STREET DANCE COMPETITION WILL OFFER NEW BATTLE CONCEPT

The Red Bull Dance Your Style, will see Malta’s best 16 street dancers from all street dance disciplines on the island compete at Triton Fountain. It pioneers a new battle concept with the emphasis on bringing people together in the celebration of dance, music and performance.

Above judging on the more technical aspects of a style, the Red Bull Dance Your Style is about performance and dancer showmanship first, and about recreating the social, party atmosphere and vibe that all the street dance styles were derived from.

The dancers (Mark Scerri, Dave Duong, IJ Altriki, Leonel Viloria Aquino, Rebecca Millo, Pitre Marius, Cheryl Lofreda, Christian Cali, Mariah Cutajar, Zeo James, Lawrence Mifsud, B Boy Nadeer, Antonio Whyte, Martina Borg and Luke Mizzi) will compete in battle 1 vs. 1 in an improvised setting and will be voted according to style, creativity and rhythm. Audiences will get to see breaking, hip-hop, popping, house, locking and other street dance styles.

DJs at the event will be spinning well-known commercial tracks for each round, randomly selecting different genres to test the dancer’s ability to perform and adapt their dance styles to the rhythm of the beat. This means that competitors will have to be ready to get down to anything, from funk to pop music, rap to garage, old school classics to new, recent chart hits, and other genres of popular music.

The public will also play an important role in the outcome of each battle, as the Red Bull Dance Your Style won’t have a panel of dancers judging and voting for a winner, unlike most street dance competitions. Instead, the winner of each battle will be decided on a crowd vote. By allowing the crowd to be the judges, dancers will be free to really express their personality and character, as in the end the dancer who wins will be the one who can win over the crowd with their performance and individuality.

Further information about the event is on the Facebook event page.