“CLASH In Session”
This concept is created by CLASHcph and offers a new perspective that involves “education” in the competition. This refers to all styles of urban dance culture.
Every round of the battle will be seen as a subject that the dancers have to pass.
1. Preselection: This round is called “Cypherology”. All participants have to show their improvisation skills in cyphers. Every participant is given freedom regarding how much time he/she wants to enter the cypher and how long his/her solo is. The duration of the whole round is 45 minutes.
2. Quarterfinal: Next round is called “InterClash”. Social skills of participants will be tested here. Dancers will be put in couples and the couples will dance against each other. Every couple has to show how good they can be at connecting with the partner while improvising.
3. Semifinals: “CLASHical Theory”. Musicality of dancers will be tested in this round. The DJ will play the most challenging and rhythmic music. Dancers will have to show their understanding of the music through improvisation.
4.The Final Exam: Just as in a real exam, participants will have to draw a paper with a particular challenge they will have to overcome. Each dancer will be given 10 minutes to prepare. Then, battle it out.
Thereby, we will find the elite dancer of “CLASH in session” all styles dance battle.
The new approach will strengthen each dancer itself, and inspire audience and the surroundings to be more open towards challenges and willpower to complete them.
For each round there will be three judges who will decide which dancer will go to the next round. For the aim of this battle they will be called “professors”. The judges are chosen based on their experience, expertise on the dance floor and impact they have made on their communities.
Rizqi Rachmat (Urban Artistry/Assassins crew, US)
Rina Marie (CLASHcph/Strawhat crew, NO)
“The ABYSS – A house dance experience”
“The ABYSS moves away from the traditional battle format of individuals or teams going round for round against each other with a trio of judges choosing the winner(s). Instead, the ABYSS utilizes a “cypher” format whereby participants form a circle and whoever chooses to dance in the middle can do so at any time within a one-hour time limit. At the end, the participants privately discuss their experience. Each participant then votes for a winner, but cannot choose him/herself. This format is founded by Junious L. Brickhouse, the founder and executive director of Urban Artistry, and is designed to inspire a culture of honesty, integrity, self-discovery, and fearlessness, along every participant’s journey to evolved artistry.” – Urban Artistry
Winner will receive a plane ticket for the final that takes place at the International Soul Society Festival in Washington DC in 2016.
Final judge: House (Urban Artistry, USA)