Winnipeg based B-boy outfit, Dangerous Goods Crew formed in 2002 and reps all across North America. They will be here at Harbourfront Centre during Canada Day weekend to represent at the Call-Out, hosted by Benzo (of Bag of Trix). Get to know three of the crew’s members, who will be holding it down this weekend: Dark, Boobjester and Mavrick. Be sure to come see them in action!
Mark Bawingan AKA Dark
What once started as a hobby turned out to be the greatest passion in his life. Meet Mark Bawingan a.k.a Bboy Dark representing Dangerous Goods Crew coming out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He’s been dancing for 14 years. He notes that break dancing or B-boying is like Wushu, you learn the basic fundamentals of the art and then use what you’ve learn and create your own style of the art. He says: “B-boying is my martial arts, it has been my outlet growing up to prepare me mentally and physically, towards not only in battles or in the cypher but to also apply the same concept that I’ve acquired from battles onto other things that I have to tackle in my everyday life as an individual”.
Bob Veruela Jr. AKA Boobjester
Bob Veruela Jr. AKA Boobjester has been involved in the Canadian b-boy scene for many years. He has helped organize Winnipeg b-boy events such as Break 4 Bread and has guest judged various battles across the country. Boobjester has also competed in the major competition circuit across Canada for many years, such as B-boy Unit, Ready or Not, and Red Bull’s King of the Ring, featuring 32 of North Americas top b-boys. His inspiration for dance throughout the years is his family, Mischief Crew (1994), Goodfoot Crew (1998), and his current b-boy crew, Dangerous Goods, consisting of five past legendary Winnipeg crews into one group. In 2009, he was the one of the recipients of the “Absolut Canadian B-boy Award” presented by legendary b-boy crew Canadian Floor Masters from Ottawa.
Bob Veruela Jr. currently works for Graffiti Art Programming AKA Graffiti Gallery, providing outreach programming through visual and performing arts, as well as other various outreach initiatives in Manitoba. Bob is one of the Winnipeg’s Hip Hop ambassadors and continues to represent and teach b-boy culture in Winnipeg.
Ricky Ramdath AKA Maverik
B-boy Maverik, real name Ricky Ramdath from Winnipeg, MB, Canada has been B-boying for 13 years, and is one of the original members of the Dangerous Goods Crew. Growing up as a child in a not so friendly neighbourhood Maverik found a passion for Hip Hop music. After moving to a new school and seeing the older kids B-boying in the cafeteria, Maverik fell in love with the dance and dedicated himself to learning it. Practicing hard, while travelling and taking part in workshops with B-boys such as: Wicket (Renegades), and Ken Swift (7Gems) etc, Maverik has developed energized raw foundational style in B-boying mixed in with burns, flavah, and power tricks. Maverik is recognized throughout the Canadian B-boy scene from travelling and competing in competitions such as B-boy Unit, Circle Prinz, Out for Fame, Freestyle Session, Ready or Not, Break for Bread, and B-boy Masters Pro-am with his crew Dangerous Goods. Maverik is a big part of B-boy scene in Winnipeg, he also teaches, holds B-boy events and Dj’s so that the new B-boys are taught correctly and the essence of the dance and culture is preserved.