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)