House Dance Conference started in August, 1999. This special event was started by various conversations of prominent dancers in NY’s dance scene who felt there needed to be a dance event that showed the power of dance as well as the education of dance; giving respect to lineage as well. The fuel to this idea and creation was from dance group Dance Fusion, Ron Paisley, and Brian ” Footwork ” Green who performed with Dance Fusion when in between his regular work as a choreographer and dancer. The party, due to unforseen circumstances, ended up being funded by GOD through Brian, as well as he was the talented coordinator for most of the shows seen at the HDC. This caused him to be the face of the HDC.
HDC’s people at every session make up the HDC. Along with deep and soulful sounds of HDCs’ resident DJs, House Dance Conference presents special guest DJs and performers: Don “Campbellock” Campbell, Sam “Boogaloo Sam” Solomon, Greg Campbellock Jr, Willi Ninja, Bravo, Archie Burnett, Klown, Flomaster, Adesola, DOC, Shaky Shake, Shock-a-Lock, Jazzy J, Disco Dave, Steve Glavin, Shallow, Stretch, Link, and ANA “Lollipop” Sanchez, are just a few who keep this underground dance scene poppin’. House Dance Conference is not just a party, it’s an experience.
TALENT COORDINATION OF HDC
Brian, choreographer / teacher / dancer, began dancing at 8 years old. He studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and African for five years from Phil Black, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Joefrreys Ballet. In 1978, his brother, Oscar, introduced him to “Poppin”, a dance from California. Wanting to learn more, he went to the NYC underground between 1983-84. By the end of 1984, Brian “understood” and was a part of the Hip-hop Culture. 1984-1986, he found the House and Freestyle culture in Roseland, 4Ds, Paradise Garage, and other clubs in NY. 1986, he ran into two people: Damien and Spanky, who became his full inspiration in the House culture. Their inspiration, Brian’s rhythm from Tap, his mother’s intricate Hustle, Salsa, and African steps, eventually spawned a unique very fast footwork style that gave Brian his name around the underground scene of NY and abroad. Brian, in his career, has choreographed / danced with artists like Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefanie, Fergie, MYA, Foxy Brown, Missy Eliott, Salt-N-Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Barbara Tucker, EVE, Kraze, MAW (Masters at Work), and many more. In the last 10 years, his teaching has focused on the history of dances in the Funk, Hip-hop, and House culture, which he has spread through the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. In these countries he has been a judge for countless dance contests, promoting the true art, culture, and essence of these dances! He is the 2001 ACA (American Choreographers Awards) recipient for Best Hip-Hop Choreography in a Music Video for his choreography in the video called, “FREE” by singer/song writer, MYA! He has created a new company, WORLD SOUL (www.23prime.com/worldsoul), which has focused on showing audiences the passion, history, and various techniques that are in various dance styles. He has also helped finance and creat a dance edutaining event that has been sweeping NY and spreading around the world called the House Dance Conference. All this experience in his dance career easily filled the stages of the HDC with amazing talent to excite the audiences that attended or watched any HDC media related videos.
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ON VARIOUS FLYERS OVER THE YEARS:
Allison ” Ms. Al-Boogie”
and thanks to Flo-ology in San Francisco, Who is Who in France, and Hardcore ( Stringz) in Detroit when HDC came to your town.
LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!
GOD BLESS US ALL, EYES ON JESUS, and EARS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT DAY and NIGHT,
Brian Footwork Green-HDC
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