I'm thinking / hoping it will be more "latin" Latin, rather than Tango or Paso , and I'm hoping for Rhumba in the mix for change of tempo... Torvil and Dean's Rhumba from their comeback Oly's is IMO the most authentic - looking ever on ice...I'd love to see what Tessa & Scott could do with it...passion is not foreign to the Rhumba...
Tessa and Scott on the cover of the next issue of IFS magazine
Look, like two students
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Even when they do a "fun" routine like the hockey player and ballerina number, every motion they make hits a beat of the music - even the movement of his hand as he beckons her toward him. That affinity with the music just seems to come naturally from within the two of them.
Given that musicality, plus their obvious technical skills, I'd say that yes, they are indeed capable of "truly dancing" and incorporating difficult technical elements at the same time. I'd sure love to see them try it.
I just don't know who would choreograph a program like this. (This isn't necessarily a criticism of Marina and Igor, although he has created a lot of canned step sequences in the past). I think it would take an exceptional choreographer, who is both creative and detail-oriented, and who has a lot of time for music selection/editing, to design routines that cover all of the COP bases but still fully use the beats and highlights in the music, allowing the dancing to shine through. Any thoughts?
And i think David Wilson.
Dublel-Luazon did nice choreo for Carron-Jost.
I think for this reall pure dance they need to work with ballroom dancers, who specialized on Latina program.
But Tessa and Scott work only with Igoe and Marina.....
I rea;;y dont like 1 thing - two Latin programs in this group.
The thing is, there's no way they could have insisted on an outside choreographer for their competitive programs this season. Marina and Igor would probably have viewed it as an insult, and they'd be thinking, "We just coached you to an Olympic gold, and your training mates to Olympic silver, and now you think you know choreography better than we do?" ....and Skate Canada would have agreed. Skate Canada trusts Marina - given her success to date, why wouldn't they?
But if their progress stalls, or if they start feeling stale after a year or two, then it's a whole new ballgame. Then, if they want to continue competing, they'll probably consider various alternatives. Over the course of their career, they have always made moves (coaching moves, geographic moves) when they needed to.
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I dont want, that V-M will have program, wich will not show there worl leaders level. Thats why i cant understand, why Skate Canada didnt announce there pre-season camp, where they could really see, what S-Z did for Tessa and Scott in FD. Especially after negative impression from specialist about second Latin FD in this group from C-Z. Will Tessa adn Scott have time to change it?
And we will see Latin FD from Igor and Marina. I dont know, could they made dance, about wich you and sap5 talking.....
I like FS-M 2000 Latin OD - it was made in reall ballroom style (he even had number on his back durin GP)
And i think 2000 Latin ODs was much better, then 2006 OD
But we could only waite and nothing more to do...
Or, and how do you think, this IFS magazine photos talk about there new season programs?
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I wouldn't get too worked up about their programs before we even hear music choices. I think Latin could work very well for them but at the same time I'm a little hesitant because of Igor's history of "generic Latin FDs". Marina and Igor have always come up with strong FDs for V/M so I'm going to trust that this one will be the same until I see the programs and can judge for myself.
I certainly agree with "not getting worked up" ahead of time. No point in it.
Plus, Marina is a professional and I'm sure she'd try to give her OGM's some worthy choreography.
PJKwong is going to put up a blog soon with news on Phaneuf, Weaver/Poje and Virtue/Moir
Hope she will give tp us more infromation about V-M and W-P programs for next season
There's a book coming out in November - Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold.
As told to Steve Milton
Foreword by Tracy Wilson
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled the world when they became the first Canadians -- and first North Americans -- to win an Olympic gold medal in ice dancing in 2010. Now, for the first time ever, they share their incredible and inspiring story with the world.
Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold tracks the pair's first meeting at the ages of seven and nine; their early competitions at the World Junior Championship and World Championships; and their incredible history-making, gold-medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which established them as icons of the sport.
Lavishly illustrated with never-before-published personal photographs and memorabilia collected over the course of their lives, this book is as much a spectacular visual history as it is a behind-the-scenes look at the ascent of two of Canada's premier athletes. A must-have for fans and collectors alike.
Tessa and Scott will take part in 2010 All That Skate LA
Oct. 2, 2010 - Oct. 3, 2010
Reigning Olympic Champion and 2009 World Champion
Yuna Kim (Korea)
Five-Time World Champion and Nine-Time U.S. Champion
Michelle Kwan (USA)
2010 Olympic Pair Champions
Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo (China)
2010 Olympic Dance Champions
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Canada)
Two-Time World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist
Stephane Lambiel (Switzerland)
Two-Time World Champions and Olympic Bronze Medalists
Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany)
Olympic Silver Medalists and Four-Time World Medalists
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto (USA)
World Champion and Three-Time European Champion
Brian Joubert (France)
Three-Time U.S. Champion and World Bronze Medalist
Johnny Weir (USA)
Two-Time U.S. Bronze Medalist and NHK Trophy Bronze Medalist
Ashley Wagner (USA)
The original forword to Scott and Tessa's book was written by David Pelletier, who has mentored them. Well you know the rest. It was suddenly changed to Tracy Wilson, who is after all, an ice dancer.
No, he didn't write the book. He wrote the forword (that would be a paragraph or a few at the most). The forword in a book is normally some information, usually complimentary, by someone in the field of whatever the subject of the book is about. The fact that it was listed in print on Amazon that the forword was by David Pelletier, right up until June, and then it was by Tracy Wilson all of a sudden - is interesting, that's all. I believe it was a conscious decision made by - who knows - not that Tracy was more appropriate, although she IS, but that "considering" everything, David's endorsement might be seen as a little bit of a "conflict of interest"
The Roots media guy who was on the photoshoot video as well as in the video from the Roots store, is intervewed on the video saying that David contacted him back in November and said that Roots should pay attention to Virtue/Moir because they were going to bring home the gold. So David had a hand in their endorsement deal, according to the Roots media guy, who should know.