KOD Street Dance World Cup | USA Qualifier | Sunday, Sep. 20 | Los Angeles | #SXSTV
September 18, 2015
Yes, it’s baaaaaccckkkk! Keep On Dancing better known as KOD has been resurrected once again and it’s coming stronger than ever. Having taken a hiatus for about a year or so, KOD returns with USA qualifier starting off in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20th at the El Rey Theatre. KOD will then make its way around the world to such countries as Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Canada, and France.
KOD World Cup Final will then bring together those 8 countries in one last battle in Los Angeles crowning a world champion in Popping, Breaking, Locking, and Hip Hop. The 4 on 4 battles will include Popping, Locking, and Hip Hop while the Breaking category will be 3 on 3.
KOD’s website states, “KOD is now turning its attention to the rest of the world with its inaugural International Streetdance Competition, “KOD World Cup.” We are in the process of selecting 8 total countries to take part of this new movement for dance. Auditions will be held in each country with a total of 15 dancers selected for each National team. The finals will be held in Los Angeles, California around March/April 2016.”
KOD continues “In 2004, KOD, also known as, “Keep on Dancing”, began in Beijing with an idea of introducing Hip-hop culture to Chinese culture. Before KOD, the thought of Hip-hop and Streetdance in China was unacceptable with little known information about it. The vision our company was built from had created a movement that quickly spread. This was something that has never been done before, dance competitions that played Hip-hop music, embraced the clothing, and style of dance. We are the innovators of Hip-hop in China.
We have organized dance competitions throughout China and South Korea that are globally recognized and respected. KOD founder, Bo Gao, had a vision for the future in China, and that vision celebrated a 10-year milestone in 2014. This last dance competition, “KOD 10”, was organized not only to celebrate our company and what it stands for, but also to thank all the people that made this possible. All of the talented dancers that participated throughout the years and all of our supporters that attended our dance competitions allowed us to change the Hip-hop culture and the Street dance scene in China.”
USA Qualifier will include judges Meech, Toni Basil, Mr. Wiggles, Flattop, Suga Pop, Storm, Buddha Stretch, Bboy Wicket, Link, Flomaster, Kobra, and Aka Ya. DJ’s will include Mr. BoBo, Tinman, and Ervin Arana with Mookie as the Host!
Registration has begun online at WWW.WKODA.COM and will be ONLY for US CITIZENS. EVENT STARTS AT NOON SUNDAY!
Footage from previous years and upcoming flyers