Seventh annual festival of street dance Battle Skillzzz was held in Bishkek. The event brings together the best dancers in Kyrgyzstan, who compete with each other in various categories.
This year the festival was held in the extended format: street dance, extreme sports, graffiti and MC beat boxing.
Dance teams of boarding schools from Bishkek and Chui region took part in the event. There were also guests from the United States – professional break-dance team Rainy hones pew. The festival was also attended by the best dancers in Bishkek Bboys (Break boys).
The event is organized by Wake Up Dance Studio with the support of the Bishkek municipality, the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan and creative association Sun People.
“Initially, the idea was to motivate children living in boarding institutions, to take part in popular modern dance, because not everyone has the opportunity to attend different hobby groups. And we believe that there are already positive results. Guys have learned a lot and became more self-confident”, – said Valeria Aslapovskaya, the coordinator of work with young people of orphanages by Jasa.kg program.
According to one of the organizers, Azamat Kyrgyzbaev, purpose of the event is to unite youth through dance, despite nationality, age, political and economic views. And just to live in a positive rhythm.
In addition to competition performances, there were also performances of boom box fans. Some people were making breathtaking stunts on bikes, and others were drawing colorful graffiti.
One of the artists painted a woman with a beard – a trend that began after winning of Austrian singer Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, who created a furor with her/his beard.