Argentina's world tango competition kicks off

Have you heard of the World Tango Championship?

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

More than 400 couples from 25 countries

participate in the Salon and Stage style competitions

Date: September 18, 2021

The Salon tango involves slow, measured moves

while respecting the space of other dancers on the floor

The Stage tango is performed on the stage in front of an audience

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SALON STYLE COMPETITOR, NATALIA LATINI, SAYING: (CONTINUOUS WITH SHOT 2)

''A lot of feelings are involved, many years. The vast majority who come here have been dancing for a long time. It's the first time we have competed. To not be able to go to a milonga (tango dance hall) for almost two years... It's something every tango dancer yearns to do."

Winners will be crowned on September 25

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SALON STYLE COMPETITOR, FACUNDO PENALBA, SAYING: (CONTINUOUS WITH SHOT 6)

"For me it means healing - healing by an embrace. It is that nostalgia, memories, a lot of things combined. You cannot explain what tango means because it means so much, you can't explain it.''

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