Urban North Battle 2019

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Biggest battle in the North of Sweden!

Welcome to Umeå and Urban North, the biggest battle event in the North of Sweden.

Urban North Battle is a warm and friendly event that includes and welcomes everyone. A two-day event with BATTLES, WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES, and JAMS. We invite all urban dancers to compete in our All Style Battle ROOKIE & PRO (1 vs 1), and Showcase Competition (Best Crew).  This year we will also add Breaking (1 vs 1) as an individual category.

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Black Box, Norrlandsoperan
Black Box, Norrlandsoperan

Come as you are and bring your best moves! Corky style, new style or forgotten style. It doesn´t matter. Everything goes as long as you enjoy and have fun! Never been in Umeå? It´s not that bad! It´s a young and vibrant city easy accessed by train or flight. Also – look out for workshops and programme for Saturday Night Show!


What is Showcase Competition?

Showcase Competition is the perfect opportunity for you and your crew to compete with your own choreography. You choose your own moves with your own choice of music. Minimum 3 crew members, maximum 4 minute long routine. The winning crew will leave URBAN NORTH Battle with 8000 SEK (what?!) Let the best crew win!

How does an All Style Battle work?

Just like the title says all styles are welcomed! You battle with your strongest style/styles but might end up facing someone with a completely different style. The DJ can either play the music that suits you or challenges you. All in all, it is a recipe for a fun and diverse battle where anything could happen!
The All Style Battle is divided into two categories, ROOKIE and PRO. ROOKIE is a great choice if you are new to the battle scene, it could even be your first time! If you are experienced on the battle floor then PRO is the the way to go.

Cash Prizes!

All Style Pro 1st prize: 6 000 SEK, 2nd prize 3 000 SEK

All Style Rookie Winners: 1 000 SEK

Breaking 1st prize: 6 000 SEK, 2nd prize 3 000 SEK

Showcase Competition Winners: 8 000 SEK

Registration for Urban North 2019

Apply for travel support to Urban North 2019

Need a place to sleep? Don’t worry, we got your back!

Option 1: Urban North offers all registered battle participants beds at STF Vandrarhem (hostel) for 100 SEK /night and person 13th and 14th of September. Make your reservation via email to info@umeavandrarhem.com use the code URBAN NORTH to get the reduced price.
Option 2: Sleep in a shared studio att Balettakademien Umeå, just across the street from the battle venue free of charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag + pad. Send an email to minna.lindahl@norrlandsoperan.se to book a spot.

Hungry?

In the Bistro at Restaurant Elektra, in the foyer of Norrlandsoperan, you can satisfy both your hunger and thirst for the following hours during the weekend: Saturday from 12.00 to 19.00 and Sunday from 12:00 to 16:00

All battle participants receive a 20% discount at the Bistro!


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Anna-Karin ”AK47” Åberg

Anna-Karin, also known as ‘AK47’ is a professional dancer based in Stockholm. Since her studies at Åsa Folkhögskola and DOCH she has toured internationally dancing and teaching, most recently in Uganda. As a breakdancer she is no stranger to the battle scene with many competitions under her belt such as Bgirl SM and United styles Boston. She is an ambassador of the Swedish hip hop community and a frequent organizer of dance events. Today she manages Sundbybergs Kulturcentrum for dance and circus. Lock and load boys and girls, get ready for AK47!

 

Anna ”Groovy” Jeppesen

Originally from Aarhus Denmark Groovy Anna is a role model and a well known name in the hip hop community. As a professional dancer she has travelled all over the world dancing, competing and teaching since the age of 15. She has been studying in: New York, France, UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Brazil. She has specialized her profession in the styles of House, Hip hop, Breaking and floor movements. Today she is also the funder of her own dance company ‘AnaLean Dance’. Flow, crazy, raw energy and above all GROOVY –  that is Anna!

 

 

Jussi ”Focus” Sirviö

An icon for Finnish street dance culture, ambassador of Finnish hip hop culture. Dancing for over 20 years, won over 50 battles. Taught workshops for thousands all around the world and judged the biggest street dance battles in the world such as Red Bull BC One, Battle of the Year, R-16 and Juste Debout. Triple Circle Kingz World Champion, Rock Steady Crew Anniversary Champion, first European Official Concrete Battle Champion etc. He’s one the founding members of Flow Mo crew, Saiffa – Flow Mo Dance School and also B-Boy & B-Girl Dojo, the worldwide online learning platform for breaking. Focus has done it all and stays on the grind.

 

 

Marie Poppins

Marie “Poppins” Bonnevay is a french dancer, choreographer and artistic director. She discovered the different elements of the Hip Hop culture in France and has been training in Locking, Breaking, House, Waacking and Choreography, and found her natural strength in Popping. As a dancer, Marie has worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes, Ne- Yo, Celine Dion, Dj Tiesto, Rita Ora, KRS One, Snoop Dogg, Common, Ludacris and more. As a choreographer, she worked with Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Trevor Jackson and Yass (“Empire” tv show). She was also casted in the movie STREETDANCE 2 and has starred in many commercials (Google, Microsoft, Budweiser superbowl, I Robot), and worked with the leading choreographers and directors in the industry. She has also been casted for many theater shows in different countries (Denmark “Carmen”, Sweden “Twisted Feet”, Japan “The Battle 2015”). Marie also teaches workshops in other parts of the world and has judged competitions in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, UK, Ireland, Spain, Colombia, Thailand, Russia, etc… – Give it up for Marie!!

 


Battle MC and DJ

They’re back this year again! With these two on board, the dance floor will be completely bananas with crazy moves and music that makes it impossible to sit still. A big welcome to MC: Ingrid M and DJ: Maele Sabuni aka Cheza aka Reeflex!

URBAN NORTH 2018

Jam DJ in the Foyer

Don’t miss the dance jams in the foyer with DJ Sarah Leyla!
Saturday: 12.00-14.00, 15.30-16.00 and 18.00-19.00
Sunday: 12.00-14.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Highlights from a full house in 2018!

 

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