2016 WDSF World Standard
It was two years ago in Vienna, AUT, when Simone Segatori and Annettee Sudol, GER, won their first World Champion title. More than other couples who ever get to this level in their careers, they had to put their patience to a test, waiting their turn in a hierarchy that seemed to last an eternity.
Finally, after Vienna in 2014, Simone and Annette were able to embark on their run, winning one GrandSlam after another, claiming the European title, being the ones to dominate and completely at the top of their game ... Until December last year in Vilnius, LTU, when they came in as runners-up to Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova, RUS, the new and current World Champions. While that first upset had come as a surprise to some, the Russians put it into perspective by getting onto a winning streak afterwards. That lasted for six months, until the 2016 GrandSlam Hong Kong, when Simone and Annette defeated Dmitry and Olga by a narrow margin in a memorable final.
That was at the end of June! Since then the two couples have gone their separate ways, never coinciding in a GrandSlam - but each winning one. That brings us to Aarhus, DEN, and the 2016 World Champioship that is danced on 12 November at the Ceres Arena. Who will walk away as a double world champion? Or could it be that the time of Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU, has come already?
6-camera production in High Definition covering the decisive stages of the 2016 World Standard. With full graphics. The programme is made up of four parts: the full-length semi-final, interviews with the finalists, the full-length final and interviews with the medallists.
Produced by the WDSF Communications team and the organisers of the Aarhus International Dance Festival. All rights reserved © 2016!