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kia_4EverOnIce
03-15-2011, 03:00 PM
I'll miss them a lot!
Now, looking for Massimo's work as a choreographer!!! (heard he was working already with Abbott for a show program! :) )

BittyBug
03-15-2011, 03:01 PM
What a beautiful and moving reflection.

For a little bit of "looking back to the past," here's their FD from last year's Euros:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLOc1qqPoz0

And here's a very eloquent interview (http://www.youtube.com/user/LaRiservaSkating#p/u/30/MxaiDtkNvUw) with F&S after the event in which he expresses similar sentiments about passion driving their skating. I think that really came through in their performances.


What we were looking for in this Europeans, in addition to defending our silver medal from last year, was truly to find this serenity, this passion and, as Federica said before, to do it for ourselves and our team......

alhrayth
03-15-2011, 03:09 PM
Wow all the best to them! I heard Massi was in Detroit a lot. Glad he will be working here a lot. He is such a nice guy and really funny!

He's currently staying in Pasquale & Anjelika's home while he searches for one of his own there - he's definitely going to have Detroit has his main residence (which actually makes me really sad because it means it will be really really rare to see him). He's already working A LOT there, possibly more than he expected, LOL!


I agree. Hopefully they will use it as an exhibition number in the future.

Well, they've got a few things lined up for April and they'll surely use it in those (I asked. I might buy a ticket to go see 'em in Torino, but I wanted to be sure of them doing the FD ;) )


Nicely said, Mr. Scali. You will be missed :)

Yup. I shed a tear translating it. Massi is just adorable like that. :)

ice9
03-15-2011, 03:12 PM
:fragile:

I've grown to really like them in the past few years. I will miss them terribly. :(

What Sylvia quoted from Massimo is so true. I'm sure they've touched many fans' hearts with their dedication to the sport and beautiful dances.

Best wishes to their future endeavours! :40beers:

BittyBug
03-15-2011, 03:16 PM
He's already working A LOT there, possibly more than he expected, LOL!I'm very excited to see what will come out of his partnership with Camerlengo and Krylova. Camerlengo has already established himself as one of the preeminent choreographers of the moment. He's someone who still has original ideas, and fusing that with Scali's fresh perspective and passion could produce some fantastic work. :)

alhrayth
03-15-2011, 03:24 PM
What a beautiful and moving reflection.
And here's a very eloquent interview (http://www.youtube.com/user/LaRiservaSkating#p/u/30/MxaiDtkNvUw) with F&S after the event in which he expresses similar sentiments about passion driving their skating. I think that really came through in their performances.


What we were looking for in this Europeans, in addition to defending our silver medal from last year, was truly to find this serenity, this passion and, as Federica said before, to do it for ourselves and our team......



I still cry when I look at that program... I get teased about this, LOL! But still, this year in Bern, I was even more moved. Because those things Massi has written about skating not even for themselves, but for us friends and family and fans, we'd exchanged them by text message before the friday FD (I was not expecting to see 'em in the message he wrote for the site! But I'm glad he did include that). He was so heartbroken after the SD... and yet, I was so proud of him when they skated the FD so well, with the idea it was *really* skated just for us... ohhh, I'd better stop or I might start getting teary again...
I'm just happy that they are happy with their choices - Massi for sure is! Last time I spoke to Fede she was enjoying some time at home, before heading to the police base... and soon they'll have to reunite for the shows in Aston, Torino and Prague...

Celine82
03-15-2011, 03:30 PM
I will miss Fede & Massi a LOT, too. I fell in love with figure skating in 2002 and they've always been around since then, and among my favorites, so it will be weird to go to competitions knowing they won't be there... *sigh*

Thanks to Fede & Massi for the emotions they've shared with us, and I also wish them the very, very best for the future.

genevieve
03-15-2011, 03:50 PM
I'm sorry to hear this - best wishes to them and I hope to see Scali's choreography soon :cool:

ostile17
03-15-2011, 03:57 PM
Ragazzi, thank you for all these wonderful years. I'm so proud of you!
Hope to see you soon. Best of luck with all your projects!

peibeck
03-15-2011, 04:58 PM
I am sorry they have had so many problems the last few seasons; they always skated with fire and passion and I will really miss them. I remember first seeing them skate live at 2003 Worlds in Washington D.C. (where I felt they were vastly underappreciated by the judges but not the audience!) :lol:

I loved, loved, loved their free dance for the last Olympic season. By far, I think it was their masterpiece!

Much luck to them both in their future endeavors.

Finnice
03-15-2011, 05:12 PM
Mille Grazie of all the wonderful moments you have given us, Federica and Massimo!

I have seldom experienced more moving moment than when they came of the ice after the FD in Europeans. Their FD was beautiful, and we were prepared to cheer, but when we saw their emotions, we just cried with them. A great career, and hopefully it continues with the shows.

What is Federica going to do in the police?

alhrayth
03-15-2011, 05:19 PM
What is Federica going to do in the police?

I am really really curious about this too! She was going to the police base last week to figure out how things will go on from now... and what she will be actually doing. I have to investigate... :sekret:!

Carmen Ovsiannikov
03-15-2011, 05:37 PM
Wow. I'm both surprised and not surprised. I didn't expect Federica and Massimo to stay for Sochi but I thought they might do another couple of seasons or at least finish out this season. OTOH, with Federica's illness(illnesses?) and F&S's drop in the rankings I can't say that I blame them. Not that I think that the drop in the rankings played a large part in their decision.

I am glad F&S won their World bronze last year for their gorgeous set of programs (well deserved) and they are two time European silver medalists. I will miss them but wish them well in the future.

Thank you Federica and Massimo for the wonderful and entertaining programs over the years.

Asli
03-15-2011, 06:08 PM
I will miss Faiella Scali a lot! I had hardly noticed them when they started, but they reinvented themselves and ended up regularly having IMO one of the best programs every year. Massimo probably has the best expression among the current eligibles and the two of them look very good together. :)

I especially loved their last three free dances: Pierrot, The Immigrants and this year's Manolete program. Each of these has an original style and mood, an interesting overall concept, meticulously thought-out choreography and so much feeling! They are so touching! :swoon: All of which is so rare with the CoP.

I also loved the way their two olympic programs: the Tarantella and "The Immigrants" complemented each other.

I am sorry that we won't see this year's beautiful free dance again - it's my favorite free dance of the year. So soulful, full of such inexpressible sadness! Unfortunately that is the feeling I am left with now. :( Still, I wouldn't swap it for any amount of perkiness. ;)

a56
03-15-2011, 08:58 PM
I will miss them, and I wish them the best of luck with all of their future plans. Good luck to Federica on the police career, and Massimo in Detroit on the coaching career!