Hip Hop as described by the ISU

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  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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  2. Bournekraatzfan

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    thanks for posting, Aussie Willy!

    no surprise that they chose more of the lyrical hip hop numbers...that style seems to lend itself most to ice dance and its basic principles of flow and use of the edge (well, at least the staccato movements are integrated with more fluid ones). I love hip hop but I have to say, it is very, very tricky...the rhythms and types of movement they demand are so complex and contrast greatly with most of the styles ice dancers grow up with (and judges are accustomed to). It is a very different way of conceptualizing movement, and I am genuinely curious to see how the junior teams will fare with this style. I wish them all the best!
     
  3. Zemgirl

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    I started reading it and figured it must be copy-pasted from Wikipedia and paraphrased a bit. Imagine my surprise to find out otherwise!

    I'm not a big fan of hip-hop by any means, but maybe the right team and the right choreographer can make it work. It might be especially interesting if they look beyond American artists for music choices.
     
  4. Artifice

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    Curiously (?) I picture very well Tessa Virtue in a hip-hop dance. On the contrary I don't see how Scott Moir will do with it.
     
  5. spikydurian

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    HH is so different from ballet and ballroom dancing. It will be interesting to see the outcome.
     
  6. Ozzisk8tr

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    If it is anything like skaters performing their oh so naf routines to hip hop music at exhibitions I dread to think what we will see. At least they are trying something new though. I am looking forward to some A grade booty pops from some of the skaters though. :grope:
     
  7. RUKen

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    Only the junior competitions will have a hip hop short dance. The senior teams will do the polka.
     
  8. Frau Muller

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    To heck with Hiphop. I want my Yankee Polka!!!!!! :rollin:
     
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  10. kirkbiggestfan

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    True dancers should be able to dance anything. I am glad that those juniors will get outside of their comfort zone and be challenged. They will all have to use the help of outside choreographers
     
  11. GarrAarghHrumph

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    Hip hop is so different from the training skaters normally receive. Ballet, ballroom, and skating are upright and tall, with flow. Hip hop is down into the floor, grounded there; and more staccato. I've noticed that it's really hard for skaters (and dancers) to be able to make that transition convincingly. It is the rare skater, in my observation, who can do hip hop well.
     
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  12. Sasha'sSpins

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    I don't mean to laugh-but I just never thought I'd see the day. WTF would any ISU ice dance 'experts' know about Hip Hop? :lol::rofl:

    Yes-it will be interesting to see what some of the more inventive choreographers will come up with-and hopefully it will translate well to the ice.
     
  13. love_skate2011

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    Hip Hop for Ice Dance, nice

    I want to see hoe V/M and I/K interpret this
    Im still at odd, imo, it won't suit Meryl lol, but we'll see
     
  14. sap5

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    As the senior competitors are not doing hip-hop, I don't know when we will see this.
     
  15. love_skate2011

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    so only juniors ? :(
    so senior gets the Polka
     
  16. walei

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    I am intrigued to see what the Juniors will bring for the Hip Hop SD, but at the same time I can't help and laugh at the mental image of ISU judges wearing fur coats and scarfs marking a competition of 20 Hip Hop routines.
     
  17. TheGirlCanSkate

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    LOL - it kind of reminds me of when my daughter decided to do her tap dance routine on ice for her coach. Unexpected.
     
  18. kirkbiggestfan

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    If this becomes the SD for the Olympic year, things could become very interesting.
     
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    The Olympic SD will be the Finnstep.
     
  20. RUKen

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    The senior short dance for the Olympic season will feature the Finnstep.
     
  21. overedge

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    I just hope it's not like that SoI number where the guys wore backward baseball caps and skated around graffiti-covered sets, getting down with the homies :lol: That number was very....not hip.
     
  22. The Accordion

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    Thanks for posting this - very interesting!
     
  23. briancoogaert

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    Too bad Florent Amodio is not a junior ice dancer.
     
  24. DORISPULASKI

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    Yeah, I think Florent would definitely enjoy doing hip hop!
     
  25. Aussie Willy

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    I was thinking Amodio should probably switch to ice dance. He gives me the pip but he does do pretty damn good hip hop.
     
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    He should skate the SD with Takahashi.
     
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    Images of Blades of Glory :lol: