Fri, Aug 25|
The Fillmore + Brooklyn Bowl
Red Bull BC One August 25 + 26 Philadelphia (Battles, Workshops, Panel, Afterparty + more)
A multi day BREK CON celebrating HIP-HOP's 50TH with workshops, panels, battles, exhibition battles and documentary screening
Time & Location
Aug 25, 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM
The Fillmore + Brooklyn Bowl, 29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA
About the event
MAIN EVENT 8/26 7PM - 2AM at The Fillmore
The world’s most prestigious 1v1 breaking competition is back in Philadelphia to celebrate our city’s break culture and crown our B-Boy and B-Girl winners. This year’s winner of the national finals will get a chance to represent the country at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The iconic tennis grounds will be transformed into the biggest international breaking stage on October 21, where the world's best B-boys and B-girls will take breaking to new heights. The National Finals will be hosted by Steve Believe and MyVerse of Wild’N’Out, plus DJ Fleg and the legendary Skeme Richards will be our DJs for the cypher. Burgeoning Hip Hop group Coast Contra will be performing along with more special guests to be announced.
FULL 2 DAY PROGRAMMING
FRIDAY SCHEDULE: AUGUST 25
1. Battle: Bonnie & Clyde - 2v2 Seven to Smoke Battle Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM ET | Location: The Fillmore Philadelphia - MAIN ROOM Duos consisting of one B-boy & one B-Girl team together to battle for supremacy. Hosted by Wicket. Judges: Ronnie, B-Girl Kastet and Viazeen. DJ Felix. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 2. Battle: Breaking Royale Concept Battle Time: 5:30PM – 8:00PM ET | FILLMORE MAIN ROOM A unique breaking battle concept where your teammates can become your opponent. 8v8 becomes a 4v4, then a 2v2 and then the battle ends off as a 1v1! Hosted by Ivan & Wicket. Judges: Roxrite, Menno and Beta. DJ Fleg *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 3. Battle: 2v2 Pros 2 Proteges Battle – Top 8 (Invitation Only) Time: 8:30PM - 10:30PM ET | Location: The Fillmore Philadelphia Main Room. Seasoned veterans and their proteges merge their skills to face off against other mentor-mentee pairs in a 2 vs 2 breaking battle concept created by Asia 1. The mentors and mentees will demonstrate their strong connections formed through a shared love for breaking. Hosted by Asia 1 & Wicket. Judges: Flea Rock, El Niño and B-Girl Kastet. DJ Felix *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 4. Workshop: House Workshop with Kosi Time: 3:00PM – 4:30PM ET | Location: Brooklyn Bowl Kosi's house dance class delves into the realm of musicality, equipping dancers with valuable tools to enhance their comprehension and application of music, fostering a deeper understanding and practice of listening and interpreting. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 5. Workshop: Hip Hop Workshop with Buddah Stretch of Elite Force & Mop Top Time: 5:00PM – 6:30PM ET| Location: Brooklyn Bowl The Art of Hip Hop! Teaching movements through math, techniques, timing, and attenuation. The language of dance shared in social settings is the original social network. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 6. Workshop: Breaking with B-boy Flea Rock from Skill Methodz Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM ET | Location: Brooklyn Bowl Mastering the art of Breaking foundation with Flea Rock. Returning to the basics to excel in your dance by elevating in the essential vocabulary of Breaking. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 7. Couch Session: Pride in BREAK Time: 5:00PM – 6:30PM ET | Location: The Fillmore – FOUNDRY Couch Session: Pride in Break brings together B-Girl Rascal Randi, Beta, B-Boy Dosu, Wicket, and more LGBTQ community members for a discussion surrounding the vibrant celebration of diversity and talent in the world of Break. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE: AUGUST 26TH
1. Battle: Mixed-Style 2v2 Competition Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM ET | Location: The Fillmore– Main Room. The ultimate clash of styles in the 2v2 mixed all style battle! Duos must consist of two dancers, each bringing a distinct style (e.g., Krumper + Popper). Secure your spot among the 30 duo slots and prepare for showcases in prelims, followed by intense top 8 battles with 1 commando/routine round (per battle). Judges: Buddah Stretch, Breeze Lee, and Kosi. DJ Rebel Foster *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 2. Workshop/Battle: Footworkerz Time: 3:00PM – 6:30PM ET | Location: The Fillmore Philadelphia – Main Room. The Footworkerz Concept is about to understand what footwork means into the breaking scene. More than to add vocabulary to all the participants, it’s a tool for dancers, about how to use connection between moves, to make footworks great and connected with the music, to learn and enjoy in the cypher. The Footwokerz 2023 edition includes workshop, QnA, and competition. Hosted by: Wicket DJ: Felix & DJ Yak. Judges: Jey, Alieness and Born, *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 3. Workshop: Breaking Battle Skills with B-boy Menno Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM ET | Location: Brooklyn Bowl Breaking workshop with B-boy Menno, delving into the art of flow, floor work, and seamless transitions. The smooth approach to Breaking. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 4. Creators Workshop with Stance Element Lead Dan Zhu Time: 2:30PM – 4:00PM ET | Location: Brooklyn Bowl Master the art of filming, keyframing, subject framing, FPS, video quality, and format for various platforms like IG, YouTube, and Facebook while learning the best upload times with Stance Elements. Plus, discover valuable insights to kickstart your channel. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 5. Workshop: Popping Workshop with Breeze Lee Time: 4:30PM – 6:00PM ET | Location: Brooklyn Bowl Breeze Lee’s popping workshop hones freestyle skills by emphasizing popping drills, including arm angles, footwork, and body placement, while fostering mastery of transitions and boosting stamina. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 6. Couch Session: The Philly-NYC Hip-Hop Legend Connection Time: 1:30PM –3:00PM ET | Location: The Fillmore – FOUNDRY A panel discussion exploring Philly's Hip Hop History and its impact on the global Hip-Hop community, while bridging the NYC-Philly connection in a 50-year celebration of Hip Hop. *Note: Anyone 16 to 18-years-old requires parent /guardian permission. 7. Red Bull BC One Official After-party Event Date: Saturday, August 26th Time: 11:00PM – 2:00AM ET Location: The Fillmore– Main Room. The official Red Bull BC One USA National Final after party with Matthew Law and Rich Medina