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Published on Jun 17, 2010


To celebrate the world-wide release of the film Turn It Loose, 16 of the world's greatest Hip Hop dancers were reunited in Paris yesterday. Amongst them were the protagonists: Lilou, Ronnie, Roxrite, Hong 10, Taisuke and Ben-J.

Workshops of a high level were held throughout the whole afternoon and thirty young B-Boys had the opportunity to discover new moves and learn from the champions' talents. The Frenchman Lilou started off the first workshop under the blazing sun at 2 pm. B-Boys from near and far listened carefully to his advice as he taught them steps and gave them tips in front of an impressed public and journalists from all around the world. The youngsters caught on quickly and worked on their footwork, freezes and powermoves, loving the performance and the challenge. After four hours of learning about technique and style from these Hip Hop champions, their enthusiasm was evidential. "It's such a sensational experience!" smiled Dylan, an eighteen-year-old dancer who came from Le Mans especially for the workshops. "These B-Boys have always been an inspiration to me," he adds, "they are real champions, they are to B-Boying what Zidane is to football! I have been studying their styles for years, and now they are explaining it to us personally!"

The B-Boys enjoyed the experience too. To them, sharing is fundamental: "We have to pass down the flame. B-Boying is a dance in constant evolution. The guys taking part in these workshops already have a good level, in a few years they will be taking our place." explains the Korean Hong 10.

Roxrite decided to go through the basics with his "students." "I don't want to teach them any choreography in particular; I want to talk about approach, concentration, and the basics. These things allow the dancers to connect with themselves, with their movements. The aim is not for them to dance like me, but to dance like themselves, to find their own style!" Alastair Siddons, director of the film Turn It Loose, was amused by the workshops: "Roxrite's attitude sums up what I wished to show in my movie about technique. The film takes place inside the B-Boys: the silence of the body, the extreme concentration, the stamina."

Somewhere between dance movie and documentary, Turn It Loose captures the B-Boys' performances but also tells a story: six B-Boys from Africa, America or Asia, all united at the Red Bull BC One, an international one-on-one B-Boy competition. "It's not only a film about the B-Boys, it's a film about the Boys," explains the director. "They are not only dancers but people, concentrated and determined. These are things I tried to capture in my production by following them in their day-to-day life and watching their training." From daily life to intense training, winning, losing and self-questioning, Turn It Loose reveals the essence of breaking: determination. "That's what I noticed the most when I watched the film" explains the Japanese B-Boy Taisuke. "This film shows how we live, the conditions under which we grow and develop our art."

As the sun set on the Seine, champions and amateurs made their last moves as the nearby cinema MK2 cinema opened its doors for the movie's world premiere. After 97 minutes of emotion, the curtain fell to standing ovations in honor of the film-stars, some of which recently joined the Red Bull All Stars, a crew of the very best Red Bull BC One participants. On his way out, Lilou, who will be present during the film tour around France, confirmed the film's meaning: "The main thing in this film is that things go beyond the battles. Breaking is not acrobatics or circus tricks. Behind the moves, behind the glory, there are lives and stories to tell. That's the key message." The 2010 Red Bull BC One edition will take place in Tokyo on November 27.


Source: http://www.redbullbcone.com/blog/turn...


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