b. supreme was founded in 2006 as a direct response to both the under-representation and misrepresentation of women within the hip hop dance scene. Produced by women, for women, b. supreme premiered at London’s Southbank Centre to sell out audiences and international acclaim. The festival has since gone on to perform there every year as well as other events and venues across the UK.
b. supreme is dedicated to nurturing, championing and celebrating women in hip hop and do this by working to provide training and performance opportunities to showcase just how amazing they are.
Since 2006, b.supreme has brought to the UK some of the the most celebrated artists from all over the world to perform, take part in dance battles, talk on discussion panels, judge, MC and teach:
COMPANIES: Myself Dance Company (UK) Funkamental (UK) The Waackers (USA) Boy Blue Entertainment (UK) Unity (UK) Septieme Sens (France) ZooNation (UK) DecaDance (USA) Indahouse (France) Evoke (Switzerland) HipHopHuis (Netherlands) Retaliation (UK) Stylinquents (UK) The House Dancers (Denmark) Kompanie Kadia Faroux (France) ATATA (Sweden) Flowzaic (UK) Boadicea (UK) Buckness Personified (UK) Birdgang (UK)
BGIRLS: Rokafella (USA) Asia One (USA) Aruna (Holland) SunSun (UK) Roxy (UK) Kaos (USA) AT (Finland) T-Flow (Finland) Macca (USA) Candy (USA) Smash (UK) Miss Nic (Switzerland) Dora (Hungary) Movie One (Spain) Nadia (Russia) Firefly (UK) Angele (France) Nadia (UK) Terra (UK) Eddie (UK)
MUSIC: Speeche Debelle (UK) Ms Dynamite (UK) Bellatrix (UK) Negra Rae (Brazil) Sowetto Kinch (UK) Amplify Dot (UK) Lady Leshurr (UK) Lady Lykez (UK) MC Tor (UK) Poetic Pilgramage (UK)
As well as the Southbank Centre we have performed at Indig02, Brixton Academy, Wembley Stadium, Big Chill Festival, Bloomsbury Theatre, Barbican Theatre and have an annual stage at the Street Culture Festival StreetFest.
In 2013, b.supreme embarked on it’s first UK tour – We Are b.supreme – taking a dynamic selection of hip hop dance companies, Bgirls and Solo performers across the UK to perform, teach and promote women in hip hop to a wider audience.