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Enthusiasts Soon Able to Virtually Dance Along with Favorite Choreographers and Crews at World-Renowned Competitions

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Immersing viewers in the dynamic world of street dance, virtual reality (VR) production company, MANDT VR, today announced its partnership with Hip Hop International, producers of multiple live and televised street dance competitions including MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” and the USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles. The MANDT VR and Hip Hop International collaboration will allow fans to catch each head spin, dip and death drop as if they were standing alongside their favorite dancers and crews.

“As its name indicates, Hip Hop International events are held all over the world and feature some of the most innovative artists in the industry,” said Gordon Whitener, founder and chairman of MANDT VR. “Whether aspiring b-boys or established crew members, this partnership enables us to immerse all kinds of enthusiasts into the electric world of street dance, from all reaches of the globe.”

Helmed by entertainment and tech industry veterans, MANDT VR specializes in producing Hollywood-quality VR content, and has worked on notable projects with Barstool Sports, Disney and The Steelers. As one of the most recognized names in street dance and producer of the largest hip hop dance championship in the world, Hip Hop International fosters respect and understanding of the art of hip hop dance, and has competitions in nearly 50 affiliated nations worldwide.

“Street dance transcends language barriers and unites people around the world,” said Howard Schwartz, co-founder of Hip Hop International. “Working with MANDT VR to produce virtual reality content keeps us on the cutting edge of technology and gives our worldwide audience the opportunity to see and experience dance in a new and innovative way.”  

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Founded in 2015, MANDT VR is a Los Angeles-based studio specializing in the production of premium virtual reality content. MANDT VR creates immersive, 360-degree experiences that transport audiences to new worlds beyond the boundaries of traditional media. Channeling the limitless magic of virtual reality, MANDT VR transforms passive viewers into active participants in stories that engage, inform, entertain and delight.

To learn more, visit or follow MANDT VR on Instagram, Facebook, Littlstar, Snapchat and Twitter.

About Hip Hop International
Hip Hop International, founded in 2002 by Howard and Karen Schwartz and based in Los Angeles, is the producer of multiple live and televised street dance competitions. Among them are MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, the World Hip Hop Dance Championship and the World Battles and Urban Moves Dance Workshops. Hip Hop International is recognized in more than 100 countries by its broadcasts on MTV and other international networks and is represented in nearly 50 countries by its exclusive licensees.

To learn more, visit or follow HHI on InstagramFacebookSnapchat, YouTube and Twitter.


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