b.supreme was founded by women, for women in 2006 as a direct response to both the under-representation and misrepresentation of women within the hip hop dance scene. On 22nd September 2006, b.supreme premiered at London’s Southbank Centre with an all-female line up to sell out audiences and international acclaim. Merging professional performances, panel discussions, youth performances, open jams and workshops the festival was unlike anything else.
It continued at the Southbank biannually until 2011 bringing over 479 international artists and platforming 3009 UK artists. During this time b.supreme presented work on tours and productions, curated dance events for brands and music/dance festivals alongside the annual festival. In 2013 b.supreme undertook a UK tour – 10 theatres, 37 performances and 1103 performers.
b.supreme continues to focus on the production of inspirational outreach projects for young women, creating opportunities in the arts and supporting emerging and established female talent.
Since 2006, b.supreme has brought to the UK a selection of the worlds most celebrated artists to perform, 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)
DANCERS & BGIRLS: Rokafella (USA) Asia One (USA) Aruna (Holland) SunSun (UK) Roxy (UK) Kaos (USA) AT (Finland) T-Flow (Finland) Macca (USA) Candy (USA) Frak (FR) Ladie one (USA) Smash (UK) Miss Nic (Switzerland) Dora (Hungary) Movie One (Spain) Nadia (Russia) Firefly (UK) Angele (France) Nadia (UK) Terra (UK) Eddie (UK) Cicely Thompson (USA) Olisa Thompson (USA)
MUSIC: Speeche Debelle (UK) Ms Dynamite (UK) Lil Simz (UK)Bellatrix (UK) Negra Rae (Brazil) Sowetto Kinch (UK) Amplify Dot (UK) Lady Leshurr (UK) Lady Lykez (UK) MC Tor (UK) Poetic Pilgramage (UK)
VENUES: Southbank Centre, Indig02, Brixton Academy, Wembley Stadium, Big Chill Festival, Bloomsbury Theatre, Barbican Theatre, Tobacco Dock, Exeter Northcote, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Studio b, Brixton Rec, Plan B, Brixton Jamm, Juno, Village Underground, Brixton Library, Brixton Black Archives, Escape Brixton, Lambeth Town Hall, Birmingham Atrix, Shoreditch Festival, Freedom Mills Leeds, Fish Island, as well as part of a European Hip Hop Consortium in Germany, Amsterdam, Finland, France and Belgium.