PARTY 18.3. Altes Pfandhaus, Köln mit DJ Sebastian Svensson aus Schweden
1997 - 2016 Helena/Kenneth Norbelie World Lindy Hop Champions 1997 Anna Fors/Jakob Bergelin ILHC Champions 2016
Helena & Kenneth Back in the days, Helena and Kenneth were one of the first dancers in Europe, learning from Frankie Manning. After years of dancing, they won the World Lindy Hop Championships 1997. Toay, they are the minds behind the one of the biggest Lindy Hop Camps worldwide: The Snowball. Coaching the Swedish Lindy Hop Team and organizing more Lindy Workshops are just some of their skills. Helena & Kenneth stands for the Lindy Hop in the late 90s and have a lot to tell, when it comes to the source of the dance.
Anna & Jakob After a few years of competing in Bugg, Lindy Hop and as well Boogie woogie, Jakob started dancing with Anna Fors and both started focusing more on Lindy Hop. Together, Jakob and Anna has collected many good results from both national and international competitions. Anna & Jakob are very focused on keeping the authentic style of the Savoy ballroom dancers in both their own dancing and also when they teaches the dance. In August 2016 they won the ILHC Showcase in Washington. For many people, Anna & Jakob represents the new Generation of Lindy Hoppers.
The Lindy Time Warp is a journey through the decades of Lindy Hop. Helena & Kenneth, winners of the Lindy Hop Championships 1997, judges at ILHC nowadays and Anna & Jakob, winner of the ILHC Showcase 2016. They are the representatives of two visions, which are very much alike and different at the same time. The workshop is built exactly around this theme. We would like to look into the history of the Lindy Hop and also look at the modern view of the dance and show what both couples build their strength of. The workshop groups are limited to 15 couples to give the possibility of individual practice and personal feedback. We created two levels: 1. for those who want to have an easy, relaxed and slower approach to the content 2. for those who are keen on higher speed and like to be pushed through what both couples want to deliver. If you are ready for a JUMP TO THE LEFT, then: LET`S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN and keep it real !