BATACUDA

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Batacuda
SPONTANEOUS, INFECTIOUS PERCUSSION ON THE MOVE

BATACUDA a group of gad-about percussionists creating foot tapping, hip swelling rhythms.

                 A high energy cross cultural medley of percussion, circus skills and mayhem.

This vibrant and colourful troupe have performed extensively both nationally and internationally in countries like Singapore, China, Malaysia & Latin America.

Playing rhythms from around the globe, even Rock ‘n’ Roll, they create an atmosphere of excitement & celebration.

 BATACUDA are totally mobile, able o rove amongst the audience, encouraging participation along the way.

ROVING PERFORMANCE

BATACUDA arrive in full flight, playing, jiving & drawing instant crowds.

They will use anything as instruments: bicycles (their owners helmets), rubbish bins, prams, trucks, coffee cups and sculptures – whatever makes a sound.

They are the circus tricks – fire juggling, the pram balance, shoe juggling, umbrella manipulation just to name a few!

Leading to …………

FEATURE STAGE PERFORMANCE

A spectacular, high energy shoe performed either on stage or in the round.

It includes hip swelling rhythms, musical gymnastics, comedy, drumming solos, physical contortion, romantic drumming ‘duels’, fire juggling & a human pyramid.

The show is about actively engaging the audience with loads of audience participation.

The show can also include an audience participation segment called the “Junk” percussion orchestra. This is where the audience is given a range of found objects & taught a range of basic rhythms that culminate in an all drumming, all stomping, all yelling, Rio carnival style Samba. For more info see Drum Out !

The show is suitable for Corporate functions, Product launches, Festivals (Arts, Community, Food, Music, Street), Weddings, Large sporting events & the like. 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Old Parliament House ‘ Arts House’ Launch Singapore

New Year Eve 2003 Celebrations Hong Kong

Hong Kong Fringe Arts Festivals

VOLVO Life Festival Malaysia

National Arts Festival, Singapore

Brisbane Festival Australia

Festival of Perth Australia

Columbia International Theatre Festival

Melbourne International Festival of the Arts

Countless street festivals, corporate & private functions.

CLIENT COMMENTS

Batacuda contributed to the energy & excitement at the beginning of our Gala Dinner event.

The high tempo beats kickstarted the night. A good choice to invoke a sense of vigorous & vivacity in all our guests. Diversity@Work

What a group of fun people….. very entertaining! Fresh State

It was excellent – EVERYONE enjoyed it. It was funny, entertaining, vibrant & uplifting. Fantastic overall! Amcor Ltd

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BATACUDA Technicals

PERFORMANCE DURATION : Max-45 Minute Set

APPEARANCES : Max 3 per day

AREA : 5m X 5m or Roving

SURFACE : Various

ROVING SOUND : Acoustic , Preferably not near other sound sources.

STAGE SOUND : Cordless microphones: 5 lapel, 1 head set plus PA preferred.

STAGE SETUP TIME : Show 1 Hour

ROVING SETUP TIME : 30 Minutes

STAGE LIGHTING : Minimum Requirement: General cover

OTHER : Dressing room, clean, secure with access to running water, toilet & mirror.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Chinese New Year Crown Casino Melbourne

