History

Bad Taste Cru are a pioneering UK Hip Hop Theatre company, battle cru, and collective of teachers, Djs, MCs, graff writers, skaters and other artists.

Originally based in in Omagh, Northern Ireland, the cru have since relocated to Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England, in search of opportunities to be involved in the UK dance scene.

BTC have grown over the years to become one of the UKs top bboy cru's, a cutting edge Hip Hop theatre company, and organisers of some respected Bboy events on the UK scene.

Hip Hop Theatre

Bad Taste Cru are known for pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop theatre with their dance productions, which are emotive, narrative driven and use the foundation of bboy dance with theatre techniques and strong choreography. This approach has enabled them to travel the world performing at events such as San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, Breaking Convention at Sadlers Wells, Cultural Itau, Sao Paulo Brazil. BTCs work has also seen them perform at the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also 2 UK National Tours, as-well as countless appearances at art and dance festivals all over Europe.

Education

BTC are passionate about education and culture, spreading knowledge through the positive messages of Hip Hop Culture. Over the years BTC have worked with closely with large cultural organisations such as Arts Council England, British Council, Dance City, Sage Gateshead, and national intiatives such as Find Your Talent, Creative Partnerships, Peoples Palace Projects, London. In this work BTC have successfully delivered in venues ranging from primary / secondary colleges, Universities, Pupil referral Units, ISSP's, juvenile detention centres,  to outreach programs for the excluded and physically challenged, as well as bringing our education package as far as favelas of Rio De Janeiro.

Commercial / Corporate Bookings

BTC present explosive and dramatic Breaking Shows for corporate and commercial events. To date BTC have done shows for corporate clients such as Nike, Sainsbury’s and Mini, to music festivals such as Glastonbury, Oxygen, Juice Festival, as well as advertising work for companies like K Swiss, JD Sports, and the Marriot Hotel Group. Book for commercial or corporate events.

Battling

Renowned for their battling prowess, individuality, and family ethos, BTC have a highly decorated history of competing in the UK and in Worldwide, by winning every major UK bboy competition over the years and representing at a high level abroad. Some of their accolades include Regional Conflict (2006)Winners Bboy Unit UK (2008) Winners Battle of the Year UK (2008) Winners Regional Conflict North 2009 Winners Evolution UK (2010) Winners Representing the UK at UK Bboy World Bboy Championships, Battle of the Year World Finals, Germany (2008) Representing the UK at Evolution World Finals (NYC, USA 2010) , Tear it Up UK Champions (2011), Get Down UK (2013) Fresh Factory UK (2014)

Events

Bad Taste Cru have an extensive portfolio of events and a history of running some of the most respected Bboy events and workshops in the UK, including events such as Just Jam Intl, and UK Uni Champs. BTC can deliver bespoke events which can encompass all elements of hip hop including Mc-ing, Dj-ing, Graffiti and Breakdancing. Packages can be created to suit your event needs and budget

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