What Piece of Music should Mirai skate to next season?

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  1. Flying Camel

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    This season I just hated her music choices. I don't know if she picked them out or if Lori did but I think they were step back compared to her programs from the Olympic season. I actually loved her SP and LP from that season. But the 2011 season programs just looked thrown together and boring.
    So, I'm thinking I would like to see her do something a little more challenging. Maybe some Romeo & Juliet, or maybe Cinderella. I think she could portray those characters well.
    I just love those pieces of music. I haven't heard a skater skate to them in a while. What do you guys think? Good choice or bad? :cool::biggrinbo
     
  2. victoriaheidi

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    I wish Mirai would consider the score to Stavisky. She could skate to the theme and perhaps "Salon at Claridge #2" or another selection.
     
  3. Cheylana

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    Not sure why R&J would be more "challenging," the Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rota versions have been done to death and I don't really see Mirai as Juliet anyway :confused:
     
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    I think Mirai needs something up tempo. I wasn't crazy at all about her SP this year. Her LP wasn't great either put i think that was because she never skated it the way it should have been skated. At 4CC where she finally put it all together i rather liked it.
     
  6. orbitz

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    Schez for the LP ... unless Frank's saving it for Sochi :shuffle:
     
  7. brina

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    You know what's funny? Call it complete coincidence but last year around this time Mirai asked for music suggestions on her facebook and I posted a link to a performance of Un Sospiro on youtube.

    So... whether or not that had anything to do with it (maybe I'm just deluding myself), I for one liked the music choice. I didn't care much for the arrangement though.

    In regards to her LP, I found the Geisha idea to be kind of gimmicky. I am hoping she goes more in the direction of her LP choice from the year before, but maybe less overused.
     
  8. snoopysnake

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    Enescu's Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1

    This (edited down considerably, of course) for the LP:

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

    The change in mood at 4:38 must be included, however. Also, the section that starts about the 6 minute mark and especially 7:15.
     
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  9. Coco

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    This girl deserves a fresh choreographer who doesn't view her personality in such a limited way. Not very articulate right now, but I feel like Mirai's natural expressiveness is treated as a "crime" or something to work around or turn into something hammy and comical. She could have such range, and I don't think she's treated very seriously by Lori.
     
  10. inthemiddle

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    Love it. This is one of my all time favorites.
     
  11. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    I loved that part of Mirai's short program.

    Thank you for broadening my musical education.
     
  12. victoriaheidi

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    Mirai has a facebook? :)
     
  13. Karpenko

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    Cinderella could actually be a beautiful program for Mirai. I still think her "Coppelia" LP is her best program to date. If you meshed the new improved Mirai the skater with another balletic LP, I think she could produce one of the most beautiful LP's we've ever seen.

    I liked Memoirs, I still want to see it at Worlds :( but Mirai is a woman now and from here until Sochi I think she should try to play up the beauty of her skating more when putting programs together and less the personality, which will naturally come out in spades because it's Mirai.
     
  14. Marco

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    I want Mirai to skate to Liebestraum, but it might be too soon to skate to it next season. Maybe for Sochi?!

    God forbid I think Don Quixote might suit Mirai well :shuffle:
     
  15. floskate

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    I want to see her skate to something that will help her use her arms better. I totally blame Lori for this but her endless use of ballet arm positions not done very well or gracefully drive me nuts and believe me, I LOVE Mirai's skating. They don't mean anything and don't add anything. If she could gain more fluidity to her use of arm movements a la Asada & Kim, then artistically she would be something else. As it is, while the rest of her skating is amazing, I'm always left with a junior feel about it which should really be gone by now. But again, I really do blame Lori for this ;)
     
  16. miki88

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    I agree that Mirai needs something more upbeat for her programs. Her effervescence should be used to its potential. Something whimsical like this piece would be wonderful. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a7KS0tvQxU
     
  17. robinhood

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    thanks for that!:cool: I totally love Mirai's skating and personality on the ice. She's so much fun and can be so great, but there's sth really offsetting about her and maybe it's this. She reminds me in that aspect a bit with Kimmie Meissner with her airplane arms, though to a much lesser extent for sure
    I hope too she would try sth different than boring old Nichol choreography, but knowing her coach I doubt it
     
  18. ChibiChibi

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    I can't agree more! I love her stretched arms when she's stroking, but she doesn't use her arms in any other ways. You're right. I think that's one of the reasons why she still looks very juniorish at times. I really want her go someone else other than Lori, but I don't think it's gonna happen.
     
