The UK B-Boy Championships are proud to announce today that DanceXchange is the new official partner for the 2013 World Finals and beyond. In a groundbreaking move, the 2013 World Finals, which will be hosted by Crazy Legs of the legendary Rock Steady Crew NYC, will be held at the O2 Academy Birmingham. This new partnership is part of an ongoing two-year commitment to urban dance within the West Midlands, which will include a major project for International Dance Festival Birmingham, co-produced by DanceXchange. This unique culture continues to deliver massive global appeal and a real connection with today’s youth.
David Massingham, Artistic Director of DanceXchange said: “DanceXchange is immensely proud of Birmingham’s reputation as a global centre of dance and through all of our work, including International Dance Festival Birmingham, we strive to bring the best dance from across the world to the city. As the premiere showcase of the most extraordinary talent in urban dance, The UK B-Boy Championships was a natural partner for us and we are looking forward to working with Hooch and the team to create a spectacular event at the O2 in September”
DJ Hooch, Founder and Director of the UK B-Boy Championships commented: “As the World’s premier urban dance competition, the B-Boy Championships has always broken new ground. Building a strong relationship with DanceXchange will allow us to develop the Championships in fresh new ways. We are really excited about this new move and having Birmingham as the new host city of this incredible dance spectacle!”
The new partnership with DanceXchange will also facilitate a broader programme across both days, including workshops for the general public along with the addition of the National Crew Championships for Great Britain and Open International Qualifiers for the solo categories on Day 1.
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About the UK B-Boy Championships:
Founded in 1996 by DJ Hooch, the UK B-Boy Championships is one of the world’s greatest annual hip-hop events. Winners from a series of international eliminations travel from all corners of the globe to the UK to represent their country at one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions in the hip-hop calendar. The event features the best solo breakers, poppers, hip-hop dancers and b-boy crews from across the globe. It also plays host to some of the most exciting hip-hop music artists to visit the UK.
Each year 5000 fans flock to witness the incredible high-energy action as the dancers go head-to-head, battling it out for the coveted World Titles.
DanceXchange (dx) is a power house of dance with excellence, innovation, education and inclusion at its heart – and, together with Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet, is part of the largest dance partnership in Britain. dx takes the best British dance to a worldwide stage, and brings outstanding talent from across the world to Birmingham. dx also engages people from all backgrounds in healthy dance activity, and nurtures gifted young people to help shape the dance artists of the future. DanceXchange co-produces the biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham, the UK’s biggest international dance festival.
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