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    I've always wanted someone to skate to the soundtrack of Tess.

    Another great music which has never been used is the "Fantaghirò" ("The Cave of the Golden Rose" in America) soundtrack by Amedeo Minghi.
    Here are a few themes from the series:
    Fantaghirò
    Tarabas
    Senzanome

    Lately, I discovered the greatness of the "Dangerous Liaisons" soundtrack: Main Title
    I think it could make a good Ice Dance program.

    And the "Coco avant Chanel" soundtrack is gorgeous as well: Coco & Boy
    Casino de Deauville (great waltz)

    A great Nino Rota soundtrack, but barely known: "The Taming of the Shrew"
    Overture
    It would make such a great program...lots of potential for a great story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMBS Go Blue View Post
    As such, I see many choices from contemporary music that could be used for skating if done proper justice with complex and creative choreography.
    Are you talking about ice dance only? In that case, I agree that I would enjoy seeing programs to most of your choices.

    Are you talking about freestyle competition?
    In that case, one big reason why you won't see singles and pairs skaters competing to songs with lyrics is that it is illegal for them to compete to songs with lyrics.

    (Well, the US allows it at lower levels, but not for novice-senior competitors. The ISU does not allow it.)

    So that means that to use those songs the skaters would either need to cut and paste the instrumental sections from the originals, if they're long enough, or else use alternate versions in which the vocal line is replaced by an instrumental melody, which often results in the whole feel of the piece sounding more "muzaked." Either way, the musical effect would not be the same as listening to the original song on your iPod.

    Cutting and pasting is necessary for orchestral and other instrumental works as well, to fit the standard program lengths and to fit the phrasing of the music to the skater's element setups, aerobic capacity, etc. Some genres and some specific pieces within genres meet those needs better than others, which is why those genres and specific pieces tend to get overused.

    All that said, if there are contemporary musicians who produce instrumental works or vocal works with long enough instrumental sections that can stand on their own as originally composed, that work well with the movement phrasing needed to set up freestyle elements, and that won't lose their musical effect when cut and pasted to meet freestyle needs, I would be very much in favor of hearing more of them in skating competitions.

    So, skaters who enjoy listening or dancing to contemporary music, by all means play with the instrumental cuts on the ice and find pieces you can use for competition!


    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes View Post
    Oh, I can definitely see Mirai as a mischevous Coppelia, and in a few years Kitri.
    Heh. A few years ago I wanted to see her do a Goldilocks-themed program using Dvorak's Humoresque and other pieces, but I think now she's at an age where she would want to present herself as more mature. Any mischievous juniors want to take it on?

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    And I think Elene Gedevanishvili should skate to "Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre". IMHO it would fit her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes View Post
    Oh, I can definitely see Mirai as a mischevous Coppelia, and in a few years Kitri. I think she will own Kitri someday-just not quite yet. Definitely NOT Giselle. I really can't even see Alissa as Giselle. Yes, she's retiring and sweet, but it just doesn't gel for me. Maybe.....Maria in Fountain of Bakhchisarai? I think I'm spelling that wrong....but it's a more mature, sweet yet tragic theme musically, and not as well know. But it has the emotional pull of Dr. Zhivago. Lots of gentleness and yearning. I will post this and then edit with the correct spelling, etc. I think Alissa has outgrown some of these engenue castings.
    I think Coppelia would suit Mirai too, but I didn't mention it because she already skated to it. She'd make such a fab Swanilda though, especially if she skated to this piece of music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t-kWSM234c , where Swanilda throws a hissy fit at the end because she thinks Coppelia is a real girl who won't pay attention to her . Mirai could really do it justice, I think.

    You may be right about Czisny as well, her maturity is an asset to her skating right now, so it might be smarter for her to portray a more grownup character if she choses to go that route. Maybe the Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty or Queen of the Dryads from Don Q would be more fitting. I'd personally like to see her venture out of her comfort zone a bit though and try something more modern.

    People are going to hate me for saying this but I'd like to see Agnes skate to "Cats". She just has something feline about her, idk, I think it would be very intriguing.

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    I don't know that I will be able to watch anyone do Schindler's List until I can forget Jonathan Cassar's beautiful rendition!!!!

