The Juste Debout is a worldwide dance festival, which features the « stand-up » styles of street dance. Qualifiers are held in different countries, during a 3 months tour, and the finals take place in Paris, France. 6 disciplines are represented : House, Locking, Hip Hop, Popping, Top Rock and Experimental.
= Year 2014 edition’s facts: =
2014 – JUDGES
House : Tatsuo (JP)
Locking : Jimmy Soul (FR)
Hip Hop : Marquest (USA)
Popping : Djidawi (FR)
☞ Read more here (in french & english).
2014 – COUNTRIES
Taiwan 25 and 26/01/2014 ➔ na // na
>>> Video Report
Sweden 31/01 & 01/02/2014 ➔ na // na Holland 02/02/2014 ➔ na // na
Italy 09/02/2014 ➔ na // na
Russia 15/02/2014 ➔ na // na
Switzerland 16/02/2014 ➔ na // facebook page
Germany 22/02/2014 ➔ na // na
I wish I could fly to one of these countries but that won’t be possible this year, >>my wallet is desperately empty…<<.
2014 – DAYS
In 2014, Juste Debout will be held on 2 days instead of one !
Why a two-days event ?
The idea is to make a condensed event, so that each can appreciate the finales and so that the dancers can give the best of them for the public.
source: official website
2014 – REASON TO MISS IT
☞ Because Barack Obama approves it…
☞ Because of the trailer :
= And now the minute of wisdom… =
March, sunday 2nd march 2014 14h – 23h (more or less)
The price for the final is 30€ per person or 25€ for 15 people+ group (price per person).
The venue is POPB (Palais Omnisport Paris Bercy) or BERCY (shorter)
Address : 8 boulevard de Bercy 75012 PARIS – FRANCE
❒ Getting there (1) ➔ – – – (click on the map to follow the link)
❒ Getting there (2) ➔ – – (click on the map to follow the link)
❒ Getting there (2′) ➔ – – (click on the map to follow the link)
You should definitely check the Juste Debout’s website: here is a direct link to the hotels page. The price range is 30 – 120 € per person.
FREE ADVICE (especially for the first timers…)
❒ Food and drinks are allowed inside (tolerated?). You can also buy inside the venue. Caution: those rules might change this year!
❒ Cameras are allowed. I don’t know about DSLR, though…
❒ Seats are not numbered. So you have to come early (10 AM) if you want to be in the best spots… Being there early might not be enough to get those coveted seats, as shown on the picture below (click to enlarge)
Once the door are opened, people get wild… I mean really WILD… You have to be prepared to slap somebody in his face or work on your mantra not to lose control on the D day ;-p…
New feature! I will describe it as a « live motion twitter ». This program is meant to give short and quick news; that’s another way to live the tour.
Here is the introduction (don’t forget to activate subtitles if your computer doesn’t do it automatically!).
♦ Flash #1 : organisation (new countries, new categories, finals over 2 days)
♦ Flash #2 : ADN
That’s all for now.
I will update this post if new and useful informations come. STAY TUNED!!