Virtue and Moir #22 - To Russia with love

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  1. marikat

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    Including Meryl and Charlie in the "Russian ice-dance school", simply because of their speed and dramatic expression, just shows how clueless Di Manno is. If there is one team currently skating that has the trademarks of the classical Russian style - balletic lines, toe-point, elegance, soft knees - it's V/M.

    Still, we should be thankful she didn't put words in their mouth like she did with Patrick Chan in yesterday's article about Plushenko. All skaters should just stay away from that woman...:scream:
     
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    Yes,I found that argument very strange,too. V/M have a lot of the qualities that the great Russian dance teams had (like you mentioned).I have always found D/W to have a very American style with programs that are very easy to understand,whereas V/M have more intellectual programs,that make you think.
     
  4. Alixana

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    I did like the way she described them .. apparently all 4 are hot in different ways. :lol:
     
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    Well, I'd be in bliss if they ever used Dance Me To The End Of Love for their Ex.
     
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    Couldn't agree more that I really don't see what she is talking about. The only thing I can guess is that D&W skate the type of program that was very popular during A&P's reign and she was Russian ;) It's even more amusing considering there is a video lying around somewhere of Meryl specifically discussing how the Russian style of ice dance was once very dominant but that they are bringing a North American style to the forefront (grossly paraphrased but I'm sure everyone knows the interview I'm thinking of).
     
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    DiManno is awful. It's a shame she's one of the key reporters for this event. I want to keep updated, but I can't stand her writing. I also never know if her "quotes" are real, or just stuff she's made up for dramatic effect.
     
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    I was looking at the Lizabet photos again., and looking at 23 especially, you can see that the proportion 0f their legs and torsos are almost identical. This, with the small difference in height and complete synchronicity, is IMO why they are so aesthetically pleasing to the eye. :kickass: :smokin: :swoon:
     
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    A short comment from FSU-er Finnice who attended today's practice: Tessa and Scott were very commanding.
    Sounds good to me.:)

    ETA: Watch this clip from today's Junior competition - the background at 1:42. T&S will love this at tomorrow's practice.:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3NNglLEeZU
     
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    Geez. Dimanno is clueless. V/M like British ice dancing? Meryl and Charlie as Russian? I don't know what she's been watching. I reallly dislike her articles. Why the heck did she also write one about holding hands in pairs skating? That was silly. Some things that she writes I like, but then other things she says are just so wrong and not at all what I see.

    Looking foward to some great skating tomorrow!!!
     
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    Maybe she's comparing them to Torvill and Dean ;)
     
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    That's what I took it to mean
     
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    At first I thought she was trying to diss D&W because she's describing the Russian school as "aggressive and flamboyant" basically saying what a lot of people think about the Russian ice dancers that they're all speed, hand waving, and facial expressions, while T&D "really danced." I think that's ridiculous, but I've heard a lot of people saying that about Russian ice dancers with the possible exception of K&P. Then she goes on to say that the Russians bring ballet to the ice, which I can't imagine being a bad thing, but who knows what she means.
     
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    wow! tessa can do an axel? maybe they should incorporate that in their exhibitions:kickass:
     
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    Of course she can. She's Tessa Virtue after all :p
     
  18. Lissa

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    When is the SD?
     
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    Does Dimanno get expenses paid to go to Sochi and cover the event?

    She really is terrible. Surely there was someone who is better informed about the sport they're covering, not to mention that can write as an objective journalist and not a tabloid writer. :p
     
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    Yes.
     
  22. Lissa

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    Ugh I guess we don't get to see the SD since here in Canada we are only getting 4 hours of coverage. Sat at 4-6pm & then in the evening 8-10pm, I was hoping we would see coverage on Friday, isn't the SD on Friday?
     
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    Nice banner.
    Dance me to the end of time.
    We got it now, Pani!!
     
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    I don't understand why the Toronto Star doesn't give Robyn Doolittle a shot. She can actually skate and would at least know what she's talking about. I thought she did a great job blogging about Battle of the Blades a couple years ago. Dimanno is an embarrassment.
     
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    DiManno is a columnist right? Not a sports journalist like the late Randy Starkman. Maybe she got herself the gig with the promise of other columns on Sochi and the progress in the run up to 2014. Sucks for us but maybe the Toronto Star wants her to do some other work while she's there so we unfortunately get stuck with her to cover figure skating. Her style of writing works for other topics, just not for sport.
     
  26. Lissa

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    Can someone please tell me when the SD is? Will it be up live streaming?
     
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    SD starts 9:15am EST. Not sure if it's streaming anywhere.
     
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    Wishing Tessa and Scott lots and lots (and lots) of luck for the SD!! Can't wait to see their performance, I think it'll be amazing. And for everybody that's there try to enjoy it and not be too nervous.

    Thank you for the pictures, such stunning pictures for stunning people. I love this one http://lizabet236.gallery.ru/watch?ph=FHz-enrr9 and I want to know how they're not falling over in this one http://lizabet236.gallery.ru/watch?ph=FHz-enrr0.
     
  30. Macassar88

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    I feel like most people here could do a better job