When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Both Bobrova/Soloviev's programs are actually interesting and don't induce a coma after 15 seconds, which is a huge improvement.
SD is a little quirky, FD is really passionate and they ooze expression, which is something I thought I would never say about them.
Schultheiss's music PROPERLY FORMATTED:
Robot Boys - DubseEpic Symph
DatsiK - Jenova Project
Robot Boys - Beta
René Aubry - Samuel
René Aubry - Avant La Pluie (Partie II)
René Aubry - Avant La Pluie (Chykidec' Remix)
Michael Ortega - Cry
Last edited by Ziggy; 09-13-2012 at 10:41 AM.
This article confirms Savchenko/Szolkowy sp will be 'Kismet' by bond, but the lp won't be Pina again. They had to change the Pina program too much and didn't like the result. So the lp will be new with new music. They want to keep it a secret until Skate Canada.
I'm happy they didn't kept Pina
Re: Bobrova/Soloviev FD
I did watch it more than once so I take that as a sign it has potential but unless other people have seen a different video then I did was anyone else bothered by how judge-centric the choreography was. I found myself too often thinking how I want to see the program from the opposite angle to see what they are doing, what they are trying to convey. It's as if Zhulin just didn't bother choreographing anything interesting for the fans and saved it all for the judges.
I know he isn´t the first to do this but it just bothered me how much I was missing.
It's probably why I find it hard to really judge these programs. I love getting a sneak peek as much as the next person but you really miss a lot when they are shot from the back, even worse from the back corner. But it's probably also a good lesson in not forgetting there are two sides to an arena.
^^ Seems that Pina was very difficult to adapt to the ice in the first place, and apparently the changes they were considering did not work. Maybe they can use Pina again for an exhibition.
In any case, I hope S/S and S will continue pushing the bar choreographically, and come up with something else dramatic, unexpected and perhaps even romantic.
It's just nice to see that some skaters still have artistic integrity. 99% of them would have made the necessary adaptations and if it didn't fit the music or theme, oh well, the points are more important. And this is why S&S rock.
Anyway, I love their FD and can't stop watching it. Granted theirs a bad music transition because of TAT, but such improvement already! And this is with Zhulin saying that he is gearing them for Pyongchang. Imagine how amazing they'll be by then.
If Zhulin aims for Pyongchang and they keep going like that we're going to see great things.
I even noticed Dmitry for once.And I love the way they used their bodies now.They had it in them but somehow couldn't find it.Maybe they didn't have the right style.
I also agree that they need to work on their speed - but I feel like this is a very touchy area because of Bobrova's posture issues. It's gonna be a kickass year for them, but I worry that the judges will slam them as the new Russian #2 (because of their placement at worlds) and the fact that the new program is one that maybe takes more than one view to fully appreciate.
Well I like the new look .Her hair down was good and they didn't look as heavy with lighter costumes but I found it to be a bit of a snooze fest zzzz to be honest .It was like watching Grushgons
I'm disappointed .Like the SD more.