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centerpt1
10-28-2012, 09:49 PM
Yikes... Yuka and Jason's students sure are injured these days... It must be frustrating for them as well

And they've been successful at bringing Marchei and Balde back after injury.

Has anyone heard how Jeremy's doing? I wonder if he'll be able to do his second GP now. Hope he's feeling/doing better. I hope he'll be at his best for Nationals (and hopefully Worlds)

aftershocks
11-02-2012, 08:12 AM
Saw this 2008 off-ice practice session of Jeremy's -- fun to watch. He is such a wonderful dancer/ mover/ interpreter of music. I really love him and his unique style. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=mE5KJmrCwPA&NR=1 2008 off-ice practice

centerpt1
11-13-2012, 11:56 PM
Apparently Jeremy is going to TEB. Any news on how his injury/nerve issue is doing? Is this year worse than usual as far as injuries go? Rachael. Alissa, Johnny, Caitlins partner Josh, Evan.....

Sylvia
11-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Abbott took the 4T out of his SP today at TEB and landed 3F+3T, 3Lz, 3A (SB 81.18, 1st place): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8O1PZAxfOQ

ETA this snippet from the press conference afterwards that was transcribed/posted in the Kiss and Cry forum:


After Skate America I took a week off to rest and see the doctors and it was much less serious than I thought, which made me happy. The 2nd week we started to rebuild the program without rushing things and then training. I haven't landed the quad since Seattle [SA practice, I assume?] so yesterday in practice it was not going around so we decided just to skate a clean program with a 3/3 and build confidence for the future - I was quite down after SA and we wanted to come here and skate a solid performance.

Article before the SP: Anguished artist Abbott joins 'Miserables' in Paris (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121116&content_id=40313828&vkey=ice_news)

Jammers
11-16-2012, 09:48 PM
With the field in this competition he didn't need the quad anyways.

Sylvia
11-17-2012, 10:53 PM
An improved FS performance from Skate America to Paris is good to see, and Jeremy's silver medal is the first GP medal by a U.S. man this fall. Here's his 3rd place FS (Italian commentators): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL14QJEAFxc

Excerpt from J-C Berlot's TEB Men's FS article for IN (be sure to read his eloquent "Anguished artist" article - link posted above, if you haven't already):

Abbott's skate was just a romance between his blades and the ice, between his body and the stars, between his soul and perfection -- or maybe this is simple love; call it the way you want.

As soon as he entered the ice, the audience knew that we were entering into a different register. Take the time to look. To watch. To reflect. Abbott made us realize that what counted in skating was not only what you do but also how you do it -- just like any artistic composition.

Expression and emotion do come also from the "how," not only from the "what."

"It was not my best program," Abbott said, "But at the end, I realized that my back and legs were all right. All the work we did paid off. I missed some of my spins and that cost me victory, but altogether I love this program so much that I was happy to skate it the way I did."

skatesindreams
11-17-2012, 11:26 PM
I'm happy to see that Jeremy's skating is receiving this kind of recognition and appreciation.

aftershocks
11-17-2012, 11:50 PM
^^ ITA. Wonderful to see that the true artist Jeremy is and has always been (and that he has grown into being even moreso over the last two seasons) is being recognized, understood and appreciated. Probably a wonderful thing that Jeremy had the chance to paint the ice canvas in France (a place where many artists have blossomed and found refuge and inspiration). At the least, it is apparently a place where a skating journalist has discovered words to express some of what Jeremy evokes and inspires through his skating.

Kudos to Jeremy for persevering through his physical difficulties (in what was admittedly a somewhat weak field competitively). It's clear to me the judges marks show that if Jeremy can manage to find technical consistency and clean performances, he will be highly rewarded.

ETA:
No matter what happens, Jeremy Abbott's artistic mastery of blade and movement on the ice will last in my memory far longer than the recall of podium placements, medal counts and CoP scores from anonymous judges.

spikydurian
11-18-2012, 12:02 AM
Beautiful skate in both programs from Jeremy in TEB. Take the time to rest and heal well before Nationals.

skatesindreams
11-18-2012, 12:10 AM
It's my hope that Jeremy will one day be mentioned in the same company as John Curry, Janet Lynn, and Toller Cranston; as one who raised the level of artistry, combined with technique, in skating.

aftershocks
11-18-2012, 01:16 AM
^^ Ah, yes, skatesindreams!

Already Jeremy has won my heart and my vote as the best artist of his generation of skaters.

In Jeremy's own words from the IN article posted above:


Each time I see Yuka skate, I am impressed to see that every step has a purpose and every movement has a reason. I want to bring that into my skating. We try to tell a story without words, but with the flow of our blade edges...

I have had the amazing opportunity to work with some of the brightest members of the 'Academy of Skating.' I worked with Janet Lynn, Yuka, Kurt Browning, Christopher Dean. I started skating because of Robin Cousins. Paul Wylie was my mentor...

In the past four years, my pledge has been to bring back what skating was. I grew up loving skating as it used to be. I want it to be my legacy to bring it back.


I echo Jean-Christophe Berlot's apt sentiment:


Good luck, Master. For now and forever.

dinakt
11-18-2012, 05:44 AM
I'm happy to see that Jeremy's skating is receiving this kind of recognition and appreciation.
Yes!

museksk8r
11-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Reading J-C Berlot's article, I feel like he was writing my love letter to Jeremy; loved the romantic sentiment between Jeremy, the ice, and the audience. <3 I too believe that Jeremy Abbott is the master artist of his generation of skaters! He picked up the mantle that was left by Lambiel, Buttle, and Savoie. It was wonderful to see "The Spy" program skated cleanly in France; what a jewel that program is for Abbott and I love how it stretches his versatility on the ice. He truly can interpret anything! "Bring Him Home" is coming along very nicely and I absolutely cannot wait to see it skated cleanly one day! Jeremy pours his heart onto the ice canvas in that program and I cannot wait for him to perfect that masterpiece one day. Talk about getting "the chills" . . . I am just thinking about it! :encore::swoon::cheer2:

dinakt
11-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Museksk8r, I love your post. I feel the same way. Ever since I saw Jeremy for the first time, I knew he is the musician of his generation. Even with his- then- very introverted ways and lack of EX numbers, he just lived music on ice. It is so wonderful to see him getting recognition for his- huge!- talent. And now that he choreographs his programs, he is a creative force, as well. It took him longer than some ( see Lambiel, an earlier bloomer), but Jeremy got to where his talents are realized and acknowledged. I am so happy for him.

skatesindreams
11-18-2012, 10:07 PM
I hope that he can have a great competition; and receive the scores/recognition he deserves, at US Nationals/Worlds.