2020 Virtual World Tango Festival and World Tango Dance Competition

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The highly anticipated World Tango Festival and World Tango Dance Competition adapt their formats this year to the current Covid-19 situation, so all of those who wish to participate can do it from their own homes and from anywhere in the world. The events will take place online from August 26th to August 30th through the Festival's website and social media. 

The call for the World Tango Dance Competition is open to dancers (single or in couples) over 18 years of age, of any nationality, for the categories Estilo Tango de Pista and Estilo Tango Escenario. The participation will be through a video recorded in the context of their homes and respecting the legal regulations in force for the pandemic at their respective cities. 

Submissions will be received between August 15th and August 22nd, 2020. In the category Estilo Tango de Pista, the Participants must dance to "Paciencia", by Juan D’ Arienzo and his orchestra with Alberto Echagüe. Only the version of the son on this link will be accepted. 
In the category Estilo Tango Escenario, the dancer or the couple can choose the theme to dance, which duration must not exceed four (4) minutes. 
All the terms and conditions for the Dance Championship can be accessed here.

The registration is free for all, for both amateur and professional dancers, through this link.

A panel of experts will select the best 10 participants in Estilo Tango de Pista and the best 5 in Estilo Tango Escenario. On August 26th all the finalist will be announced on the Festival's website, and the public will be able to vote for their favorites until August 30th. The participants with more votes will be the winners of the Dance Championship.

The World Tango Festival will feature more than 200 online contents by renowned local artists, like Amelita Baltar, Juan Carlos Copes, José Colangelo, Walter Ríos, María Nieves and Nicolás Ledesma. The Opening will honor the Women of Tango. The Festival will also pay tribute to Astor Piazzolla, Mariano Mores, Aníbal Troilo and Osvaldo Pugliese, and to dancers such as Juan Carlos Copes, Los Dinzel, María Nieves, and Gloria Arquimbau. It will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Argentine radio.

The classic Milongas and Dance Lessons will be offered in virtual format.

For more information on the complete program and social media links, visit the Festival's portal: https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/tangoba

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