2011 PD World Latin

Kiwi Power! 21/05/2011

Supporters for Luxembourg: by the hundreds! For Russia: almost as many! But who expected a 50-strong contingent from as far away as New Zealand? Well, they are proabably not all Kiwis, some of them could well be Italians too. In any case, they are all wearing a green shirt to express their support for couple # 25, Stefan and Adriana, representing the island downunder. Go New Zealand.

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About To Start In Earnest ... 21/05/2011

Come On In! Tell A Friend!

Alexey Silde - Anna Firstova, RUS © Rob RondaAt 20:45 - maybe a little later - the semi-final starts at the Atert Sports Centre in the small community of Bertrange, about 5 km west of the capital, Luxembourg City. The venue is packed to the last seat and the atmosphere excellent. And the DanceSport is of the highest calibre. But traffic to this blog is somewhat below the benchmarks we have been able to establish with our reporting from Marseille, FRA, on the 2011 European Latin. Tell a friend we are on live! Put a message up on facebook, get the people to this blog.

Thanks!

The Semi-Finalists 21/05/2011

7

Guy Rosen

Anastasija Gorbachenko

LUX

11

Qi Jianru

Jiang Mengjia

CHN

13

Mikhail Solovyev

Kristina Tsvetkova

RUS

14

Oleksandr Kazatynskyi

Olena Sosedko

UKR

17

Nicolas García

Adriana Torrabadella

ESP

22

Fabio Scuderi

Ornella Boccafoschi

ITA

23

Vladislav Silde

Margarita Novitskaya

RUS

24

Alexey Silde

Anna Firstova

RUS

25

Stefan Green

Adriana Sigona

NZL

26

Andrey _Prosvirnin

Julia Rogozina_

RUS

28

Saverio Loria

Zeudi Zanetti

ITA

31

Mikhail Koloniets

Alexandra Pakhmukova

RUS

The Final Three of The Quarter 21/05/2011

With these clips we are wrapping up the round of the Top 24 and will soon find out who made it to the semis. They start around 20:45 CEST.

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More Top 24 21/05/2011

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The Quarterfinal 21/05/2011

The top 24 couples are called back for the second round, and to slug it out for tonight's (20:45) semi-final and final.

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Unfortunately, ... 21/05/2011

Four couples did not make it to the next round of this year's IDSF PD World Latin. 

1

Kristian Vellejus

Lotte Rodenburg

DEN

4

Danut Gabriel Tepuru

Crina Georgiana Bultean

ROM

9

Wolfgang Stamm

Jeanette Seydich

AUT

16

Takeshi  Matsumoto

Akiko Matsumoto

JPN

Even though the contest is over for them, they will parade under their flags in tonight's Opening Ceremony.

Redance 21/05/2011

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Called Back For Redance! 21/05/2011

The first clip of the Redance ...

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And The Last One ... 21/05/2011

From round one! Immediately afterwards we'll upload the Redance clips!

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More Round 1 21/05/2011

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Now We Are Rolling! 21/05/2011

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Finally, The First Two 21/05/2011

Several other adjustments were needed to bring you these clips ... We lowered the resolution even more - due to limited bandwidth, it took forever to upload - and now we are able to show you the first two with round one action.

 

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Still Waiting! 21/05/2011

We got some nice shots of the couples just prior to round one. And to buy some time ...

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The Haka 21/05/2011

Haka by All Blacks"Maybe I should do the Haka prior to round one," Stefan Green, NZL, was overheard as saying. The New Zealander who moved to Italy at age 19 could probably do the traditional Maori dance as well as the All Blacks, the national rugby team. It is performed by them and other national sports teams from New Zealand for one reason: intimidation of the opponents.

Stefan Green - Adriana Sigona, ITA © Rob RondaIn the end, Stefan refrained from threatening poses and gestures towards the other couples. He simply danced the same five dances as they did. And now we are waiting for them to be processed by our editor. The resolution will be okay, but High Definition clips will have to wait until tommorrow. 

Modus Operandi 21/05/2011

Speed TestAs you are probably aware of, we are not live LIVE as we were from Sant Cugat, with a live video stream from the venue, we are "nearly real-time coverage" LIVE as we were for most of our previous blogs. 

While technically possible - and easier for us - a live stream with the bandwidth we have available here at the Atert Sports Centre would not be of sufficient quality. So expect short edited clips to be uploaded right after every round.

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