Locking competitor, Robin Tjay (a.k.a. Boogie Bonez), is competing at Last One Stands this Saturday in what is one of the biggest street dance festivals in North America. Last One Stands is the product of the ambitious vision of Vancouver’s premier street dancers, Locking Kuan and Abe Chen, and has succeeded in making Vancouver one of the street dance capitals of the wold. It hosts the highest caliber of talent in a theatre setting that’s comfortable for spectators and performers.
The following is the follow-up to Christine Kim’s interview with Robin, who shared his insight into the world of street dance and his preparations for competing at Last One Stands. It begins with asking Robin about his “knock-out factor”:
Christine: Have you ever been knocked out?
Robin: If that means getting knocked out from a competition, yes. Getting knocked out in the 8th or 16th round, as unpleasant as it is, allows you to humble yourself, learn from it, and move forward. Plus, I get to enjoy the event afterwards even better.
Nothing is more revealing than to randomly spill the contents of one’s bag. So we did that with Boogie Bonez. Well actually, he kinda helped us with that.
Here are the contents of Boogie’s backpack:
- Sneakers (presumably the one’s he does his magic in)
- Fresh/Spare t-shirt
- A personal life/dance notebook
- A water bottle
These are the contents of a really focused athlete. Free of clutter, and all about the next dance workout.