It was a really positive day, it was great for young people to learn and grow confidence in front of crowds of people.
The projections on the screen added to the atmosphere, and the street art was a perfect fit between the breaks.
I learned a lot from being the event host, and using the microphone to MC the battles.
– Andi Mill, 21 Limitless Dance Crew
Andi Mill and Isaac James from Limitless Dance Crew have been running regular freestyle dance workshops at Firstsite, and have taken part in a whole range of performances and competitions including a collaboration with fellow Y.A.K based group ‘Flow’ at last years Winter Gathering event.
They decided it was time to take on their next goal, hosting their own dance battle – and that’s exactly what they did. As part of Firstsite’s Learning Festival on Sunday 21st June, Limitless ALL STYLES Battles was born.
To promote their event, Limitless took to the streets of Colchester in force. Showing off their moves in the afternoon sun, and spreading the word of the upcoming dance battle.
The competition drew in competitors from all over the east of England, and ranged from all ages, dance styles and abilities. It was judged by professional dancers of styles: JT, Nicole Williams and Debbie Watkins Jones.
The battles were tough, and the talent was through the roof, but in the end it was Kaston Wakeling (aka Kron) from Braintree who took home first place.
The day was also accompanied with a street art workshop led by Shaun Dipper (aka Little Hello.) Plus live DJ’ing for the battles from local young producer Wehtam Yelthgiek and live visuals were provided by Circuit Digital Creative Liam Roberts.
A small sample of the VJ clips we produced for the event