Stars on Ice US Tour: Six Cities

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  1. Lacey

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    I am thrilled for Kim and Brent, and combined with Sinead and John, I'm very glad to see ice dancers represented twice, to say nothing of Katia and Ilia doing moves.

    I am so disappointed that the Hershey thing didn't work out for me tonight, would have tried to go any other night but it's my last night with grands.
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  2. lulu

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    Thanks so much for the report! Oooh, Katia & Ilia doing pair/dance moves together. :swoon: I seriously became giddy when I read that. :shuffle:

    I'd love to see the routines online. The Kerrs' number sounds great as well.
  3. WildRose

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    A full report on the show and all the skaters programs, as well as pictures and a video of Kurt's "Singing in the Rain":
    http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/20...eates-magic-while-saying-farewell-video-0101/
  4. lulu

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    Fantastic review, thank you so much for sharing the link! The show sounds wonderful. Katia's "Lights" program sounds great, and of course, Kurt's "Singing in the Rain." Just one very minor, minor correction to the great review, Katia & Ilia have skated together before, most notably their "Di Bolero" pair duet number.
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    The article acknowledges that Katia & Ilia skated together before:

  6. lulu

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    :eek: Wow. Believe it or not, I didn't party too much to celebrate New Year's either. ;) thanks for the correction!
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    I know Kulik and Gordeeva skated in a quartet on Stars on Ice with Bechke and Petrov. I think Petrov was the first man to do real pairs elements (like lifts) with Gordeeva in a show after Grinkov.

    ETA: I found the link on YouTube, dated 1998-9:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYYIkYax6rw

    Apart from John Curry's shows at the Metropolitan Opera House, and with the caveat that I've never seen Browning's "Nyah" live, this was the most spectacular professional performance I've ever seen. I remember thinking I had died and gone to heaven.
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  8. NadineWhite

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    Dorothy Hamill alone is worth the price of admission. Period. It's so good to see her out there touring again. She honest-to-God is ageless...
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  9. lulu

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    I can imagine. That must have been so amazing to see.
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    I absolutely loved the "Four Corners" number. The only odd thing I found about it is that they distinctly weren't equal corners - I don't think Ilia ever skated with Elena so it was very much a Katia-number with Elena to skate with Denis when he wasn't skating with Katia. Still an awesome number, though. If that Katia/Ilia/Kim/Brent number captures even some of that feel, I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

    Thanks so much for the reports! I'm so looking forward to seeing this show in March!
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    The lifts that Gordeeva and Kulik did back then were low, dance lifts, and adding a dance couple might make it more equal all-around.
  12. maggylyn

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    While I am glad they can still plug away somewhere, it's a real shame that such large sections of the US are left out.
    Attending SOI had become an annual tradition for me, but there's no way I can pay the price of the tickets plus travel to see it. :(
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    Thanks for sharing that great review.
    I hate that SOI isn't touring anywhere in the South.
    I would have definitely traveled to see the show.
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    The Hershey show was great! We had seen Shawn Sawyer in competition on TV, but this was the first time we saw him in person. He was a fabulous addition to the US cast, and has amazing flexibility. I think of him as the male version of Sasha (and I definitely mean that in a very complimentary way). We have several friends who normally attend SOI with us, who couldn't due to work obligations on NYE or other factors. I do hope that the 2014 tour (assuming there still is one) will go back to being in March/April, after Olympics & Worlds, and will restore many cities that have been left out in recent years.
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    They have not toured the south in several years (except I believe Florida which is still a very long drive for Southerners or Midwesterners). It doesn't appear as if this is going to change any time soon. With 6 dates, it appears SOI is on it's last leg.
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    There's a new interview with The Kerr's up on the same site today.
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    Thank you so much for the link to the interview with the Kerrs! We're so glad they are part of the SOI cast, along with Kim & Brent! :encore:
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    ^ Thank you! The pics are gorgeous!
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    That is awesome, midori! The whole cast in an unique video, and very fitting for the song. Really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing!
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    That was fun. I looked on the SOI website to see if it was there(no), but there were some good photos. Wish they did more with the site. Stuff like that video would be great. They had an interview section, but no interviews. Last year there was a great interview from John Zimmerman.
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    Just saw the Anaheim show on Saturday. It was amazing. I can't understand why so few people go these days -- I traveled up from San Diego to go.

