IMPROV-ICE on Dec. 15; NBC broadcast on Jan. 15, 4-6 pm EST

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Show/ticket info: http://www.dissonskating.com/our-shows/improv-ice/

    Current cast of skaters (listed alphabetically): Jeremy Abbott, Nicole Bobek (newly added - see article below), Ryan Bradley, Sasha Cohen, Alissa Czisny, Nancy Kerrigan, Mirai Nagasu, Johnny Weir, Michael Weiss.

    Live Show
    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    7:00 PM
    Bi-Lo Center
    Greenville, SC

    NBC Airdate
    Sunday, January 15, 2012
    4:00 – 6:00 PM EST (check your local listings)
    Ovation Network Rebroadcast
    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Q&A with Sasha Cohen: http://www.dissonskating.com/2011/12/improv-ice-qa-with-sasha-cohen/

    Q&A with Choreographer and Creative Director Lea Ann Miller: http://www.dissonskating.com/2011/1...grapher-and-creative-director-lea-ann-miller/

    Nicole Bobek joins cast: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/story/2011-12-07/nicole-bobek-skating/51716444/1
     
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Anyone attending the live show tomorrow evening?
     
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  4. DimaToe

    DimaToe Well-Known Member

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  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  6. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    NBC Sports press release for Improv-Ice:
    Direct link to online voting webpage:
    http://www.dissonskating.com/2011/12/improv-ice-voting/

    I tried following that link and could not find the Jeremy Abbott blog entry, but I did find it here:
    http://www.dissonskating.com/2012/01/jeremy-abbott-checks-in-ahead-of-improv-ice/

    Improv-Ice Photo Album
    Improv-Ice Photo Album #2

    What a great cast!!
    http://www.dissonskating.com/2012/01/tune-in-alert-improv-ice/
     
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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Starting now on NBC...
     
  8. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Peggy and Brian Boitano! Mirai is first.
     
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  10. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Nicole still has it. :cheer: Great illusion spin from her.
     
  11. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, it's nice to see Nicole skating and looking so happy. I'm really glad she's getting herself back together.

    Ryan Bradley was BORN for this format. :respec:

    If I didn't know better, I'd say Johhny'd been taking choreography lessons from Morosov.
     
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  12. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Johnny! I've missed you.
     
  13. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    :D Johnny :D
     
  14. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    that was such a hard song to skate to
     
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Whiny ballad for Sasha Cohen but what lovely skating! Those spins, spirals and spread eagles. :swoon:

    Jeremy using a move from the Muse LP.
     
  16. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Jeremy skating great and showing us his red undies again! :cheer2:

    I recognized some of his moves from his freeskate.
     
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  17. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    Johnny looks like he has been training! I never thought I would see that again. Hurray! Nicole is looking better. Nancy looks like she finally enjoys skating again. Jeremy was made for show skating. Love Styx, but I don't find their music skateable.
     
  18. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Johnny. . . I would be happy NEVER to see those spandex pants again. . .

    Nancy Kerrigan :respec: for a 2axel at 40+ after 3 kids.
     
  19. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    I'm sooooooooo old :fragile:
     
  20. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Or he and Florent have been hanging out.
     
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    What's the name of the Styx song Mirai is skating to? She is such a doll, love her.
     
  22. fenway2

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    Boat on the River
     
  23. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, and who else loved the dorky Pandora bracelet plug by Michael Weiss? I always feel bad for the skaters having to hawk the sponsor's products.
     
  24. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Despite not being familiar with Styx, Mirai did a great job with her program to their music. :) I enjoyed that more than her first program.
     
  25. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Thank you, kind poster! I think Mirai did well with the old-timer music. :lol:
     
  26. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Jeremy Abbott is so much more enjoyable to watch when he isn't in the throes of serious competition. Normal face, playing to the crowd, wow...what a difference.
     
  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    That was not an easy song to skate to but Jeremy is very musical.
     
  28. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    WOW Jeremy, that was excellent! 3Lz, 3Lo and 3A! Between this show and the DSC show yesterday, he is looking fantastic. :encore:

    :lol: at the Styx keyboardist being on a rotating platform! :inavoid:
     
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  29. centerpt1

    centerpt1 Active Member

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    This is so enjoyable. Best nisson show ever. (obligitory Mike Weiss family shots notwithstanding)
     
  30. aliceanne

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    Ryan has done the best with Styx so far. Poor Mirai! I don't think it suits Saha either. Michael will probably do well with it. Jeremy skated with energy, but he was a little too lyrical IMO