The Carolina Kostner Thread

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  1. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    Well, Golden Spin is Dec.13-16, so doesn't seem possible to me she'll attend that as it's too close to Nationals. Maybe NRW Trophy in Dortmund Dec. 5-9... well, we'll find out later on! :)
  2. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Great to hear Kostner getting new programs, as much as I love her programs from last season, she really perfected them already and is time to move on.

    For some reason I have the impression that she does not compete at Italian Nationals. Wikipedia says though, she has only withdrawn twice due to injury.
  3. pingu

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    Oops...I wrote the dates that were on the FISG's website...and according to it NRW is at the end of November.
  4. jiggs

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  5. npavel

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    According to FISG it is 13-16 dec. She can't do any competition in the GP-time. I think it's sort of warm up competition.
  6. briancoogaert

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    I really like the atmosphere of this performance. It would suit her so well for a competitive progam !
  7. LilJen

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    Awwww. Thanks for sharing that!! (Although--isn't that an aria from La Traviata? forgive my operatic ignorance if I'm wrong! Help!)
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  9. pingu

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    I'll try to translate:
    I: Carolina Kostner at the Arena di Verona, you are going to be the sponsor for this event.
    C: Wow, now you are making me feel nervous, I feel a lot of pressure now!! :lol: Just kidding, even only the idea (of this event) was so amazing. Now it's its second year and everything is so well prepared, I hope the weather is going to be good as well.
    I: What can you tell us abut using (Giuseppe) Verdi's music on the ice?
    C: I remember when I was a kid, my mom told me that when she was skating as a kid they were using a lot Verdi's music.
    I: The costumes are one of the new details of this show.
    C: I am so surprised by how these costumes look beautiful and professional.
    I: Kostner is going to interpret Juliet for the first time with the Swiss champion Stéphane Lambiel, that will be Romeo.
    I: What do you think about this Romeo?
    C: I like him. ;)
    I: Does he measure up to Juliet?
    C: Absolutely! :D
    I: Carolina Kostner is already looking beyond the show at the Arena, she is focused on the European and World Championships in 2013
  10. dinakt

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    No, Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette":). It's early in the opera, before she meets Romeo, and Juliette sings how she wants to be joyful and and live in a dream, because once heart learns love, one stops being carefree. Then moments later she meets Romeo... and there you have it.
    Lovely skating from both.
  11. sk8ingcoach

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    Just had a friend in Oberstdorf and he says that Carolina is skating to "Bolero" for what he thought was a short program. He said that the step sequence is amazing
  12. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    ^ Oh, my, GOD! I can't even imagine!
  13. lauravvv

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    Thank you for the information. Although 'Bolero' is not an original choice, I would say "great", if Savchenko/Szolkowy were not using 'Bolero' this season as well. Still, if it's true, it will be interesting to see what she and Lori Nichol have done with it.
  14. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Oooooohhh!!!! She may be the only singles skater to do Bolero justice! I hope it was an LP though... Bolero needs all the time it can get to build the tension
  15. aftershocks

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    Sweet ... I kept wanting them to break out in pairs moves, like a triple twist, an overhead lift, a throw jump and a death spiral, but the choreography was fitting and told a story.

    Re Lambiel's ballet tights: :eek: :grope:
  16. jiggs

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    Caro has revealed her music choices for 2012/2013:

    SHORT PROGRAM: A TRANSYLVANIAN LULLABY & IL TRILLO DEL DIAVOLO
    "A Transylvanian Lullaby" (Young Frankenstein)
    Composer: John Morris
    Artist: Gil Shaham & Jonathan Feldman
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    "Il Trillo del Diavolo/The Devil's Trill"
    Composer: Tartini
    Artist: Angele Dubeau & La Pietà

    FREE PROGRAM: BOLERO
    Composer: M. Ravel
    Conductor: Andre Previn
  17. Marco

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    Did someone skate to "A Transylvanian Lullaby" before? Did she also announce choreographers?
  18. sk8ingcoach

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    I think Yuna might have skated to it in junior level.

