The 2022 edition of the Juste Debout was supposed to take place from March 15th to 21st. After 2 years of absence, we had chosen Dubai to host the event. Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel the event.
This year was supposed to mark not only the return of the competition but also its 20th anniversary. However, the pandemic, its successive waves and the emergence of new variants have made the search for sponsors and fundings very difficult. The event industry, specifically cultural events, has been struggling since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. We are no exception. Despite all the efforts, we are not able to maintain the event.
For 20 years now, we have been working on making this competition the best in the world. It doesn’t feel right to proceed with an event which wouldn’t do justice to the dancers’ talent or meet the expectations of the people who have been following us for years now. This is why we made the decision, as difficult as it is, to cancel the Juste Debout 2022.
We’re conscious of the impact of this decision, but it seems to be the best one as it stands. The Juste Debout is a guarantee of quality and has to remain this way.
You might have questions following this announcement, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A live will also be organized on this Friday February 18th at 1:30pm (Paris time) to answer all your questions. We will send you all the details shortly.
The whole Juste Debout team joins me in apologizing and thanking you for your support and your trust. As we have been doing for the past 20 years, we’ll keep on doing our best to make hip hop and its culture shine across the world.