Does it get any better than 16 breakdancers from around the globe, competing for the most prestigious b-boy title in one of the world’s most cultural and scenic cities? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – known for launching music and dance trends throughout the world – hosted the 9th edition of the Red Bull BC One World Championship.
The one-on-one contest pitted the best b-boys from five continents in a showdown for the ultimate title. There to witness the grand finale and give his expert opinion was b-boy Monsta, the reigning Australian BC One champion, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes, all-access pass to the BC One World Final. Whilst in Rio, Monsta pulls out some moves on Copacabana Beach, breaks in front of the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, learns the ancient art of capoeira, samples life in a favela and gets down with some samba girls!
A fast-paced, stylistic show, Rocking Rio will also recap the Australia and Asia-Pacific qualifying events, explain the roots and moves associated with breaking, hear from five-time BC One judge Storm on what it takes to win, plus we go one on one with the current world champion Roxrite. Cut to great beats and edgy cinematography, it’s a journey from Brisbane to Brazil as one of Australia’s hippest b-boys takes you into the inspirational world of b-boying.
Since its conception in 2004, Red Bull BC One has earned a reputation as the premiere one-on-one b-boy championship. From the first global competition held in Switzerland, the community has grown immensely alongside the resurgence of b-boying culture as a whole. This year celebrates the 10th edition of the and will be hosted by in Seoul, South Korea, home to the world’s most innovative b-boying today.
The 2012 edition of Red Bull BC One was held in Rio de Janeiro and saw 16 of the world’s best b-boys from five continents go head-to-head to unearth the ultimate champion. The one hour special follows reigning Australian BC One champion, b-boy Monsta for a behind-the-scenes look at the competition. He also explores the city, learning some capoeira, meets young locals in a favela and gets a taste of samba along the way.
Rocking Rio exclusive to GO! airs:
Saturday 23rd February at 17:30 (AEST)
Sunday 24th February at 14:00 (AEST)
Tuesday 26th February at 23:30 (AEST)