Red Bull BC One – the world’s most prestigious one-on-one breaking competition – is back in India for its fifth consecutive year in the country. As the action from the regional rounds comes to an end, 20 of the best breakers in the country will now battle at the Red Bull BC One Cypher India, to be held at Bandra Amphitheatre in Mumbai on 13th April, for the coveted title of Red Bull BC One India Champion.
For the first time ever in India, there will be two Red Bull BC One India Champions, as a B-Girl cypher will also be held. 16 of the top B-Boys from around the country will compete for the title in the B-Boys category, while four of the top B-Girls will compete for the first ever B-Girl title. The battles will be judged by Red Bull BC One All Star Ronnie and star breakers B-Boy Luigi and B-Girl Narumi. Winners from both categories will go on to compete at their respective Last Chance Cyphers, which will be held at the Red Bull BC One World Final in Mumbai in November.
Here’s a list of the B-Boys that qualified for Cypher India
- B-Boy Burst (Prince Paswan from Kolkata)
- B-Boy True1 (Raj Shaw from Kolkata)
- B-Boy Nishant from Kolkata
- B-Boy Demon (Deepak Rawat from Delhi)
- B-Boy Jin (Vivek Nainwal from Delhi)
- B-Boy Ruin (David Chowdhary from Delhi)
- B-Boy Antique (Ankit Kushwa from Jalandhar)
- B-Boy Shane (Shane Mendes from Bengaluru)
- B-Boy Shawn (Shawn Mendes from Bengaluru)
- B-Boy Black (Thiyagu Boopalan from Chennai)
- B-Boy Crazy BR8 (Suryadharshan BG from Chennai )
- B-Boy Sohail from Mumbai
- B-Boy Wildchild (Eeshwar Tiwari from Mumbai)
- B-Boy Soul Sonic (Shailesh Agre from Mumbai)
- B-Boy Tornado (Ramesh Yadav from Mumbai)
- B-Boy BFab (Shahrukh Khan from Mumbai)
Here’s a list of the B-Girls that qualified for Cypher India
- B-Girl Jo (Joanna Rodrigues from Bengaluru)
- B-Girl Mgk (Mugdha from Mumbai)
- B-Girl FloRaw (Deepa from Mumbai)
- B-Girl Shivani from Delhi
36 hours of non-stop breaking
As four Red Bull BC One country cyphers will be held on the same weekend around the world – in India, Poland, UK and Austria – fans will have the opportunity to watch all cyphers and a whole lot more breaking action non-stop for 36 hours on Red Bull TV and YouTube. The broadcast will include all the action from the cyphers, as well as interviews with breaking legends, some of the most incredible moments from the history of Red Bull BC One and some of the finest battles of the year so far. The action begins at 6.30pm IST.
Below are the best photos from the East Zone Cypher
Here are glimpses of the North Zone Cypher
Check out the action from the South Zone Cypher
These are the best photos from the West Zone Cypher
About Red Bull BC One
Red Bull BC One is the most prestigious one-on-one breaking competition in the world. Every year, thousands of dancers across the globe vie for a chance to represent their country at the World Final. Sixteen breakers earn the right to enter into an all-out battle on the Red Bull BC One stage, but only one can be crowned the champion.
Red Bull BC One has had an exciting journey in India since the first-ever edition in 2015 when breakers from around the country travelled to Mumbai. B-boy Flying Machine had been crowned the first Red Bull BC One India Champion. He has grown as a strong competitor in the international breaking scene, even getting personal tutoring from some of the best breakers in the world as he made his way to the Red Bull BC One 2018 Last Chance Cypher.