House Dance International (HDI) is the first Urban Dance Festival designed to provide unity and leadership in the global House Dance Community. HDI was launched in 2007 by Conrad Rochester. Rochester grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he discovered his passion for music and dance, including the Hustle, B-Boy Scene, and then Breaking and House. At age 17 he was accepted and known as a member of the Loft and Paradise Garage Movements.

Film appearances include, Wild Style, Maestro, and Check Your Body at the Door. Conrad has also performed and choreographed for companies including Dance Warriors Project, Vissi Dance Company, Louie Vega, Mr. V, Mrs. Patty, The Martinez Brothers, The Legendary House of Ninja, Niles Ford’s dance-umentary In Search of the Invisible People, and James “Cricket” Coulter’s Astral Kinetic Urban Project. He is a judge and teacher for events such as Hip Hop Brazil, Chicken and Beer, Guardians of the Dance, Vibrant Flow Escape and his own weekly practice, The Loft Practice.

 

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of House Dance International 2017