September 29, Zurich hosted the world finals of the most famous and prestigious breakdancing championship RedBull BC ONE.
Traditionally, there are 16 bboy taking part in BC ONE, some of which are specially selected, and the other part receives a special invitation from the organizers without selection. It was such a special invitation to the Ukrainian, b-boy UZEE ROCK.
VLADEE asked UZEE ROCK a few questions about BC ONE.
VLADEE: “For you personally, participation in BC ONE was a dream that you had been making for a long time, or did not you even expect it?”
UZEE ROCK: “To say that this is my dream with certainty I can not say, well, since it came true, it means somewhere on the subconscious level, deeply deep, somewhere in the far box was this dream, probably this visualization was based on the time when I was just beginning to learn breaks when I watched the first events of BC ONE, and honestly admired them. I liked 2004, 2005, 2006, especially remembered the one that was held in New York. Each of those participants of BC ONE were for me an example, teachers. I have learned this from experience anything, calmly accepted this event ”
VLADEE: “How did you prepare for the battles? Normal mode or some special training?”
UZEE ROCK: “The usual mode of life, I have been training since 2001, I participate in the championships, I play for the audience, I dance for my pleasure until 2018. For this whole period of time, I stopped physically dancing just a couple of long periods related to my health. I always travel a lot, I travel a lot, I’m inspired by nature and people, forms and styles. It all this influenced my form on BC ONE. How to prepare specifically for this championship? Very lightly, did not strain myself to the full, tried to do everything competently, in a balanced way, without stress for the organism, the primary goal was not to injure your body ”
VLADEE: “Is it harder to dance on stage BC ONE than on other dance floors in the world?”
UZEE ROCK: “All participants were brought in a week before the championship, fed, entertained, not strained. In the hotel where we lived there was a dance floor for training, sauna, you could use the services of a massage therapist for free and round the clock. Various artists, dancers, musicians, journalists, organizers, cameramens, and various creative people came to visit me, which inspired me very much. Personally, I really wanted to dance after five days of waiting for the purpose of the visit .The dance floor at BC ONE is comfortable, the venue is decorated very professional, multicolored soffits, high-quality sound, show at the top level, who watched the broadcast will understand what I’m talking about, by the way, if you have not seen BC ONE 2018, I advise everyone to watch it, for me it’s the best BC ONE I’ve been to. ”
VLADEE: “What atmosphere reigned among all the participants? Friendship or rivalry and each for himself?
UZEE ROCK: “It was very nice to look at everything from inside, to live the whole history of BC ONE, to get to know each participant more closely.” It was amicable, sometimes the smiles disappeared from the faces of the participants, but it was due to the concentration on the goals of each .In the finale there were tears, the girls were crying , Luigi also let out a tear, this dancer was the best for me that day, he touched my heart, a very good person, a real person. Prior to BC ONE, I was in Korea and trained at JINJO Studios. Vero very seriously prepared for BC ONE in Korea and Zurich. was built when I lost in the first round, the drama was at every turn, from my point of view this BC ONE had a fascinating plot.The battle of Kid Columbia and Lil Kev was presented as McGregor and Mayweather, which was very amusing for all. ”
VLADEE: “Can you say what are your 5 favorite festivals in the world?”
UZEE ROCK: “HOT FUNKY, BATTLE SCHOOL, BankaFanka, Summer Jam, V1, BBIC, BC ONE.”
VLADEE: “Are you satisfied with your performance at BC ONE?”
UZEE ROCK: “Yes, I repeat, the past experience allows us to treat everything calmly and with gratitude.” Thank you all for your support and your love, Thank God !!! ”
VLADEE: “You already know your travel calendar for next year, after all, most likely after BC ONE you will get many invites and offers from promoters worldwide?”
UZEE ROCK: “Next year Yalta Summer Jam 100%, also Ukrainian BC ONE CYPHER as a judge, our Motion Theater will be performing in Macau next year, next year I would like to visit Silverback.”
On the RedBull BC ONE UZEE ROCK went to 1/4 finals, beating the first round of Spanish B-Boy Chey. In the quarter finals, UZEE lost to the American B-Boy Victor. The winner of the championship was the B-Boy Lil Zoo from Morocco.
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