InnerView with David Wilson - a Choreographer and a Person.

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  1. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    This interview was done in May by Arirang TV, a Korean English-based broadcasting media while he was in Korea producing Yuna's shows.
    It talks about his life, skating in depth.


    Part 1. Introduction. His impresson of Korea.
    For a little tidbit, he says that it's really amazing for him to come to Korea since so many people recognize him but it's not the case in Canada, his own country. :laugh:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgE30ECCPvk


    Part 2. Yuna, his role for her, his thoughts of competitiveness and pressure.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-pSMd9O7GE


    Part 3. Visiting Korea and producing All That Skate. Hilarious story about Ilia Kulik at 15:30, really :rofl::rofl:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWdoFNyuVZg


    Part 4. David Wilson as a skater and his times during Ice Capades. How unbelievably awesome it was to be friend and skating with Dorothy Hamil, his idol.
    The first time he's choreographed for a competing skater. How scary it was even to see someone compete.
    Taking critisims about his works.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mOBXo16CQs


    Part 5. The story of his life. His family, the memory of his parents, how broken and lost he was when they passed away. How David still terribly misses them and feels their presence all the time.
    Thoughts on Han, which is a Korean word he came to know during choreographing Yuna's "Homage To Korea" and how he projects his life through Han.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V8SLhqVoLY


    Part 6. How he helps skaters through their difficult times and pressure.
    The trip to Seoul with his aunts.
    Closing questions: What is choreography for David Wilson? What would David Wilson advise for people?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2d_26Z-xZk
     
  2. riveredge

    riveredge Active Member

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    thank you for this.. :D
     
  3. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Seoul Tower! I was very impressed with the toilets. (If you are a Korean poster or have visited Seoul Tower like I did, you will know what I mean).:D

    David Wilson is careful not to take full credit of Yuna's success, but I do agree with him. Success is very much team work and at the end of the day, Yuna had to be the one to deliver in the spotlight.
    David, you are so sweet to your aunties. You obviously love them .. the way you held your Aunty's arm. Lucky aunties!

    Thanks L'etoile. It is nice to know more about David, one of Canada's sought after choreographer. Isn't it interesting that he is better known in Korea than Canada (except among figure-skaters and figure skating fans).

    I think this vid was uploaded in ATS thread recently. I am bringing it over here since it's about "David Wilson".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0inGIZYNdMQ&feature=related
     
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  4. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Thanks spikydurian:D That interview was also lovely.

    I was most impressed with his family's stories, I really cried during watching it. David is very intricate and sophisticated and I think this is one of qualities of him that makes his job, skating choreographer, true calling for him.
     
  5. leapfrogonice

    leapfrogonice Active Member

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    Not a surprise to see the effort put to profiling a coach or choreographer. Cultural speaking, the level of regard and respect for such roles is admirable, and demonstrates an appreciation for the sport as a craft, and as involving a complex process, requiring creative people. In other words, wouldn't even hold my breath to expect such a profile on North America/TV, sadly.
     
  6. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Love this interview. Definitely worth a listen. David is completely charming, and self-revealing. One of those sensitive artists who was lucky enough to find his true calling and then be successful at it, and get the recognition he deserves.

    So looking forward to what he creates for Patrick for the coming season.
     
  7. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Couldn't agree more on every point you made, including Patrick's future, definitely!
     
  8. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I also felt (near) teary when he tried to hold back his emotions when asked about his parents. It was a heartfelt interview ….. truthful, honest, grounded and appreciative . I am happy that the Korean channel interviewed David and we got to know more about this highly talented Canadian choreographer.
    True. Not many talented people ended up making a great career and living out of their passions.

    I am looking forward to his great creations with the many elite skaters he’s currently working with. Good job David. Keep it up.

    Here's an old article regarding Canada's choreographers. Bringing it to this thread since David was mentioned and the role of choreographers.
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/feature-skating-choreography.html
     
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