Ksenia Makarova cheer thread!

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Katarzyna, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    The bitterness towards Irina mostly seems to come from bitter over the top Kwantards, which makes no sense really as Irina never stole away Kwans most treasured prize that she never managed (Olympic Gold), nor even won it herself, and Irina still did not surpass Kwans winnings or career or supplant Kwan as the best skater of that era. Maybe they just resent anyway that dares challenge her, be it Tara, Slutskaya, or to a much lesser degree Cohen (who hardly ever beat her but the Kwan brigade seems to resent the hype). They find enormous fault in all those skaters, even Cohen who is very artistic and had perfect positions, what they liked to diss Tara and Irina for. I say that as an impartial observer who likes both Kwan and Slutskaya, although neither is my all time favorite.
  2. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    :lol::lol::lol: This might well be true, I've noticed some Kwanfans were :scream:
    But then I guess almost any skater has hardcore fans you can't argue with, but more successful skaters usually tend to have more fans. ;)

    Back to Ksenia. I thought I should post one of her exhibition programmes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0CLbVfAPPA&feature=related

    And then I found this clip - 3 Flip/3 Toe:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcd4f5q78n0&feature=related

    So go Ksenia, you can do it! :cheer2:
  3. krenseby

    krenseby New Member

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    PashaFan, you might also enjoy her exhibiton for the 2004 Cup of Russia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLmqnQWU2BU.I liked it quite a bit.
  4. fan5

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    Just checking for what sportbox had for figure skating coverage and found this interview with Ksenia (in Russian) showing where she practices and pictures of her parents when they skated --

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__b1EHrQ2s
  5. smileyskate

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    I wonder if she will get to come home and live with her parents over the summer. Sounds like she misses it and I know she and Johnny used to like to train together, or at least rooted for each other.
  6. PashaFan

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    Thank you so much for the link !. I never saw her skate to this before. You could tell she truly loved skating to this music. Wonderful :D
    You are so right judgejudy27. I'm always so shocked to see the negative & sometimes vile comments about Tara & Sasha when I watch a video of them skating on Youtube.
    The comments are sometimes very nasty & an attack on their looks. Which is NEVER right. I was always a Kwan AND Tara fan & loved that they were so different :)
    Why say these things?.
  7. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    I looooooved this one! Thank you for the link! It was the first time I saw Irina live except once when she still was a junior. It was a show in Russia and I didn’t know she would skate there. So it was a wonderful surprize. I still remember how happy I was, when Irina entered the ice! :cheer:

    Thank you very much for the link, fan5. Really enjoyed it. In particular I love her saying “if you don’t fall, you can’t stand up”. So true! It’s all about not giving up and keep on trying! :respec:

    Her mom and Johnny Weir helped her with the costumes. And she likes cows! :)

    I sometimes think that living and being coached in Russia didn’t make things easier for her. :(
    AFAIK Ksenia’s grandmother still lives in Russia, so she has local family support from her side. But then it’s something different, than having your parents around you, in particular if you have a close relationship like they seem to have. As her parents were skaters themselves and coached her to a certain extent, they certainly had very helpful advice in everyday life. For sure it would be very nice for Ksenia if she could go back to the U.S. for a while before the new season gets started. And I'd like her practicing together with Johnny again during such a visit – adore him too and I’m happy he seems to be determined to return to eligible skating. :cheer2:
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Ksenia Makarova is scheduled to perform in a benefit ice show in Monsey, New York on April 29 -- for more info: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83375
  9. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    Sylvia - thank you for the information. It's good that Ksenia can spend some time with her family now. And it's great that she'll skate in a show for a beneficial purpose. :)
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  11. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    I want her come back next season with a full set of different triples and making everyone :wideeyes:

    BTW if someone is going to the benefit ice show in Monsey, New York on April 29, where Ksenia is going to skate, I'd be very grateful for a report. :)
  12. fan5

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    I know you want to keep this discussion on Ksenia, but having made a comment earlier on Alena Leonova's music from the LP, Adagio for Strings, I've since read some of her blog. Alena writes how she's not portraying a character but was asked simply to emote the music, aware that it was used in the movie Platoon but not having seen it; the second piece, Requiem for a Tower, connected to the Lord of the Rings but again no mention of specific characterizations. I can see Platoon now in Alena's Requiem for a Tower sequence, intended or not --

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...oon_greenspon.jpg/250px-Platoon_greenspon.jpg

    This time he makes it?
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  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  14. BittyBug

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    Wow - I wouldn't have recognized her with her now dark hair.
  15. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    Sylvia – thank you for the picture & and the link. Can’t wait if there will be also some reports soon. I wonder which programme Ksenia skated, as she wore her LP dress from season 2009/2010? :watch:
    The duct tape around the laces makes me laugh – probably the lesson Ksenia got after skating her SP at 2012 Worlds? :lol:
  16. BittyBug

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    Quite a few skaters tape over their laces, especially in synchronized skating. I was always taught to tuck mine in and perpetually marvel at skaters who don't. Sasha Cohen was famous for having her lace bows flopping around. It's a marvel she doesn't accidentally hook the lace from one skate on another.
  17. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

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    Bitty Bug - I knew that some skaters put duct tape on their skates and have seen it in the past. However, up to now I have not seen Ksenia doing that (at least I didn't recognize it). That's why I thought it might be and idea she got after her lace got loose at Worlds. ;)

    After posting some clips of Kesnia's SPs, I thought I should add the Olympic Freeskate from 2010:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7kM43WwthY&feature=related

    I was very much fond of her music choice for this programme. I really like the music of 13th warrior with sounding a bit oriental and I haven't seen many skaters using it up to now. :)
  18. fan5

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    She was funny about tucking the shoe lace back in at the end.

