Appointed by the Office of Festivals and Central Events, the Supervisor will bear the responsibility of ensuring the compliance of the present Rules and properly solve any inconvenience not considered in these Rules and establish or inform about the clarifying or interpretative rules that he considers necessary.
JURY In both categories, the jury will be composed of a minimum of 4 (four) members, who— understanding and accepting the rules of the competition, and committing to their compliance—will determine the score of the participating couples. The juries will be appointed in accordance with the Office of Festivals, the Organization of the Preliminary and the Association of Teachers, Dancers and Choreographers of Argentine Tango (AMBCTA). All the decisions of the jury will not be subject to appeal. By enrolling, participants accept this condition. In case of distrust or disagreement, participants may submit a written statement (in Spanish or English) to the Organization and NOT directly to the panel of evaluating judges. Any jury member who may have had a work relationship or been the teacher of any of the participants of the Preliminary for a period of at least 6 months close to the beginning of the competition, shall refrain from scoring such participant. For this purpose, both the voluntary statements of the jury and the information provided by participants when enrolling will be taken into account. In these cases, to get the couple’s final score, the judges’ scores will be added, and this amount will be divided by the number of jury members who actually voted. The final score for each performance will result from the accumulation of points, given by each member of the jury on a scale of 1 to 10, in accordance with the criteria described in the following section. The jury will choose a winning couple in each category. Also, the jury (with the agreement of the Organizer) may grant awards and special mentions to the second and third place, and will be entitled to award other mentions if deemed appropriate. In exceptional cases (power interruption, incidents on stage, etc.), the jury may determine that contestants should dance to additional songs to arrive at a fair verdict. Participants may not refuse to perform. In case of a tie, the couples with the same final score will have to break the draw, either by dancing an additional round in the salon tango category, or by performing a new choreography in the stage tango category, until a winning couple emerges from the votes of the jury.
2017 Korea International Tango Championship Juries
Josefina Bermudez Avila
Josefina Bermudez Avila, began studying dance in Anne Deutch’s studio at the age of 5. She continued with studying classical and modern dance in Beatriz Schraiber’s studio in the city of Azul, Buenos Aires Province. Later, Josefina graduated from the New School of Contemporary Dance, directed by the renowned choreographer Oscar Araiz, further dancing in his dance company.
Her incursion into tango begins at the age of 11 and it’s tango that becomes an outstanding matter in her career, although for a while, she has been alternating it with contemporary dance. Josefina has been part of several dance companies and tango shows, among which “Tango Malambo” directed by Juan Corvalan, with which she toured most of Europe.
Among her tango teachers the most important were Carlos Copello, “El Nene Massi”, Lorena Ermocida and Fabian Peralta, with whom she begins a new and important stage in her tango career.
Since 2013 till present Josefina Bermudez Avila is Fabian Peralta’s tango partner and together, they travel the world as teachers and dancers of some of the best international tango festivals.
Fabian Peralta’s dance adventure started at the age of 6, with folk dance. Between 6 and 23 years old he was a folk dancer, being part of the national folk ballet of Argentina. Between 17 and 23 years old, Fabian danced classical dance, while studying among others, scenography, choreographic composition, tap dance, flamenco and contemporary dance at the National School of Arts in Rosario, Argentina. He entered the world of tango at the age of 23, guided by his great maestro Mingo Pugliese.
He danced on stage in numerous tango shows, in what is called in Buenos Aires. Fabian Peralta has created and directed the prestigious tango show “Corporation Tango” and was part of some of the best tango companies, among which Copes Tango Copes, Tango x 2 and the show “Solo Tango”.
In 2006 Fabian Peralta becomes the tango salon world champion. As tango teacher, he gave clases and workshops in Buenos Aires and in some of the biggest tango festivals in Europe, US, Australia. Since 2013 till present, Fabian Peralta’s permanent tango partner is Josefina Bermudez Avila. Together they travel the world as teachers and dancers of some of the best international tango festivals. They are currently considered in top 10 best tango couples in the world and are based in Poland.
Their dance together is exquisite and refined, permeated by timeless elegance and yet amazing lightness and sense of humor. Since 2013, Fabian and Josefina travel the world together as teachers and dancers of some of the best international tango festivals. They are currently considered in top 10 best tango couples in the world and are based in Poland.
Silvana Nunez is a tango dancer since 1999. She is also a graduate from the Events and Shows management University. She teaches tango in many schools and has been part of the jury in various tango championships. She is graduated in “Organization and Shows University”. Nowadays she works at Hotel Faena in the most prestigious show “Tango Rojo” and the “Café los Angelitos” show,with his partner Ivan Romero. She also performed as a soloist couple with prestigious orchestras (Vale Tango, Sexteto Major, Seleccion Nacional de Tango, etc.) and artists (Rodolfo Mederos, Lidia Borda, Ariel Ardit, etc.) traveling for the world. she worked at “Chantecler” tango musical show, directed and produced by “Mora Godoy” in Alvear Theater of Buenos Aires and in Japón. She is a member of the company “Juan Carlos Copes and Johana Copes Company”, and “A puro TaNgo company”. She worked in “Vale Tango” company de Andrés Linetsky. She is member since 2011 of “Roberto Herrera” company, with whom she made a Europe Tour in different cities. She worked at “El Querandí” a prestigious tango house, from 2010 to 2012. She was assistant director of Carlos Copello’s school. She is judge in Argentina, Chile y Colombia for the world Championship. She is part of the staff AMBCTA (Teachers, Dancers and Choreographers Association of Argentine Tango). She is judge of the ” Torneos juveniles Bonaerenses 2007″, V , VI ,VII y IX Campeonato Metropolitano de Tango de la ciudad de Bs. As.( Metropolitan Championship) and “Campeonato Mundial de Tango Argentino ( Word Championship) 2007, 2008 y 2010.
He started dancing Argentine Folklore. He won the Word Championship of Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentine in 2004. He travelled around the word as a representative tango dance. He has been teaching tango to professionals and amateurs dancers. Nowadays he works at Hotel Faena in the most prestigious show “Tango Rojo” and “Cafe los Angelitos”show with his partner Silvana Nuñez. They also performed asa soloist couple with prestigious orchestras (Vale Tango, Sexteto Major, Seleccion Nacional de Tango, etc.) and artists (Rodolfo Mederos, Lidia Borda, Ariel Ardit, etc.) They also travelled to many countries throughout Northern and Southern America, Europe and Asia. In August 2015 they worked as artistic directors of the International Tango Festival in Montreal (free style tango) This was a very special edition as it brought together many World Champion teachers in their respective categories: lounge and stage! In August 2014 they acted as Jurors and Masters for the World Tango Championship in Medellin, Colombia. He was an actor and dancer in the movie 12 Monos(Germany production). He worked with F In 2009 he performed at”Tango Baile” show directed by Andrew Linetzky, as choreographer and director for an European tour. He took part like Tanguera, el Musical Argentino, Copes Tango Copes, “Con Sello de tango”, Buenos Aires de Tango, Señor Tango, “Vale Tango”,”A Puro Tango Company”, El Barracas and Gira de Campeones, Chantecler. He was judge in Word Championship in Buenos Aires sincen 2005 Tango Awards:“Hugo del Carril”in 2004, “Pre Cosquín”in 2004. Folklore Awards : gold medal in 1997, 1998 and 1999 in“Torneos Juveniles Bonaerenses”. He is part of the company “Grupo de Danza Argentina” by Hector Aricó,