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Cloudy_Gumdrops
08-17-2010, 12:58 AM
Leonova's program looks interesting. I'm actually kinda looking forward to seeing it.

oleada
08-17-2010, 01:32 AM
Leonova's program looks interesting. I'm actually kinda looking forward to seeing it.

Same here.

Moka-Ananas
08-17-2010, 01:45 AM
Leonova's program looks interesting. I'm actually kinda looking forward to seeing it.

totally. I bet they're gonna be fantastic!

pinky166
08-17-2010, 03:55 AM
Eislauffan, Thanks for the information about Lutai.

I found the interesting video of Alena Leonova practicing. Probably it's her new program.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCX6WxfSNjg
Alena Leonova
SP: "Circus" (Alfred Schnittke, Nino Rota), by P.Camerlengo
FS: "Dance Of The Witches" (soundtrack "The Witches of Eastwick"), by O. Volozhinskaya

She seems to be channeling her inner Irina more than ever from the looks of things, but so far, I like what I'm seeing, I think this kind of music/program should work well for her and all her energy.

Jenna
08-17-2010, 04:35 AM
Ooooh Leonova's program choreography (especially FP) looks very intriguing. Some serious void potential here. I'm really happy she is going for more drama with her music selections instead of the fun, playful, giddy girl. I think she can handle so much more. She's one of my pre-season favorites.

caseyedwards
08-17-2010, 04:37 AM
It looks very unique and intriguing.

dinakt
08-17-2010, 04:53 AM
Very interesting! Will Leonova bring well- choreographed voids into Ladies' skating? Hope so!

altai_rose
08-17-2010, 04:56 AM
I'm glad Leonova's trying something different than the typical ladies LPs, but all I can think of when watching that video is the difference between the level of expression and voidiness of the choreographer versus Leonova...

Jenna
08-17-2010, 05:28 AM
That was probably the first time she had ever even attempted that choreography...give her some time.

Nomad
08-17-2010, 06:14 AM
We need a voidy Russian lady skater to pick up where Markova left off. I wonder if La Perk's costume will include a poison-green feather boa?

shan
08-17-2010, 05:09 PM
We need a voidy Russian lady skater to pick up where Markova left off. I wonder if La Perk's costume will include a poison-green feather boa?

:rofl:

Sylvia
08-17-2010, 07:36 PM
Yes, he did. Borodulin, Leushin, Tretiakov, Grigoriev, Shakhmatov also skated
Are there any test skates notes or overall impressions for Artem Grigoriev? It makes sense that he's returning to the JGP this season to build up his ISU ranking points again after missing so much of last season.

Moka-Ananas
08-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Any news on Borodulin's new programs?

tkrm7778
08-17-2010, 08:19 PM
Are there any test skates notes or overall impressions for Artem Grigoriev? It makes sense that he's returning to the JGP this season to build up his ISU ranking points again after missing so much of last season.

Grigoriev skated very well at Novogorsk. He fell from his 3A, otherwise great and seems ready. He skated best of all the boys in Novogorsk.

Shakhmatov, Kovalev (former JGP Courchevel entries) and Efremenko (former JGP Courchevel substitute) were a disaster during test skates. They did only doubles, couldn't skate their programms entirely only with pauses, and that only two weeks before Courchevel. Miliukov (2nd substitute for Courchevel) didn't show up he has some coach problems, and didn't even train during summer...

pinky166
08-18-2010, 01:20 AM
We need a voidy Russian lady skater to pick up where Markova left off. I wonder if La Perk's costume will include a poison-green feather boa?

Um Anna Ovcharova anyone? She is like the voidiest skater ever, Leonova has nothing on her despite being years older and more experienced. Plus as we've seen at Junior Nationals and Junior Worlds, if she just manages to stand up on her jumps, she makes such a good impression on the judges that her scores are high enough to beat all the jumping beans. I mean, two judges at junior worlds gave her 7s in PCS in her SP (one for performance/execution and the other for choreography/composition) - even Kanako didn't get any 7s - and Anna managed that at age 13, which is quite impressive. Now if only her injury would heal so she can continue to impress with her fabulous voidy skating :).