Planet Pop’N is an international 2vs2 dance battle focused on the street dance called ‘Popping’. It’s an event organized by Delphine ‘Deydey’ Nguyen from France and Jing ‘Juice’ Wang from the The Netherlands. Their mission is to create a platform to unite poppers from all around the globe and to provide a stage for them to showcase this art form for a wider audience. The first edition of Planet Pop’N will take place during EMOVES.
The event will have a day and night program. During the day program the qualification takes place, using a special selection method that values the authentic characteristics of the popping culture. During the night program, all qualifiers and battle guests will face one another through a top16 knock-out tournament. With a panel of three prestigious judges, each famous for their own individual style, one duo will be chosen as the winners of this competition.
There will be a total prize money of 3800€ when they reach Top 8 as a duo:
Top 8: € 200 for the 4 losing duos
Top 4: € 300 for the 2 losing duos
Top 2: € 400 for the losing finalist
Winning duo gets € 2000
– Greenteck & Monsta Pop from Montréal
– Kid Boogie & Slim Boogie from Los Angeles
– Sonya & Scalp from Paris
– Shaquille & Synthazoid from Rotterdam
– Michael & Fonky Ninja from Eindhoven/Maastricht
You can register here for all the Planet Pop’N battles!
Popping is a street dance and one of the original funk styles that came from California during the late 1960s and 1970s. It’s a very illusionary form of dance based on the technique of contracting and relaxing of the muscles in the body of a dancer. The dance has highly technical characteristics and can be very energetic in expression with many sub-styles such as robot, animation, tutting, toyman, ticking, hitting, waving, boogaloo, strutting, scarecrow, puppet, crazy legs, miming, snaking, cobra etc.
Strijp-S, Klokgebouw Hal D + C
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