Did you saw this
The last 36 seconds when he practices alone and then she casually waves for him to stick his head in her arm is hilarious Were you in the fan meeting vid pani?
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The CoR SD press-conf is on youtube, thanks to Miljota.
hey guys, have you seen Ashely Wagner's short from Bompard? i immediately thought of Carmen while watching it because of its darkness and intensity. i can't say exactly what they have in common though, maybe it's the fact that it reaches you in some deep place inside. i don't know the story of "The red violin", it must be something about an extreme or even ill passion for something or someone, like in Carmen. these two programs are the best this year.
pani, thanks for your Rostelecom reports. It must have been amazing to be able to see V&M live. I'm glad you had a great time.
Tessa looked stunning at the banquet; even the shoes work and I am usually so not a fan of the platform look.
That SD must be something if it's even better live because I'm mesmerized by it and I've only seen the two GP performances on youtube. The SD sets such a mood but unlike some of the I/Z programs from the past, it isn't only dependant on setting a mood and pulling in the audience because of Tessa and Scott's deep natural connection with one another. This SD does have so many different highlights and moves in it. You almost have to watch it repeatedly just to take everything in. Technically and artistically it's wonderful. I love it.
The above exchange in particular caught my attention because I've been thinking the same thing. While it's good that CoP has allowed teams to move forward more quickly, it's also meant that some of the teams on or near the top haven't yet developed that maturity that we used to see in the older dancers that is needed to pull of the types of programs that in the past have become classics. V&M are one of those teams who were naturally blessed with performance and interpretive skills as well as having that ablility to connect with one another even at a young age. It usually takes dance teams awhile to develop that and some never develop that dynamic at all.
I've notice that a number of the newer dance fans became fans around the 08/09 or 09/10 era. At that point IIRC we were starting to see icedance become more like the singles programs. Excercises in technical skill but the choreography itself wasn't anything memorable. There were a couple of teams who managed to try and keep the artistic side along with the technical but it's been awhile since we've seen a program on the level of Carmen. I should add IMHO to that.
I agree wholeheartedly with you Carmen. There are so many captivating little details in that SD. I especially love Tessa's expressions.....she is a master of that...and also the small nuances on both their parts. Great post
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I love the photos of VM in this gallery from their exhibition. You get to really see the amazing contrast in their faces and bodies between the two programs. There's no doubt which program is which, despite their being in the same costume.
And hello Fierce:
The TEB Free Dance is on universal sports right now and they just showed Anna and Luca in a Tessa and Scott hug before they compete... how long until all teams are emulating this connecting-moment before they skate