Sep 9, 2021


- PRESS RELEASE 130/2021

The International Dance Organisation President, Prof. Velibor Srdic and the IDO Presidium send its condolences to our IDO National Member in Switzerland, following the passing of its President, Mario Reisch.

On behalf of the IDO Presidium, IDO Honorary Lifetime President Michael Wendt said:

‘I know Mario Reisch since 1997 when I met him and his partner at Gary Carvin's IDO Salsa World Cup in in the Radisson Hotel on Miami Beach, USA. This was IDO's first ever couple dance competition in the United States of America.

Afterwards I met him annually at the ADTV's INTAKO (International Dance Teacher Congress) in Germany where we mostly talked about IDO and the Swiss dancers. At that time my highly respected friend Kurt Anliker from St. Gallen was chairing Swiss-IDO. During the years Kurt Anliker passed the Chair of Swiss-IDO to Mario Reisch who worked very well together with Marcel Baumgartner since.

Although Mario was coming from the couple dance section, he was very helpful for all additional IDO dance disciplines in Switzerland. During the years I spoke with him many times to solve little issues and he was always very cooperative and nice. He was also very proud about the great success of many Swiss dancers.

I will truly miss Mario Reisch and my feelings are with his wife and his 3 kids.’

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