High Performance Training: B-Boys Hit New Heights

A unique training project opens new creative outlets for the Red Bull BC One All Stars dance crew.
B-Boy All-Star Roxrite in Malaysia
B-Boy All-Star Roxrite in Malaysia © Geh Chee Minh/Red Bull Content Pool
By Kevin McAvoy

The Red Bull BC One All Stars is a hand-picked crew of internationally renowned B-Boys from all over the world. Recently, they traveled to Southern California to take part in a one-of-a-kind performance training project.

Specially designed by the Red Bull High Performance program, the project went beyond physical training and challenged the B-Boys to expand their creative approaches to everything they do.

As you can see in the video above, the crew includes Lilou (France), Neguin (Brazil), Cico (Italy), Taisuke (Japan), RoxRite (USA), Pelézinho (Brazil), and Lil G (Venezuela). 

Their week kicked off with a ropes course -- not the expected environment for a group that's more familiar with windmills and 180s. Physical testing in the gym followed, along with nutritional consults and workout and recovery tips led by experts, including staff from DISC Sports & Spine Center, to help the All Stars stay strong and healthy throughout their hectic travel and performance schedules.

As with previous High Performance projects with the BC One All Stars, Red Bull High Performance threw other Red Bull athletes into the mix to increase creative exploration across disciplines.

Three BMX flatland riders -- Jorge ‘Viki’ Gomez (Spain), Yohei ‘Ucchie’ Uchino (Japan) and Terry Adams (USA) were brought in to collaboratively choreograph the performance, resulting in a one-of-a-kind bike vs. B-boy battle performance.

No big deal, right? Well, they were told they would be putting it on in conjunction with a Cirque du Soleil Totem performance -- and they only had five hours to get it together.

Everyone was challenged to help choreograph and learn his moves, working together to create one cohesive performance. Both the All Stars and the BMX riders left with a new perspective on their own disciplines, as well as an expanded understanding of their creative potential.



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