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Macassar88
08-30-2012, 01:53 AM
Eh, I'm not going to throw away B&S's chances over a early fall performance by a junior team. And at least there's more choreography in there than a typical Zueva program. :shuffle:.

And more transitions. I noticed one Choctaw lol

dots
08-30-2012, 02:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjSXgsoppzk&feature=plcp



Oh dear... :yikes:

Last place finishers... right? :slinkaway

shan
08-30-2012, 03:13 AM
I don't understand why they picked that particular style of music for this season's FD. Aside from the fact that it's kind of one-note and dreary, it seems too close in style to the SD blues.

TAHbKA
08-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Kulinicheva's interview with Nina Mozer for sport-express.ru: Looking for .11 points' (http://winter.sport-express.ru/figureskating/reviews/24214/)

EK: How did things work out with the guys this seasons?
NM: Everything is fine: we work and heal the injuries. The injuries from last season are not as easy and fast forgotten as we hoped. Fortunately we found a specialist in the USA who can help. We even stayed for longer than planned in the US and only started really working at the end of July in Italy. Prior to that we were busy recovering and choreographing. Now it's work full time. We had 5 SP skates so far, all of them clean. The new SP became the favourite programme for the guys. The LP is more complicated - we are building the complexity all the time, for example moved another element to the 2nd part of the programme. We are in the search for .11 points (what Volosozhar/Trankov lost Savchenko/Szelkowy last year)

EK: Many skaters, mainly the foreigners announce their music at the beginning of the season. You keep it a secret. Isn't it about a time to reveal?
NM: Nope! Maks said he'll bite the head off the one who'll reveal. It's not about me, of course, I don't want to put things on the table yet. The federation saw everything - we had a test skate where we showed the SP and had a run through of the LP. We still haven't finished working on it since we misunderstood the rules changes in the spirals and we have to change things now. Also Maksim's boots broke, so we'll miss the test skates this week. But we'll participate the test skates in Odintsovo.

EK: Maksim mentioned in one of the interviews Nikolai Morozov had a musical piece he dreamed to work with but there were no skaters who could do it justice and he offered that piece to Volosozhar/Trankov. Is that the piece thye are skating to?
NM: No.

EK: Who were you working with on the programmes?
NM: Mainly with Nikolai Morozov, of course. Also with the American Elain Miller on the SP, which made the programme look unusual. Elain came up with a lot of very interesting things. Tanya and Maksim were strangers to her way of working - she choreographs slowly, while they got used to Morozov's speed of work. But it all worked out and there is a special Elain's spirit in the programme. The guys look different skating to it. I think they have changed in general - it's what we aimed for last spring but couldn't quite do. When we joined Nikolai in the USA and started choosing the music we couldn't put the finger on what exactly did we need. While the `Black Swan' was an instant choice this year we only had an idea; to do something new, unexpected.

EK: I.e. you keep experimenting.
NM: Yes. Believe me, the have changed, and yet the SP feels very comfortable for them. When you skate the programme clean 5 times out of 5 it means a lot.
What else? Because of Tanya's hip injury we gave up the throw flip, which caused the injury at the first place. WE decided not to take the risk, skate comfortably.
The lifts are very interesting even though because of the new rules the structure had changed and it was harder working on them. We worked with an amazing team - the USA champions in acrobatics. They showed so many new things. To sum it up - we'll show a lot of new things this year.

EK: Was it a shame to let go such a successful programme as the `Black Swan'?
NM: What makes you think this year's programmes will be any less? I think experimenting, searching for the new style is the right thing to do. It will help us make our minds for the Olympic year. We never use the word `shame'. Yes the `Black Swan' was the favourite programme, but so were the `Romeo and Juliette' and `Carmina Burana'. We love them all! We dream of a lot of things, but, unfortunately, don't have enough time. Changing the programmes 3 times a season is, unfortunately, not an option. The guys remain as creative as they were - that haven't changed, but now they skate more in unison and it's for their benefit. Maksim is a very knowledgeable, interesting person. He knows so much about history and culture. Tanya is equally interesting. We love searching for new things. In NY, for instance, we went to the Broadway shows twice a week. We were blown by the new Jesus Christ Superstar show.

You know what, the most important is to remain healthy. We'll go from there.

