"uplifting" theme for sochi

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  1. zilam98

    zilam98 Well-Known Member

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    the OG being all about dreams and inspiration, maybe the ISU should continue/reinstate this "uplifting" theme for the sochi games, especially for ice dance. that way, they can minimize OTT dramatic and voidy programs that they so wanted to avoid this season. who knows, the top teams might FINALLY do a disco program ;) maybe that will also level the field since the games are being held in russia--ground zero to everything dramatic and voidy.
     
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    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    Artur Gachinski, Kavguti/Smirnov, Tuktemysheva, ANY Russian ice dancer doing disco? :yikes:
     
  3. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    since when has Russia been "Ground Zero to everything dramatic and voidy"?
     
  4. zilam98

    zilam98 Well-Known Member

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    since i think the 80s? ;)
     
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    euterpe Well-Known Member

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    That was 30 years ago. 'Nuff said.
     
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  6. sequins

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    You say continue or reinstate it, are they getting rid of it or thinking of it? Personally I hate the 'uplifting rule'.
     
  7. zilam98

    zilam98 Well-Known Member

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    i said SINCE, not IN the 80s. that's a pretty long time to be known of something.
     
  8. zilam98

    zilam98 Well-Known Member

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    no word if ISU is rethinking or anything. just my thoughts.
     
  9. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    just to give one example: I thought Khokhlova/Novitski were quite voidy in 2007/2008

    and there were so many other Russian skaters before them who were voidy :>
     
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  10. Domshabfan

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    Level the playing field ?, well al the host had host advantage why not Russia, who are hosting their first winter Olympics. If at all there is host advantage in FS, then Russia should get it as well. To say we need level playing field when events are held in Russia is actually a unfair as well.
     
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  11. Carmen Ovsiannikov

    Carmen Ovsiannikov Well-Known Member

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    Ever since the NA press said so?

    I don't think Russia is as dramatic and voidy as some think they are. The European skaters, particularly the French have been just as voidy and/or dramatic.

    I hope the ISU does away with the uplifting rule as well. I can count on one hand and have a couple of fingers left over the number of FD's I really love and would watch over and over again post season. Most IMO aren't that memorable, just elements strung together. I really don't think being uplifting has done anything for icedance.
     
  12. zilam98

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    who else has been consistently dramatic and voidy among its top teams across a long period of time? the french may be voidy, but not as consistently dramatic as the russians. even russia's skaters in other disciplines tend to be dramatic and voidy as well.
     
  13. ItalianFan

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    I say bring on the dramatic, theatrical and voidy! I dislike the goody goody uplifting music and "Feel good" routines. Here's hoping Sochi is not tempted to go this route. Carmina Burana forever! :rolleyes::rolleyes: