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Stop, Drop and Roll - B-Boys In Hollywood

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Breakdancers from the great continent of North America filled the Henry Fonda Theater on Saturday to battle each other at the Red Bull BC One Qualifier in Hollywood. As a white girl from suburban Philadelphia I think it's best if I let the photos and video handle most of the narrative as I would not like to embarrass myself by mixing up my coin drops with my turtle moves. That said, Spee-D of the Unique Styles Crew and Break Disciples won top prize and is headed to the finals in South Africa this September.

AV Club in full effect after the jump...

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Red Bull BC One - USA Qualifier [Hollywood 2007] / "Bebo vs. Spee-D"
...Round 2

Red Bull BC One - USA Qualifier [Hollywood 2007] / "Ill Abilities"
...This crew of disabled breakdancers live by the motto “adapt and be creative.”

Red Bull BC One - USA Qualifier [Hollywood 2007] / "Luigi vs. Spee-D"
...These BFFs battle each other in the Final Round

Photos and Video by Lisa Brenner