Singapore – Radikal Forze Jam 2015
Alright, it’s been a week I landed in Singapore with my friends and australian dance family. Three crews (Common Ground, Team Cream, Skill@Will) were ready to represent Australia in bboying on this international comp in Singapore and pumped to get new exps, share their?unique dance, expression and passion.
100+ registered set up a thought in my mind, there’s gonna be a few hungry dancers around. My thoughts came real. Asia, Malaysia, Europe, USA, Oceania. Crews from all around the world were ready to battle and fight for nothing else than RESPECT.?Welcoming smiles, friendly people, no cops and crime anywhere nearby. Just positive vibes, thousands of people and music waiting to be heard.
Outdoor setup with RB-BC-One stage, DJ and graffiti, ?indoor hall accommodating freshest merchandise, solid space to dance and massive stage for hosts and judges. I feel like back in europe, where those jams are not so rare thanks to closer distances and much larger dance scene.
We set off to battles, first round repping Common Ground with Monster, Akon and Spencer, against my dearest Skill@Will. Ridiculous to fly 7 hours and battle your neighbours. Duckee as a one man judge, looking only for top 5 out of 35+ crews. Hard job to judge, hard job to get through. We didn’t and will have to attack harder next year. What matters more is the fact, that the pressure from battling disappeared right after battle and it set the freedom for cyphering.
bgirl Loca (swiss) battling one dude for more than 10+ rounds inspired me so much that I set the cypher with Steve, continued with Jamit and did not stop for 2 hours :D. That was the best feeling I had recently when dancing. Total freedom, no one is judging, I am flying in toprocking, I am feeling free, I am loving it. While encouraging others, I am finding my own weaknesses. Footwork, back rocks and basically anything down. I find myself rushing there, not feeling comfortable. This is the area I can grow now the most.
Top 16 did their job well. Few battles were mad, both in a way of tricking as well as energy and passion expressed on the floor. I actually enjoy all style battle seven2smoke more than bboy battle. Sammy black entertained me so well, I gave him props later on.
Sunday turned into HANCAI. Meaning of this word is now very clear to me. Thousand of dancers going mad, getting wild and crazy, getting back to childhoods, when “no-one is watching”. Beach, pool, concrete, tiny cyphers, ball game, gladiator fights, flying, spinning, jumping, fighting, whatever you can think of, it happened.
One thing I missed though, was my crew. I want to represent next year with my fellow crew members and let them experience the fun I had this year.
Apart from the food on the plane and getting sick from air conditioning.
Radikal Forze Anniversary 2016 – I’ll see you there Felix.
note to mention bboys from Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, bboy Jax, Jamal, Loca, Brad, Steve, Erik (new gen cypher), Puzzle, Sonic, Mauritzio and many more..