Housin Authority

Performance by Housin Authority at Citicentre Dance Faculty concert in Oakland, California - April 2001

Performance on first night 4-7-01
10 year reunion concert

Part of a series of performances of a dance group and it's associates who have a rich history in their art.

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Housin Authority

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HOUSIN AUTHORITY is a hip-hop dance ensemble created in Richmond California. The seven member crew will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2011. Housin Authority was founded by JaMar Welch, Richmond Talauega and Carlos Anderson. The original members…


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HOUSIN AUTHORITY is a hip-hop dance ensemble created in Richmond California. The seven member crew will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2011. Housin Authority was founded by JaMar Welch, Richmond Talauega and Carlos Anderson. The original members of HA met in High school and Jr. High and have blessed many a stage until their present early thirties.They got their start performing at house parties, weddings, street festivals and eventually graduated to college tours, live theatre, videos, commercials and films. The Oakland Tribune has referred to HA as, "The pioneers of the street dance movement". HA is known for taking their art, "From the streets to the stadiums".

The Original Housin Authority Crew is JaMar Welch aka Jammer, Richmond Talauega aka Matai, Tony Talauega aka Sivva, Anwar Burton aka Flii, Alger James aka Maddakks aka Madd, David Royster aka Super Dave, Kory Watkins aka Kato. RIP to first original member with us in spirit - Robert Handy aka MAN.

Collectively HA members have performed with the likes of: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Usher, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Ginuwine, Tevin Cambell, Shanice, Bette Midler, The Nicholas Brothers, John Lee Hooker, Gloria Estevan, Michelle.., Snoop Dogg, Kristie Alley, Opera Winfrey, Aaliyah, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, Eddie Griffen, Chris Tucker, Marlon Brando, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado and Jay Z to name a few!!!

Much props to Authority Ography (Richmond, Tony and Flii) on MTV music video award for Choreography and to Flii Stylez for his American Choreography Award.

HA also stands for Housin Affiliates, these are people within the family who have always been down performing wise business wise or just moral support. Michael Adams aka Mazi, Dennis Banks aka Doc Hollywood, Dwon Petite aka D.J., Carlos Anderson aka Los Balls, Benny Wilson aka Samoja, London, Solo, Kanobe (too many aka..s to list) Jerome Loston, Nigel, Wally Sparks, Gooch and Kidd.

Much Respect due: Silvia Townsend and the art of ballet (my first dance teacher). Roquisha Townsend, Deborah Vaughan and the Dimensions Dance Theatre. Latanya Tigner, Demons of the Mind, Pop Tart, Raphael Montajo Aka Dr. Plik Plok, The Black Resurgents, Media Circus, Lavelle Smith, Travis Payne, Michael Jackson, The Mopp Tops, Mr. Wiggles, Poppin Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Poppin Taco, Style Elements, Back Street Boys (Kevin Richardson) Traci Bartlow, Tommy the Clown, Usher, Todd Samms, Punch and Goofy, Moody, Pat and Oscar (first house dancers in the bay) LIL C, T Flii, The Brohydes, Walt liqour, Hieroglyphics crew, Living legends crew, Rock city crew, all West coast B boys, Renegades, Don camellock jr, Boogaloo Sam, Brooke Payne(New Editions Choreographer) Hurricane, Choosen aka Lavelle, The Miller family( Courtney and the twins), Jason Samuels Smith and finally the greatest to have done it the fabolous Nicholas Brothers!

Look out for more from Housin Authority with their upcoming documentary, "Scene Clearly Through a Blur- The Legacy of Housin.. Authority" and their 20th anniversary show summer of 2011.

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