R16 Com­pete­tion

The Global Digest (English) - - Contents - By Staff Cor­re­spon­dent

South Korea based 2015 R16 Korea World Fi­nal held in Jangchung Gym­na­sium, Seoul City, South Korea, from Sep 12 to 13. Ap­prox­i­mately, 1000 peo­ple from around the world at­tended. Ac­cord­ing to PR Agency Snow­ball Communications, R16 KOREA WORLD FI­NAL is one of ma­jor B-boy fes­ti­val in the world.

R16 Korea is an an­nual global b-boy tour­na­ment and ur­ban arts cul­tural fes­ti­val. The main event fea­tures solo and crew b-boy bat­tles. Over twenty R16 Cham­pi­onships take place in nu­mer­ous coun­tries around the globe to de­ter­mine the com­peti­tors for the World Fi­nals, tak­ing place in Seoul, South Korea.

The week-long World Fi­nals fes­ti­val in­cludes graf­fiti artists, streetwear de­sign­ers, Hip Hop con­certs, pop­ping bat­tles, lock­ing bat­tles, other per­for­mances and mul­ti­me­dia ex­pe­ri­ences. Ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­nizer, the R16 World Fi­nal Cham­pi­onship is one of the most re­spectable sought-af­ter ti­tles in the street dance cul­ture. As a street dancer, hold­ing the R16 ti­tle opens up nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties world­wide. The first R16 took place in 2007 and the event has since en­com­passed all as­pects of ur­ban youth cul­tures; tak­ing the street move­ment to a higher level. Ur­ban Street Cul­ture, a global trend cre­ated by the young and rest­less from not al­ways the best en­vi­ron­ments, en­com­passes all gen­res from Hip Hop to skate­board­ing and other ex­treme sports to in­die and punk rock to an un­told many more youth cre­ated cul­tures. Ur­ban Street Cul­ture was once sim­ply clas­si­fied as “un­der­ground”- but now it is at the cut­ting edge of main­stream so­ci­ety.

Min­istry of Cul­ture, Sports and Tourism spon­sored R16 2015.

2015 Team Rus­sia com­peti­tors(be­low)

2015 Team Nether­land com­peti­tors(above)

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