"BEST SHOW" PRIZE: 1500€ !!!
CREWS & 1VS1 BBOYS
WINNERS WILL ADVANCE TO
BOTY INTERNATIONAL FINAL IN MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
(TRAVEL + ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES PAID)
OPEN FOR CREWS & BBOYS FROM SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
TICKETS: 15€ ONLY! (ONLINE)
DANCER REGISTRATION: 10€
BATTLE OF THE YEAR
Battle of the Year, commonly referred to as BOTY, is an annual international breakdancing
competition that began in 1990. It has been regarded as the premier B-boying competition in the world and has been referred to as the "World Cup of B-Boying”.
Regional qualifying tournaments, also known as preliminaries, are held worldwide culminating in the BOTY International, the world finals event which is currently held in Montpellier, France.
For the first twenty-three editions, Battle of the Year was a crew competition; in 2013, a one-on-one competition was added. Since 2014, the one-on-one portion of Battle of the Year is one of ten tournaments that are a part of the World BBoy Series.
The competition spawned the 2007 documentary Planet B-Boy as well as a 2013 eponymously named feature film Battle of the Year, both directed by Benson Lee. It has also gained attention for positive promotion of hip-hop culture and social unity.
Battle Of The Year has a long history in Spain. The event for first organised in 2000 in Barcelona as BOTY Spain. The first ever BOTY Ibérica (open also for Portuguese crews) was organised in Madrid in 2005, followed by events in Barcelona (2006-2010), Zaragoza (2012), Salamanca (2015) and Madrid (2017). In 2018 BOTY Ibérica returned "home" to Barcelona.
The crews representing Spain / Ibérica in the BOTY world finals have been: (Barcelona) Addictos (1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003), Arcopom (2005), Fallen Angels (2006, 2007, 2008), Special Suprems (2012), Double K.O. (2015, awarded the “Best Show” price), Uniòn Latina (2017) and Legacy (2018)
In 2019 in addition to the Crew category there will also be the 1vs1 Bboys category.
BOTY Ibérica will be organised in Teatre Poliorama in the heart of Barcelona on June 9th, 2019.
UP TO 12 CREWS AT THE COMPETITION – The 4 best crews are qualified for the battles. During the battles, the Bboys dance in turn, the figures acting as questions / answers. The 4 teams compete in battles for the semifinals (place 1 against place 4 and place 2 against place 3 of the standings). The winners of these semifinals face each other in the final to determine the winner.
MORE THAN 12 CREWS AT THE COMPETITION – The 6 best crews are qualified for the battles. During the battles, the Bboys dance in turn, the figures acting as questions / answers. The 2 best teams are directly qualified for the semi finals, the other 4 compete in battles for the quarter finals (place 6 against place 3 and place 5 against place 4 of the standings).The winners of these quarterfinals face the two crews directly qualified in the semifinals. The final opposes the two winning crews of the semifinals.
LENGTH OF A SHOWCASE – The maximum length of the show is 6:00 minutes which will be very strictly adhered to!
If the show is 6:01 - 6.30 min there will be a subtraction of the total amount of points (5%)
If the show is longer then 6:30 mins then there will be a subtraction of the total amount of points (10%)
REGISTRATION FEE - 10€ per dancer
WINNER OF THE "BEST SHOW" AWARD – Crew ranking number 1 after the showround automatically wins the 1500€ price for the best showcase.
AMOUNT OF DANCERS – We prefer to have a maximum number of of 8 members per crew. The local BOTY organizers only pay the travel (flight, train, bus, car) and accommodation expenses for max. 8 persons of the winning crew. Extra members of the crew have to pay their trip to the BOTY World Finals on their own expanses, they also have to pay their local accommodation in the hosting city on their own expanses.
DANCERS' ORIGIN – the event is open only for dancers who either have the citizenship or residency in Spain or Portugal.
The crew must have at least two Spanish/Portuguese passport holders for each non-Spanish/Portuguese member.
ONLY REAL CREWS – are allowed to participate in the competition. Real crews means dancing, practising and performing together beside the BOTY.
