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Salon Tango names their new champs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 01:14

An Argentine/Uruguayan couple snags first place at the Buenos Aires competition. Alicia Powell reports.

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You're looking at the winning tango moves of Lorena Gonzalez and Sebastian Acosta. The Argentine/Uruguayan couple were crowned Salon Tango world champions in Buenos Aires after battling it out against 41 couples from all over the world. SOUNDBITE: Lorena Gonzalez, dancer, saying (Spanish): "When I started to learn more and more tango, I fell in love and dedicated myself to it. I followed my dream which was to come here and be a champion." SOUNDBITE: Sebastian Acosta, dancer, saying (Spanish): "It's everything, everything I was looking for, it is what I came here looking for when I left my city and now I could die happy." Second and third places went to couples from Bogota and Cali in Colombia. Competition here is tough and dancers steamed it up on the stage as they competed in what is considered the dance's most challenging international contest. Tango's international popularity has taken off in recent years and thousands of tourists - and even Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe - flocked to the Argentine capital to watch the contests. The Stage Tango final will be held on August 26, wrapping up the annual International Tango Festival and Championship.

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Salon Tango names their new champs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 01:14