The hype continues to build as the clock ticks towards the moment we've all been waiting for; the Last Chance Cypher, Red Bull's first ever B-Girl World Final, and of course 2018's monumental Red Bull BC One World Final.
But that's not all that's going down. Over at Komplex 457, outside Hallenstadion and between the battles there's classes, dope panel discussions and blazing after parties you can't afford to miss.
We run down our pick of the best!
Red Bull BC One Opening Party
Kick the weekend off with Zurich's finest hip-hop hosts from 'Your Favourite BBoy Show'- DJ OB One and The Godfather. Both legends on the Swiss club scene, respected B-Boys and ambitious record collectors - whether it's pure hip-hop, soul, funk and trap there is nothing off limits on the dancefloor when these two get together.
The Rise of the B-Girl // Panel Discussion
Friday 16:30-17:45 pm
Celebrate and educate yourself on the incalculable rise of the B-Girls in this panel discussion that breaks down who's made the biggest waves in the scene, the B-Girls who are driving it now, and who deserves respect for laying the foundations.
Femme Fatale // Animation, Popping, Waacking Class
"They use their femininity as a strength, their technique as a weapon, and their passion as a power."
Join fierce LA-based trio and Red Bull BC One side act Femme Fatale! As dancers Marie Poppins, Lily Frias and Dassy Lee get set to flex their finesse and share their skills in popping, animation, robot and musicality with a ferocious feminine touch for one class only. All while mixing their diverse cultural backgrounds and unique individual styles to show you a hint at what makes them one of the most powerful female collectives.
Red Bull BC One World Final Draw
Find out the B-Boy battle pairs that will compete in the first round of the world final. Then show off to your mates and snap a pic of yourself doing a headspin at the top of the Swiss Alps, or hit up the 'Hip Hop Market' and get your hands on the freshest BC One merchandise (for the first time ever) before it's too late. Happening daily at the Culture Market at Komplex 457 from 10:30 am!
Red Bull BC One Warm Up Party
Hit the club with the winners of the 'Break Down the House' 2x2 battle and your favourite house dancers Kapela and Frankwa, B-Girl/DJ T-Sia, and Red Bull BC One All Star Neguin. These pros prove they can not only master the dance floor but also the decks when it comes to house, so this is one you don't wanna miss!
Performativity // Storm & Neguin Class
Level up with two of the best performers in the game! First with prolific hip-hop ambassador Storm, whose style has not only heavily influenced the way breaking and funk styles look in Europe today, but has pushed boundaries fusing digital projections and theatre in his choreography.
Then second with Brazilian BC One champion Neguin. A true innovator of blending capoeira and breaking, he's still one of the strongest and most outstanding showmen. Finely tuned into his senses there's no better teacher to learn musicality, timing and dynamics, power moves, unique interpretation and the power of flow.
House Meets Top Rock // Kapela & Ynot Class
Saturday 16:15 -17:45
Internationally recognised multi-talents Kapela and Ynot give a masterclass on exactly what it is they do best. Kapela as one of the most respected house dancers and Ynot as one of most greatly hyped top rockers, both ridiculously skilled at swerving over into each other styles and beyond. Dancers at the top of their game, and only just getting started! Get to this one early to hold down a spot!
The Cost of Success, Awareness and Responsibility // Panel Discussion
Grab a seat at a round table talk with Storm and UK DJ Renegade as they break down and share their biggest life lessons, professional advice and views on the future of breaking.
Hot Spot Switzerland // Panel Discussion
Go back to the place where Red Bull BC One began and take a journey through the roots of Swiss B-Boying history and its influence on the European scene. From the earliest pioneers to the B-Boy's who shaped the scene long before.
Red Bull BC One World Final After Party
Party with the champions and stars of Red Bull BC One fresh out of battle, then throw down your own moves at the official World Final After Party. International stars DJ FLEG and DJ Ake alongside Swiss floor-fillers DJ OB ONE, $tone, Swissivory and many more will be there to hit the decks and spin the tracks that will keep you moving til dawn.
Get your tickets before it's too late!
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(written by Tracy Kawalik)