Last weekend I had a special guest in town aka Charly my old friend from Paris. Gone are the days when we were going to clubs together. Now he’s an athlete and when he moves you need to step back. In 2010, he won with his partner Lexflow the top-dance competition “Juste-debout” at Paradiso and was representing Holland for the international battle in Paris (Yeah it’s weird! but frenchies dancers are everywhere). Juste Debout awards duos of top-dancers –amateurs or professionals- in 5 categories : Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, House Dance and Experimental. This year Charly wasn’t competing however he felt so at home within the battle atmosphere that I lost him in 2 minutes.
Being there in the middle of all these healthy kids dancing was one of the most enjoyable moments I’ve had in a long time, the kind of vibe and raw energy that only a true hip-hop event can give you. The next morning Charly was on a special mission for Dolly Rogers…keep posted for the next blog entry with more details about that!