Tango Cup or Tango Championships - the results are in

It's over for another year! The Tango Championships, now known as the Tango Cup have been won. The Salon by a Colombian couple Diego Julian Nenavidez Hernandez and Natasha Agudelo Arboleda from Colombia after a tie-breaker with a Venezuelan couple, and the Stage by an Argentinian couple, Max Van De Voorde, and Solange Acosta.

Until this competition gets itself a set of rules like the Soccer World Cup, or the Rugby Cup or, the Blackpool Dance Festival - and a committee which has to answer for not following these rules, it is likely that it will continue to be fraught with accusations of bias and mismanagement - but that doesn't take away the magic. Even though I knew that the dancing had been choreographed, and even though I was just watching it on my laptop, I got goosebumps from the performances!
You can read a really good, balanced account of the whole event up to the winning of the Salon Tango Championship, aptly titled 'The Only Champion is Tango',  on Cherie's Tango Blog,
You can read a short interview with the stage winners, Max and Solange on Central Daily.


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