Lorenz Ilg Zurich, , Switzerland
Lorenz started dancing at the age of 14, took classes in ballroom dances with a girl, he did not dare to say no to. He then continued with intensive training in Rock'n'Roll, Boogie Woogie (Crazy Shakers), Jazz Dance (Incognito), Tap, Argentine Tango and lately also Salsa. He visited Herrang Dance Camp the first time in 1992, where the virus Lindy Hop caught him badly. Since then, Lorenz organizes and teaches classes and Workshops in Zurich as well as some major cities in Europe (Paris, Milano, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Gothenburg, Nancy, Herrang etc.) and overseas (among others at SwingCity Melbourne in 2004), from Beginners to Professionals, took part of Projects at the Opera and the Drama Theater Zurich, at Television and in the film business as Choreographer and Dancer. He also leads and organizes his own Show Dance Company "Hellzapoppin' Disaster". In summer 2001 he made the concept for a new kind of international Festival called "Swing City" and organized as well it in Zurich. Over 30 different Events happened within this festival, concerts, Dance Performances, Movies, public Crash Courses, Workshops, etc. The opening night attracted over 10,000 People. After a successful start, this concept then started to tour the world and so far visited Stockholm in 2002, Harlem (New York) in 2003 and Melbourne 2004. Since 2002 Lorenz is also part of the organization of Herrang Dance Camp. Lorenz is also a well reknown DJ and MC for Swing Parties. Polylingual and slightly crazy he will let you share his passion for Lindy Hop!