World Krump Championship

Urban Battle 2022

European Buck Session
Big Stage
01.10.2022 – 02.10.2022
Eine Gruppe tanzender Menschen ringen sich um eine rot gekleidete Person auf der Bühne
Eine Frau springt in die Luft und ein Gruppe an Menschen hinter Ihr feuert sie an
Ein Mann sitzt breitbeinig auf einem Stuhl und betrachtet seine angehobene, zu ihm zeigende Hand während er mit seiner anderen Hand seinen Ellenbogen festhält

The European Buck Session (EBS) is a battle format that takes place annually at tanzhaus nrw. It started out as small “street session” when krump dancers from throughout Germany met, exchanged, and networked. Krump is a high-energy dance style marked by sharp and expressive movements, with a complex history that begins in 1990’s Los Angeles.

Today, the EBS is the world’s largest Krump event with a growing number of participants and contributors each year. The program is comprised of the World Championship Battle, the Creative Night and numerous workshops as well as an after-show party. Well-known DJs will bring the heat and promise to turn the weekend into a unique experience.

Tickets and information on the individual programme items as well as the extensive workshop programme and the aftershow  party at: 


The European Buck Session traditionally starts with a preselection, with more than 250 dancers participating in it. The 16 contenders who prove most convincing will compete in a one-on-one battle during the main event on the next day. A panel decides the battle winner.

Sat 01.10. 14:00

Creative Night

The Creative Night offers krump dancers an opportunity to show short performances on stage. They present their creativity on stage, outside of a battle, in solos and duets. Following the short presentations, the audience can use the occasion to provide the dancers with direct feedback.

Sat 01.10. 20:00
Small stage


EBS Krump World Main Event

The 16 most convincing contenders from the preselections will compete against each other in this one-on-one battle, divided into different categories. The winner will be determined by an international panel of krump professionals.

Sun 02.10. starting at 14:00
Big Stage

In cooperation with the tanzhaus nrw.