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R16 Korea: World BBoy Masters Championship

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

I'm not a dancer nor do I ever aspire to be one. However, I do love the art of dancing. Movies like Step Up and You Got Served are my guilty pleasures, so I was so excited to be able to see an actual dance competition in real life while teaching English in South Korea.

R16 Championships are held in various countries, hosting what's supposed to be 16 bboy crews from all over the world. This past weekend, it was held in Korea.

The competition was a three day event, each night hosting a different show. However, this competition was not limited to just dance. Graffiti artists were also able to show off their skills as well as few singer performances scattered throughout. 

The graffiti isn't too visible in this picture, but from what you can see, they were all drawn on the spot. 

I went to the last show on the last day of the event for the bboy crew and battle competition. Korea won the bboy crew competition (I think Belgium should have won) and Massive Monkeez from America won the battle competition.

Overall, it was an exciting event and it was really cool to see bboy crews from countries like Kazakhstan, Finland, Belgium, and many more competing in Seoul. Check out this link that I recorded of Massive Monkeez (USA) performing!

 

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Aeri Park has had a multicultural history taking her from Seoul to Buenos Aires to Atlanta and back again. She graduated Emory University in 2008 and wanted to experience the culture of the place she was born. Aeri arrived in Suwon in 2010 and is now enjoying her second year teaching in Korea for Chungdahm in Pyeongchon. So far she has most enjoyed the food, fashion, and never ending list of places to explore. Follow Aeri to see where she goes!

Tags: a year in Korea, events in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, bboy in korea, r16 competition in korea, competitions in korea, Weekend activities in Korea

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