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KF Gallery Open Stage III Features Gamblerz Crew KF Gallery Open Stage III Features Gamblerz Crew

In their early days, Korean B-boys simply enjoyed showing off their fantastic feats – spinning, breaking and gyrating at any open space in university areas. But they have achieved global recognition over the years as one of Korea’s best-known cultural emissaries, astonishing audiences with their breathtaking performances. The latest KF Gallery Open Stage on May, the last event before the Gallery’s relocation, featured a dazzling performance by the Gamblerz Crew, one of the world’s top B-boy groups.

There have been growing media reports in recent years about the amazing success of Korean B-boy groups on overseas stages. The reports surprised the older generation at home, who had regarded B-boy dancing merely as “childish stunts.” They were amazed to learn that Korean B-boy groups, reveling in their youth and pursuing dreams of their own, have become a worldwide sensation.

The Gamblerz Crew is at the forefront of Korean B-boys’ brilliant international activities. The original team, Gambler, was formed in 2002 with members from several leading groups, such as Rivers, Obowang, Dreams, Realize, and New West. In just a couple of years the group rose to the pinnacle of breakdancing by grabbing the championship at the “Battle of the Year 2004.” They continued to build on this momentum and again captured first place in this premier competition in 2009, creating a legend in the world of B-boying. All of a sudden, they were no more anonymous street dancers but found themselves on the vanguard of Korea’s...

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