Vipond works to keep creative vision in routines
Despite a restrictive IJS, choreographer aims for unique performances
Posted 4/16/14 by Vladislav Luchianov, special to Icenetwork
ETA: Vipond is the longtime choreographer for Kaetlyn Osmond and for Lawrence/Swiegers this past season.Icenetwork: Where do you see skating choreography heading in the future and how will its role evolve?
Vipond: I hope that we see skaters taking more risks, working outside of their comfort zones in terms of the music/costumes that they choose and the ways that they choose to express themselves. I'd like to see more genuine personalities. Times are changing; society is changing. Art is always changing and evolving.
I think in order to keep figure skating alive and thriving, we need to encourage skaters to break out of the boxes that we've expected them to exist in for so many generations now and to let them show us who they really are -- to express what they truly want to say as people and as artists, and to shake things up a bit, or a lot even.