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Sylvia
02-22-2012, 10:31 PM
I thought this was an enlightening interview: http://everythingfigureskating.com/prosCorner/interviews/interview-with-phillip-mills-choreographer/

Wyliefan
02-22-2012, 10:45 PM
Very interesting, thank you!

Doubletoe
02-22-2012, 11:40 PM
Thanks for sharing this! Phillip is also just an adorable guy. Wishing him much more success!

kirkbiggestfan
02-22-2012, 11:58 PM
Does he skate? Did he learn how to skate?

kwanette
02-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Great interview.

victoriajh
02-23-2012, 12:21 AM
i really like ashleys long program- it is a great vehicle for her- i specially love the spiral sequence - it is fab!

luenatic
02-23-2012, 12:24 AM
Does he skate? Did he learn how to skate?

Yes and yes.

Sparks
02-23-2012, 12:39 AM
Yes and yes.
This link explains his history:
http://www.phillipmillschoreographer.com/about.html

TwizzlerS
02-23-2012, 02:56 AM
Manleywoman interviewed Phillip Mills. You can learn a lot about him from that. It was an excellent interview.

Sylvia
02-23-2012, 03:00 AM
Manleywoman interviewed Phillip Mills. You can learn a lot about him from that. It was an excellent interview.
From September 2007: http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-7-phillip-mills/

manleywoman
02-23-2012, 03:57 AM
Thanks. :)

Marco
02-23-2012, 04:35 AM
So I guess the intention was to use the movie soundtrack, but not to make reference to the plot or scenes from the movie but the ballet?

She really needs to pull a piece of shattered glass out of her stomache to end the program :P.

OKOK
02-23-2012, 10:58 AM
The article says he choreographed Katia Gordeeva's show program "in 2011." Does anyone know if this refers to Cinema Italiano or Feelin' Good?

olympic
02-23-2012, 12:38 PM
Interesting tidbits -

Ashley in her early days was coached by Dodie Teachman. Didn't she coach Tonya Harding? Or, was it Rosalynn Sumners??

Phillip Mills compares her to Jill Trenary. Never thought of that! Do you agree?

Frau Muller
02-23-2012, 01:57 PM
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Phillip Mills compares her to Jill Trenary. Never thought of that! Do you agree?

Absolutely. Both are/have:

(a) naturally strong, yet feminine and elegant

(b) show their emotions...and feel the music

(c) wonderful movement and edges (the basics)

and

(d) physically beautiful in the old-fashioned 'American Apple Pie' way (not to say 'WASP' :lol:) I hate this concept...but being honest, in that 'Ma and Pa Kettle' in Middle America often prefer this sort of female skating champion. Marketing 101.

p.s. The only reason why I wouldn't put Czisny in this category is that she comes across as wispy and fragile...not 'gutsy' like Hamill, Trenary & Wagner.