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ABOUT WCO

WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA is the most highly skilled dance artist group in the world, composed of eight members: YOKOI, DOMINIQUE, HANAI, TAKE, SHOHEI, BON, SAWADA, and U.U. Formed in 2003 and based in Osaka, the group has been active in the global arena, as well as in Japan. Their performances captivate all who watch, and continues to affect the dance scene around the world. They have a wide range of activities, including participation in music festivals such as

MEMBER PROFILE

BIOGRAPHY

2014

Jan-Feb – Asia Tour (Japan, Myanmar: performance commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Myanmar)

Jan-Feb – Las Vegas

Feb – Performance in "Gokigen Brannyu"

Mar - Berlin

Mar – Performance in "Nep and Imoto's World Ranking"

Mar – Kuala Lumpur

2013

Jan – Performance in "World's No. 1 Show Time"

Jan - Turkey

Feb – Performance in "KAMIWAZA"

May – Kazakhstan

May - Dubai

May - Singapore

Jul - Performance in "THE BIG GROOVE 2012" (Singapore)

Jul - London

Jul - Germany

Aug – Stage performance: "BEAT BUMPER" (Osaka)

Aug - Performance in "a-nation"

Oct - Stage performance: COSMIC BEAT (Osaka)

Nov-Dec - Stage performance: COSMIC BEAT (Tokyo)

Nov-Dec - Jakarta

2012

Feb – MADFOOT!×W.C.O. Sneakers "MAD WREXX LO" on sale

Mar – TV commercial Performance in "XPERIA"

Apr - TV Performance on "ZIP"

Apr - TV Performance on "TokuDane!"

Apr - TV Performance on "Zoom in! Saturday"

Apr - TV Performance on "Sukkiri"

May – Performance/Dance Instruction for Drama "Locked Room"

May - TV Performance on "Hayarunmonroe"

Jun - WREC IN THE FLOOR (Osaka)

Jun - WREC IN THE FLOOR (Niigata)

Jun - TV Performance on "Kinsuma"

Jun - TV Performance in "Chichinpuipui"

Jun - TV Performance in "Sumatan"

Jul – Performance in "G-SHOCK PRESENTS REAL TOUGHNESS"

Aug - Stage performance: FAKEST (Osaka)

Aug - Performance in "SONIC MANIA 2012"

Aug - Performance in "Agepoyo"

Aug - Performance on "Ohayo, Asahi Desu"

Oct - Singapore

Oct - Italy

Oct–Mar 2013 - TV Regular Performances in "odoRIba"

Nov - Stage performance: FAKEST (Hong Kong)

Nov - Belgium

Dec - Kazakhstan

2011

Jan – FILA Image Character Contract *currently underway

Jan - MADFOOT!×W.C.O. sneakers "MAD WREXX WH" on sale

Feb - FILA×W.C.O. dance line on sale

Feb-Aug - Japan Tour "JAPA WREC"

May - MADFOOT!×W.C.O. sneakers "MAD WREXX BK" on sale

Jul – Held "WRECK IN THE FLOOR HONG KONG"

Sep - MADFOOT!×W.C.O. sneakers "MAD WREXX NUBACK" on sale

Oct – 7th performance "FAKEST" (Tokyo, Osaka)

2010

Jan - Performance in "WORLD TRADE CENTER COUNT DOWN PARTY" (Hong Kong)

May - Sep - Asia Tour "WRECK IN THE FLOOR 2010"

Jul - Performance in "THE BIG GROOVE 2011" (Singapore)

2009

Jun - Performance in "THE BIG GROOVE 2009" (Singapore)

Aug – Guests and Judges in "OMARION in Japan event KING OF DANCE"

Nov – 6th performance "ID" (Tokyo、Osaka)

2008

Feb - Performance in "SDD LIVE 2008 in Osaka Castle Hall" (Performers: STARDUST REVUE / Every Little Thing / BoA / FUNKY MONKEY BABYS / etc.)

