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Session With Eva Bartunkova 23 November 2017 15:53

Vienna, AUT - 18 November © Roland

Here is the third instalment in the "Adjudicators' Debrief" series of recordings. Today it is Eva Bartunkova who sits down with the debriefer, Cor van der Stroet. And just as in the previous instalments, the audio is of rather low quality - but what is being said is enlightening in many ways. Enjoy!

urxgk7iA8FQ|2017 World LAT Adjudicators' Debrief | Eva Bartunkova

Vienna World Open Standard 23 November 2017 14:04

Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova, RUS © Goetz

It was not only the 2017 World Latin that drew everyone's attention to the floor at the Multiversum in Vienna - Schwechat, AUT, on 18 November. As every year, the AOC organisers had scheduled a World Open in Standard and Latin too. The Standard ran concurrently with the World Championship Latin.
It drew 71 entries, among them the 2017 World Champions crowned in Chengdu, CHN, in September: Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova ... Not many couples from the top ten in the World Ranking were absent. Watch for yourself.

b75BSovxLJc|The Final Reel | 2017 World Open Standard Vienna | DanceSport Total

The Contest 22 November 2017 17:58

Former World Champions

The organisers of the 2017 World Latin had invited previous World Champions to attend the event on 18 November at the Multiversum in Vienna - Schwechat, AUT. Many of them did. On the left and below are  photo and video of this distinguished group!

Looking at both, would you be able to determine who are the most senior and the most recent champions who were called to the floor between the quarter- and semi-final of the 2017 World Latin? The first three who submit their correct answers ny adding a Facebook comment to this post (and only to this post - not anywhere else) will get a courtesy code for the Vimeo on Demand programme covering the most memorable World Latin of all times:

Make sure you're fast as well as correct as you add your answer! This can be researched!

TkAEu6JLtNU|World Champions | 2017 World Latin Vienna | DanceSport Total

Much More Still To Come ... 22 November 2017 12:11

Vienna, AUT - 18 November © Roland

That is what we say after most events, particularly when there is a massive backlog of videos and photos still to be processed and uploaded to the different platforms. Fact is, everything that was recorded for YouTube is available by now. Maybe a few additional pictures will get added. What is still in the pipelines is the Vimeo on Demand programme which is scheduled to be released by Friday:

Why not pre-order the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 World Latin in Vienna, AUT, for a six-month streaming period? US$ 3.75! A really fair price for what many experts considered the best World Latin - ever! And it was definitely the only one ever with a marriage proposal included.

RGLEnDziUl0|2017 World Latin | The Trailer | DanceSport Total


Session With Joanne Wilkinson 21 November 2017 17:59

Vienna, AUT - 18 November © Roland

That a video of this nature and with definite technical shortfall in terms of audio quality would get viewed close to 1000 times in 24 hours should be confirmation that there is interest out there.

You can rest assured, the next sessions will be recorded with better microphones, and a few additional changes are also considered in what is the hardware used in the process. What is surprising: not many comments (other than complaints about the audio) were received. Everybody has the opportunity to add comments right here with his/her Facebook identity. Alternatively, you can do it on YouTube.

Here is the second instalment: Cor van der Stroet debriefs Joanne Wilkinson. Enjoy!

wpCk1kkYtZQ|2017 World LAT Adjuticators' Debrief | Joanne Wilkinson

Task Force Leader Approves 21 November 2017 17:01

Vienna, AUT - 18 November © Roland

WDSF President Lukas Hinder chairs the Competition Manipulation Task Force (CCM TF), which had held its third meeting of the year on Saturday, 18 November, prior to the 2017 World Latin in Vienna, AUT. The focus was kept entirely on strategy. The meeting involved only the three  members: Hinder, Harri Syväsalmi, a renowned specialist on ethics in sports, and Daniel Stehlin, the WDSF Disciplinary Council Chairman, who contributes to the task force's work with his extensive experience as public prosecutor and legal expert.

President Hinder remained in Vienna for the "Adjudicators' Debrief" on Sunday. It was the CCM TF which had suggested the implementation of debriefing sessions after major competitions, and he was keen to observe how they were conducted. And also how they were accepted by the high-profile judges who had officiated at the World Latin the night before.

Here are his impressions.

eN5QeASDkwk|ITV Lukas Hinder | 2017 World Latin Vienna | DanceSport Total

Session With Sergey Duvanov 20 November 2017 18:59

Vienna, AUT - 18 November © Roland

Adjudicator Sergey Duvanov was among the first to sit down with the debriefer, Cor van der Stroet, in front of the monitor to review the performances by the finalists in the 2017 World Latin. During the "casual chat between experts," Sergey and Cor had each one webcam pointing at and recording them.

If you expect HD quality and Dolby sound, this product might not be what you are looking for. But if you are prepared to guide your full attention to the audio, and to use earphones, you should benefit from what is being said by the experts.

More of these sessions will be published here over the coming days and weeks.

6xIN8tcVaVY|2017 World LAT Adjuticators' Debrief | Sergey Duvanov

Debriefing the Debrief 20 November 2017 17:32

2017 World Latin - Vienna, AUT

The first "Adjudicators' Debrief" that was held following the 2017 World Latin was an unqualified success. Even though, going into this pilot edition, there were quite a few misconceptions of the procedure held by members of the community, by adjudicators as well as dancers. All the more important that efforts are made to correct them and to inform about the process extensively over the next days and weeks. Until the second debrief!

Even the leading dictionaries manage to make the word "debrief" imply more drama than strictly necessary: to question (someone, typically a soldier or spy) about a completed mission or undertaking: "the government debriefed him over a span of four years  ... during his debriefing he exposed two Russian spies" ... the hostages were later debriefed by police."

Merriam Webster's second definition was certainly the most compatible with what the Competition Manipulation Task Force had envisioned for its debriefs: "to carefully review upon completion: "to debrief the flight."

The debriefer, Adjudicators' Commission chair Cor van der Stroet, explains by summing up the experience.

pIs1wx6XGY8|ITV Cor van der Stroet | 2017 World Latin Vienna | DanceSport Total


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