Have You Ever Seen the French (Hip Hop) Dance?

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‘Dancing to Batala at Artomatic 2009’
courtesy of ‘starbuck77’

Having lived in France for a year, I can attest that there is a certain “Je ne sais QUOI” about the way French people dance. Even when they’re out on a Friday night, it’s simply different with some 1940s swing mixed into urban break dancing. It’s also incredibly amusing to watch, and sinfully simple to start dancing along.

Tonight at 8:00 p.m., Aurélien Kairo, a well-known and “amazing” French Hip Hop dancer comes to St. Stephens Church in NW DC, hosted by L’Alliance Française and Words Beats & Life.

The 30 year old self-taught dancer from Lyon, France is successfully pursuing a faultless career.

From the street to the theaters, from the urban scene to the rural world, the relationship with his audiences, to all generations, is at the heart of Aurélien Kairo’s creative process.

Check him out on YouTube and see for yourself. This should, if nothing else, inspire some new dance moves for later tonight. And, a new interpretation of the music genre “Hip Hop.” I want to see him keep up this kind of energy for 50 minutes straight of dancing with no intermission… Can he do it??

The performance is $18 at the door. It’s expected to last 50 minutes without intermission. St. Stephens Church is located at 1525 Newton Street NW.

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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