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An unchoriographed competition brought in extraordinarily talented dancers to Big Easy and BOSSIP had to witness.
New Orleans was the host city of the #RedBullDanceYourStyle National Final USA and after rounds of all-style street dance competitions, David won the ‘The Crown’ stall. As previously reported, The Crown has reached the top with its skills that have changed from locking to breaking and animation.
Now with this victory under his belt, Crown Red Bull Dance Your Style will represent the United States in the World Final.
Before seeing the Crown win, BOSSIP participated in a number of events that summed up New Orleans.
Here’s a taste of the bio-blessings we’ve enjoyed through #RedBullDanceYourStyle.
#RedBullDanceYourStyle pre-qualifier in the House of Blues.
The weekend started with a heated pre-final qualifier at the House of Blues New Orleans on Saturday, May 21. We have seen semi-finalists from Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Washington DC, Oakland and Atlanta compete for a spot on the final competition with a roster of world-class dancers in head-to-head, bracket-style tournaments.
At one point, dancer Nick Fury, originally from New Orleans but an expert at Memphis Zukin, came up with a boombox to compete, and he wowed the crowd with his moves.
An obvious standout, we chatted with Fury about all the dancing.
Nick Fury speaks on the New Orleans dance scene
Before the final, Fury reflected to BOSSIP about the misconceptions surrounding the dance scene in his hometown.
“They don’t know anything about the dancers,” said Fury, who further suggested that we try tasty on Louisiana’s shores for some of his favorite foods. “But I’m glad I got the chance to show them that we have dancers in town. I have so many different ingredients [dance] The styles that I know and have chosen together though I feel but when it comes to me my base style is especially Memphis Jukin.
It’s a beautiful style, “he added. “It’s very elegant and smooth.”
He also talks about the happiness that dance gives him. Like other dancers in the #RedBullDanceYourStyle National Finals, Fury tells BOSSIP that he feels the absolute #BlackBoyJoy when he performs.
“It protects me from doing other things. It’s like therapy to me. I use batting like therapy,” Fury said. “I can do what I really want, I can express how I feel, and there’s nothing you can do about it – just sit and listen, and you have to understand.”
She also shared how she spread the joy of her dance, especially in Crescent City. Fury who is part of the BraveHearts Dance Crew, attended the funeral tribute and the traditional NOLA second line. Fury says he has seen his influence on mourners’ moods at such uncomfortable events.
“I remember paying tribute to people when they passed and if they had a certain kind of song [that they liked] I know how to connect with the mother or the family through that song, “said Fury. “And when I see the emotion and tears on their faces – that puts me at play with them and I can take it to another level.”
Exclusive #RedBullDanceYourStyle New Orleans Event
Over the weekend, BOSSIP participated in a specially curated experience. We took part in a cooking class with fellow journalists and dance influencers, an exclusive dance class and explored the inspiring artwork that captures the city’s multistory history and eclectic atmosphere.
Cooking class at Nola Testing Room
Participants in the #RedBullDanceYourStyle event enjoyed a cooking class in the testing room. Eclectic wine and cocktail bars offer a kind of experience that includes traditional ghost stories, and a crayfish race before we eat mouthwatering mac and cheese roux and other nola food.
“Bounce with Tamika” at Passion Dance Center
Tamika, director of Passion Dance Center, hosted a New Orleans bounce dance tutorial for the jet crew. The talented Terpisicorian, the dance manager of Big Frieda, taught a choreographed lesson and showed the crew how to perform NOLA dance moves like Beanie Wayne and Rock the Boat.
“From the Studio” Art Exploration
BOSSIP had the opportunity to visit Studio B, the visual warehouse, and the work house of local artist, Brandon “Bimaik” Odams.
The 35,000-square-foot space highlights Bmike’s “Ephemeral Eternal” collection, which depicts the stories of revolutionaries, heroes, and everyday New Orleans. The stunning pieces were initially spray-painted and demonstrated the vitality of Bmike’s work.
Sidecar Dance Party
In addition to exploring the cultural side of NOLA, we were treated to a dance party at our Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar.
The band enjoyed a DJ and danced with TikTok superstars like itLittleDurag @joshkillacky and “Aye Bay Bay” dancers @yvngflick @ jubi2fye and @ rony_boyy who enchanted the crowd with their moves.
Although #RedBullDanceYourStyle USA is over, much more remains to be done.
The Crown will compete in the #RedBullDanceYourStyle World Final
The national champion Crown will compete in the #RedBullDanceYourStyle Word final on December 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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