My pictures from the Toronto show:
Don't cry because its over...smile because it happened.
^ Thank you, thank you! You're all spoiling us with these wonderful pictures and reviews.
I love all the costuming. The boys look hawt. The girls look (hmmm...busty)......but great all the same........must be the cut of the costumes
I sure wish I could see the show.....hopefully it will be televised
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I wish there was a youtube of Jeff's Enigma. It was my favourite number from the Toronto show. The mood was set with the ice bathed in a blue, Jeff wearing white and using every detail in the note as only he can do.
It took me a few seconds to come out of the trance he had put me in when he finished.
Probably a lot of his fans want him to be more "entertainer"...or organizers ask him for more funny programs...or simply he feels more comfortable in this way.
I prefer something like "I can't get no satisfaction", his opera - rock number where he is more connected to the kind of skate he showed so beautifully in competition
Last edited by seabm7; 05-15-2011 at 02:43 AM.
It was my first time attending SOI as well (I saw the Vancouver show). I'll post my thoughts later when I'm not working
It was amazing though.
My photo highlights from the Toronto Stars on Ice show (for those who don't have the time or desire to go through the 300+ photos I posted earlier):
I'm getting these FB albums up pretty slowly. Here are photos of just Kurt from the three US shows I went to: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...8.217099960482
I saw the Vancouver show, and two words: Tessa Virtue. She was a . During "Fever", I was trying to figure out by process of elimination who it could be. No, too tall to be Shae Lynn Borne, and no, Denise Biellmann was not a guest star. She was ; in group numbers she routinely drew my eye, and there just wasn't enough of her in the modified, abridged version of this season's Free Dance. V/M did several geese, one with the rotated dismount jump.
I am always amazed at how "on" Sale and Pelletier are; they are true pros, giving 110% percent. Not so, Ms. Cohen, who seemed to phone in most of her group numbers and all but her highlight moves in the first solo. She was great, though, in the clowns trio with Browning and Pelletier, and totally different skater. As was Lysacek in the quintet orchestral number in the first half, nearly unrecognizably soft and lyrical. (Too good to last, though.)
I didn't love Buttle's first piece, although he has superb dance quality in it. His "Nimrod" Variation from Elgar's "Enigma Variations" was , Buttle at his classical best. I find Sawyer engaging no matter what he does.
It was a pleasure to see Miki Ando and Takahiko Kozuka skate; they both did their Moscow gala pieces, Ando to "Why Do People Fall in Love" -- if you listen to the lyrics and think of her and Morozov -- and Kozuka to "Hello Goodbye" and whatever the second part was.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13