In 2018 I wrote “Goldstadtpokal, quite possibly the most beautiful competition of the year”. And I think that still holds true. After a three year break due to COVID19, this january it finally was time again for this wonderful (dance)gala organised by Schwarz Weiss Club Pforzheim.
WDSF OPEN Latin YOUTH (Red Young Cup)
For the first time in the history of Goldstadtpokal this competition was a WDSF competition. I think it is great for the young dancers to get the opportunity to dance at such beautiful event. The future looks bright for this competition.
|1.||114||Vladimir Cebanu / Sofia Chiorescu||Moldova|
|2.||109||Paul Ioan Pascar / Arianna Andreescu||Romania|
|3.||104||Joao Sant´Anna / Luna Pinto||Portugal|
|4.||110||Maximilian Bier / Eveline Ishchenko||Schwarz-Weiß-Club Pforzheim|
|5.||106||Kajetan Tygielski / Veronika Minkova||Poland|
|6.||101||Arti Raul Aavik / Kristiana Kirilova||Estonia|
More photos over at: https://www.vstudio-fotografie.de/p571695193
Goldstadtpokal is known for the fact that there always are a lot of interesting shows. In the afternoon the club presents itself with shows of the youngest ones and this year their hiphop group. In the evening there were two shows of a six times YoYo world champion and the show “the olympic spirit” by Aka Modebadze and Gvantsa Tsikhelashvili.
More photos over at: https://www.vstudio-fotografie.de/p186637014
WDSF WORLD OPEN Latin
The centerpiece of the Goldstadtpokal is the World Open Latin competition. This year with no less than 6 couples from the top 10 of the recent world championship. Including the vice-worldchampion and 2 more couples from the final. This resulted in a final at an incredibly high level. And the always wonderful light in Pforzheim brought us wonderful imagery, especially in the solo dances. A feast for the eyes for sure.
|1.||5||Charles-Guillaume Schmitt / Elena Salikhova||France|
|2.||16||Guillem Pascual / Illes Diandra-Aniela||Spain|
|3.||53||Ionut Alexandru Miculescu / Andra Pacurar||Romania|
|4.||49||Malthe Brinch Rohde / Sandra Sorensen||Denmark|
|5.||32||Konstantin Gorodilov / Polina Figurenko||Estonia|
|6.||14||Winson Tam / Anastasia Novikova||Canada|
More photos over at: https://www.vstudio-fotografie.de/f574773051
Invitation Competition Standard (Preis der Pforzheimer Wirtschaft)
The ethereal beauty of ballroom dancing isn’t forgotten either at Goldstadtpokal. Six couples were invited to impress the audience. Among them the bronze medallist of the most recent world championship, Tomas and Violetta Fainsil.
|1.||132||Thomas Fainsil / Violetta Fainsil||TSC Astoria Stuttgart|
|2.||133||Dariusz Mycka / Madra Freiberga||Poland|
|3.||131||Marius Ilciukas / Daria Grigore||Romania|
|4.||134||Luciano Donato / Adele Diodati||Italy|
|5.||135||Emanuele Cannistraro / Anna Lubianetska||Schwarz-Weiß-Club Pforzheim|
|6.||136||Dawid Duda / Betija Kaire||Latvia|
More photos over at: https://www.vstudio-fotografie.de/p650841242
Charity; Goldstadtpokal gala ball also supports the regular hospital visits of a professional clown in the Pforzheim Children’s Hospital. The clown enchants the little patients for a few moments, distracts from the disease with magic and returns the children’s laughter.
As Pforzheim is known for its jewelry industry, attending the Goldstadtpokal gives you the chance to win a great piece of jewelry from one of the sponsors.
And then there is of course the red carpet, can’t have a ball without that 😉
Red carpet photos over at: https://www.vstudio-fotografie.de/p674135542