I was invited to Dance@Live World Cup 2013 held at Avalon at Marina Bay Sands which I blogged about previously.
Bf came along as my +1 as we are both avid fans of dancing!
The performance was indeed spectacular with 3 different dance categories enrolled for the dance competition – Hiphop, Breakdance and Freestyle!
Pulses raced real hard when everyone was waiting for the judges’ verdict, especially when the fight was a tough one, between 2 awesome dancers. Nevertheless, I really do admire all the participants for braving their souls and following their dreams, and most of them even flew over the Sg just to participate in this dance competition as Dance@Live World Cup competes on an international basis!
Showcasing some of their sponsors…
The crowd and the DJ arena 🙂
Honestly, bf and I did felt somewhat out of place because the crowd comprises of much younger ppl! And they were already warming up and getting the feel before the competition started!
Some of STEEZ products by Pioneer as mentioned previously here 🙂
And then because we had our passes to access all areas, we headed to level 2 to have a better view of the whole event 🙂
It was definitely tiring!!! Imagine having to stand throughout from 4-8.30pm!!!
Judges sat behind them to have a full clear view of the dance movements.
Competition was fierce and the fight was tough, but participants were professional by keeping it on a friendly note.
This was the Hip-Hop style.
Most of the competition sessions were extremely entertaining, thrilling and humorous as participants taunt each other in a light-hearted way.
There also a few guest performances by Basic 5, Time Machine and Beat Buddy Boi (No pictures, only managed to film a video)
15 year old, Karina’s debut.
Besides the breathtaking moments by the participants, this was another highly impressive dance performance. Time Machine, they are really good at what they do best! Definitely a jaw-dropping sensation!
The picture below depicts the moment when the ‘surgeons’ points at a particular ‘patient’ and he/she would have to jump up not by using any support, but just by laying down flat on the surface ground.
Totally impressive! THUMBS UP! 😀
Semi-finals for Break dance.
It was difficult to capture a clear shot as they were moving really fast. That was also the reason for the videos below.
You could see how the judges were paying full attention to the dance movements and techniques, and when the competition was really stiff between 2 awesome dancers especially during the finals, it was really a tough time for them in making their decisions.
And during the night falls came the semi finals as well as finals for the different categories of dance.
Winners for each category :
Break: Morris from USA ( Winner for the Wild Card BBoy Battle on 29 June at Far East Square)
Hip Hop: Carlos from Italy
Freestyle: Ibuki from Japan
Do watch this video on Dance@Live by 987TV at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUuLip80hZM
And because pictures definitely don’t do justice to these awesome performances, I decided to just film them down (till my camera’s battery went flat -.-)
But I’m having some problems uploading them onto YouTube, argh.
I will keep you guys updated when they are done 🙂
Thanks for reading! 😀