NEW YORK — Breakdancing was born on the streets of New York City more than 40 years ago and has since grown into an international phenomenon.
It’s also set to become an Olympic sport at the 2024 Paris Games and competitions are making a major post-pandemic comeback.
Breakdancers Fabiano Carvalho Lopes, also known as “Neguin,” and Victor Montalvo joined the PIX11 Morning News to showcase their moves ahead of one of the largest breakdancing competitions in the world, the Red Bull BC One.
Regional qualifiers will be held in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Houston. The first Red Bull BC One Cypher kicks off in New York City on July 24.
The national Red Bull BC One competition will be held in Orlando, Florida from Aug. 20-22.
The Red Bull BC One World Final takes place in Gdańsk, Poland, on November 5 – 6.
RED BULL BC ONE U.S. SCHEDULE
- New York City Cypher @ 350 Grand Street: Saturday, July 24
- Los Angeles City Cypher @ Avalon Hollywood: Saturday, July 31
- Boston City Cypher @ Big Night Live: Saturday, August 7
- Houston City Cypher @ Warehouse Live: Friday & Saturday, August 13-14
- Orlando Red Bull BC One Camp and National Final @ Ace Cafe: Thursday-Sunday, August 20-22