  19. os168

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    I think Miria need do something joyous and youthful to showcase her exuberancy on ice, not something soft and romantic. She could be a total power skater given the right material that has the wow factor.

    Nobody does celebration and joy like the Irish, and I'd love her to do something a bit folksy & joyeous like River Dance fiddle playing music.

    http://youtu.be/lQiYQwuRtNU

    It can be a great crowd pleaser in a SP as she ups the ante with her gleeful movements, spirited performance and lucid choreography: slow, fast, faster, slower, grand finish then de.. lammm.... !! *wild applause*
     
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  20. Sasha'sSpins

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    I love the entire score from "The Virgin Queen" but these are some of my favorites:

    The Virgin Queen - track 1"The Virgin Queen" and track 16
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7qTet2qC8g

    The Virgin Queen - track 2 "The Work of the Lord"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRX6zL9mS0w&feature=channel_video_title

    The Virgin Queen - track 3 "One Mistress"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDwHCnK3lvY&feature=relmfu

    The Virgin Queen - track 4 "Misere Nomine"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwSxcNw3Vq0&feature=relmfu

    The Virgin Queen - track 5 "A Legacy of Comfort"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKyNqc-cFbg&feature=relmfu

    The Virgin Queen - track 6 "Essex"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbE5fOBligI&feature=channel_video_title

    The Virgin Queen - track 13 "Remember Me"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFqrbnuuhv0

    I think with the right choreographer, the right music arrangements, and the right styling/presentation Mirai could do some amazing things with it. Some of the faster cuts in particular could work for an SP and some of the slower, sweeping sort of cuts could work for an LP.
     
  21. TwizzlerS

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  22. Coco

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    We never get enough La Boheme. I think this would be great for her :)
     
  23. Sasha'sSpins

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    Thanks to everyone who has posted ideas! I am enjoying listening to each one and I think (so far) they're all great suggestions! I hope Mirai takes a peak here now and again and sees this thread! :)

    ITA about Mirai's LP! Somehow she made it work at 4CCs like at no other competition-it truly gelled there. I wonder if she'll keep it for the new season? If so between the two I'd rather she keep her LP over her SP.

    I think there are selections in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Magic Flute" that are quite whimsical and would work beautifully for Mirai. I think there are some interesting pieces from the "Amadeus" movie soundtrack she could do, as well as some of the music from the film "Farinelli' particularly the Handel pieces.

    This particular scene from "Amadeus" has several of Mozart's magical compositions that I think Mirai could skate to either in an SP or LP depending on the selections:
    Salieri views Mozart's music compositions and has an epiphany
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5BpzmTIZMU&feature=related

    Some cuts from the "Farinelli" soundtrack could work but not just Handel's pieces: ex.
    Rinaldo -Overture (organ wouldn't work imo but some other orchestral arrangement would)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25WglQiplfs

    also Riccardo Broschi's work such as:
    "Son qual nave"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYdxJd9bYW8&feature=related
     
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  24. fan

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    mirai is in toronto with lori right now.
     
  25. Sasha'sSpins

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    Sigh...:blah:
     
  26. Eris

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    Again both programs?..
    Hope this time Lori will find smth that suits Mirai, like she did two years ago.
     
  27. Lilith11

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    I'm starting to think it's a package deal; you work w/Frank Carrol, you work w/Lori Nichol o_O
     
  28. orbitz

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    Oh, I'm sure Mirai and her team could use someone else if they wanted to. They're probably happy with what Lori had given them thus far even though last season's programs were not the best.

    I like what Pasqel (sp?) did for Alissa this year. Maybe Mirai can go to him when she has gained a more mature look. Just stay away from the usual suspects like Morosov and Wilson, :lol:.
     
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  30. icellist

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    even though i know she went to nichol again this season
    i can't help but hope that she gets a new choreographer like richard dornbush's or sarah kawahara or go back to susan austin (loved her junior sp esp the step sequence) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r56fKkcX1i4

    we need more inspiring choreographers. not the uninspiring recycled ones that we have now.