Aliya Mustafina (Russian gymnast) has reduced some of her choreography from last year she still has an enjoyable program to Hijo de la Luna.
I've always wanted to see an ice dance program to Viktor Gavrilin's waltz from the ballet Anyuta. I seem to remember that 2 Russian junior girls skated to it last year or the year before... but their choreography didn't impress me. Because the dance could be so beautiful and charming!
Here's Ekaterina Maximova and Vladmir Vasiliev dancing their (legendary) version:
Waltz from Anyuta
I also wasnt impressed with that DWTS clip - to me it was two people dancing not all that gracefully to music that didnt suit their movements all that well, with no connection at all between them and some very insipid choreography to boot. I am certainly hoping for something better than that from the ice dancers.
It could be done cleverly with interesting pieces of music...but I could also see it turning out terribly if people use cheap pop hits.
I just want to say that I didn't like the clip either-but if the ISU has mentioned that they like the DWTS format, that's how the format works out with the Viennese waltz-so that's why I gave the link.
They want some pop sung remastered to have a clear waltz beat.
Yeah, this is what makes me want to . If skaters pick thoughtful, interesting music, it might not be so bad. The one bright side to CDs disappearing is that we won't have to listen to the same old 5 tracks on repeat. The GW tracks were doubly for me.They want some pop sung remastered to have a clear waltz beat.
Hijo de la Luna is lovely. One of the most beautiful fast (ballroom viennese tempo) waltzes is the Embassy Waltz from the movie version of My Fair Lady. I could only find the whole scene on youtube, with the waltz itself near the end, when the prince asks Eliza to dance. Hmm--it's followed by a tango in that scene!
I just watched the most incredible movie on TCM - The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, a fantasy/musical based on a Dr. Seuss book about a tyrannical piano teacher and a little boy trapped in his crazy castle.
Great music, with all kinds of dances (a waltz, a hoe down, a latin dance), there's even a dance on roller skates. The music goes from classical to comic - it's really funny, with good songs and hilarious costumes.
The movie's from the 1950s, but it looks like the future according to Tim Burton. It appears there was a recent, c. 2002, Broadway revival, so there must be a CD of the score as well as the movie to look at.
I also posted this in the 2010/11 Program Thread in GSD, but Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello [J4 from 2010 U.S. Nationals] are using Billy Joel's "Piano Man" for their Short Dance this year. They are slated to compete at Cup of China in November.