At present, prestigious one-on-one breaking competitors, Purple Bull BC One, reveals the U.S. lineup for its highly-anticipated regional qualifiers and the return of the Purple Bull BC One All Star Tour. Regional qualifiers, or cyphers, will happen throughout the nation, summoning the perfect b-boys and b-girls for battles, group constructing and mentorship.
The competitors kicks off on July 23 in Philadelphia adopted by regional cyphers in Austin, Orlando, Boston, and Seattle. Regional cyphers carry collectively 16 of the area’s prime b-boys and b-girls to battle 1v1 in a knockout bracket format. A panel of revered breakers from every area determines which rivals will advance to the Purple Bull BC One Nationwide Last in Los Angeles.
The 2022 season noticed an growth of this system with the inception of open pre-qualifying metropolis cyphers, which happened all through the nation this spring and ensured breakers of all ranges had a possibility to safe a spot within the elite competitors. Regional qualifiers embrace invitees chosen for his or her elite breaking skill in addition to champions and runners up from the open metropolis cyphers.
Rising b-girl Jeyna Ponce took the win on the Las Vegas metropolis cypher earlier than deciding to additionally take part in San Diego the place she claimed runner up. “As a breaker with a year-and-a-half of expertise, it was surreal to win a Purple Bull cypher and it allowed me to acknowledge my potential and abilities. Each occasions launched me to a supportive group that has helped me develop my information and experience. I sit up for showcasing my love for this dance whereas representing my crew Battle Born, my metropolis Las Vegas, and the females of breaking.”
Born and raised in Las Vegas, 21-year-old Ponce grew up surrounded by household and friends in outstanding dance crews reminiscent of Tremendous Cr3w, Jabbawockeez and Full Pressure. With a decade of coaching in all the things from ballet to choreography, Ponce discovered her strategy to break whereas finding out at Alchemy Breaking Academy in summer time 2020, and by no means appeared again. Ponce is ready to compete on the regional qualifier in Austin, TX.
Coinciding with the cyphers, the Purple Bull BC One All Star Tour returns in 2022 with multi-city stops that includes the world-class Purple Bull BC One All Stars, an elite breaking crew, together with Logistx (USA), Lilou (France), Ronnie (USA), RoxRite (USA), Phil Wizard (Canada), Lil Zoo (Austria), Victor (USA) and Neguin (USA/Brazil). Commencing August 4, the Purple Bull BC One All Star tour will cease in Austin, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle. Cultivating a platform for mentorship, whereas ushering within the subsequent era of breakers, every cease on the tour will host workshops, group jams, panels and exhibition battles led by Purple Bull BC One All Stars.
“I’m excited to get again on the street and reconnect with the b-boys and b-girls bringing break to new heights,” says Purple Bull BC One All Star Ronnie. “With breaking making its strategy to the 2024 Paris Video games, mentorship takes on an vital function. Because the group expands and competitors ranges rise, that is the second to encourage the following era whereas guaranteeing the robust basis of heritage.”
The 2022 Purple Bull BC One cypher season celebrates the artwork and athleticism of breaking, those that have pioneered the game, and the communities who form what it seems like as we speak. With the Purple Bull BC One World Last returning to New York, the birthplace of break, for the primary time in 13 years, the competitors goals to pay tribute to the game’s heritage and invitations the worldwide group to have fun breaking’s roots whereas trying to its future.
RED BULL BC ONE U.S. CYPHER SCHEDULE
- East Cypher [Philadelphia, PA]: Saturday, July 23, Cherry Road Pier
- South Cypher [Austin, TX]: Saturday, August 6, ACL Reside
- Southeast Cypher [Orlando, FL]: Saturday, August 13, Celine Orlando
- Northeast Cypher [Boston, MA]: Saturday, August 20, The Sinclair
- Northwest Cypher [Seattle, WA]: Friday, August 26, Showbox SODO
- Nationwide Last [Los Angeles, CA]: Saturday, September 17, Eden Hollywood
- Camp [New York, NY]: Thursday, November 10 – Saturday, November 12, Capitale
- World Last [New York, NY] November 12, Hammerstein Ballroom
RED BULL BC ONE ALL STAR TOUR SCHEDULE
- Austin, TX: August 6 – 7
- New York Metropolis: August 10 – 11
- Philadelphia, PA August 12 – 13
- Orlando, FL: August 12 – 13
- Northeast/Collegiate All Star Tour Stops: August 18 – 20
- Chicago, IL: August 23
- Seattle, WA: August 25 -26
For extra details about particular person cyphers, exhibitions, workshops and tickets, take a look at the Purple Bull BC One web site, and be sure you comply with @RedBullBCOne on Instagram, Fb, YouTube and Twitter.