What went down?
On the 20-22nd of August 2018 a group of dancers came together for the third install of Embrace the Hype. It had grown from a small dance competition featured as part of a larger festival (the Light of the World Festival in Logan, QLD) to now completely taking over the Redlands Performing Arts Centre. It began with three, full eight hour days of workshops taught by the 2017 Krump World Champion Sherwin "Baby Tighteyex" Salonga and Anton "Slam" Pashulya (a Krump pioneer and innovator for Russia). This was the first Krump camp ever organized in Australia. Food and Drink was provided to all participants and evening activites outside of krump (such as bowling) were put in place to bring all those who participated closer together.
23rd August 2018
(Partial view of the floor from the stage)
(View of the stage from the floor)
(View from the soundbooth)
(View from the stage)
On Thursday the 22nd of August in the Redlands Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall the Embrace the Hype team was proud to host Australia's FIRST World Krump Championship Qualifier (EBS or European Buck Session).
The competition was split into 3 categories of dancer:
Rookie (New Gen)
and 6 Flights to Germany (where the world championships are held each year) were on offer.
1 Flight to the Female Winner
1 Flight to the Rookie Winner
4 Flights to the Male Winners
These six winners would then make up the OCEANIA team to compete in the COUNTRY Category of the world championships (another first for Australia). Because of this dancers from all over Australia and New Zealand came to compete.
The Winners were:
Female: Hanon Taira (Girl Blue - Australia)
Rookie: Jzer Miro (Killa Allbad - Australia)
Male: Vlad Akhchin (Trip - Australia)
Trenten Omeri (12 - New Zealand)
Christopher Teava (Example - New Zealand)
Male Overall Winner: Mark Manahan (Shutdown - Australia)
Congratulations to Mark (Shutdown) for placing in the Top FOUR in the World for Krump and to our team for representing Australia and New Zealand with pride.
Australia and New Zealand Army of Krump