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World Tango Festival and Championship opens in Buenos Aires

World Tango Festival and Championship opens in Buenos Aires
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The annual World Tango Festival and Championship has begun in Buenos Aires.

The Salon tango dancers took to the floor in competition in the qualifiers,

“We’re really happy, because tango has had a huge effect on our lives”, said a Russian couple.

“Tango for me means to give and hand over all the emotion and passion that there is in me,” said Alejandro from Chile.

An international gathering of the finest dancers performs in front of an international audience

“The passion is because I met my husband dancing tango and I felt the feeling of his hug,” said one woman.

And the discerning eyes of a panel of judges watches every move..

Buenos Aires, the global tango hotspot, is the birthplace of the popular dance which originated in the city’s working class ports at the turn of the 19th century.