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    I, Robot Soundtrack. I would love for some guy with dramatic flare, powerful skating and artistic interpretation to skate to this as a robot, struggling with his emerging humanity. Who could do this? Dai? In my fantasy world it would be Yagudin in his 2002 condition. He would kill it.

    From Ashley's thread:
    Buckbeak's Flight by John Williams. Mao? Kanako?

    Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

    I know it's an old warhorse but it's just fabulous for footwork at about 1:40. Mirai?

    The River Waltz with Lang Lang for Alissa or Mirai.

    Pride and Prejudice soundtrack, Dawn also for Alissa.
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    ooh! If anyone has suggestions for Tomas, please do tell!
    He's looking for some fan input

    http://www.tomasverner.com/About-Tom...C.article.aspx
    "it doesn't matter if you love what you do, but that you do what you love"
    a quote Tomas Verner () gave me to think about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeelocks View Post
    ooh! If anyone has suggestions for Tomas, please do tell!
    He's looking for some fan input

    http://www.tomasverner.com/About-Tom...C.article.aspx
    Well, it's overused, but I think Tomas could do "La Strada" justice.

    I'd personally love it if he skated to something from "South Pacific" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAga0ecDTHU

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Czisny, yes, but I think Nagasu is totally wrong for Giselle, who is supposed to be fragile, timid, and innocent, which definitely isn't Mirai.
    I disagree. It would give Mirai a chance to show another side of her skating and continue to grow as an artist.

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    Music from the soundtrack of Miyazaki films ( Hisaishi & Miyazaki )
    for Mao and Mirai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Czisny, yes, but I think Nagasu is totally wrong for Giselle, who is supposed to be fragile, timid, and innocent, which definitely isn't Mirai.
    Not necessarily. Some ballerinas interpret Giselle in the 1st act as playful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeelocks View Post
    ooh! If anyone has suggestions for Tomas, please do tell!
    He's looking for some fan input

    http://www.tomasverner.com/About-Tom...C.article.aspx
    I'm thinking some classic jazz! Tomas could show off his great dancing. Some of my favourite tunes:

    "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane
    "So What" by Miles Davis
    "Lester Leaps In" by Lester Young
    "Desafinado" by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Maybe the Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty or Queen of the Dryads from Don Q would be more fitting. I'd personally like to see her venture out of her comfort zone a bit though and try something more modern.

    People are going to hate me for saying this but I'd like to see Agnes skate to "Cats". She just has something feline about her, idk, I think it would be very intriguing.
    Yes to all this! Especially Agnes being feline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Not necessarily. Some ballerinas interpret Giselle in the 1st act as playful.
    Before she dies with her toes pointed. Yes, she was a happy girl until the finacee shows up. I could see Mirai a first act Giselle. Yes. I also really like the music to the pas de trois fom Act 1 Swan Lake. Very happy.

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    I want someone to use soundtrack music by Alexandre Desplat. All of it is very beautiful - maybe Mirai or Mao could use something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateSkates View Post
    I want someone to use soundtrack music by Alexandre Desplat. All of it is very beautiful - maybe Mirai or Mao could use something here.
    I like The King's Speech music by Desplat

    Fear and Suspicion

    Lionel and Bertie

    The Threat of War

    and of course
    Speaking Unto Nations

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateSkates View Post
    I want someone to use soundtrack music by Alexandre Desplat. All of it is very beautiful - maybe Mirai or Mao could use something here.
    I've suggested The River Waltz from the Painted Veil for Mirai a few posts up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    Music from the soundtrack of Miyazaki films ( Hisaishi & Miyazaki )
    for Mao and Mirai.
    OH MY GOD PLEASE. Someone.

    The Miyazaki movie soundtracks are AMAZING! Some Senior girl at 2010 Nationals skated to the Spirited Away soundtrack for either her FS or SP, I don't remember who. It was on TV though.

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    I would love for Mao or Mirai to skate to Yoshiki's "Amethyst"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Tw5Y09cdA

    Mai Asada skated to it for one season and I've always felt that Mao or Mirai could make great use of this beautiful music as well. Any skater who would choose music from a Miyazaki film would make an instant fan out of me.

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