A talk with Alain Phillipe Durand and Junious "House" Brickhouse
During this talk, panelist Alain-Philippe Durand, French born professor of U.S. and French hip-hop cultures at the University of Arizona, accompanied by Junious "House" Brickhouse, urban dance expert and founder/director of Urban Artistry, will discuss the rise of hip-hop in two distinctly unique cultures. Exploring how American Hip Hop emerged and influenced the French urban scene, and how French dancers adapted this dance with other influences, they will speak about mutual inspiration in what is now a worldwide artform.
A short Q and A session will follow their talk.
BORN AND RAISED in Marseille, France, Alain-Philippe Durand is a French professor, Interim Director of Africana Studies, and Director of the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona. He is the author of four books, including Black, Blanc, Beur. Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World (Scarecrow Press, 2002). He has taught in the U.S., France, Germany, and Brazil. Among other courses, he currently teaches a very popular class on U.S. and Francophone hip-hop cultures.
JUNIOUS "HOUSE" BRICKHOUSE is a community leader, dancer, choreographer and student of culture, who began his journey through dance in the Atlanta and Washington D.C. underground dance scenes, which inspired him to learn the hip-hop, house, popping, locking, tap, waacking, vogue, and West African dance elements that were being celebrated by so many in the underground. Throughout his twenty-five year career Junious has served his community as a leader, mentor, choreographer and competition judge.
WHAT: Old Schools: the birth of Hip Hop culture in the US and France
WHEN: Monday, May 21, at 6 pm
WHERE: At Busboys and Poet, 1025 5th Street, NW
COST: $5 suggested donation
Full Program of the festival:
- Friday, May 18 at 8pm at Howard University, Ira Aldridge Theater // 2400 6th St., NW
-"Entre Deux" by Compagnie Stylistik
- Saturday, May 19 at 2pm in Kalorama Park // At the intersection of Columbia Rd., Kalorama Rd., and 19th St., NW
-"Le Petit Bal 2 Rue" by Compagnie De Fakto
- Sunday, May 20 at 6pm at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage // 700 F St., NW
-"The Three Wise Monkeys" by Compagnie Par-Allèles
- Monday, May 21 at 6pm at Busboys and Poets // 1025 5th St., NW
Conference: "Old School: The birth of hip-hop in the U.S. and France"
with Ubran Artistry's Junious "House" Brickhouse and the University of Arizona's Alain-Philippe Durand
- Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm at Dance Place // 3225 8th St., NE
-"N" by Compagnie De Fakto
- Thursday, May 24 at 8pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center // 1333 H St., NE
-"Tour of Duty" by Compagnie KLP
- Friday, May 25 9pm to midnight at Artisphere // 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Battle of the Dance Crews , featuring Urban Artistry, Joy of Motion's DCypher Dance
This event is made possible thanks to the help of: