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    Thanks for linking the article, centerpt1. Either of Jeremy's programs this season would be good for him to use again. If he decides to keep the fp, then maybe he could rework Kathryn McSwain's Giselle number (with Roberto Campanella and Yuka) to make it CoP friendly for a sp. Or, he might keep his swing sp and rework the Giselle number for a fp, which might be better since McSwain's Giselle might be too similar in tone and choreo to use for a sp along with Muse as the fp. In this instance, he could then use a version of Muse for exhibitions.

    Here is the McSwain program that Jeremy skated for a Young Choreographers competition two years ago:

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

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    I didn't see a link to this March 25, 2012 pre-Worlds Detroit Free Press article by Jo-Ann Barnas posted earlier in this thread (even though he didn't skate the way he wanted to at Worlds, it's definitely still worth reading ): http://www.freep.com/article/2012032...Ctext%7CSports
    Excerpts:
    From world ice dance champion Meryl Davis: "Jeremy to me is probably one of the most amazing performers I've been able to appreciate. He has an ability to express dance -- he feels every movement. It's his whole body. When I watch him, I get sucked into his performance."

    Yuka Sato, who coaches Abbott with Jason Dungjen: "He's a true artist. He feels things and he enjoys the process of the project of creating whatever he's trying to perform."
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    Abbott's two competitive programs this season show the contrasting sides of his personality.

    "My brother is a very private person -- especially around people he doesn't know," said Gwen Asmussen, 32, of Estes Park, Colo. "So when I watch him skate, it's like watching everything come out of him."
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    "The swing program is joyous, goofy," Abbott said between practice sessions at a coffee shop in Birmingham last week. "That's probably me, and that's why I connect with this program so well because when I think about myself, I really think I'm just goofy."
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    [On his FS to "Exogenesis: Symphony" by Muse:] "It's quieter and it really suits my skating well," Abbott said. "It's simple. I'm a complex person in the fact that I have so many aspects to me, but when it comes down to it, I'm kind of a simple guy."

    Sato said: "It's soulful, it's musical -- it's him."
    Last edited by Sylvia; 04-19-2012 at 08:45 PM. Reason: to add article date

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    ^^^
    Amen, to all the above.
    More power to Jeremy!

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    Also... Jeremy set a new ISU personal best SP score of 86.98 at World Team Trophy in Tokyo (3rd place; landed 3F+3T, 3A, 3Lz), eclipsing his previous PB of 83.54 at GP Rostelecom Cup in November 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Also... Jeremy set a new ISU personal best SP score of 86.98 at World Team Trophy in Tokyo (3rd place; landed 3F+3T, 3A, 3Lz), eclipsing his previous PB of 83.54 at GP Rostelecom Cup in November 2011.
    Congrats to Jeremy for a great skate and personal best score. Keep it up today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Also... Jeremy set a new ISU personal best SP score of 86.98 at World Team Trophy in Tokyo (3rd place; landed 3F+3T, 3A, 3Lz), eclipsing his previous PB of 83.54 at GP Rostelecom Cup in November 2011.
    Congratulations, Jeremy!
    and best of luck in the LP. Enjoy the competition, everyone

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    I know this is an appreciation thread, but I just gotta express my frustration (I am a fan). His wtt lp just kinda sums up his career so far ... Sigh! Can't he stop being such a headcase?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelvster View Post
    I know this is an appreciation thread, but I just gotta express my frustration (I am a fan). His wtt lp just kinda sums up his career so far ... Sigh! Can't he stop being such a headcase?!
    Sometimes I think people on this forum forget just how difficult triple and quadruple jumps are. To say that the problem is simply being a headcase to me assumes that these skaters are hitting their jumps without any trouble in practice, which is a major stretch. For all we know, many of these skaters have dodgy practice run-throughs, and are just hoping to have a good day on the competition. Some skaters will just never achieve the kind of jumps that are automatic, and it is a combination of mental and physical strength to get there.

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    From the photos it looks like he's also got duct tape on at least one of his boots again. (and there were tweets in Japanese about ice on his ankle, or foot-but I was using google translation, so ?)

    At this point I think he's reached the wall- the limit of his capability. He seems to train hard, both mentally and physically-but just can't get past it.

    I love his skating and his creativity. He's very unique. I hope he stays in thru the Olympic season. He's still one of my 3 favorite male skaters.

