When Red Bull advertised for Oman’s finest B-Boys to come forward and display their finest power moves it was always going to be an event filled with talent. The term “B-Boy” comes from “Break-Boy” and refers to what is most commonly known as a Break Dancer but don’t call them that to their face 😉 They are much cooler than that..
I won’t pretend to know alot about B-Boy’ing as it is wayyyy more technical than I understand but even with my untrained eye I can see how talented and strong these guys are to bend and hold their bodies in unnatural positions. These guys have skills!
The event was held at the beautiful Bait Al Zubair museum in Muttrah. The location was fantastic with seating surrounding the stage & spectators even enjoying the eagle eye view from the above balconies.
2012 Winner B-Boy Dark attempting to retain his title
After a wide selection of incredible performances with high-energy moves, fast footwork and cutting-edge styles by the best B-Boys in the country,
Abdullah Suleiman Abdullah Al Rawahi, was crowned the winner of the sensational showdown.
The self-taught Omani B-Boy, also known as B-Boy Engine, is now preparing to represent the Sultanate in the regional qualifier in Egypt later this year, in the hope of breaking into the Red Bull BC One World Final, which will be held in Seoul Korea.
B-Boying for the past 12 years on the streets of Oman, B-Boy Engine is self-taught and says he enjoys the feeling he get performing on stage and feeling the energy of the crowd.
Practicing every day, he has developed a good flow with a mixed style combining a variety of maneuvers and tricks including slides and intricate footwork.
B-Boy Junior, look at the strength in that pose!
One of my favourites, B-Boy Kilwa working the crowd
The Oman qualifier was the first of 14 Middle Eastern & African stops in preparation for the Regional Finals.
Good luck to Oman’s B-Boy Engine at the regional qualifier in Egypt later this year and hopefully beyond that!