Swingende Notwendigkeit - Offizieller Trailer 2014

Swingende Notwendigkeit - Extras


From Herräng to New York

Bodo Wartke und Backgroundsngerinnen_DekoSwing

Bodo is a passionate dancer in the field of swing music. That is why he has regularly traveled to Herräng in Sweden for many years now. On the homepage of Herräng Dance Camp you will find an inspiring video and the following introduction we like to quote here:
„The unique World of Herräng – with the roots in Lindy Hop, the swing era, Harlem and New York, we build a community for the participants to enjoy high quality dance, music and entertainment in a welcoming setting where just about anything can happen. In the unique World of Herräng all building blocks are important, it’s a friendly and respectful community where we integrate and inspire each other to creativity and participation. We remember and cherish Frankie Manning and his words: If the whole world did the Lindy Hop, there would be no wars.“
Frankie Manning would have turned 100 in 2014. There was a big celebration of him in New York called: FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centinnial & World Lindy Hop Day where passionate dancers of swing music from all over the world met. The day before started with an event called „Herräng in an afternoon“ followed by a New Year’s Eve-style party to ring in Frankie’s birthday with dancing to incredible live music until 4 am. Bodo was one of the musicians at this event playing his famous multilingual lovesong.

Lovesong Herräng

live, 2011


Lovesong creator

It was Tom Harris, Bodo’s former tour technician, who had the idea of installing the lovesong creator back in 2006. The lovesong creator has become a huge success – thanks to all of you!




Yes Dear!
live at the New Players Theatre, London

Some extra information & more songs

Yes, Dear!

Bootleg, Kookaburra Comedy Club, Berlin