TanGO TO istanbul Cup (T2i Cup)

In 2021, we will start a new era for T2i. A competition that people can show their skills, spirit and dance to the World where they can be promoted. A competition with a reliable jury from different nationalities. A competition which is open to every dancer in the World. A competition where takes place in the joining of Europe and Asia. A competition which is a visual satisfaction to the spectators. We strongly welcome all dancers from all over the World with our hearts… T2i Cup is approved by TDSF (Turkish Dance and Sports Federation www.tdsf.gov.tr) which is a member of WDSF (World Dance and Sports Federation – www.wdsf.org)

T2i Cup General Information and Rules

The T2i Cup Team announces that T2i championship is to be held at 2oth of August 2021 Friday in Istanbul at Pullman Hotel by the following terms and conditions;

CATEGORIES: T2i cup consists of 2 categories: Improvisation Tango (Tango de pista) and Show Tango (Tango Escenario). Participation is open to all dancers. Participation fee is 40 Euro for one person so 80 Euro for one couple for each category. The payment details are given after you fill the registration form in our official web site. The participation fee is non-refundable due to any reasons.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This year we will have just “Improvisation Tango (Tango de pista)” categorie.

ORGANISERS: Championship is being made by istanbulTANGO school which are also organisers of the festival TanGO TO istanbul.

GENERAL REMINDINGS: The Organisation Team have the right to change the rules, time or shape of the organisation due to unexpected events or any other reasons.

The Organisation Team have the right to record and film everything during the championship and use them as advertisement material by any means. The contestants must take permission from the organisers for use of this material.

All contestants must join all the ceremonies, events, photo shootings and other advertisement organisations during the championship and additional to this, the winners (the contestants who are in the first 6 of each category) must join to these events after the championship.

All the contestants will have to register online and make the payment until 1st of August 2021. This date may be extended by the Organisation Team. The contestants also have to be present at the first date of registration in Istanbul at 20th of August 2021 Friday. At the first date of registration, they will receive a competition number and will be informed about the details of the organisation.

The official web site of the Organisation Team is this web site for all announcements, registrations and questions.

REGISTRATION: Participation fee is 40 Euro for one person so 80 Euro for one couple for each category. Any contestant who register for both categories will pay 80 Euro individually and totally 160 Euro for the couple. The registration consists of 2 parts: First registration is online. They must be made until 1st of August 2021 online by the official web site. The registrations are couple registrations one being leader and the other being follower. The second is check in at 20th of August 2021 Friday at 09:00. We suggest the contestants to be in Istanbul before this date because the registration time is early in the morning.

The couples can be any nationality of a minimum age of 18. If each couple is from the same country than they will be represented from that country. If they are from different countries than they have the right to decide from which country to be represented from. But they will be represented as only one country.

The contestants can register for only once in each category. But they can register both categories with the same or different partners. They have to show their passports or ID’s at the second registration in Istanbul. They are allowed to register for different categories Improvisation Tango and Show Tango, also with different partners. They need to show their ID at every stage of the competition. It can NOT be done by a third member. Any false statement or illegal registration will be penalized by disqualification from the competition.

The organisation team can change the deadline of the registration due to any reason.

RULES AND TERMS OF CONDITIONS DURING THE COMPETITION: In Improvisation Tango category, each couple will compete in group performances dancing to 2 or 3 songs selected by the Organisation Team depending on the level. Each group will have the songs from the same orchestra during each elimination. The Improvisation Tango Championship will be made with an elimination method by skating system, explained and exampled below according to the number of contestants registered. In Show Tango category, each couple will compete individually, dancing to one song of their choice that may not be longer than four minutes. They can perform different choreographies in different eliminations. These music pieces must be given to the organisation team by any memory device at the first date of the registration and checked by the DJ and the contestant together before the competition. They will compete by score method exampled below.

ELIMINATIONS FOR IMPROVISATION TANGO: All the couples will be dancing 2 or 3 songs chosen by the organisation in small groups. The number of groups will be announced at the competition day depending on the number of contestants. Lets explain this elimination method by an example;

Ex: If there are 46 couples attending, they will dance 2 songs and 24 of them will be chosen among them. Then these 24 will dance again 2 songs and among them 12 will be chosen.

ELIMINATIONS FOR SHOW TANGO: All the contestants will perform once and among them 6 of them will be chosen for Finals.

SEMIFINALS FOR IMPROVISATION TANGO: There will be 12 couples for Improvisation Tango category. The elimination rules will continue also in the semifinals. They will dance 3 songs and 6 of them will be chosen for the finals.

FINAL FOR IMPROVISATION TANGO: All 6 couples will dance 1 song individually with the same orchestra-different songs where they will choose their song by lottery from 6 songs that T2i organisation choose just before they dance.

FINAL FOR STAGE TANGO: There will be 6 couples dancing only once with the song they choose for Stage Tango category.

THE JURY: The Jury of the competition for the FINALS will be chosen by the Organisation Team of the competition. In both categories, there will 5 jury members. They will be announced before the competition at the official web site. There will be no objection for the decision of the jury in the eliminations and finals so the contestants are already accepting this.