    I noticed that none of the reviews included Dorothy's second number, the one in the white dress. I didn't realize until today that it wasn't included in the set list. Does anyone know what music she used for that?
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    I agree that Anaheim was a great show ... I traveled down from Ventura. They had ads for the 2014 SOI tour ... maybe, they hope that Olys will turn things around.
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    Last two this weekend - Rosemont, IL (outside Chicago) on Friday and Portland, ME on Sunday. I am excited to be going; there are an even dozen of us Kulik's Krew members from Seattle to North Carolina who will be meeting in Chicago for the show.
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  29. Oreo

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    I was at the Anaheim show, too, and loved it! I loved how the audience was dead quiet when Kurt was skating "Singin in the Rain" and then gave him a standing ovation. Dorothy has just amazing presence. Lots of favorite parts, but the ones I especially liked were Joannie Rochette skating to Sade's "Is It a Crime" (she was smokin' hot), Katia and Ilia doing the pairs, and Ryan Bradley coming out looking like Harry Potter.
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    I was going to go to the Anaheim show but I got sick. Sigh. I'm so, so sad I missed it. :(
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  31. moebius

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    I enjoyed both of Shawn Sawyer's numbers, especially the 2nd number. Lots of flexibility and unique artistry. I noticed that most of the autographed photos were recycled from last year. I guess they're cutting down on costs.
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    Forgot to add, Richard Dornbush and Sean Rabbitt were a few seats in front of me in Anaheim.

    Don't know if anybody noticed, but at the end of Dorothy and Kurt's number, it looked like she slipped and Kurt made a quick change in choreography to make it look like it was planned. Very cute!
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    Looking forward to the Friday March 8th show in Chicago (Rosemont). Anyone else (hi Willowway!) going? It's good to know the tour has been well received again this year.
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    Waaaaahh! Stuck in Newark airport and will miss Kurt & Dorothy. :(

    Gd business trips! At least I didn't get SOI tix yet, but still...pity party of 1.

    Hope everyone has a great time!
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    Saw the Portland show. So worth the 3.5 hr drive each way! Crowd was good - probably more than half full.
    Kurt was amazing - loved seeing 'Singin in the rain' and his duet with Dorothy was so sweet
    Dorothy is just amazing to watch, her posture and edges.
    Fun to see the NavBoms!
    The Kerrs - just fun, so glad to see the Scottish folk dance again. And with the bows, John shows what is under his kilt - black shorts!
    Katia and Ilia - separately and the pair moves - just beautiful. I am pretty sure Ilia did a 3 lutz (not 100% sure).
    Sawyer is very cool to watch, nice moves.
    Ryan - more polished, nice to see that improvement.
    Joanie - really like her programs, shows personality, not the 'standard female ballads.
    Kurt spoke at the end very sweet 'Most people get a gold watch when they retire, I get Dorothy Hamill'
    and how he stole moves and hair style from Scott.
    So hoping they hit more cities next year! First time I have seen SOI in a couple of years due to being far away.
    (and to think I am in Hartford, CT, and had Hartford, Worcester, Providence, Bridgeport, and Newark as options, plus Albany in the past)
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  37. Anita18

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    I went to the LA show, and it seemed that Ilia ONLY did 3lutzes! :lol: I wish he'd had better programs though. Just didn't like the music he was given.

    Shawn is SUCH a great show skater. I've seen him in competition a few times, but this was a lot better! :)

    Dorothy is just divine. And she sure doesn't look like she's 56! People clapped and cheered when she did her layback spin, and the woman behind me asked, "Is that hard?" Well, she's probably older than you, lady! :lynch:

    Katia can't really jump, but her edge work is second to none, for sure!

    And ahhh, Kurt! So glad I could see him perform for the last time in the US. :cheer: There will not be anyone like him, ever. I still hold out hope though - he got into the audience for a few minutes to watch Joannie's second number and he looked quite spry jumping over the barrier. :lol:
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    Thanks, Teenes! I enjoyed looking through the photos. Some of the costumes look a bit... familiar. ;-) Whatever it takes to keep the show going. I hope they come back strong next year.
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    Thanks for those!! Ryan Bradley is darling as Harry Potter! Would never have thought he looked like Daniel whats-his-name.