Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by N_Halifax, Apr 7, 2014.
Thanks so much for the link, seabm7
Thanks! Same user also uploaded a few more videos:
Try (V/M & W/P)
Don't Stop Believin' finale
ETA a 1-minute clip of W/P's A Song for You from Montreal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex-7jBqVBhs
Thank you so much!
Thank you Sylvia for more vids, and seambm7 for finding Shawn's Sail Program.
Try is a program where the more I watch it, the more I appreciate it. The lyrics, music, choreography, simple costumes and of course, the beautiful dancers all make this program so gorgeous. Can anyone tell me who choreograph this?
Jeff Buttle's Counting Stars.
Agree with all your assessments! Hopefully D&R have picked up a bit - love them as competitors, but felt the spark and ease was missing as show skaters - perhaps a few more dates with the likes of Kurt, Joannie and Shawn have helped them develop this side of their skating.
Glad you enjoyed it
I went to the Calgary show yesterday afternoon. I have loved CSOI the last few years, but I felt this year they surpassed themselves. There was lots of variety from the individual solos to the small and large group numbers. A few years ago there were no pair's skaters in the cast and I felt they were missed. They certainly bring the excitement factor with their overhead lifts, twists and throws and the audience really loved D&R. I could not describe the individual skaters any better then Jenny did - stand outs for me were - Joannie, I have always loved her jumps but she really sells her programs - just a joy to watch, Kurt - still amazing, fully invested in everything he does, Patrick - so smooth and powerful but also looked so happy and great interaction with the audience, he got great applause. My husband and I loved Weaver and Poje's tango as well. Tessa and Scott - words escape me. Kaetlyn skated great - landed all of her jumps. She did the Calgary show last year as a guest skater and I felt the improvement in her was remarkable. She fit right in with the group numbers and she has a natural showmanship on the ice. If her leg was taped, I couldn't see it and we had ice level seats. Jeff only skated one number in the first half and did not come out for the finale - not sure if that was how it was in all cities. It is a great cast that really showcases the joy of skating and they all seemed to be having so much fun they brought the audience along with them.
I am looking forward to seeing this on the CBC in the fall.
I just scanned through the American SOI thread and noticed that the group numbers are the same. Who choreographed them? Jeff?
I also went to the Edmonton show as well. Really did a good job of summing it up. I was on the ice near the skaters entrance and they all looked like they were enjoying it and having fun. It also looks like the entire lower bowl was pretty much sold out along with the first couple rows on the second level so the turnout was good. An enjoyable evening all around.
Thanks so much for sharing the links to Jeff's Counting Stars & Shawn's SAIL. Just loved both of these programs. Hope Shawn's second program makes an appearance on YouTube as well - it's a gem!
Shawn's program is so creative and he's very good with using props. His flips are huge. Looking forward to his other program turning some time soon.
Someone posted a nice pix of the boys here.
And a closer look at the boys lifting the girls.
I'm going to have a ton of photos eventually for you http://danielleearlphotography.tumblr.com/post/85547566240/tessa-scott-on-flickr
This could be the answer to your question.
The video maker/uploader doesn't say which city this is but you can clearly see Jeffrey skating Don't Stop Believing with the rest of the cast. He is Joannie's partner in the first half of the number. Maybe he wasn't feeling well in Calgary?
According to http://www.starsonice.ca/music.html, he has two music numbers.
One more sleep!
A photo gallery from a Saskatoon news site:
Victoria Times Colonist article: http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/olympians-still-eager-to-shine-at-stars-on-ice-1.1058575
Epoch Times' SOI article: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/663988-canadian-skaters-delight-in-stars-on-ice-tour/
Was this fan's SOI vlog ever posted? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eHdAPB8J5E
Quality photos of the Victoria show: http://kevinlight.photoshelter.com/gallery/Stars-on-Ice/G0000P.0FsC2rx4M/C0000aRM9gN7ToWg
"Victoria did not disappoint as 5,373 spectators were on hand." Brief review: http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/canada-s-top-skaters-strut-their-stuff-at-stars-on-ice-1.1060178
I went to the Victoria show last night. It was great, but at the end when the local clubs waited to see the performers, hardly any of them showed up. My daughter came home at 11:15 p.m. (show ended just after 9) and said only a small handful, Kurt, Patrick and Tessa came out to meet the volunteers from Lindt (my daughter was one of the Lindt volunteers). Last year it was the highlight of her night, but this year it was not meant to be. My daughter has a huge crush on Scott Moir and told Tessa to tell Scott that he broke her heart, Tessa responded that Scott does that a lot!.
Great show. I loved the boys' number, that music is so thumping and ideal for an ice show, really helped carry the sassy fun tone of the piece. The gals' ballet number was awesome as well. It was so psycho-poetic, and the cover of Creep is so good, must track down and marathon listen. Rochette's second act number to a techno spliced Bang Bang also stood out: she is amazing! Her jumps are just so powerful and strong. And the piece was sharp and sexy. Patrick's first act number was gorgeous and I became verklempt. But he has that effect on me. Admit, my fave of the last few years is still the 2012 edition; those group numbers stood out in their surprising choreographic details and syncopated movement. This year's show felt a little conservative. Classic, to be more diplomatic. I had a fantastic time and I went with a friend who's never been to a live ice show and he LOVED it.
I wonder what is the meaning of this photo!
Maybe it was the last show of the tour so Kurt got on ice to have fun with the boys? Who attended this show? Let us know.
Here is another one.
As far as I can remember from N_Halifax's review, Kurt skates his Mambo program immediately before the boys number but that still doesn't explain why Kurt is still on the ice in those pictures. Did he come back after The Walker as spikydurian said? Patrick's shirt is untucked.
I was there last night in Vancouver and what a great show. I really enjoyed it!
The boys had fun at the end of The Walker, just watched the video from the Montreal show to understand what happened there. First thing I notice is that Jeff was left alone at the end, the rest of them hurried to the exit kind of thing and Jeff had his back turned on them so didn't see it coming. Then Kurt got in the mix and went along the group for the selfie. When he didn't appear on the side screens, he pretend to throw a tantrum. That was very funny!
Those skaters seem to get along so well and having a great time. Good to see it, especially after a season pack of stress and challenges.
Vancouver fancams (V&M) - Opening number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp59CwBjNak
"Into the Mystic": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwlzVPWOuNQ
"Top Hat & Tails": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTi6EozxUe8
Lindt speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdHmVZcWLpo
Indeed. I see super big and happy smiles on everyone's face. They are such wonderful ambassadors for Canada - highly talented, successful competitors, great personalities, down to earth and they get along so well.
Fans posting pictures of themselves with CSOI cast.
More pictures of the cast.....
The Walker program taken in Vancouver - Kurt joined in taking a selfie with the boys.
And another Walker part which showed the boys wearing glasses.
That was funny, them all wearing these huge glasses and then just Jeff remains wearing his own regular ones.
I have really appreciated being able to view all these videos -- and bopping my head in time to the music too.
It's been a month, and people probably don't care anymore,but just in case anyone's interested, I finally finished processing my photos from Toronto and Hamilton, and they are now up on my site.
Somehow, and I'm not sure how, I lost my photos of Jeff, Joannie, Patrick,and V&M's second numbers from Toronto. I'm quite annoyed by this,but at least I still have the Hamilton ones! Also, someone needs to tell Patrick that wearing grey with grey lighting makes him very difficult to photograph =).
Also - just fyi, the skaters always do pranks in the last show on tour in Vancouver. Hence Kurt's presence in the Walker, the goofy glasses, etc... It's one of the fun reasons to attend the last show.