in each of the four battles he faced. After advancing past Tata, Prada G, and Bebo; DOMkey's endurance helped propel him to a unanimous victory in the final round against VillN.
A panel of three judges including; Ronnie, 2007 BC One Champion; Machine, representing Rockforce and Zulu Kings; and Float, from Incredible Breakers, determined which dancer dominated technique, character, creativity and style. Rock Steady Crew's own Skeme Richards threw down the tracks while RAKAA, representing the Dilated Peoples, the Rock Steady Crew, and Universal Zulu Nation hosted for the night.
Red Bull BC One has earned the reputation of being one of the most prestigious 1-on-1 B-Boy battles in the world, giving dancers a global platform to showcase their individual talents. The 16 elite B-Boys who shared the stage with DOMkey last night included: Ken Fury (New York City), Evol (Chicago), Ronnie Ruen (Los Angeles), VillN (Sacramento), Tata (Brooklyn) , Nasty Nate (Houston), Fleau (Canada), Mijo (Milwaukee), MN Joe (Minneapolis), Bebo (Brockton) , Prada G (Los Angeles), Mig 187 (Las Vegas), Omen (Homestead), Stripes (Tampa), and Kid Cruz (Denver).
When DOMkey makes the journey to Rio de Janeiro this winter, he will compete against some of the most elite dancers from all over the world.
ABOUT RED BULL BC ONE
B-Boy battles have their roots in 1-on-1 competitions. During the past 15 years these 1-on-1 battles have been pushed to the background as crew competitions became more popular at the big events. Red Bull's objective was to go back to the beginning to show B-Boying in the most spectacular and powerful way. Extraordinary artistic skills, an outstanding character, and a good reputation in the community are the success formula to get selected as a dancer for the Red Bull BC One. The challenge lies in finding influential dancers from all continents ready to set new standards and show state of the art breaking.
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