EVALUATION CRITERIA OF THE JURY FOR IMPROVISATION TANGO: Improvisation Tango is considered as a social dance, where the most important aspects are the musicality, embrace,   connection, harmony and creativity during improvisation between the contestants.

Once formed, the couple must not separate the embrace while the music is playing. During the whole dance the couples must dance in counter clockwise direction without disturbing the other couples. If a couple spends more time at the same spot of the dance floor, the Jury may break the points of the contestant. It is allowed but not suggested to go backwards according to the leader. The jury will break the points of the contestants or even disqualify them at the collisions who goes backwards according to the leader. If this incident affects the dance of all contestants, the jury will disqualify the couple who stops the dance floor and may repeat the song/s in order to solve the inconvenience.

The couples can use any commonly used figures of social tango, like sacadas, ganchos, barridas, enrosques, planeos, voleos (the leg must not be higher than the core level), volcadas, colgadas etc. Jump and lift figures are completely forbidden.

EVALUATION CRITERIA OF THE JURY FOR SHOW TANGO: Couples are allowed to use any figures of traditional Argentinian Tango elements (sacadas, ganchos, barridas, voleos, soltadas, colgadas and volcadas) and other dance disciplines (like lift and jumps). As the competition is an Argentinian Tango Dance competition and the jury members are masters of Argentinian Tango, it is strongly advised to use more traditional Argentinian Tango elements during the choreography.

By any technical problems, the jury will ask the couple to repeat their choreography.

If they have a problem performing during the choreography, they can not ask for the music restart. They can continue or stop and the Jury will evaluate accordingly.

PRIZES: The prizes for both categories will be like this. There will be a ”Prize Pool” for both Categories (Prize Pool is explained below); Improvisation Tango (Tango de Pista) and Show Tango (Tango Escenario). 70% of this pool will belong to the competitors and 30% of it will belong to the organisation. The prizes will be split as follows;

1st place: 50% of the ‘’Prize Pool’’ of their category will be awarded + Adornos Tango Shoes Package for both Leader and Follower

2nd place: 30% of the ‘’Prize Pool’’ of their category will be awarded + Adornos Tango Shoes Package for both Leader and Follower

3rd place: 20% of the ‘’Prize Pool’’ of their category will be awarded + Adornos Tango Shoes Package for both Leader and Follower

Also the semifinalists and finalists may take some other prizes from the sponsors and organisations.

All contestants will obtain a participation certificate.

What is ‘’Prize Pool’’? 70% of the entrance fee collected from all contestants for the T2i Cup will be the whole ‘’Prize Pool’’. Than there will be 2 Prize Pools of their own categories, one for Improvisation Tango which will be 2/3 of whole Prize Pool and the other for Show Tango which will be 1/3 of whole Prize Pool. These will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of the T2i Cup.

DISQUALIFICATION FOR OTHER TERMS: The Organisation Team will disqualify any contestant from the competition which do any of the following:

a) Do not follow the rules of the competition;

b) Trying to impose a political or religious point of view during the competition

c) Doesn’t have any respect to others, doesn’t act properly at all times during the festival.

d) Writing an unethical  statement about the competition before or during the festival

DateTimeExplanation
20th of August 2021 Friday09:00-10:00General Information meeting about the competition and rules (optional)
20th of August 2021 Friday10:00-12:00Show Tango Eliminations (Tango Escenario)
20th of August 2021 Friday12:00-14:00Improvisation Tango Eliminations and Finals (Tango de Pista)
20th of August 2021 Friday14:00 – 15:00Show Tango Finals (Tango Escenario)
*** The time period may change according to the number of registrations
  • Sebastian Achaval
  • Roxana Suarez
  • Carlitos Espinoza
  • Agustina Piaggio
  • Ivan Terrazas
  • Sara Grdan
  • Dmitry Kuznetsov
  • Olga Nikola
  • Eşref Tekinalp

The prizes for both categories will be like this. There will be a ”Prize Fund” for both Categories; Show Tango (Tango de Pista) and Improvisation Tango (Tango Escenario). 60% of this fund will belong to the competitors and 40% of it will belong to the organisation. The prizes will be split as follows

1st Place

  • 30% of the ”Prize Fund”

  • Adornos Tango Shoes Package for both Leader and Follower

  • Any other presents that sponsors may hand out

2nd Place

  • 18% of the ”Prize Fund”

  • Adornos Tango Shoes Package for both Leader and Follower

  • Any other presents that sponsors may hand out

3rd Place

  • 12% of the ”Prize Fund”

  • Adornos Tango Shoes Package for both Leader and Follower

  • Any other presents that sponsors may hand out

* Also the semifinalists and finalists may take some other prizes from the sponsors and organisations.

** All contestants will obtain a participation certificate.

t2i Cup Registration
* Your country must be the one that you are born. Nationality of the partnership is the country that partners both agree. Ex: If one partner is Italian and the other is Russian than the couple will decide from which country to be called. It has to be one country and it is called ''The nationality of Partnership'' But if both partners are from the same country than their ''Nationality of Partnership'' is that country.
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