Ali Ramdani

Ali Ramdani

Ali Ramdani (1984), better known by his stage name Lilou, is a b-boy of Algerian-French origins from Lyon.Ali Ramdani aka B-Boy LILOU is a polarizing character, but still the most popular B-Boy of all. He is the current champion of the RED BULL BC ONE and the only one who took the trophy home twice! LILOU was born in France, but has Algerian roots.... Show more »
Ali Ramdani (1984), better known by his stage name Lilou, is a b-boy of Algerian-French origins from Lyon.Ali Ramdani aka B-Boy LILOU is a polarizing character, but still the most popular B-Boy of all. He is the current champion of the RED BULL BC ONE and the only one who took the trophy home twice! LILOU was born in France, but has Algerian roots. He travels between worlds and is considered "the immigrant" in both of them. LILOU is one of the B-Boys portrayed in the movie Turn it Loose and is traveling the world with the RED BULL BC ONE ALL STARS!LILOU has an extensive history with the RED BULL BC ONE. In his first year competing, in 2005 in Berlin, he was the underdog, but took the championship. He received a huge winner's belt, which was supposed to be a challenge trophy to be handed over to the next winner the following year, but LILOU refused to give it back, unfazed by the threat of never being invited to the championship again. In 2006, he returned but was eliminated early on in the battle. In 2007, he was selected as one of four wild card B-Boys to compete in Johannesburg, South Africa,where he lost to Roxrite from the US in the semi-finals.In 2008, in France, LILOU was one of the judges for the RED BULL BC ONE. In 2009, when the championship was held in New York, LIILOU returned to battle and did what nobody had done before, he won the championship for the 2nd time.LILOU 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 twelve 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 have been like a family ever since and have battled at big events worldwide where their skills have become legendary. In addition to breaking, LILOU has also tried locking.LILOU has had a black belt in Kung Fu since he was sixteen years old. The Kung Fu mentality helped with his breaking. LILOU lists his greatest influences as Michael Jackson, Zinédine Zidane, Mohammed Ali and Jamiroquai. He admires their careers, their charisma and recognizes them for being legends in their respective area of expertise.Among the many items that LILOU wears when battling to express his individuality, he sometimes puts on a I'm Muslim Don't Panic t-shirt or keffiyeh to express solidarity with his brothers and sisters who are facing great adversity. He recognizes that there are many wars around the world for territory or for money but his battles are on the dance floor. Show less «