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miki88
04-18-2011, 02:22 PM
I agree that Mirai needs something more upbeat for her programs. Her effervescence should be used to its potential. Something whimsical like this piece would be wonderful. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a7KS0tvQxU

robinhood
04-18-2011, 02:52 PM
I want to see her skate to something that will help her use her arms better. I totally blame Lori for this but her endless use of ballet arm positions not done very well or gracefully drive me nuts and believe me, I LOVE Mirai's skating. They don't mean anything and don't add anything. If she could gain more fluidity to her use of arm movements a la Asada & Kim, then artistically she would be something else. As it is, while the rest of her skating is amazing, I'm always left with a junior feel about it which should really be gone by now. But again, I really do blame Lori for this ;)

thanks for that!:cool: I totally love Mirai's skating and personality on the ice. She's so much fun and can be so great, but there's sth really offsetting about her and maybe it's this. She reminds me in that aspect a bit with Kimmie Meissner with her airplane arms, though to a much lesser extent for sure
I hope too she would try sth different than boring old Nichol choreography, but knowing her coach I doubt it

ChibiChibi
04-19-2011, 12:15 AM
I want to see her skate to something that will help her use her arms better. I totally blame Lori for this but her endless use of ballet arm positions not done very well or gracefully drive me nuts and believe me, I LOVE Mirai's skating. They don't mean anything and don't add anything. If she could gain more fluidity to her use of arm movements a la Asada & Kim, then artistically she would be something else. As it is, while the rest of her skating is amazing, I'm always left with a junior feel about it which should really be gone by now. But again, I really do blame Lori for this ;)

I can't agree more! I love her stretched arms when she's stroking, but she doesn't use her arms in any other ways. You're right. I think that's one of the reasons why she still looks very juniorish at times. I really want her go someone else other than Lori, but I don't think it's gonna happen.

os168
04-19-2011, 01:21 PM
I think Miria need do something joyous and youthful to showcase her exuberancy on ice, not something soft and romantic. She could be a total power skater given the right material that has the wow factor.

Nobody does celebration and joy like the Irish, and I'd love her to do something a bit folksy & joyeous like River Dance fiddle playing music.

http://youtu.be/lQiYQwuRtNU

It can be a great crowd pleaser in a SP as she ups the ante with her gleeful movements, spirited performance and lucid choreography: slow, fast, faster, slower, grand finish then de.. lammm.... !! *wild applause*

Sasha'sSpins
04-19-2011, 10:04 PM
I love the entire score from "The Virgin Queen" but these are some of my favorites:

The Virgin Queen - track 1"The Virgin Queen" and track 16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7qTet2qC8g

The Virgin Queen - track 2 "The Work of the Lord"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRX6zL9mS0w&feature=channel_video_title

The Virgin Queen - track 3 "One Mistress"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDwHCnK3lvY&feature=relmfu

The Virgin Queen - track 4 "Misere Nomine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwSxcNw3Vq0&feature=relmfu

The Virgin Queen - track 5 "A Legacy of Comfort"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKyNqc-cFbg&feature=relmfu

The Virgin Queen - track 6 "Essex"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbE5fOBligI&feature=channel_video_title

The Virgin Queen - track 13 "Remember Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFqrbnuuhv0

I think with the right choreographer, the right music arrangements, and the right styling/presentation Mirai could do some amazing things with it. Some of the faster cuts in particular could work for an SP and some of the slower, sweeping sort of cuts could work for an LP.

TwizzlerS
04-19-2011, 10:34 PM
Here's my suggestion for Mirai:

a lovely, danceable number (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-UGlNyjn0)

Coco
04-20-2011, 01:25 AM
We never get enough La Boheme. I think this would be great for her :)

Sasha'sSpins
04-20-2011, 01:51 AM
Thanks to everyone who has posted ideas! I am enjoying listening to each one and I think (so far) they're all great suggestions! I hope Mirai takes a peak here now and again and sees this thread! :)


I think Mirai needs something up tempo. I wasn't crazy at all about her SP this year. Her LP wasn't great either put i think that was because she never skated it the way it should have been skated. At 4CC where she finally put it all together i rather liked it.

ITA about Mirai's LP! Somehow she made it work at 4CCs like at no other competition-it truly gelled there. I wonder if she'll keep it for the new season? If so between the two I'd rather she keep her LP over her SP.

I think there are selections in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Magic Flute" that are quite whimsical and would work beautifully for Mirai. I think there are some interesting pieces from the "Amadeus" movie soundtrack she could do, as well as some of the music from the film "Farinelli' particularly the Handel pieces.

This particular scene from "Amadeus" has several of Mozart's magical compositions that I think Mirai could skate to either in an SP or LP depending on the selections:
Salieri views Mozart's music compositions and has an epiphany
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5BpzmTIZMU&feature=related

Some cuts from the "Farinelli" soundtrack could work but not just Handel's pieces: ex.
Rinaldo -Overture (organ wouldn't work imo but some other orchestral arrangement would)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25WglQiplfs

also Riccardo Broschi's work such as:
"Son qual nave"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYdxJd9bYW8&feature=related

fan
04-22-2011, 11:15 PM
This girl deserves a fresh choreographer who doesn't view her personality in such a limited way. Not very articulate right now, but I feel like Mirai's natural expressiveness is treated as a "crime" or something to work around or turn into something hammy and comical. She could have such range, and I don't think she's treated very seriously by Lori.

mirai is in toronto with lori right now.

Sasha'sSpins
04-23-2011, 04:56 AM
mirai is in toronto with lori right now.

Sigh...:blah:

Eris
04-23-2011, 01:27 PM
mirai is in toronto with lori right now.

Again both programs?..
Hope this time Lori will find smth that suits Mirai, like she did two years ago.

Lilith11
04-24-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm starting to think it's a package deal; you work w/Frank Carrol, you work w/Lori Nichol O.o

orbitz
04-24-2011, 09:10 PM
I'm starting to think it's a package deal; you work w/Frank Carrol, you work w/Lori Nichol O.o

Oh, I'm sure Mirai and her team could use someone else if they wanted to. They're probably happy with what Lori had given them thus far even though last season's programs were not the best.

I like what Pasqel (sp?) did for Alissa this year. Maybe Mirai can go to him when she has gained a more mature look. Just stay away from the usual suspects like Morosov and Wilson, :lol:.

Lilith11
04-27-2011, 04:07 AM
I'd love to see Mirai do a program of Strauss' works which I swear are tailor-made for her... his music is light and yet dramatic and mature :3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rflXl4Pp58&feature=fvwrel

icellist
05-04-2011, 07:33 AM
even though i know she went to nichol again this season
i can't help but hope that she gets a new choreographer like richard dornbush's or sarah kawahara or go back to susan austin (loved her junior sp esp the step sequence) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r56fKkcX1i4

we need more inspiring choreographers. not the uninspiring recycled ones that we have now.