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Vash01
06-05-2012, 09:55 PM
What makes you think Marina has less political clout than Igor?

She clearly has a bigger political clout at her rink.

Outside- Marina is well known in FS circles. I don't know if this event will hurt her internationally.

Theatregirl1122
06-05-2012, 11:07 PM
I hope all of you awesome folks are at the 2014 Nationals in BOSTON (cause I will be and we should totally have a D/W fans corner-or just take over the arena, you know).

:)

I will! ATM I'm living about half an hour drive from TD Banknorth Garden but more like an hour on the T. I'll have to decide which makes more sense. I'm not sure yet where I'll be in January 2014 but it will still be in the Boston Area so I'm definitely in. I sort of want to ask for that time off work right now. But that would be a little weird. :lol:

nlyoung
06-05-2012, 11:26 PM
What makes you think Marina has less political clout than Igor?

You're right, I don't know. I'm speculating based on comments made by other posters over the years that seem to refer more to his political machinations than hers. My comment has nothing to back it up... :slinkaway

Bournekraatzfan
06-06-2012, 12:02 AM
I hope all of you awesome folks are at the 2014 Nationals in BOSTON (cause I will be and we should totally have a D/W fans corner-or just take over the arena, you know).

:)

I would love to join you all, but that is too far for me :(. But I hope you all have an amazing time!

mollymgr
06-06-2012, 02:05 AM
According to the blogspot, Meryl and Charlie are going to be at the DSC show this Friday and Saturday as guest stars.

lmarie086
06-07-2012, 06:00 PM
I hope someone is able to go!

Lilly55
06-08-2012, 12:58 PM
I thought this quote from Haguenauer would brighten everyone this morning;

Haguenauer: In my point of view, the most memorable moment was definitely the men's free skate in Nice! I have never seen such an intensity of technique, performance and emotions at this level. The French crowd was fantastic. Ice dancing at worlds was also impressive. I can say that Meryl [Davis] and Charlie [White]'s free dance was amazing there as well as through the season. They turned a very classical choice of music for ice dance into a work of art, which was perfect on musicality, technique and interpretation. In my opinion, the best program in a long, long time.

Sylvia
06-08-2012, 02:27 PM
I thought this quote from Haguenauer would brighten everyone this morning;

Haguenauer: In my point of view, the most memorable moment was definitely the men's free skate in Nice! I have never seen such an intensity of technique, performance and emotions at this level. The French crowd was fantastic. Ice dancing at worlds was also impressive. I can say that Meryl [Davis] and Charlie [White]'s free dance was amazing there as well as through the season. They turned a very classical choice of music for ice dance into a work of art, which was perfect on musicality, technique and interpretation. In my opinion, the best program in a long, long time.
Source link: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120607&content_id=32913662&vkey=ice_news


According to the blogspot, Meryl and Charlie are going to be at the DSC show this Friday and Saturday as guest stars.
Glad to hear it! Here's the thread in GSD for the show: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83748

Bournekraatzfan
06-08-2012, 08:48 PM
Ah, Sylvia beat me to it:)
Since Dai is inextricably linked to Meryl, some here may be interested to read Romain's comments on him in that same article. They strengthen my belief in a Meryl/Dai exhibition number...;)

Here is another quote from Romain from an article posted in GSD (thanks, cholla!)

http://www.annecy-infosports.com/patinage-artistique/figure-skating-interview-romain-haguenauer


I admit that Virtue/Moir and Davis/White are fantastic. Technically, what they manage to do is incredible. OK, it’s the North-American style, you like it or you don’t. Add to that they are North-Americans coached by Russians, and you can’t expect a contemporary, innovative approach (from them)…

Also, I haven't really kept up with the Igor thread, but I did catch a debate about Meryl's language skills, hehe

Bournekraatzfan
06-08-2012, 10:16 PM
time for some perk:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ1ldYam7Ns&list=PL27F62856B8E9E3FA&index=3&feature=plpp_video

missysays
06-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Here is another quote from Romain from an article posted in GSD (thanks, cholla!)

http://www.annecy-infosports.com/patinage-artistique/figure-skating-interview-romain-haguenauer


Thanks for the article link.

