IDSF World Latin Championship 2009 in Maribor, Slovenia

14 11 2009

Last saturday (saturday, 7. november 2009), Maribor (and Slovenia with it) hosted the IDSF World Latin Championships 2009. 96 couples from 51. countries gathered on Ljudski vrt Sports Hall dancefloor, which is the highest number of competitors in 50 years histrory of latin dancesport championships. Of course, including the best dance couples in the world.

The hall was sold out, packed to the last corner and with great dance performances of the couples, atmosphere was amazing.

World Latin Championship 2009

One of the favorites were Slovenian sweethearts, Jurij Batagelj and Jagoda Štrukelj

The program was somehow combined with two events – one was, of course, the World amateur latin championship and the other was the Boogie Woogie World Cup, which was very interesting to see. From time to time even very funny. But what really caught my atention, alongside the chamionship naturally, were the performances of dancers with a disability. Very nice to see, showing no matter what – you can dance. Only if you have the desire and if you want to dance.

World Latin Championship 2009

Very interesting performance of dancegroup Step’n Roll in tango formation …

World Latin Championship 2009

… and Maxim Sedakov with Svetlana Kukushkina of Russia … it’s amazing, what you can do, eventhough you’re on a wheelchair

The highlight of the whole day was, of course, the grand finale. 5 countries had their competitors – Russia had two couples, Alexey Silde & Anna Firstova and Andrey Zaytsev & Anna Kuzminskaya, Croatia was represented by Zoran Plohl & Tatsiana Lahvinovich, Danmark by Martino Zanibellato & Michelle Abildtrup, Italy was represented by Gabriele Goffredo & Antoanella Goffredo and Slovenians kept their fingers crossed for Jurij Batagelj & Jagoda Štrukelj.

It was really an amazing finale, all the couples really showed everything they could, everything they know and what they have been working for in last few months. Maybe even more. And the results – the best way, in my opinion, is to show them to you. ;-)

World Latin Championship 2009

6. place: Gabriele Goffredo and Antoanella Goffredo, Italy

World Latin Championship 2009

5. place: Martino Zanibellato and Michelle Abildtrup, Danmark

World Latin Championship 2009

4. place: Jurij Batagelj and Jagoda Štrukelj, Slovenia

World Latin Championship 2009

3. place: Andrey Zaytsev and Anna Kuzminskaya, Russia

World Latin Championship 2009

2. place: Zoran Plohl and Tatsiana Lahvinovich, Croatia

World Latin Championship 2009

1. place: Alexey Silde and Anna Firstova, Russia

Bottomline – from my perspective, it was a long day. But went by really fast, thanks to amazing atmosphere, created by dancers and soldout sportshall. Formula, that works every time. :)

What’s left to say? Maybe – see you in Ohio next year? ;-)

Jure

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4 odzivov v “IDSF World Latin Championship 2009 in Maribor, Slovenia”

15 11 2009
Petra (08:52) :

nice work! awesome!

15 11 2009
Jure Makovec (12:22) :

thank you, Petra :)

2 12 2009
Marko Vitas (23:17) :

Pozdravljen, res hude fotke, kake nastavitve pa so pribljižno na teh tekmovanjih.. Verjetno je dokaj temno, vsaj po tv-ju tako zgleda… čeprav po fotkah bi reku, da pa vseeno na tekmovalce pade kar nekaj svetlobe?

lp Marko

3 12 2009
Jure Makovec (09:39) :

Marko, živjo. Tekmovanja so med seboj različno dobro oz. slabo osvetljena, čisto odvisno. :) Osebno sem najbolj zadovoljen, če je izvor svetlobe predvsem zelo enotnih tonov, ne da je nekje takšna toplota svetlobe, drugje pa čisto druga, ker potem dobiš čudne barve … :) Včasih je res temno, takrat si pač pomagam(o) z bliskavico, ampak sam to res naredim, če drugače ne gre, oz. če časi osvetlitve padejo pod 1/160.

tu je sicer bilo stalno okoli 1/200, sicer stalno na 1600 ISO pri f/2,8, tako da sem bil kar zadovoljen, tisti predstavitveni ples finalnih parov, ko je na plesišču le en par, pa je bila osvetlitev malce bolj … naporna, saj je bil na plesalca obrnjen spotlight, ki je rad presvetlil obraz, vseeno pa je v pravih momentih dal poseben čar. :)

Včasih je težko, ampak se da. :)

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