    Ksenia's "the 13th Warrior" at the 2010 Russian Nationals and Worlds were also good. The music had me searching out an old favorite, "the Wind and the Lion" soundtrack, another with oriental sound, and come to find out they are by the same composer, Jerry Goldsmith.
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  19. fan5

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    Sorry for the double post but another piece of Ksenia's music that I really like and have tried to trace for the composer is the second cut of her Marilyn Monroe FS. Some say it's from Some Like it Hot but I don't think it's the title track but maybe a version of Runnin' Wild, another song in the Some Like it Hot soundtrack. James P. Johnson composed Runnin' Wild Medley back in 1923 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL9kL2sRmY (which included the famous song Charleston). I think Ksenia's cut is a transcription for orchestra of this classic piece and that it's basically a jazz riff ending with a couple bars of "the Charleston". I just love it and the way Ksenia skates to it, and the spin with the "roar", maybe a nod to the roaring 20's - and perfect with that move;)

    Does anyone know the artist for Ksenia's cut, or have an opinion on it?
  20. PashaFan

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    I am like you. I loved it & think it really reflected both her personality & the cut of the music.
    So many people slated it but I think those people would find anything to slate her for.
    I would like to see her keep it for next season but maybe change a few minor things to it.
    I think her choreography was quite raw & that's another thing that drew me in.
    I'm so glad you liked it too :)
  21. fan5

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    ^Well, Ksenia could keep it but Wikipedia is showing a new choreographer for her next FS with the program to be announced.

    I finally got around to watching Polina Korobeynikova's programs and as good as they were I'm sure she'll be all new this year. Her Russian Dance SP was a nice surprise since I love Swan Lake. If anyone is interested Ulyana Lopatkina of the Kirov Ballet performed the Russian Dance recently --

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJTNaZKbaYs
  22. BittyBug

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    Ooh - looks like Averbuch will once again make a program for her. Based on his excellent work for Makarova's short program this past season, I have high expectations. :)
  23. Katarzyna

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    I'm really excited about this. On the wiki-page there is a link to a little interview with Kesnia's coach and he confirms that Ilia will choreograph her LP for the upcoming sesaon:
    http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20120426/593701494.html

    And it looks like she will keep her SP. I'm really happy about it, because I loved it so much. :swoon:
  24. BittyBug

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    Now that is fantastic news. :cheer:
  25. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I cannot wait to see what Averbukh comes up with for the LP! :)
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    Her SP was good.. I hope Ilia gives her a great LP and that she is able to stabilize her jumps. GO KSENIA!!!
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    Her jumps at Skate Canada 2010 were her best ever 3T+3T, 3F,3Lz e , 3Lo , 3S+2T+2Lo,
    3S+2T , 2A. Can't find a 2A-3T attempted. That might be something to work on.
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    I'm happy that Ksenia will keep her SP. The music is fantastic & she really seems to like skating to it.
    Maybe she will change the lay-out of it.
  29. BittyBug

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    At the very least she'll likely change the step sequence since they're changing the rule about one-footed footwork. (I can't remember specifically, but I think it is no longer going to count as a feature towards determining the level.)
  30. Katarzyna

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    Stupid rule change - I loved her one-foot step sequences. When she was on at least on TV it looked so effortless and flowing. :swoon:
    Hope we then at least get to see something of it during her exhibition numbers. :)
  31. Katarzyna

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    I decided to refresh this thread, as I'd like to publish a link of Ksenia's wonderful almost clean free skate at Russian Nationals:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIJL_WLQfa0

    Unfortunately she didn’t make the team, but she finally skated really well in the free. Here is a quote from here after the free skate:

    Maybe she should hire someone to make her really angry before every competition. :lol:

    Looks like she is determined not to retire, but to move on. Hope she will fight back next season! :)

    GO KSIUSHA! :cheer:
  33. lulu

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    Thanks for bumping up the cheer thread. I'm very happy/proud for Ksenia, it's not always about winning medals, or placing well, she had an injury and a lackluster performance in the SP and came back in the LP. Go Ksenia! :cheer:

    I really enjoyed her programs this year too.
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    I really enjoyed them too. I'm glad she can skate her LP almost clean, and she may still be sent at Worlds, we never know.
  35. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Thank you! I'm glad to have a nearly-clean copy of this beautiful program for my collection.
  36. Vash01

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    Best wishes to Ksenia in her skating career, no matter what she decides to do.