Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier - official site & blog updates

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sylvia, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  2. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Sylvia! I like this team and am glad to be able to follow what's going on with them.
     
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  4. LilJen

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    He sounds hilarious and like he'd be totally fun to work with. I completely agree with him regarding so-called "white chocolate."
     
  5. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    I like that he's so into classical music!
     
  6. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    I <3 Paul! Love his witty and silly personality, his look, and his skating/dancing! :swoon::)
     
  7. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    "quoting Finding Nemo daily" .. that's my boy! :lol:
     
  8. The Observer

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    Paul is adorable - there's no other way to put it.

    And he is so smart. Taking a linguistics degree at U of T and fluently speaking multiple languages! :)
     
  9. Sylvia

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    Paul "On school, languages, linguistics, and a syntactic exercise&#8230;" (Jan. 9): http://www.skatetoday.com/gilles-po...nguages-linguistics-and-a-syntactic-exercise/
    :respec:
     
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  10. flowerpower

    flowerpower Well-Known Member

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  11. mirage

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    It is absolutely astonishing how much media attention these two manage to receive. Whoever is doing PR for them is working really hard for their GOLD.
     
  12. nylynnr

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    Carol Lane is good at press relations, and Piper is pretty.
     
  13. The Observer

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    They aren't receiving THAT much media attention - you sound like a bit of a drama queen. :drama:

    And why shouldn't they receive some media attention, anyway? Paul is one of the best ice dancers in the world and is a Canadian champion and Olympian. And Piper & Paul medalled at last year's Nationals and are likely to do so again this year. :)
     
  14. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    What a profoundly odd comment. :confused: What effect does it have on you how much media attention an ice dance couple receives?
     
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  16. The Observer

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    I was wondering the same thing myself above. We seem to have a couple of posters who like to bash Gilles & Poirier because they think they are overmarked or are being given special privileges by Skate Canada. I haven't seen much evidence of preferential treatment myself. Paul is one of the best ice dancers in Canada and was #1 with Vanessa Crone the year Virtue & Moir were out with injury. Piper isn't quite up to his technical level yet because she doesn't have the Olympic and World experience, but she is working hard to catch up.

    What I was pleased to see is that G&P skated two good programs this week and ended up solidly in 2nd place behind V&M to earn a spot to Worlds. :) That probably makes the G&P haters mad. ;)
     
  17. ~tapdancer~

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    Congrats to Piper and Paul on their silver medal!
     
  18. Sylvia

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  19. Sylvia

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  20. kosjenka

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    Couldn't find their thread, but i must say they have the most intriguing free dance and it has VOIDS!!!
     
  21. Sylvia

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    Anyone can start a new fan thread in the Trash Can at any time! ;)

    G/P's Hitchcock-themed free dance at NHK Trophy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSHMDIFL1so

    Article by Beverley Smith about Poirier's injury (a fracture dislocation in his right ankle 5+ months ago) and recovery, as well as G/P's programs: http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni[2797]/2882/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    ETA: Hopefully Paul will start blogging again soon! :)
     
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  22. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    Love their new FD. Some interesting lifts and spins. Paul's all black outfit really highlights his beautiful lines.
     
  23. mia joy

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    Yes, their FD is truly amazing. Definitely among best FD concepts of the season. So unique.
     
  24. Whitneyskates

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    I haven't really paid much attention to these two the past couple years, but their Hitchcock FD has made me a fan.
     
  25. Proustable

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    Yeah, fascinating choreography throughout and it's nice to see her improvement. I have no idea how they're gonna get that choreolift below the time limit, but it's such a fantastic ending.
     
  26. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to Gilles & Poirer. Their FD is one fascinating choreography. Who is the choreographer?
     
  27. Corianna

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    Christopher Dean is listed on their bio as one of their choreographers - and it certainly looks like Dean. He did the Eleanor Rigby that Paul skated with Vanessa. As Kurt said in his commentary, can't wait to see this after a few more goes. And can't wait to see it live at Nationals.
     
  28. kates8

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    Choreographer for both their programs are their coaches Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs. Dean has choreographed their new exhibition program I believe
     
  29. Corianna

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    thanks, and well done Lane and Razuglajevs. Look forward to the ex.
     
  30. Jessica

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    I never paid too much attention to this team either, but after seeing their FD at NHK I will from now on. It was a great performance and wonderful program.