Esplanade Presents


No Limits Battle

ILL-Abilities with Singapore break dancers
(Brazil, Canada, Chile, Singapore, South Korea, The Netherlands, USA)

16 Apr 2023, Sun, 4.15pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

Photo Credit: Kien Quan

Everyone’s welcomed to check out this special No Limits Battle, where ILL-Abilities, an international all-star breakdance crew comprising differently-abled dancers, battle with some of the best homegrown break-dancers in Singapore.


Conceptualised by ILL-Abilities, the rule of this exhibition battle is simple—dancers spin a wheel labelled with constraints and aids, think out of the box, and faceoff! The message is simple yet powerful: injuries may happen to anyone and any dancer, but you are stronger than you imagine; believe in yourself and create opportunities from challenges.


Drawing inspiration from hip hop culture, the “ill” in ILL-Abilities does not mean “sick” or “unwell”. Rather, it refers to something positive, in this instance the incredible talent and dance abilities of the crew. The dancers of ILL-Abilities strive to inspire others and spread positive thinking through their optimistic attitudes, personal stories and unique dance moves.


This programme is presented as part of da:ns focus – EveryBody, a weekend of dance with inclusivity, diversity and participation, where we encourage everybody and every body to experience dance.


Wheelchair-Accessible Performance

Language: English
Things to Note:
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ILL-A•bil•i•ty [‘il-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē] –
noun, plural ILL-A•bil•i•ties~
» An adaptation of power, strength, and creativity.
» Believing in yourself—to accomplish anything you set your mind to.
» Creating opportunities from challenges.
» Exploiting your capabilities—to live life to the fullest potential.


ILL-Abilities is an international breakdance crew comprised of seven active members from around the world.


Redouan “Redo” Ait Chitt (The Netherlands)
Sergio “Checho” Carvajal (Chile)
Jung Soo “Krops” Lee (South Korea)
Jacob “Kujo” Lyons (U.S.A)
Lucas “Perninha” Machado (Brazil)
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli (Canada)
Samuel Henrique “Samuka” da Silveira Lima (Brazil)


This crew originated from an idea by Montreal-based dancer/motivational speaker Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli to create an all-star team of some of the world’s best differently-abled dancers. ILL-Abilities was officially formed in 2007 with four founding members Lazyegz, Tommy Guns, Kujo and Checho, whose goal was to compete and perform internationally, showing the world that anything is possible.


The crew gets its name from the standard in hip-hop culture of using a negative term to refer to something positive. Examples of this can be heard in studios or at competitions where dancers complement each other by saying they were bad, nasty or mean. The “ill” in ILL-Abilities does not refer to “sick” or “unwell” but rather to incredible, amazing, intricate, talent. Rather than seeing the negative limitations of “disability”, this crew focuses on their positive, or “ill” abilities.


Once they started performing together, the dancers of ILL-Abilities quickly realised their potential to inspire audience members with their positive attitudes and unique dance moves. The crew thus expanded their goal, presenting their motivational entertainment programmes and theatrical dance performances worldwide.

Date & Time

16 Apr 2023, Sun


Esplanade Concourse

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