Plushy Long program
I thought he was skating to Romeo and Juliet?? It's very bare most of the program, the last 30 seconds are fun.
Last edited by Jemestone; 09-15-2012 at 05:34 PM.
Plushenko after-the-test-skates interview: http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/5080.html
No, I cannot say that today I skated brilliantly. It is still a work in progress. I didn't plan to skate here full force. The most inmportant thing was a quad Salchow, which, I think, I basically did. It was the first time I tried this jump in competition, because for me test skates and competitions are all the same. I am glad that I did all my jumps, they were smooth and easy. This means that today's task is done. But in general this program still needs plenty of work. For now it's just a draft of what it should be. As for dance elements, we indeed worked a lot this summer. With Camerlengo, Myamoto, David Avdysh, Sergei Petukhov. I worked with four choreographers this summer. Plus, there are my own movements, ideas.
In my plans there is a show in Italy, then Japan Open. It's an important competition, there will be such skaters as Daisuke Takahashi, Patrick Chan. I will show the same LP that I skated today. We'll work on it since it still needs a lot of improvement.
We tried to show a new Plushenko. It is a completely new choreography, new movements. Body works in a totally different way. It's an absolutely new image.
My main goal are the Olympic Games in Sochi. I can train and get ready without participating in Grand Prix. I'm not 18 or 20 anymore, I don't need the Grand Prix, I don't have anything to prove. I have work to do, and Games in Sochi are my top priority.
I'm satisfied with my jumps today, although there was a small mistake... I plan to do a quad Salchow and quad toe loop this year.
Last edited by quiqie; 09-15-2012 at 05:59 PM.
D&D - I hadn't watched them from the JGP yet. Can't say I love it. I do see that the lifts look weird, but can someone explain exactly what the change is?
V&T - Wonderful expression from both, very musical, and I'm seeing more transitions. At least it's a different version of Godfather, but no one can tell this story like Candeloro (which to be fair I don't think they were trying to do, but then why not use a better piece of jazz?). I would love this if it were anyone but them, but I am always left feeling that they could do something better. I mean they're so new, yet it's probably their penultimate season already, and I want a masterpiece!
B&S - Definitely better from the judges' side. Love how he stays in character. But overall I'm not convinced.
Plush - A pleasure to see him skate to real classical music again. I loved the fluidity to some of his movements and I really liked his "choreographic sequence" or whatever it's called (I guess they had to make it a requirement to force him to have any choreo ). He even did a Sasha Cohen HMV type move, LOL! Really great light and shade and variation of tone in this program. I like it so much, I have a feeling he'll dump it by Euros. I don't know why he says this is his first 4sal, I thought he did one at a Russian Cup Event a few years ago. Anyway, it's been a while, so I'm impressed that at this age he's basically adding a new jump to his repertoire, while keeping his immaculate triple axel, which I swear looks better than when he was young. He looks to be in such great shape, I selfishly really wish he would do at least Cup of Russia.
Gachinsky - I liked it, I see the improvement, but I agree that the program will change, and not for the better, and when all he's left with is the music, it will be boring.
Just watched Zhingashina & Sinitsin and really enjoyed it. The two halves are really disjointed, but they're really entertaining, both of them. Wish they could somehow link them better, but it's a very fun program.
Stolbova and Klimov have the first lift I haven't hated this year! I like the Addams family free and I hope she can get a hold of her jumps soon. I really appreciate how they consistently produce really original programs
I like Adelina's SP, too. Axel aside, the jumps were very well done and it really shows off her power.
Last edited by oleada; 09-15-2012 at 07:09 PM.