SATURDAY, 21 AUGUST 2021 AT 12:00PM
London will have a new National Tango Cup that will take place at the Argentine Residence on 21st August 2021.
The competition is going to be open to amateur and professional tanguer@s living in the UK.
There will be two categories: Pista Tango & Stage Tango.
The competition is NOT an official preliminary of Tango BA (Festival & Dance World Cup)
The champions of both categories will have the titles of ''Argentine Tango Ambassador in The UK'' for one year or till the next Ambassador Tango Cup.
The champions will have direct pass to the final of the next UK Tango Championship preliminary of TANGO BA
There will be Judges for the first rounds (Classifications and Semifinal) and the final will be done by the people's vote. The competition will be streamed on social networks.
Judges: Juan Martin Carrara, Stefania Colina, Jenny Oria, Ricardo Oria, Lucila Cionci and Rodrigo ''Joe'' Corbata.
After the competition there will be a Milonga in the stunning ballroom of the Argentine Residence. The registrations to attend this Milonga will be open on Saturday, 14th of August.
Registered competitors do not need to register for the Milonga.
The competition is free.
On the following day, 22nd August we are running a full day of Tango with classes, demos and milongas in the Scoop.
Organized by the Argentine Embassy and the UK Tango Festival team.
Look Who's Djeing
With a test for classics, Alessia is a popular DJ in the London Tango scene.
Born in Barcelona now living in London, Elena is a proper milonguera very well known in the Spanish scene.
Fabienne has an affection for music that packs an emotional punch and has playful musicality. Her repertoire is drawn from the classical decades, peppered with hidden gems. She loves to get your toes on the dance floor, offer musical inspiration, and use her sensibility to create a harmonious flow of energy between you all.
The competition will take only one day, the 21th of August.
The Pista (Salon) Tango category will consist of three stages:
1) The Qualifying Round: All registered couples must participate. Couples will dance three tangos on one round
2) The Semi-Finals: Couples who have been selected in the Qualifying round will dance one round in the Semi-finals.
3) The Finals: Couples selected in the Semi-final round will dance one round in the Finals
The judges will give the scores for the classification and semifinal and the winner of the final will be chosen by public vote with an online voting system.
The Stage Tango category will consist of two stages:
1) The Qualifying Round: All registered couples must participate. Couples will dance one tango.
2) The Finals: Couples selected will dance one round in the Finals
The judges will give the scores for the classification and the winner of the final will be chosen by public vote with an online voting system.
FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHING The Organization reserves the right to record all the stages of the competition, by any means known or to be known—including but not limited to filming, recording, photographing, digitalization, etc.—by itself or third parties, in order to promote and advertise the event. The recorded material obtained will be the exclusive property of the Organization, who will have to turn a copy of it, as established by the Collaboration Agreement.By entering the competition, participants explicitly and irrevocably authorize the use of the recorded material, without this suggesting—or implying—any compensation for any reason whatsoever by the Organization, in favor of any person or organization that claims entitlement to any right that may be invoked.This clause also includes, without limitation, all photographic material published and/or made available for promotion, advertisement, etc.
PISTA (SALON) TANGO
In this category, couples will compete in groups, dancing three pieces previously selected by the Committee.-Once formed, the couple must not separate while the music is playing.
For the position to be considered correct, the body of one of the members of the couple must be contained all the time by the arm of the other.
It is understood that in certain figures, this may be flexible, but not throughout the duration of the dance.
-All movements must be made within the space allowed by the couple’s embrace.
-The Jury will take into account the couple’s musicality, walking style and the expression of the couple's personality as fundamental to the score.
-Within these parameters, the couple may perform any commonly used figures of “social” tango, including barridas (sweeps), sacadas al piso (drawn to the floor), enrosques (twists), etc.
-Jumps, figures that involve losing the contact of both feet with the floor and all other choreographic possibilities typical of Stage Tango are completely forbidden.
-As is typical in a dancehall, couples must constantly move counterclockwise and may not stay in the same part of the choreographic space as this would obstruct the circulation on the dance floor.
-Outfits will not be taken into consideration during the judging process.
-Participants will be able to express their view of the Argentine tango dance. This means that couples will be allowed to perform movements, figures and applications that are not directly related to the traditional tango dance. But the choreography must include traditional elements of tango: figure eights, spins, long walks, voleos, hooks, and the “milonguero embrace.” Couples will be able to break the embrace and use techniques from other dance disciplines, as long as they are justified and enrich the performance of the dancer.
-Aerial tricks and movements from other dance disciplines must not be excessive. This means that they must not exceed a third of the overall performance. The couple must include floor movement sequences throughout the whole stage floor.
-Outfits may be taken into consideration during the judging process.
-If a technical problem should occur, the Jury will evaluate the repetition of the choreography at the end of the assigned performing time slot.
-In case of having a problem with the choreography, the couple will decide whether to continue dancing or not, and the Jury will evaluate the manner and grace with which they solve the inconvenience; but the couple will not be allowed to repeat the performance.
-The selected song cannot not be more than four (4) minutes long.
The competition and the milongas are completely free.