Braun BOTY finals in Montpellier

It’s the ultimate battle, the world championship of breakdancing, a contest that will pit 20 of the world’s top b-boy crews against each other for a chance to be crowned the best. It promises to be an epic night of b-boy dance action from the greatest performers in the world today. It is the Braun Battle of the Year Finals 2011, which take place in Montpellier, France on November 19 for the second year running. Prepare to be blown away by the action and excitement. Can’t make it? Don’t worry, we have reserved a front row seat for you. All you have to do is log onto the livestream on our Facebook fan page and you can watch the world’s greatest b-boying event! That‘s right, watch all the spectacular battles between the world’s best crews live and exclusive at www.facebook.com/battleoftheyear?sk=app_171271219634516

The finalists have battled hard just to get this far. Over the last six months a total of 35 qualifying rounds have taken place all over the world from the USA to Singapore, from Germany to Japan. From a starting list of 350 crews and 3,000 b-boys, just 20 crews have made it to the final. They will be psyched and ready to give the performance of their lives for a shot at the ultimate prize in b-boying.

Each crew has six minutes to perform a choreographed routine. The five judges will look at synchronicity, stage-presence, choreography and their choice of music. Four teams will then be selected for the battle finals before the tempo hits a new height for the 15 minute final. Here two crews will duke it out in front of a frenzied crowd of 12,000 b-boy fans.

The event will be hosted by DJs Mar and Lean Rock — both well-known for their spinning versatility — and the MCs Trix, Nasty, Maleek and Spax.

On top of the main event, there’ll be a series of gigs, workshops, 1vs1 performances, We B*Girlz Battles, lectures, parties, dance theatre shows and much more to make the Braun BOTY a killer all-round hip hop extravaganza!

The Braun BOTY finals will take place in Montpellier, France at the Park & Suites Arena on the November 19. Doors open at 16.30. Tickets cost €31.30.

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