B-Boy Onton and B-Girl Emma win the Red Bull BC One Cypher Canada National Finals


Red Bull BC One Cypher Canada National Final took over the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on May 24th bringing together fans and friends in this spectacular venue for an evening of impressive performances.

Twenty-four b-boys and b-girls from across the country competed for a place in the World Finals in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and this battle was one for the books. Or Red Bull TV rather, where you will be able to watch it soon enough.

The Four Seasons, typically used for opera and ballet performances has never seen anything like this on stage. With nearly 900 attendees present the Cypher still felt intimate, everyone cheering along and rooting for their favorites. “Hip hop is a culture and this is a part of the culture we don’t get to see a lot,” pointed out the competition co-host Benzo.

The dancers battled in teams of two, teasing one another, pulling tricks and copying each other’s moves, a type of athletic comedy and skill you won’t see anywhere else but in the breakdance challenge. At the end of the day Toronto’s B-Boy Onton took his first win. B-Boy Onton took the mic to address the room, “I want to thank everyone for supporting me. I’m not a young guy so I’m just happy to be up here with all these top-level people” before dedicating the win to his late father.

Surrey’s B-Girl Emma took the win for the women. Emma received a wildcard invite to the World Final last year which makes 2024 her 3rd consecutive year on the global stage. “I had so much fun this year battling, even though it was a bit stressful with the competition, it was the most fun I’ve had in a while dancing,” said Emma. “I am so happy I won because I have been really working hard the past few years and it feels like the work is paying off little by little, I can’t wait to go to Brazil for the last chance cypher!”

Onton competes at Red Bull BC One National Final in Toronto, Canada on March 24th, 2024. // Jahmal Nugent / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202405250025 // Usage for editorial use only //

B-girl Emma competes at the Red Bull BC One Cypher Canada at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada on may 24th, 2024. // Little Shao / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202405250050 // Usage for editorial use only //

All images by Jahmal Nugent, courtesy of Red Bull.

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