EK: Will you show the new programmes in September's test shows or will you just do the exhibition like last year?
NM: We'll do the programmes, since we are participating the international competition (Nebelhorn trophy) right after.

love_skate2011
08-30-2012, 04:30 PM
Great draw for D/D first place in SP order.... :wall:

Davakova's tweet

SP today! Stand not too good number ( meaning the draw? ), but it's all the details

reut
08-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Kulinicheva's interview with Nina Mozer for sport-express.ru: Looking for .11 points' (http://winter.sport-express.ru/figureskating/reviews/24214/)
...
EK: Who were you working with on the programmes?
NM: Mainly with Nikolai Morozov, of course. Also with the American Elain Miller on the SP, which made the programme look unusual. Elain came up with a lot of very interesting things.

I think it was actually Lea Ann Miller who worked with them, and the journalist just didn't bother to check the spelling.

Macassar88
08-30-2012, 04:45 PM
Thanks for translating!

rfisher
08-30-2012, 04:50 PM
I'd drop the 3Flip before I'd risk another injury this close to the Olympics. I do wonder if S/S will bother with the 3A. I would not. If it were the start of a quad cycle, sure, but not this close to the big dance. I don't think the risk would be worth the benefit. Trankov flat out refused to do it because of the risk of injury to Voloszhar.

I'm just hoping both V/T and S/S have stellar seasons this year and next. I will be both elated and depressed that only one of them can win gold. I'd quit watching skating if they tied for Olympic gold because nothing would ever be better. :lol: Fortunately or unfortunately as the case may be, the odds of that happening are small.

Macassar88
08-31-2012, 06:02 AM
http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/4930.html
http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/figur/4932.html

Two articles about Bobrova and Soloviev

Lis
08-31-2012, 10:16 AM
So they, V/T, choose to still keep their music choses a secret. What does that add?

Kasey
08-31-2012, 04:28 PM
So they, V/T, choose to still keep their music choses a secret. What does that add?

Probably nothing, but if it gives them some kind of psychological boost, so be it. He did allude in their latest blog entry that it is cello music by a Japanese musician, and explained the story behind the free program. We'll see how the program itself delivers.

Macassar88
08-31-2012, 09:11 PM
http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/vellena/post234016606/

Vaitsekhovskaya's impressions of Zhulin's groups

casken
09-01-2012, 07:31 AM
http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/vellena/post234016606/

Vaitsekhovskaya's impressions of Zhulin's groups

I'm really interested in reading the translation of this interview. The google version of her comments on Bobrova sound similar to my impressions of Bobrova's strengths.


Kate Bobrov - another story. She - the main, it is - the hostess, she - the amazing talents of motor partner with a fantastic body, able to transfer any moody nuances: I want - a bird fly, I want - Fold the snake, tie a knot. Such gifts - a unique and very rare. Perhaps this is why, incidentally, the most impressive (at least to me) Kate produces ice when wearing ascetic, black, emphasizing the movement of tights, not a dress with twists, loops, and other bells and whistles.

Bobrova, whatever your opinion of her posture is, hits really beautiful positions and there is a sense of nuance in her body movements. It also seems like Vaitsekhovskaya is saying that the shapes and positions that Bbbrova hits look best in simple black practice costumes I 100% agree. B&S test skates always look better than their competitive stuff because her costuming is simple and sleek and shows off her body line.

l'etoile
09-01-2012, 09:59 AM
I'm really interested in reading the translation of this interview. The google version of her comments on Bobrova sound similar to my impressions of Bobrova's strengths.



Bobrova, whatever your opinion of her posture is, hits really beautiful positions and there is a sense of nuance in her body movements. It also seems like Vaitsekhovskaya is saying that the shapes and positions that Bbbrova hits look best in simple black practice costumes I 100% agree. B&S test skates always look better than their competitive stuff because her costuming is simple and sleek and shows off her body line.

Ekaterina's always had potential to become the most beautiful ice dancer. All the hypes for them are the only ones I hope not to be in vain. But from what we've been hearing this off-season chitchatting, I think Zhulin is really doing his job, really well!

kwanfan1818
09-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Bobrova, whatever your opinion of her posture is, hits really beautiful positions and there is a sense of nuance in her body movements. It also seems like Vaitsekhovskaya is saying that the shapes and positions that Bbbrova hits look best in simple black practice costumes I 100% agree. B&S test skates always look better than their competitive stuff because her costuming is simple and sleek and shows off her body line.
She did hit lovely positions, but the posture is why she wasn't so lovely moving from place to place.

I hope that Zhulin has helped her fix that.