Mar - Jul - Asia Tour "WRECK IN THE FLOOR 08"

Jul - Performance in "THE BIG GROOVE 2008" (Singapore)

Oct – 5th performance "ID"

2007

Jan - Performance in "WORLD TRADE CENTER COUNT DOWN PARTY" (Hong Kong)

Apr-Sep - Asia Tour "WRECK IN THE FLOOR 2007"

Jun – DVD "WREXX;PLAYERS BOUNCE" released

Jul – Performance in "THE BIG GROOVE 2007" (Singapore)

Jul-Aug – TV Performance on "Super Champuru"

Oct - Performance in "BATTLE OF THE YEAR 2007" (Germany)

2006

Feb-Jun - Japan Tour "WRECK IN THE FLOOR 2006"

May - Performance in "STYLE JUNCTION"

Jul - Performance in "THE BIG GROOVE 2006" (Singapore)

Aug – 4th Performance "M.O.A.L.I.V.E.2006" (Tokyo-Osaka)

Nov - Performance in "Midosuji Art Festival"

2005

May - Performance in "STYLE JUNCTION"

May – TV Performance in "Youth Champuru: Champuru Festival"

Jul – 3rd Performance "daft-line" (Tokyo-Osaka)

Aug - Performance in "SUMMER SONIC ’05"

2004

May - Performance in "STYLE JUNCTION"

Aug – Opening dance for "JAPAN DANCE DELIGHT VOL.12"

Oct – 2nd Performance "M.O.A.L.I.V.E."

Dec – Won the "DANCE DELIGHT AWARD"

2003

Formation

Dec – 1st Performance "ID"

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YOKOI

Yokoi is the leader of Wrecking Crew Orchestra; he is the beloved "chairman" of the members and guests, and an incredibly talented dancer. Since his teenage years, he has used his outstanding physical talent and amazing ability to personify music freely, exhibiting a highly refined approach when taking part in many dance contests, and becoming the overall winner in countless occasions. As a dancer who is always one step ahead of the game, he has made his name known within Japan and the rest of the world, establishing the standard for the latest hip hop styles.

AWARDS

  • 2012 The Game: Winner
  • 2008 Just Debout Japan Qualifying: Winner
  • 2003 Japan Dance Delight vol.10: Winner
  • 1997 Japan Dance Delight vol.4: Winner
  • 1997 Best of Best: Winner
  • 1996 Dance Field vol.1: Winner
  • 1996 True Skool G.W.Special vol.1: Winner
  • 1996 Osaka Dance Delight vol.11: Winner
  • 1995 Japan Dance Delight vol.2: 3rd place
  • 1994 Osaka Dance Delight vol.8: Winner
  • 1994 Japan Dance Delight vol.1: 2nd place
  • 1994 First True Skool: Winner

DOMINIQUE

Dominique has a dignified hip hop style primarily centered on popping moves. He is the oldest member of the group, and he is also an outstanding, hard working person who never misses a daily training or practice session. His has the unique body of a well trained dancer who greedily absorbs the music as he performs a variety of dances, from intense floor moves to delicate moves that make the sound flow all the way to his fingertips. He has been crowned winner of solo battles and team battles also outside of Japan. He is also one of the Japanese dancers to have been chosen as world champion, an unusual title within the hip hop scene.

AWARDS

  • 2008 Funkin Stylez 5on5 World Dance Battle: Winner (Germany)
  • 2008 Just Debout Japan Qualifying: Winner
  • 2005 Funkin Stylez Hip Hop Solo: Winner (Germany)
  • 2004 The Game - Hip Hop Side: Winner
  • 2003 Japan Dance Delight vol.10: Winner
  • 1999 Japan Dance Delight vol.6: Winner

HANAI

Hanai is the tallest member of the Wrecking Crew Orchestra. He uses his inborn sense of rhythm to create routines that are based on old school styles; however, he also always uses innovative approaches to develop his own original style. He focuses primarily on rock dance, but is also renowned as an almighty dancer who can go beyond borders and dance across a great variety of genres.

