JEONJU, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – B-boying was huge in Korea in the late 90s and early 2000s. A Korean dance group even won the 2002 Battle of the Year, which is one of the most prestigious international dance competitions.
Since then, its hype had faded. It’s a smaller market that seldom gets wide publicity, and you rarely see school kids b-boying on the street.
In spite of the discipline’s waning popularity, on May 22 Jeonju will once again be hosting its annual B-boy GrandPrix. A total of eight teams from both Korea and overseas will compete for the championship title, with a grand prize of 10 million won.
The competition will take place on May 22 at Chonbuk National University’s Samsung Culture Hall.
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