    He seems to have more to overcome than most when it comes to focus. I think he has courage to keep fighting and trying to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Butz View Post
    Sometimes I think people on this forum forget just how difficult triple and quadruple jumps are. To say that the problem is simply being a headcase to me assumes that these skaters are hitting their jumps without any trouble in practice, which is a major stretch. For all we know, many of these skaters have dodgy practice run-throughs, and are just hoping to have a good day on the competition. Some skaters will just never achieve the kind of jumps that are automatic, and it is a combination of mental and physical strength to get there.
    I agree. What these skaters are being asked to do under COP is incredibly difficult. I believe that is why we don't see a lot of consistency in the men's event. Jeremy is attempting very difficult jumps within programs that are very intricate and difficult in terms of their layout and choreography. I believe he is mentally tough in that, despite some disappointing results, he still hangs in there. I have so much respect for him for trying to improve and I hope he is able to skate his best at worlds next year. I still believe in him. but no matter what the result, I will always love his skating. He simply is a pleasure to watch

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    Early Jeremy Abbott

    2007 U.S. Nats exhibition performance:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ToU...feature=fvwrel

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    Jeremy debuted a new show program ("I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz) at SOI Halifax in Canada last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2b9BAYLq7k
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Thanks for posting, Sylvia!

    Jeremy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Jeremy debuted a new show program ("I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz) at SOI Halifax in Canada last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2b9BAYLq7k
    Its very nice, thanks for the post. There are many others ones up there as well. Thanks.

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    Jeremy was nominated for Choreographer of the Year by the PSA! Rare for an eligible skater.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by nashvilledancer View Post
    Jeremy was nominated for Choreographer of the Year by the PSA! Rare for an eligible skater.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Congrats to Jeremy for his nomination, well deserved!

    Thanks Sylvia for the link. Love Jeremy's new exhibition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nashvilledancer View Post
    Jeremy was nominated for Choreographer of the Year by the PSA! Rare for an eligible skater.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Wow, great honor for Jeremy and Congrats to Jeremy!

    ETA: Lots of interesting nominees in the various categories. (I see that Yuka and Jason are nominated in the Coach of the Year category). I wonder whether the award ceremonies will be taped?
    Last edited by aftershocks; 05-07-2012 at 07:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Jeremy debuted a new show program ("I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz) at SOI Halifax in Canada last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2b9BAYLq7k
    Thanks Sylvia. That's a very nice soothing skate from Jeremy. This man is a great performer.

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    Thank you for the link, Sylvia, and thank you for the great news, nashvilledancer. Congratulations, Jeremy!

    I was fortunate enough to attend the Toronto SOI show (May 4th—meant to post earlier but didn’t have much time this week), and Jeremy was terrific! I really like the contrast between his two numbers.

    The first was subtle and contemplative, the kind of program that functions by drawing the audience in and, imo, Jeremy did this very effectively. He has a way of finding and exploiting the quiet moments in the music along with the more powerful ones. I also love how this program used sustained movement in the beginning, allowing Jeremy to show off those sweeping edges of his, and then built with shorter, quicker movements using the upper body along with toe picks, the backs of the blades, edges, and changes of edge. This program had beautiful quality of movement, and Jeremy’s edgework was just gorgeous. And the way he looked into the audience…I had chills.

    His second number was his “Sing, Sing, Sing” SP, and it was delightful! I have loved this program all season because it really shows a different side to Jeremy. It worked well in this show because he was so playful in this number and reached out to the audience, whom he had clapping along. He really does have the most adorable boyish smile. He had a fall on his triple lutz, but it didn’t matter because he got right back into the program with a nice flying upright spin. The audience seemed to appreciate the quality of his spins as he received a lot of applause for them in both programs. I loved how he used the suspenders as part of the choreography. He really got down into his knees, and I had a good view of his blades, so I could really appreciate how he used his edges and toe picks to capture the feel of the music. A very fun performance!

    Jeremy was also great in the group numbers. We got to see his comical side in the transitional segments "The Four Stops" with Kurt, Scott, and Jeff. They were dressed in black pants with red tops and later red jackets, and were doing motown moves but with slapstick humour. They all worked really well together, and the audience got a real kick out of it. And in the “Dog Days Are Over,” I had a good view of him when he lifted and rotated Cynthia Phaneuf and I noticed they were looking right at each other and smiling during the entire move. They really seemed to be enjoying this interaction, and that was nice to see.

    The guys’ number performed by Jeremy, Scott, Andrew, and Jeff to "Waiting For My Real Life to Begin" was beautiful. I love the way the guys interacted in this more introspective number (I know that sounds like a strange way to describe a group number, but that is how it felt to me). They had these spotlights on tripods, like something you would see in a photography studio, I think. They placed the lights so that they formed a small square almost (each light was a corner). And each guy stood at his light, worked his way around it and moved on to the next one, then they brought the lights together in the centre. There were some solos, some moments with concerted movement in a circle, and other moments when they paired off with them holding hands or arms and each guy pulling outward...and the guys sort of alternated between moving in a circle (without holding hands) and weaving around each other...like, the guys from opposite corners passed each other in the centre and interacted...and they used their arms, bringing them over their heads, tracing an arc pattern with one arm and then the other...sorry, I am having a hard time describing this. but the patterns were very interesting and the edgework beautiful.

    Jeremy was a wonderful addition to the cast. He is able to execute difficult footwork, so I am sure Kurt had a great time working with him, and he knows how to move. I really hope he returns to CSOI next year!

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    Bournekraatzfan, thanks for your review!!

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