AWARDS

  • 2012 Hook Up!! Lock: Winner
  • 2012 Universal Dancers 2012: Guest performance
  • 2011 Pop Lock Box Lock District Competition 5on5: Winner
  • 2011 Just Dance Power: Guest judge, guest performer
  • 2011 DP Battle Session: Guest judge
  • 2011 D-Pro: Guest performer
  • 2011 Keep On Dancing 7: Guest participant
  • 2011 Universal Dancers 2011: Guest performer
  • 2010 Keep on Dancing 6: Guest participant
  • 2007 Battle of the Year 2007 Singapore Qualifying: Guest performer
  • 2004 Osaka Dance Delight vol.19: 2nd place
  • 2002 Old Skool Night vol.4: Winner
  • 1998 Best of Best: Winner
  • 1997 Osaka Dance Delight vol.12: Winner
  • 1996 One Day Dance Contest: Winner

TAKE

Take is the top house-style dancer of Wrecking Crew Orchestra. He is an impressive dancer who can exhibit an explosive and instantaneous power. He dances with light and nimble steps characteristic of house dancers, and can perform acrobatic floor moves with his extremely high physical ability, as well as highly skilled, coordinated jumps. He is also a distinctive, rarely found type of dancer, who possesses a unique talent as a house dancer, but who is also comfortable when performing highly skilled hip pop routines.

AWARDS

  • 2007 The Game - House Side: Winner
  • 2004 Hook Up / House Solo Battle: Winner
  • 2002 Osaka Dance Delight vol.18: Special prize
  • 1995 Japan Dance Delight East Japan Competition: 2nd place

SHOHEI

Shohei is characterized by his hip hop style which is accentuated by his long arms and legs. On solo performances or when dancing as part of a routine, his accentuated moves are able to embody the essence of the music. His amazing ability to fix a particular space allows him to create a unique dance style by maximizing the music's sense of the world through a variety of tricky movements.

AWARDS

  • 2008 Up Solo Battle: Winner
  • 2003 The Game - Hip Hop Side: Winner
  • 2003 Japan Dance Delight vol.10: Winner
  • 1997 Best of Best: Winner
  • 1997 Japan Dance Delight vol.4: Winner

BON

Bon is a dancer with a sharp and solid hip hop style who can perform highly skilled routines. Apart from hip hop, he is also a dancer with a deep love for soul and funk. In contrast to being a dancer who can thrash away violently on the dance floor, he is also able to give the impression of extreme coolness. He is a dancer with an outstanding sense for the music that he wishes to express and highlight; in addition, he also possesses a great talent in graphics, which he uses for his work.

AWARDS

  • 2003 Japan Dance Delight vol.10: Winner
  • 1997 Best of Best: Winner
  • 1997 Japan Dance Delight vol.4: Winner
  • 1994 Japan Dance Delight vol.1: 2nd place
  • 1994 Osaka Dance Delight vol.8: Winner

SAWADA

Sawada always immerses himself fully in the hip hop style, and even within Wrecking Crew Orchestra, he is a dancer who shows a unique perspective on the world. It would not be an exaggeration to call his highly systematized, deeply undulating moves as a highly original and unparalleled style. He dances freely to hip hop music, from the old anthems loved by many to the very latest tunes. Within Wrecking Crew Orchestra, he shows his great power as an indispensable element to their house genre.

AWARDS

  • 2004 The Game Hip Hop Solo Battle: Best4
  • 2000 No.1 Dance Contest: Winner
  • 1998 2001-Dance Award: Winner

U.U

U.U is a dancer with a sharp rocking style who gives highly impressive and charming performances. Although he specializes mainly in rock dance, he also proactively takes on a great variety of new school styles such as b-boying and popping, proudly holding the position of winner in many battles and contests. He also works in the comedy scene using his acting abilities. He is the group's multi-talented entertainment dancer.

AWARDS

  • 2004 Osaka Dance Delight vol.19: 2nd place
  • 2003 B-Night Lock Solo Battle: Winner
  • 2002 Old Skool Night vol.4: Winner
  • 2002 Be B-Boy - Best 4
  • 2001 Wakaura Dance Contest: Winner
  • 2001 Dance Powers: Winner
  • 1998 Best of Best: Winner
  • 1998 Tenkaichi Butoukai: Winner
  • 1997 Osaka Dance Delight vol.12: Winner
  • 1996 One Day Dance Contest: Winner
  • 1995 Osaka Dance Delight vol.9: 3rd place
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