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Sylvia
04-30-2010, 11:58 PM
Friday night photo gallery: http://web.icenetwork.com/gen/photogallery/year_2010/month_04/day_30/cf9692434.html

HisWeirness
05-01-2010, 10:34 AM
Beautiful program. FINALLY! After all that weird shiz and posing with Lady Gaga, finally something more subtle and emotional again. I like it! :saint:
This performance has greatly contributed to my sanity today. All is not lost. ;) :saint:

(Never thought I'd say this, but just please, Johnny, shut up and skate)

LadyNit
05-01-2010, 03:10 PM
Looks like Johnny was channeling equal parts Oksana Baiul and Toller Cranston when he dreamed up his new program. I'm happy to see him get attention for this on-ice work.

taylorfax
05-01-2010, 06:27 PM
Right?!!! Sometimes less is WAY more.
Spectacular shot is spectacular.
http://images.lifeskate.com/Johnny-Weir-Heartbroken-ITNY/16.html

REO
05-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Day-um! Thanks for posting that puppy.

igniculus
05-01-2010, 07:41 PM
I love this one the best.
http://images.lifeskate.com/Johnny-Weir-Heartbroken-ITNY/26.html

His shoulders :swoon: ... :saint:

Jaana
05-02-2010, 07:39 AM
Here is the video of Johnny's performance of "Heartbroken" at the ITNY show last night (from Lifeskate):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd1Dk-NxfaM

Thanks for the clip!

Pretty, little number although not very original...:rolleyes:. The arena is small which fits into Weir´s slow and powerless skating. It seemed to me that he did not use the ice coverage well, stayed in the center ice almost all the time. The costume was a pleasant surprise.

RockTheTassel
05-02-2010, 07:56 AM
Thanks for the clip!

Pretty, little number although not very original...:rolleyes:. The arena is small which fits into Weir´s slow and powerless skating. It seemed to me that he did not use the ice coverage well, stayed in the center ice almost all the time. The costume was a pleasant surprise.

I have to agree with it not being original enough. While lovely, they're all moves he's done before, and he's not pushing himself artistically. I think we were all just relieved to see this after the disaster that was the Bad Romance number. :yikes:

As far as the lack of power, I don't think this was meant to be powerful but more fluid and subtle. I agree that he lacks power and speed in some of his competitive programs, but his style works here.

tarotx
05-02-2010, 09:43 AM
Weir didn't use the ice much because the Ice is small and he doesn't know how to skate on the small surface yet. It takes a while to understand how to spread the elements out and work the space to fully utilizes it. He doesn't have great speed and that will hurt him on elements (but over all help) on the small surfaces until he has spent time training them to work on small ice.

Any way I think this was a lovely piece. I don't think it was choreographed-more like put together but it's the Johnny I love to watch.

igniculus
05-02-2010, 01:06 PM
Imho, if he'd have this as a competitive program, he could easily win the judges favor with the artistry portrayed.

dr.frog
05-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Weir didn't use the ice much because the Ice is small and he doesn't know how to skate on the small surface yet.

:confused: The Chelsea Piers rink, where this show took place, is a full-sized ice surface.

vivika1982
05-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Here is the video of Johnny's performance of "Heartbroken" at the ITNY show last night (from Lifeskate):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd1Dk-NxfaM

Thank you for posting this one. :)


Thanks for the clip!

Pretty, little number although not very original...:rolleyes:. The arena is small which fits into Weir´s slow and powerless skating. It seemed to me that he did not use the ice coverage well, stayed in the center ice almost all the time. The costume was a pleasant surprise.

:) I couldn't call this powerless and slow, considering the music piece he is using :shuffle:.It was very well interpreted and graciously done .

taylorfax
05-02-2010, 04:24 PM
The arena is small which fits into Weir´s slow and powerless skating. It seemed to me that he did not use the ice coverage well, stayed in the center ice almost all the time.
Read some live reviews of it, bb. ;)

tarotx
05-02-2010, 04:43 PM
It's full size?? It looks tiny in the video...:shuffle:

Jubak
05-02-2010, 06:26 PM
It's full size?? It looks tiny in the video...:shuffle:

I've been to many of the shows there. It is not full-sized. Most top tier skaters I've seen have trouble skating full-out there. The jumps take the biggest "hit" and usually are reduced to doubles. It has hockey-style barriers which I've never liked. I wish they could come down for exhibitions.

I've always felt that Johnny does have power esp. in his stroking and deep edges to get from one end of the rink to the other. I think his lack of freneticism that is so popular today makes him look like what he is doing is easy. It's not and most skaters can't do it. His stroking and power remind me alot of Brian Boitano's, though they have totally different personal styles.