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                5th India International Tango festival #IITF
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5th India International Tango festival & championship coming up. October 19-21, 2018. More details to be announced.

You can see the pictures of the 1st Delhi International Tango festival in the gallery.

2nd Delhi International Tango festival pictures are here

3rd Delhi International Tango festival here, here and here
4th Delhi International Tango festival here, here, here and here

LEANDRO PALOU One of the leading Argentine Tango professional dancers around the world, with a career of over twenty-five years of uninterrupted professional activity, both as a teacher and as a performer. Having partnered Tango legends like the late Andrea Misse & Alejandra Mantinian, he has performed in over 250 cities of 35 countries to acclaimed success. His performances have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Leandro has also appeared in countless TV appearances, music videos and commercials. He is also regular choreographer and coach for BBC 's Strictly Come Dancing and performs in Theatre shows around the world.

MARIA TSIATSIANI A passionate dancer, teacher and choreographer, Maria started ballet and gymnastics at an early age in New York City and competed in Latin Ballroom Nationals for over 10 years. Those styles enriched her Tango training and performance repertory. She has taught Latin Ballroom dance modules at Kingston University, Alexanders Ballroom, Dance Academy, Dance Studios and The Chorus Line. After discovering Argentine Tango, she quickly starred in Tango shows such as Tango Por Dos, TangoMotion and London’s West End show Midnight Tango. Now partnering with Leandro Palou, they are regularly seen performing at renowned International Tango Festivals, workshops, corporate events, charity events, VIP events regularly in the UK, Europe, Asia, North & South America.

 THE COUPLE: Partnered in 2014, they have performed extensively in over 30 cities for Tango festivals, VIP charities, congresses, theatre shows such as West End, Miguel Zotto's prestigious Tango Por Dos and various television performances. They are best known for their elegant and traditional style in dancing and their very clear and precise methodology of teaching. Their lessons focus on building strong individual technique to provide a soft embrace, with natural movements while dancing. They believe that embrace, connection, technique and musicality are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of the Argentine Tango dance. 

THEIR SCHOOL: After many successful World Tours, Buenos Aires-born dancer Leandro Palou set up Tango Academy in 2003 in the heart of London and since then has been the busiest and most popular spot for Tango in the UK, warmly welcoming over 15,000 students of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. In 2018, their Academy came in 2nd place for Best Argentine Tango School Worldwide at the Premios Awards in Buenos Aires!

Dates: October 19-21, 2018

Festival Schedule. It is a long weekend during Dussehra festival.


October 19

2.- 3.30 pm Workshop 1

3.30- 5 pm Workshop 2

5 pm onwards celebrate Dussehra, the Indian festival. Wherever each one wants to see. It is open to public.

8.30-11.30 pm- practilonga


October 20

1- 2.30 pm Workshop 3

2.30-4.00 pm Workshop 4

8.30-11.45 pm- championship, milonga and show- Food Exchange


October 21

1- 2.30 pm Workshop 5

2.30-4.00 pm Workshop 6

8.30-11.45 pm- milonga, show and championship result- Pluck


Workshops and Practilonga at Co meeting 13 and outside


Venue for the festival- Pullman Hotel, New Delhi

The fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. No payment will be accepted at the gate.

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Evaluation Criteria for tango championship

The entry to championship is free for the registered participants of the festival. There will be two categories- salon/ pista and stage tango.

1. Contestants must be at least 18 years old by the date of the competition.

2. Contestants may participate in both the Pista (Salon) Tango and Stage Tango categories.

3. Dancers of any nationality are eligible to apply for the competition. The championship is not open for professionals.

4. All the competition rounds will be open to spectators, who will be the registered participants of the festival.

5. The organisers reserve the rights to use photographs and videos of the participants later.

6. The decision of the jury will be final and is to be respected.

7. Once a couple is formed, the partners shall not separate as long as the music is playing. This means that they cannot break the embrace, which is considered the tango dance position.
8. All movements shall be performed within the space allowed by the couple's embrace.
9. For salon category, All couples will be on the floor together to common songs for them. For stage, each couple will perform to one song.
10. The Jury will give special relevance to the couple's
Musicality and walking style.
Choreographic composition (creation or recreation)
Preservation of tango essence
Choreographic and postural techniques
Body and space alignment
Couple's synchronicity
Choreographic effects
Interpretation
Musical accuracy (relaxation, music-dancer-style)
Costumes and make-up
Within these guidelines, participants may perform any figure commonly used, including “barridas”, “sacadas” close to the floor, “enrosques”, etc.
Couples, as in a real dancehall, shall constantly move counterclockwise and avoid remaining in the same place for too long, in a way that may disrupt the regular circulation of dancers around the dance floor.