    And her choreographer is of course Lori nichol
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    I think Caro can rock her choices,but It seems that Lori has no shame and does instant music recycling, lol, Lori Nichol choreographed a SP for Zhang/Zhang last season to A Transylvanian Lullaby.
  20. jiggs

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    Here is an interview with Carolina that was aired yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpkcRRVg8E&feature=youtu.be

    She said she watched her teammates compete at the Grand Prix and sometimes missed not being there but in the end she enjoyed her longer break. She enjoyed watching some skating on TV once ;-)
    She got her programs choreographed by Lori Nichol in September only (a couple of months later than usual) and she still has some work to do.
    The Bolero has always been on her mind but she never felt that she was "ready" enough and had the courage to skate to it. And even now in practice, it is a very challenging piece to skate to.
  21. lulu

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    Thanks for the info. I'm looking forward to seeing Caro's interpretation of Bolero.
  22. sk8ingcoach

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    Carolina is on the entry List for Golden Spin in Zagreb. Other big name skaters on the entry list are Yuna Kim, Adelina Sotnikova, Valentina Marchei and Jenna Mckorkell
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    Great, thanks for the news! Where did you find the entry list?
    This means Carolina will have two competitions before Euros (Golden Spin & Nationals). I hope there will be videos of Golden Spin, I can't wait to see her new programs!
  24. sk8ingcoach

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    The entry list is on the golden spin official website http://www.croskate.hr/zlatna-pirueta/
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  25. jiggs

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    Thank you! I wonder if Yuna will really skate there? Doesn't she debut at NRW Trophy in the beginning of December?
    If she competes at Golden Spin as well, the competition would be :watch:

    Good luck to Carolina, I hope she can continue her momentum from last season and I can't wait to see what Lori and her came up with!
  26. spikydurian

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    Happy to hear Caroline is still competing. She 's a beautiful skater. Good luck to Caroline on her competitions.
  27. dinakt

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    I hope Carolina comes to Golden Spin. I miss her a lot.
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  28. seabm7

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    I heard Yuna Kim will compete in Golden Spin just in case she could not go to NRW Trophy.
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  29. FunnyBut

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    LOL, Golden Spin will be the most anticipated competition of the season, more so than GPF :lol:
  30. Macassar88

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    So funny story - I'm actually going to be learning Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major (the one that Carolina used for her Free Skate) for a competition!
  31. ioana

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    Having Caro (and her wonderful, modern dance approach to skating) back would definitely help matters. Ladiezzz have been very uninspired so far this season. Adding YuNa into the mix couldn't hurt, either.
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  33. npavel

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    you can vote as many times as you wont. Would be cool to get her to be the athlete of the Year. I don't know but I didn't find a skating athlete winning this award, and non Italian athlete winning this, so, that would be great :)

    changing topic
    YuNa said she has this comp as a back up in case she don't get the minimum score
  34. Maofan7

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  35. jiggs

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    Thank you! This is the same interview that was aired a couple of weeks ago, isn't it?

    Carolina will make her season's debut next weekend. I can't wait!
  36. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Via Twitter: Carolina landed 3Lo, 3T+3T and 2A in her SP at Golden Skate of Zagreb and scored 64.99 (event still in progress).
  37. naan

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    Great start! :)
  38. jiggs

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    YES! I can't wait to see a video of this program, hopefully someone recorded it!

    Although I have to say for a clean skate that is still kind of a low score, she probably missed some levels. Will have to wait and see for the protocol :)
  39. l'etoile

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    According to sky_fly20 on GS, she stepped out of 3 loop:(
  40. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

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    Oh thanks, that might explain it then! Good skate for her though for her first SP of the season! I imagine she might have missed some levels on the spins too, she usually starts out with low levels early in the season.

    Can't wait for the long tomorrow!