The Notorious IBE is an international dance festival dedicated to present and equally highlight all aspects of Hip Hop and urban dance culture. Between 1998 and 2005 the festival took place at the Nighttown Music Theatre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2008 the festival moved to the city of Heerlen in the southern province of Limburg.
Instead of being just another dance competition the IBE strifes to be a true festival. A place where invited artists and visitors, insiders and outsiders of the culture and most importantly people of all ages experience a unique blend of music, dance and cultural programs.
Each festival edition comes to life through “a collaboration of friends and partners”. These “friends and partners” curate their own programs, invite their own artists, present their own projects and cater to their own following. The result is a long weekend of 50-60 programs varying from music performances, dance battles, dance shows, workshops, talkshows, film, photography and art. Besides the many programs IBE offers it’s visitors a growing number of services and facilities such as the culture market, creative space, the “Good Food Court” and numerous crazy after parties till the break of dawn.
The Undisputed Super Solo B-Boy Battle is one of the oldest programs at IBE. In the 2015 festival edition 250 dancers from all over the world competed in the Undisputed Solo Battle.
Official Name event: The Notorious IBE
Date: 5-6 August 2016 (undisputed)
Location: Several locations around town.
Country: The Netherlands
Part of the Undisputed World B-Boy Series since 2014:
2014 winner: Tonio – France
2015 winner: Sunni – UK
2016 winner: Victor – USA
2017 winner: Kuzya – Ukraine