Ali Ramdani aka LILOU
Born : 1984
Zodiac sign: Aries
Profesión: Artist Dance
Relationship Status: Married
Other interests: Music, Kung Fu
Other Profession: Dance only
Crew : Pokemon Crew
Quote: “Everything is Possible”
2003 1st place, Battle of the Year France
2003 1st place, Battle of the Year International, Germany
2004 1st place, Freestyle Session Europe
2005 1st place, UK B-Boy Championship, Best Single Dancer
2005 1st place, Freestyle Session Korea
2005 1st place, Red Bull BC ONE, Berlin, Germany
2006 1st place, UK B-Boy Championship, Crew Battle, London
2006 participation, Red Bull Beat Battle, London, UK
2006 participation, Red Bull BC ONE, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007 participation, Red Bull BC ONE, South Africa
2007 1st place, KB B-Boy World Master, Korea
2008 Judge, Red Bull BC One, France
2008 1st place,Hip Hop Game, Italy
2009 1st place,Battle of the Year, 1-on-1, Germany
2009 1st place, Red Bull BC ONE, New York, USA
LILOU, one of the outstanding dancers in the world, was the winner of the RED BULL BC ONE 2005 in Berlin.
He has a unique dance style and an engaging stage presence, being vicious, but humorous as well. The audience loves him! He perfectly combines the new style of “flexible moves” with classic footwork and power moves. His signature move is a variation of the air-chair.
LILOU has been dancing since he was thirteen years old. He was fascinated when he first saw breakers on TV doing power moves and spinning on their heads. He thought that was absolutely crazy and he wanted to do it,too. His older brother taught him the moonwalk and later LILOU started to dance with an old-skool B-Boy who lived in his hood. He got his name when he was very young. Instead of his given name Ali, his family used to call him Alilou which then became shortened to LILOU.
In 1999, LILOU and some of the guys he practiced with formed the crew Pockémon. They are like a family and have battled at big events worldwide where their skills have become legendary. In addition to breaking, LILOU has also tried locking. He likes it a lot, but he says he doesn’t have enough time to practice seriously. “Maybe when I am older…”
For LILOU the most important asset of a B-Boy is determination—not only in a battle but in everyday practice and in your whole lifestyle. “Find out what you want and then go and get it, no matter what! When you’re in a battle, you’re there to win, not to play, so what you have to do is kill the enemy!”
LILOU has had a black belt in Kung Fu since he was sixteen years old. The Kung Fu mentality helped with his breaking. “Just like in Kung Fu, you have to anticipate the move your opponent is going to come out with and you’d better have an answer to that. You need to learn new moves and combinations and develop your style all the time if you want to be a winner.”
LILOU is Algerian and dances wearing a Palestinian keffiah to express solidarity with Arabic people in the world as he feels there is a lot of adversity today against them. LILOU says there are many wars around the world for territory or for money but his battles are on stage!
LILOU has been able to turn his passion into a profession. He can now make a living from dancing and that was his goal. Another goal he wants to fulfill in the lfuture is to raise a family of his own
Credo of Lilou: “We are all different, unique, so don’t be a stereotype. If you dance with the capacity of your body and work hard, you can become perfect in your own way!”