INDIVIDUAL DANCERS – of a crew are only allowed to join one national or international elimination.
BOTY TEAM MEMBERS – Involved members of the local BOTY organisations are not allowed to participate in the competition as a dancer.
JUDGES BOARD – The jury should consist of 3 to 5 members, selected very carefully in close agreement with the BOTY Headoffice (Germany). At least one member of the jury should be one of our BOTY judging team.
MUSIC - Send your showcase music as a .mp3 AND .wav file to
JUDGING & CRITERIA
There are different criteria which will be voted on by the judges. For each criterion each judge has to give points from 1 to 10. As more points the judges are giving to a crew as better the crew will stand in the ranking list. As usual the best four crews in the rankings will go for the final battles. During the battle there will be supplementary specific battle criteria to vote for the judges:
Synchronicity („The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous“, how synchronised is the crew performing the show if there are synchronised parts in it?)
Stage Presence („The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence“, Is the crew performing in a way that doesn’t let you look at something else? Does the crew impress thru what they’re performing?)
Theme & Music („A subject of artistic representation. The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre“, like description of dictionary?)
Choreography („Something, such as a series of planned situations, likened to dance arrangements“ / Does the whole show make sense? Is there a concept which guides thru?)
Response (How does the crew/dancer react on what the opposite has given?)
Routines (What kind of “Battle” routines does the crew/dancer bring on stage?)
Strategy (How the crew/dancer is planning and perform during the battle?)
Attitude (What kind of mentality the crew/dancer brings to the battle situation? Is there any disrespecting acting which has nothing to do with the battle itself. It’s not about who is going nearer to the battle opponent or who is insulting the most, but it’s about who is better in B-Boying / B-Girling?)
Voluntary Touching (No touching permitted!)
WHAT ARE THE JUDGES LOOKING AT TO DECIDE HOW TO VOTE?
POINT OF VIEW CONCERNING "KNOWLEDGE"
Vocabulary („A supply of expressive means; a repertoire of communication“ / How many different movements is the crew/dancer able to do?)
Innovation („The act of introducing something new“ / What makes the crew something special, different to the others?)
Foundation („The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance. The basis on which a thing stands is founded or supported“ / How many of the basic movements, that have been evolved in the beginning of this dance, is the crew/dancer able to do?)
Concept („A general idea derived or inferred from specific instances or occurrences. Something formed in the mind; a thought or notion“ / Do the things which the crew/dancer is doing work together, does it makes sense. Is there a clear idea or a message in what the crew/dancer is showing?)
POINT OF VIEW CONCERNING "EXECUTION"
Control („Authority or ability to manage or direct“ / How clean and perfect is the crew/dancer able to do the movements? It’s not about hitting the floor and destroying the body?)
Expression („The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music or movement; a manifestation“ / How does the crew/dancer show his/its feelings? Does the crew/dancer communicate with the crowd thru the movements and the interpretation of the music?)
Aesthetics („A guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste; artistic sensibility“ / How good looks what the crew/dancer is doing? Does it fit to the B-Boy/B-Girl formula?)
Rhythm („Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions“ / Does the crew/dancer move to the rhythm?)
Difficulty („The condition or quality of being difficult“ / How difficult is what the crew/dancer is doing?)
12:00 o'clock | Registration & Check-In for the dancers opens
13:00 o'clock | Crew rehearsals on stage
14:00 o'clock | Check-In closes
14:30 o'clock | Doors open for public
15:00 o'clock | Qualification Round
16:30 o'clock | 1/8 Final, 1/4 Final & Semifinal Battles
18:00 o'clock | Final Battle & Award Ceremony
18.50 o'clock | Circle Crew feat. Aisha / Artdistrict
18.55 o'clock | Break Kids / Street Dance Area
19:00 o'clock | Showcase Round
20:00 o'clock | Semifinal Battles
20:30 o'clock | Showcases of the judges
20:45 o'clock | Final Battle
21:00 o'clock | Award Ceremony
21:30 o'clock | End of event