I found this q/a particularly interesting...


AI : Female ice dancers are often considered as being »divas ». Do you have to be more theatrical, more of an actor/actress than in other disciplines to succeed in ice dance ?

RH : That’s something I have been thinking about : with the new system, there are less and less divas. Tessa, or Meryl, aren’t divas at all. When you see them at competitions, they look very plain, laid back, very cute. The Barbara Fusar-Poli, Marina Anissina, Natalia Bestemionova were a lot more conspicuous. It’s no longer trendy. Except maybe Ilynikh, she oozes something special, she is superb… But she is still very young. I think the new system killed the divas. A diva is a girl who blows a fuse, who loses it, who cries, who screams. Today, with CoP, you have to be consistent, precise, as regular as a clockwork (he draws a square in the air with both hands), tic tic steps sequence, twizzles, you need to be Cartesian. When you practice, there is no room for feelings. It’s only repeating again and again until it’s perfect. This kind of rountine doesn’t attract people with an explosive temper. Fighting tooth and nail à la Marina and Gwendal, or Fusar-Poli and Margaglio, is no longer possible. Before, you could have a fit while practicing or backstage, then you’d get to the competition and everything would be fine again, there was none of this requirement for technical precision, this absolute and mandatory focusing that kills the feeling. Maybe it’s a shortcut, my analyze is as good as yours, but the requirements of the sport have changed and accordingly, those who now succeed are those who are rational, collected, Cartesian. Example : the Shibutanis. Not a hair gone astray. I saw them training in the US when they were very young. They never raise their voices. Somewhere it helps to perform.

How this is the age of the rational and Cartesian ice dancer- no longer the age of the feisty diva who could loose her cool or give death stares. :lol:

Bournekraatzfan
06-08-2012, 10:50 PM
thanks for quoting that, missysays, I meant to do it in my original post and forgot. I, too, found that interesting. and in press conferences this year, the teams seemed to get along really well. nice to see:)

Any polka suggestions for Meryl and Charlie? Any polka-lovers/experts here who would like to tell us more about this dance? I am so excited to see their SD next year--I'm sure they'll rock it!

semogal
06-08-2012, 11:37 PM
Any one close to WI? New Glarus is having their polka fest weekend. You might pick up some music ideas and for sure have some greet beer and brats (why can't Spotted Cow be sold outside the state of WI?:()

sap5
06-09-2012, 02:06 AM
time for some perk:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ1ldYam7Ns&list=PL27F62856B8E9E3FA&index=3&feature=plpp_video

The perk is blinding!! :)

I love polka music. I even love all the YP CD tracks! Unfortunately, I'm not a polka expert (but I suspect Doris Pulaski is!!! ;))

I'm definitely looking forward to this year's SD.

DORISPULASKI
06-09-2012, 03:40 AM
I'll have to unearth some of the SD suggestion threads!

But what I'd really like to see Meryl & Charlie use is Loitumaa's Ieva's Polka in the techno version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i8VM_EooCs&feature=related

Or the original version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ygdAiDxKfI

Another cute polka is Atomik Harmonix Tractor Polka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uozqaUmISVI

Here's the English version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DOa5lbtdjU

It's worth noting that a number of country western tunes are really polkas, and that one event in C/W dancing is polka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSYIaSJIuH4

The song they are dancing to is Alan Jackson's "I Don't Even Know Your Name"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEoxXUOon_Y

The traditional folk music in the northern part of Mexico is polka based, like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKo-lVaBCu0&feature=related

and if you want to go to the bad, you can use the northern Mexico drug smuggling based Polkas norteñas, narco corridos.