G2C Young Artists Showcase! Check it out!

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  1. choreographer:)

    choreographer:) New Member

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    Grassroots To Champions (Audrey Weisiger's coaches education company) is hosting an Online Choreography Competition. You can find it on you tube here:http://www.youtube.com/G2CYAS
    The contestants range in age from 8 to 28 and have to complete a series of choreographic "challenges"!
    The first one is up and each number gets a short evaluation by the judge: KURT BROWNING!!!!!:D

    This is totally fun and has feel and look of a reality show! Check it out!!!!!

    There are also "tip" videos and interviews with famous choreographers, judges, skaters, etc! What and AWESOME channel!

    choreographer:) (No I am not in it)!
     
  2. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    I watched some of these videos yesterday. :)
     
  3. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

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    Very cool. Challenge #3 is "Return to the Classics".

    Hope I have time to see them all! I loved the one with Peter Liebers.
     
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    WOW! I was sooooo impressed with 2A and 2B! Yah! Rumor has it Liebers will keep his 2B number for exhibition program this season! These kids are very creative. Who will be the next David Wilson!
     
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    Kathryn McSwain's Challenge 3 is skated by the wonderful Jeremy Abbott. It's gorgeous!
     
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    WOW!!!!! He is SOOOOOOOO GOOD! Very nice choreo! Just watched the rest of the 2 B challenges! The quality of the skating and choreo is getting better and better! So many world competitors are popping up! THIS IS SOOOOO COOL!
     
  7. choreographer:)

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    . . .and I'm so happy to be watching skating without calculating!:fsu10: :blah:

    There needs to be a return to freedom in the artistry of our sport. :TnD1:

    Without so many jump passes skaters can experiment and create!:wall:
    I'm not saying that this is what needs to happen with competition, but I would like to see more freedom in the free program! :soapbox:

    Too many jumps look all the same to the layperson. . . so refreshing and inspiring to see a new generation of choreographers developing such EXTREME passion for what is possible on the ice!:wideeyes:

    Thank you Audrey for sharing your creative idea with the skating community!:fan21:

    Happy Independence Day Everyone!:cool:

    Choreographer:):encore::)
     
  8. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    This is fantastic! :cheer2:
     
  9. centerpt1

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    I've been following it- I've voted for a different young choreographer each time. Well, except the proper seating one ...I just couldn't decide when it came to that one.

    I also enjoy the videos of the various judges awarding stars to the works and giving feedback.

    Well, back to watch the rest of the 3's.
     
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    Nanoha Sato is great to watch. Joyful skating.
     
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCZVoBxAuco

    Link (Giselle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHqNOAe_Zc

    Link (Coppelia): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6507YsHIfk

    Tommy Steenberg's choreography as performed by Ana Draovitch (novice level skater) to "La Bayadère": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZfOfSthms

    For more information on this inaugural choreography competition: http://www.grassrootstochampions.com/YoungArtistsShowcase.htm

    From the Announcement:
     
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  12. BittyBug

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    It's really getting hard to find all the entries on that site.
     
  15. choreographer:)

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    centerpart: You can search by name in the upper left of the channel, or select all uploads.
     
  16. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    I think it's reassuring to know that good choreography seems to not be dead.

    I will say though I wish it were easier to vote for people. Ideally there would be a dedicated website for this so we could all see current rankings (without having to watch a video to find out), bios on each of the competitors (and judges), an easier way to read the rules and FAQs without having to download the pdf links from a separate website, etc. But I'm assuming it was a budget/time issue. Or perhaps since this was the first year it's something that will be dealt with in the future.

    Just my constructive criticism, FWIW. I love the concept behind this and would love to see this succeed.
     
  17. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    I think Abbott should use that program as an exhibition.

    Natalia Zaitseva is to die for.

    Hoffmann reminded me of Czisny. I really liked the way Ilana Sedaka got the story and the character down.

    PML that "Adams" wrote the music to "Giselle". Minkus is probably rolling in his grave now that Petipa wrote the music to "La Bayadere", too.
     
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  20. shan

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    I really enjoyed watching the 3rd challenge and found the judges reviews very informative. I can't wait for the next one. :)
     
  21. centerpt1

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    I enjoyed the judges commentary on #3.

    Joe Inman, Lea Ann Miller, and Dan Joyce..and there's one more I can't recall........
     
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  22. BittyBug

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    Have they posted the standings after Challenge 3? I can't seem to find that if it is in fact already up.
     
  23. maija

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    I have managed to see something but I can't figure out how this competition works.
    How can you see them all?
    How can you see comments?
    How can you vote?
     
  24. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Weisiger's July 12th announcement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3GaMbAnlw
    Joel Dear won (17 stars) Challenge 3 (Return to the Classics) while Kathryn McSwain won the popular vote.

    The final challenges will be posted on Friday, July 16, and they are:
    Challenge 4A: "Fosse Fosse Fosse"
    Challenge 4B: "Inspiring the next generation"
     
  25. BittyBug

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    Looks like some of the Challenge 4 entries are already up. I'm looking forward to seeing them all.

    Are the cumulative standings posted anywhere?
     
  26. shan

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    I love Joel Dear's Carving Space program, but I'm not sure yet about Inspiring the Next Generation piece. I have to see it again. The one red glove looked too much like a copy of Christina Czako's Adam Family program.
     
  28. BittyBug

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    Sarah and Drew posted the totals on their Twitter: :cheer:

    It's tight at the top, so I guess it will come down to this final challenge. :watch:
     
  29. chipso1

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    Thanks for the information, Sylvia! :) The National Sports Center in Blaine is my home rink, so I'm going to try to get there and watch!! :)
     
  30. orbitz

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    I'm surprised Steenberg's score is even that close to Joel's.