Jean-Pierre Douterluigne

Jean Pierre discovered hip-hop in 1982. Self-taught, he has performed numerous times in Belgium and in France.
In 1988-89 he studied for a national diploma in jazz dance. He then taught hip-hop in numerous social and cultural establishments in the north of France.

In 1990, he created the Funk Attitude Company and put on his first choreographed works, which were performed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

In 1996 he discovered American tap dancing with Leela Petronio and went on to direct hip-hop, tap and bodily percussion performances until 2002, including:
Etat d’urgence, Babel Hop, Coup de pompe, Les Fous du Labo performed at numerous dance festivals (Rencontres Urbaines de la Villette in Paris, Les Hivernales d’Avignon, le Bateau Feu in Dunkerque, le Vivat in Armentières, and la Fabrique Théâtrale de Culture Commune, etc.).
Jean Pierre then moved to Marseille and taught hip-hop and tap in the PACA region.

In 2003 he created the Akrorythmik Company and worked with Lionel Devi, a DJ and composer. Together they developed dance and music workshops for associations, secondary schools and workers' councils, creating the Jazz to Hip Hop show in 2006.
Jean Pierre joined Leela Petronio's Hip Tap Project Company for Tapage Nocturne, Répercussions and Entre deux chaises, performed at numerous festivals in France.

In 2008, he returned to the north of France where he produced Impasse de l’Or with Farid Berki and DJ Kep then the musical, Dream Street with Barbara Wastiaux in 2010.

Jazz Revue, created in 2012, continues his work with secondary schools, high schools, the regional circus school, prisons and cultural centres.

 

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