When I saw the title of this thread, I got Blades of Glory flashbacks.
Nice interview. Can't wait to see both programs!
Great interview ,thank you Reut !
Abbott's SP program sounds like it's going to be amazing!! And I'm quite interested to see what Najarro can do with Malagueña for Brian. I also hope Wilson truly pours his heart into the program he is doing for Abbott and makes me love him again like I did when he did those brilliant programs for Buttle. To me Abbott is an even better vehicle for a choreographer like himself. Wow, I'm excited!
I'd bet Joubert will be using Brian Setzer's version of Malaguena.
Romain Ponsart used it last year.
For Jeremy, that's gonne be interesting. There is something of chewing-gum / rubber / supple in his moves, he was playing with that on his SP last year. His new program should led him into a totally different direction. Had it be done by the usual (suspects) choreographers, I'd really fear about the result. But not with Najarro. That's a very good move for Jeremy.
I'm much more scared about Joubert's collaboration with Wilson.
(my take is that it was Didier's idea, as could be the collaboration between Amodio and Morozov ; Wilson to get a CoP-friendly program for Joubidoo and Morozov because he is an institution, possibly because he choreographed the most noticeable hip-hop program at the top level and Florent is likely to do one in the coming years ; grr, Morozov makes bricks alive and possibly fun to watch but Florent is anything but a brick )
Does it matter who choreographs for Joubert? In the past few years he has really shopped around, buying programs from Yagudin, Platov, several retired ice dancers and working with Lucinda Ruh and some other prominent skaters that I cannot remember. What did we get in the end? The Matrix and Matrix-look-alike.
I try not to judge programs on paper. History does not predict the future. Nevertheless.
With the exit of Lambiel and Plushenko and I don't know what is going to go on with Verner Joubert will be virtually the only skater who can do quads and possibly win competitions! So that is something! I hope his choreography works out well for him and good for him for trying new things every season (even if it may wind up criticized as being easy)!
I didn't remember that program from Stéphane.
Well, that's the original of Ponsart's SP, lol.
(briancoogaert : I really hope Ponsart will begin to search for his own programs when he turns senior, lol)
Thanks reut. Dralion is definitly the one I remember from 2005-2006.
I echo others in this thread. I cannot wait to see Jeremy's SP. It seems like it has potential to be really good. The LP, eh, I'll support because it's Jeremy but on another skater I would not be very excited about it.
"If people are looking for guarantees, they should buy appliances at Sears and stay away from human relationships."~Prancer
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