The Calm Before the Storm

It's the calm before the storm. The hype and anticipation of tonight's Red Bull BC One Final pulsates through the buzzing crowd who is beginning to spill in. Meanwhile the heaviest hitters from the breaking world flex and stretch somewhere out of sight. Preparing for the battle they've trained all year for, and to electrify their crowd of roaring fans. All vying to stamp their place in Red Bull BC Ones history and become 2017's champion.

Ready to strike the stage , it's easy to forget that behind these B-Boys and B-Girls super skills and bold characters they're just people like the rest of us. People who chill in parks, snap pics of each other for their instagram stories, eat together, party together and get down.

Red Bull BC One Photographer Little Shao take's us on a journey through the moments leading up to tonight's main event. Behind his lense and behind the action.

Words Tracy Kawalik

Photos by Little Shao