The two men stare at each other with ferocious intensity. They slowly circle the arena, never taking their eyes off the each other as onlookers watch and egg them on.
Then, the music starts.
The pair immediately break into a fierce battle, one of nifty footwork and sheer athleticism, and trade gasp-inducing dance moves like flairs and headspins in front of a dazzled crowd.
Along with 14 other break dancers,they were dancing to win the Red Bull BC One Singapore Finals last Friday evening.
As dusk fell on the outdoor stage at *Scape, Mr Sean Shagaran, 23, emerged victorious after four rounds of one-on one battles against competitors.
It was his second consecutive win, but a shocked Mr Shagaran told The New Paper that he had never set his sights on a title defence. The full-time national serviceman said: "I'm extremely surprised."
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