BUENOS AIRES – A pair of dancers, an Argentine and a Japanese, on Wednesday won the final round of the World Tango Dance Tournament, held at Luna Park Stadium, in the Argentine capital.
Joining the competition on behalf of the Argentine province of Santiago del Estero, Axel Arakaki, from Japan, and partner Agostina Tarchini won the contest in the Stage Tango category, a kind of tango that combines and includes more choreographic elements from other dance disciplines.
The second place went to Simone Facchini and Gioia Abballe, a couple from Italy, who also won the special prize of the public, and in third place were Valentin Arias Delgado and Diana Paola Franco from Colombia.
On Tuesday, the final round of the Salon Tango category – classic tango – was also celebrated at Luna Park, and German Ballejo and Magdalena Gutierrez from Buenos Aires were awarded as winners.
The World Tango Dance Tournament has been one of the highlights of Buenos Aires International Tango Festival and Championship, which this year celebrated its 19th edition between Aug. 10-23 and offered a large number of performances, with 937 dancers joining.