IMG_2967_foto Bas Uterwijk

Whoever wants to win this year’s Forever battles – Popping, House Dance and Hiphop – will have to defeat the three international judges. At other events the judges make decisions from a comfortable distance behind a desk, but at Forever the finalists battle the judges. This is what distinguishes Forever from all other battles. A battle in which only the best survive. Whoever wins gains eternal glory and prize money (500 euros).

FRIDAY 23 AUGUST
POPPING FOREVER

Judges
MONSTAPOP (CAN)
SLIMBOOGIE (USA)
BRUCE YKANJI (FRA)

DJs
LU-CHI’SZ
YUGSON HAWKS

Host
JOHN AGESILAS

Open: 15.00
Battle starts: 17.00
Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
Tickets: 13,50 euros (there are separate tickets for participants and visitors or choose one of our packages)


SATURDAY 24 AUGUST
HOUSE DANCE FOREVER

Judges
CRICKET (USA)
KAPELA (FRA)
TATSUO (JAP)

DJs
KC THE FUNKAHOLIC
CHOCOLATE BROWN

Host
JOHN AGESILAS

Performance
MATRYOSHKI IN JAZZ (RUS)
The dance crew “Matryoshki in Jazz”(MIJ), all Russian girls, are professional House, Fusion Jazz and Locking dancers. They won many international festivals: “Cercle Underground” 2011 Paris, “Juste Debout” Finland and Italy, “Baltic Session” Tallin , “Riga Challenge”, “Model357 – BattleZone Insane” and a lot of Russian competitions. They are the only female team in Europe representing UK Jazz ( Fusion Jazz) style. They perform with their shows, in which they combine the energy of house dance and the aesthetics of jazz, as well as collaborating with music bands and DJs on the same stage throughout Russia.

Open: 15.00
Battle starts: 17.00
MC Theater, Polonceaukade 5, Amsterdam
Tickets: 13,50 euros (there are separate tickets for participants and visitors or choose one of our packages)

Online registration for participants for the House Dance Forever battle is closed! We can’t promise anything, but if you still want to participate come early (before 16.00hrs) to the venue on the day of the battle, perhaps a spot will open up.


SUNDAY 25 AUGUST
HIPHOP FOREVER

Judges
DEDSON / WANTEDPOSSE (FRA)
JUNIOR BOOGIE (CAN)
U-KAY (GER)

DJs
KC THE FUNKAHOLIC
YUGSON HAWKS

Host
JOHN AGESILAS

Performance
KULTURE KIDS

Open: 15.00
Battle starts: 17.00
Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
Tickets: 13,50 euros (there are separate tickets for participants and visitors or choose one of our packages)

Online registration for participants for the Hiphop battle is closed! We can’t promise anything, but if you still want to participate come early (before 16.00hrs) to the venue on the day of the battle, perhaps a spot will open up.


Battle rules

Forever is the only place where you get to battle the judges, so you’ll need to step up your game! Out of all the dancers, 12 will be chosen by the judges. Dancers will be judged on their style, technique and flow. Out of those 12, 6 dancers will go through to the next round, the semi-finals. The 3 finalists that remain will each choose a judge to battle against. This is the part where the judges become dancers and the decision is up to you; you either give it to your opponent or the crowd chooses. Last (wo)man standing wins Forever.

Tickets

There are two types of tickets for the battles: participants and visitors. With the first you register to participate in the battle. Participants be on time (15.00-16.00) to confirm your registration and pick up your number! With both tickets you can stay for the parties.