Movies in the Park Program Launch Boroondara Melbourne

Fawkner Festival Melbourne

Emerge Festival Dandenong Melbourne

Illuminate Festival Melbourne

New Council Offices & Town Square Launch Dandenong Melbourne

Glow Festival Melbourne

Road Trauma Support Services “Recharge day” Melbourne

Warrandyte Festival Melbourne

Bendigo Easter Festival Melbourne

FUNtasia Childrens festival Brimbank Melbourne

Brimbank Festival Melbourne

New Years Eve at Yarra Park Melbourne

Wodonga Carnivale Wodonga Vic

Pako Festa Geelong

Dandenong Drum Festival Melbourne

Australia Day Celebrations Dandenong Melbourne

Education Victoria ICTEV DINNER Melbourne

AIMS Conference Welcome Reception Melbourne

Weerama Festival Melbourne

Manningham Spring Festival Melbourne

“The Gathering” celebrating Noble Park’s Centenary Melbourne

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s “Action09” Melbourne

Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries Conference Melbourne

Australian Tourism Exchange Conference Melbourne

East Gippsland TAFE Annual Awards Melbourne

Diversity@Work 2009 Annual Awards Gala Dinner Melbourne

L’Oreal Fashion Week Melbourne

The Taste Festival Hobart Tasmania

New Years Eve at the Point Melbourne

CUSSONS Annual Gala Dinner Melbourne

The Melbourne Cup (Grey Hounds) Melbourne

Collingwood Football Club Best and Fairest Awards Dinner Melbourne

AFL Grand Final (Pre Game Entertainment) Melbourne

Hawthorne Football Club Grand Final Breakfast Melbourne

Melbourne Motor Show Melbourne

BASF “The Market Place of Innovations” Conference Melbourne

HONDA “Accord” Launch Melbourne

St.Kilda Festival Melbourne

Flying Fox Festival Katherine NT

Caulfield Cup Melbourne

La Fiesta Griffith NSW

Moomba Festival Melbourne

Lynbrook Village Launch Melbourne

Moonie Valley Festival Melbourne

New Years Eve at the Docklands Melbourne

AFL Grand Final Parades Melbourne

Cleo Bachelor of the Year Awards Melbourne

Koala Foundation $1,000,000 Lunch Melbourne

Building Industry Awards Ceremony Canberra

Pako Festa Melbourne

New Years Eve at the Docklands Melbourne

Shell (Malaysia)Awards Ceremony Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Children’s Festival Malaysia

MaryKay Conference Melbourne

L’Oreal colour awards Melbourne

Pacific Brands Bicycle Expo Melbourne

Sportsgirl summer range launch Melbourne

Mitsubishi Australia Awards Ceremony Melbourne

Formula One Grand Prix Melbourne Melbourne

Gillette M3 Power Launch Melbourne

Accenture Staff Christmas Party Melbourne

Clubs VIC Achievement Awards Melbourne

Mirvac Awards Ceremony Melbourne

McDonalds Global Managers Conference Sydney

Mt Buller Ski Season Opening Mt Buller Vic

Royal Easter Show Sydney

Old Parliment House ‘Arts house’ Launch Singapore

New Years Eve Celebrations Hong Kong

BMW 5 Series Car Launch Melbourne

Australian Packagaing Council Awards Melbourne

2003 Technology Challenge Maryborough Qld.

Ronald McDonald Charity Ball Melbourne

Australian Tourism Expo Melbourne

Mt Buller Ski Season Opening Mt Buller Vic

Logies Awards Ceremony Melbourne

Disney Awards Ceremony Melbourne

Party in the Parks City of Glen Eira Melbourne

2003 Grand Prix Ball Melbourne

Knox Festival Melbourne

Australian Tennis Open “Evian” Melbourne

Victoria University (RMIT) Graduation Ceremony Melbourne

New Quay Docklands Launch Melbourne

Mornington Festival Melbourne

Netball Grand Final Melbourne

Commonwealth Games Parade Melbourne

BMW F650CS Launch Melbourne

Australian Tennis Open “Evian” Melbourne

‘Rumba’ Melbourne

Melton Festival Melbourne

High Point Shopping Centre Promotion Melbourne

Brisbane River Festival Brisbane

Australian Federation Celebrations Charters Towers

Australian Federation Celebrations Bowen Qld

Formula One Grand Prix Melbourne Melbourne , Vic

Moomba Festival Melbourne, Vic

Crown Casino New Years Eve Celebrations Melbourne Vic

HONDA ‘Civic’ Launch Melbourne Vic

Volvo for Life Festival Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Star Hub Communications Launch Singapore

Millenium Countdown Townsville

Pasminco Century Project Port Opening Karumba Qld

Sydney 2000 Olympic Countdown Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Stadium Australia Opening Sydney , N.S.W

Xian Yang Cultural Exchange China

Hong Kong Fringe Arts Festival Hong Kong

Easter in the Outback Winton, Qld

Australian Tennis Open Australia

Brisbane River Festival Brisbane, Qld

Plaza Singapura Christmas Celebration Singapore

Merimbula Festival –Vic

Brisbane Festival of the Arts Brisbane, Qld

Fire & Ice Festival: South Bank Brisbane, Qld

Singapore National Arts Festival Singapore

Robina Town Centre Gold Coast, Qld

Woodford/Maleny Folk Festival Woodford, Qld

Bluelake Festival Mount Gambia, Vic

Perth Royal Agricultural Show WA

Warana Festival Brisbane, Qld

Bougainvillea Festival Darwin, NT

Hamilton Festival Vic

Logies – Film & Television Awards Melbourne, Vic

Malacoota Festival Vic

Perth Festival WA

Phillip Island Festival Vic

Derribin Festival Vic

Peaches & Cream Festival Cobram, Vic

Wisma Atria Christmas Celebration Singapore

Australia Post – Christmas Party Brisbane, Qld

Swatch Emotion Promotion Singapore

South Bank Brisbane, Qld

Children’s Comedy Festival Melbourne Vic

Columbia International Festival Bogata Columbia South America

Deniliquin “Sun” Festival Nsw

Townsville Festival Qld

Echuca Rich River Festival Vic

Melbourne International Arts Festival Vic

Southgate Melbourne, Vic

‘Circus Explosion’ Myer Music Bowl -Melbourne, Vic

Australia Day Festival Melbourne, Vic

St Kilda Festival ‘Drum Out’ Melbourne, Vic

Countless Corporate Functions