Founded in 2009, when the Indian B-Boying scene was still at its infancy, Freeze started out as small initiative by Black Ice Crew to bring B-Boys – young and old alike, from across the country under one roof to cypher, battle and go freakin crazy doing what they do best.
Freeze takes place every year and doesn't intend to tune down 'the crazy' anytime soon!
FREEZE is organizing its official event in Bangalore, this on the weekend across the 7th
St. Joseph's Arts and Science college
36, Langford Rd, Langford Gardens
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027
11AM - 7PM
7th - 8th
At this very moment, at some place out there in the world, people are using every ounce of their strength, passion and creativity to destroy the opposition on the dance floor. This very congregation can be witnessed all around the globe from New York to Bangkok; it is one of the main pillars of modern days’ most explosive subcultures – It’s B-Boying; it’s a battlefield where break-dancers can express themselves freely and capture this art- form in its true essence.
B-Boying, or break-dancing, is a style of street dance that was born in the 70’s on the pavements of forgotten neighbourhoods. Initially viewed as a fad, 40 years of progression have proven that breaking is here to stay. Today, this urban art form has a world-wide presence and grows in scale and influence with each passing day.
About the Organizer - NASER AL AZZEH (Black Ice Crew)
“We should consider every day lost on which we haven’t danced at least once”, Friedrich Nietzsche once said and we couldn’t agree more. Now, there are a lot of dance forms and all of them are equally elegant but one particular form, which has managed to grab a lot of eyeballs as well as the most misunderstood form of dancing, is B-Boying.”
Naser Al Azzeh, a member of Black Ice Crew – one of India’s best crews emphasises this fact by saying,”B-Boying is an art form. To some majority it is just a way to show off or simply label them as stunts. But it’s much more than that. It’s soulful when done in the right spirit”.
A Jordanian by nationality, Naser has lived in India for most part of his life. Aged 17, he got introduced to Hip-Hop through his elder sister who has a fine taste in Hip-Hop music. Naser was an attendee at events like Catch the Flava, Outbreak, and IBE.
He considers his crew, Black Ice as a great achievement. Apart from that, he hosts a jam every year, which is called FREEZE. He has won Battle of the Year and also IHLF, which was his first title in 2011. He’s quite the globe-trotter having visited a large part of Europe attending workshops and discovering the various nuances of the dance form. He says, “Work hard at what you love. Don’t waste your time doing things that you don’t like and it’ll make all the difference”. A true breaker, for life!
About the Judge – NIELS ROBITZKY A.K.A STORM
Storm has represented HipHop and Funk styles since 1983 and is one of the leading artists and pioneers in this field. Popping, Locking and B-Boying, made him world famous. In the nineties, he kind of won every competition there was. He formed the metaphysical infrastructure for a lot of dance events happening today, teaches with a unique didactic concept all over the world and is at home in theatres promoting the urban arts scene.
What we're doing:
Freeze is back in Bangalore and all set to create waves of enthusiasm and energy around the country. We’re inviting everyone who loves to break-free. The Battle categories are as follows:
- 1 V/S 1 Breaking
- 1 V/S 1 Popping
- 2 V/S 2 Why So Serious – All Styles
- 3 V/S 3 Breaking
- 7 To Smoke Girls’ Battle – All Styles
- 1 V/S 1 – All Styles
We have also organized workshops for those who are interested in learning more about B-Boying. All workshops will be held the day before Freeze and in the morning on the event days.
Why we're doing this:
B-Boying was initially started to save the destitute from getting influenced by the dark world of crime. This historic dance form provided them an opportunity to escape from the shackles of poverty and live their lives with pride and freedom. Today, it allows the under privileged to join a crew and learn to break-free by expressing themselves through free-style dance forms. We, at Freeze are no different and want to usher our support to the Indian B-Boying community by spreading out the message of love and peace all around the globe. And, this is only possible with your support.
This is where we need your help:
With your backing, we will be able to fund and finish the FREEZE event for the 6th year running. . Your funds will go directly towards making Freeze 2015 a success – we aim to leverage off your support to bring down the best Judges spread the word and promote our merchandise for the first time ever! We already have in our hands, a sum of 2.5 lacs INR which turns out to be a little short for the final event. In order to make Freeze 2015 a grand success, we need to raise 25,000 INR. As a thank you for your support and funds, there are several rewards available for the pledges that you’re making.
The merchandise includes the official Freeze 2015 T-shirt. Available in Space Black and Crisp White, this round neck Tee is for all those who love to break free. Go ahead and pick one; join the Black Ice Crew in this ultimate B-Boying Revolution
The merchandise includes the official Freeze 2015 T-shirts. Available in Space Black and Crisp White, this T-Shirt is for all those who love to break free. Go ahead and pick one; join the Black Ice Crew in this ultimate B-Boying Revolution.
T-Shirt design BLACK
T-Shirt design WHITE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!