Argentine Tango competitions

Mladenac

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If the rules did not accept the high boleos I agree about that the judges made a collective mistake and they should be blamed.

I think when the stomping happens both Hurtado and Espinoza are doing it or is it totally wrong?

About the splaying hands please check Espinozas right hand in this video.


I just wonder how come that there is so much talk about her hand and nearly nothing about his. I would have expected a more strict set of rules for leaders.
That thing is happening recently. Check the above videos.
I don't like it, and I would call that cheating in the close embrace ;)
I use that (put my hand on the back) only in significant height difference but I don't put elbow out.
 

sixela

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I wouldn't call that dancing d'airenzo. They are dancing like a dead fish on energetic El Flete.
They missed the song and the orchestra.
Despite the fact that finding _anything_ good rather than dissing it is very bad for street-cred, I beg to differ. I like it.

So, Mladenac, care to give us a video showing how you would interpret it?

I use that (put my hand on the back) only in significant height difference but I don't put elbow out.
What I find _so_ nice about argentine tango is that we usually don't get so prescriptive about what must not be done and what should be done...

I would have expected a more strict set of rules for leaders.
"Strict set of rules" sends shivers through my spine...even more so than "competition". Soon "I don't know what it is but it isn't tango" will also cause an allergic reaction.
 
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Mladenac

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Despite the fact that finding _anything_ good rather than dissing it is very bad for street-cred, I beg to differ. I like it.
So, Mladenac, care to give us a video showing how you would interpret it?
Their dancing was nice, but not to that song. I would have enjoyed it more if some other song was playing.
When I have my demo or performance I will post it to video section. ;)

What I find _so_ nice about argentine tango is that we usually don't get so prescriptive about what must not be done and what should be done...
My main goal is to have body contact to I can feel my partner.
I would place my right arm more appropriately but this seems most convenient regarding height difference.
I saw and tried to put my right arm over the followers shoulder, but it was to awkward.
Putting elbow out is not appropriate for social environment, cause it takes a lot of space.

There can be very vague boundary what tango is and isn't.
 

dchester

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Staff member
Putting elbow out is not appropriate for social environment, cause it takes a lot of space.
I thought it was appropriate, when some leader keeps moving back and forth from his lane into yours, causing you to keep having to move abruptly to avoid a collision.

:eek:
 

Mladenac

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I thought it was appropriate, when some leader keeps moving back and forth from his lane into yours, causing you to keep having to move abruptly to avoid a collision.

:eek:
That's left elbow in action. :p
I was refererring to the right elbow. ;)
It's quite difficult to use it in such situations.
 

pascal

Active Member
In Paris we're starting to see ads. The event is scheduled for the end of May. Looks like the local team of organizers is quite amateurish. The location was changed, and the stage tango competition was cancelled.
Below, a Google translation of the web page. Room for improvement here, couple (pareja) becomes torque and tour (giro) becomes tower.


TANGO TRACK
(Free, amateur and professional)

The couple once constituted can not separate during the whole piece of music. For the position to be considered correct, the body of one of the two must be permanently be in the "abrazo" on the other, knowing that in some figures, this abrazo can be more flexible.
All movements must be carried out in the space determined by the jury of torque.Standard abrazo take into account the musicality, the connection torque and elegance in walking as fundamental elements for the qualification.
From these parameters, it will be possible to achieve the popular tango figures "social", ie barridas, sacadas al piso, enrosques, contra y giros giros etc ...
Are totally forbidden jumps, figures that cause the loss of both feet touch the ground and the other own choreography tango scene.
Couples, as in a ballroom, must constantly evolve in the opposite direction of clockwise; they will remain in the same place so as not to impede the flow of ball.
Clothes will not be considered as an evaluation parameter.

TANGO SCENE
(Free, amateur and professional)


Each performer will dance according to his own vision of the Argentine Tango, given that it will be allowed, for this purpose, to use movements, figures that do not report directly to the traditional tango, however the classic figures of Tango (the eight , towers, steps, voleos the ganchos and milonguero abrazo) should be included in the choreography.
The abrazo can be broken and we can use techniques from other dance disciplines provided they have their purpose and are undertaken to enhance the presentation of the interpreter.
The worn and other own movements to other dances should not be excessive, ie they should not represent more than a third of interpretation. The couple will have to use all the space of the scene in his travels.
The costumes will be considered in the evaluation.
In the case of a technical problem, the jury noted the choreography that the couple will have the opportunity to represent the end of the program. However, in case of problems in the choreography, it will be the couple to decide whether to continue and the jury appreciated the way and the grace with which the couple will have solved the problem, but there will be no opportunity to choreography again.
 

sixela

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Is there a separate award for milongas? There are some kick-knat milonga dancers in there, and some others who're likely to dance a very good Di Sarli tango but whose mundialisto-sped-up style is a bit jarring on milonga...
 

sixela

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I'd have picked 221 for milonga too. It's refreshing to see someone dance to the music rather than Trying to Look Good (tm).
 
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Do you know the couples going to finals for this year?

I heard that my Singapore favorites Gen and Lily were qualifyed but I do not know which category!
 

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