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The magnificent nine

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The guys from “TOP 9”, a Russian breakdance team, look just like usual guys in their 20s. We filmed them before Battle of the year 2008” and after the UK B-boy Championship” where they took the main award.


From 21 to 28 years old, graduates from different universities – “Saint-Petersburg University of Culture” as well as some financial ones. Breakdance is not their hobby anymore – they even toured with a show in Russia. Just this combination of very teenager clothes and behavior with “5 hours per day” practicing – that’s what impresses me. And it is definitely the case with all teams of the world level. The head of the South Korean “Extreme” mentioned exactly the same to me: “5 hours practicing, and thinking about it while walking, eating, driving – breakdance takes perhaps 10 hours per day all together”.


“TOP 9” sent me an sms about their Braunschweig victory at 6am next morning – the night was hot, I presume. I wonder how I would feel after taking two world-top awards within a week.


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October 23, 2008 at 10:54 am

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