Take it to the Max (All About Aaron)

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  1. dardar1126

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    http://wrfalp.wordpress.com/2013/05...er-johnny-wier-coming-to-jamestown-on-may-11/

    MORNING NEWS: Olympic Skater Johnny Weir Coming to Jamestown on May 11
    Posted on May 6, 2013

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    From the event thread:

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    Think I see @MaxTAaron in back row-looks like he's wearing his royal blue warm-up pants. :)
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    These are just the Max-inclusive pix.

    EDIT: via Sylvia in the event thread...

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    Lori Nichol is choreographing his long program (!) and Pasquale the short program. Will have 3 quads in LP; 2 in SP.
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  9. misskarne

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    :eek: 2 quad SP and 3 quad LP. The boy's crazy. The good kind. Stay healthy Max!

    But Lori Nichol? Daaaaaaaaaamn. I know people criticize him for his perceived lack of artistry, but Nichol is not a good move IMO. Yay for Pasquale! Gonna miss Tron and WSS but looking forward to see the new ones.
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    ^^ :lol: What is it you think Lori is going to do that is gonna somehow be "not a good move" for Max? I know there are a lot of people who are critical of a lot of Lori's choreo, but I think she came to prominence as a choreographer early in her career for her ability to collaborate with skaters and to help them tap into their personalities and their unique movement qualities and successfully bring that out on the ice.

    Personally I'll wait to see the results of Max's collaborations with Lori and Pasquale for the new season and then weigh in. No matter what, it will be exciting to see how and whether Max will be able to build upon his success and continue to evolve and develop the performance aspect of his skating. :)
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    A bit wary about this part:

    Hmm....

    Lori Nichol + "twist on a classic" = lots of doubts. Of course, it's possible that Max's personality will overcome the Nichol.
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    ^ Aw ... have some faith in Max. Thanks for the link, dardar!
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    I have a ton of faith in Max. It's not Max I have the lack of faith in...
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    True, Lori Nichol hasn't been producing the most inspiring programs as of late, but she's always done a good job with Carolina Kostner and she HAS created some great programs for a number of skaters, male and female, before, so you never know when she'll come up with something really good again. She has the ability and as long as Max avoids skating to a wicked overused warhorse, I think the program should be fine, if not better.
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    Handsome guys! ;) And they're color-coordinated!! :D

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    I see Max has a new suit. This one matches his shoes! Two national champions & a future one?
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    Yes, Yes...and quite possibly. :)
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    WHOA...a couple of those performance shots of Max and Piper are...well...WOW! :cool:

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    Excerpt:

    Cute pic of Max autographing someone's tote bag:

    http://www.teamusa.org/~/media/Team...ir/Weir Signs Autograph Blog 5-20 300X250.jpg

    Rehearsal pix:

    http://www.teamusa.org/~/media/TeamUSA/BlogsWinter/JohnnyWeir/Weir 050213 Blog 5-20 300X250.jpg

    http://www.teamusa.org/~/media/TeamUSA/BlogsWinter/JohnnyWeir/Weir 052013_2 Blog 5-20 300X250.jpg
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    New Q&A in which which Aaron talks about his choreographers (a "way upbeat" SP by Pasquale Camerlengo, FS by Lori Nichol) and more: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130521&content_id=48162418&vkey=ice_news
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    Fingers crossed...Carmen has been over-done imo, but a fresh, new take could work. It's a long opera, so a lot of the music never gets used, so I'm hoping for magic! :watch:

    Twitter: Skate for Hope references this same article as part of their PR for the upcoming show...

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    What new could Max possibly bring to Carmen? He is not an artistic or contemporary skater?
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    West side story...and now Carmen. You can't make this stuff up. :lol: I want an exclusive interview on the Manley woman podcast.
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    This is my reaction, too. CARMEN??? Really?? (Will it be exactly like Evan's program?)
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    This part makes me quite curious. What version would leave one in doubt as to the source music? :confused:

    There was a modern jazz take on Carmen in the late 1950s:

    http://www.allmusic.com/album/modern-jazz-performances-from-bizets-carmen-mw0000207507

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TYCdh9LRNI

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_P0SEb_8G0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtAC-PtwGlU

    The late Argentinian musician Waldo De Los Rios did an arrangement of selections from Carmen for piano and orchestra (but it's less than 4 minutes):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OL2yf1aQ8
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    Like I said in the music thread, there was a hip hop take on Carmen that MTV did years ago starring Beyonce called: "Carmen: A Hip Hopera".

    Could be that. Clips can be found on Youtube.
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    Hmmm...I'll have to look for that one. This is like a scavenger hunt! :lol:

    P.S. But of course the vocals would have to be eliminated....

    P.P.S. OK, in this version I WOULD have trouble recognizing the source music! :HA!:
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    Carmen and Lori Nichol. *sigh*
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    I don't really like hip-hop all that much, and pretty much hate rap. So, if it's the "hip hopera," I'm a bit leery. But at least there couldn't be any vocals. :p

    If it's a more traditional Carmen...well, that's been done to death imo. :yawn:

    I'm going to just take a wait-and-see approach, not pre-judge, and see what Max and Lori create. They might surprise us...in a good way! :cool:
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    I actually would prefer it to be a hip-hop style Carmen than the traditional one for Max. I just think it would suit him better. I'm sure he'll pour all his energy into it.

    But Lori Nichol...and Carmen...? I want to give the Carmen part a chance, but the choreographer part is making it very hard to believe this'll be good.
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    IIRC, didn't Lori once choreograph something called "Fate of Carmen", using a lesser-known bit of the opera?
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    Twitter: Max shares a charming picture of him & his sister Maddie...

    Note that Max is wearing a hockey t-shirt! :lol:

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    It better happen! :p
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    Soooooooooooooooooooo cute!
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    Great pic! What cuties! :encore:
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    Too freakin' cute! :) He was a little speed demon from the start!! :lol:
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