Carmen is more than opera work - it is grand cultural theme and it has been reworked and reinterpreted from long time. I can add more film references like Carlos Saura "Carmen" and Jean Luc Godard "Name Carmen".
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^^^>>>><<<<vvvvvv I'm curious as to why we are discussing Carmen here? Wouldn't this be more suited some place else?
Anyway, back to D/W. Curious - there is a lot of talk of Samson and Delilah here, but did anyone end up liking Les Miz better than Fledermaus? I didn't think it was possible, but I did watch it more. I'm glad I don't have to choose between them.
Does anyone have a quick link to their 07-08 Russian folk dance OD? My YouTube search skills are failing me.
I agree--but Die Fledermaus is also a bit bittersweet for me because of 4CCs and Worlds. I'm so glad they did WTT last year and had their best outing of the season with it. Notre Dame represents so much work and growth for them that complemented the theme perfectly. It's easier for me to put it in the unqualified success box.I think their free dance this year took me on more of an emotional journey than die fledermaus did. Perhaps DF is still the stronger program choreographically but this years program elicited a response from me that almost always took me by surprise. It's was true especially of their last three performances of it in the second half of the season. I think this is testament to their growth as performers this season.
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Of the two, I do prefer Notre Dame emotionally and choreographically. I still enjoyed Die Fledermaus, but IMO it's much more of a straight shoot, so to speak, than Notre Dame. And even then I'd still like to see D/W perform more complex choreography. I think they're more than capable of it. I still miss the original Eleanor Rigby from time to time-the transitions (especially into the twizzles!), just all of it.
I can't wait to see what they come up with for the Olympic season, but I am sincerely hoping they get outside input. It did wonders for them in the Bollywood OD, and I'd like to see what another ice dance choreographer could come up with for them. Sure Marina knows them best, but it's good take on another perspective!
In some ways, I think the SD is more important than the FD--I hope they spend lots of time very early on getting the Finnstep Keypoints exactly right and getting the music right for it.
Next year, teams can do a circular, straight line, or diagonal not touching step in the SD. I'm hoping they go for the diagonal, just because it's a new option, and in any case, their not touching steps are real highlights for me.
No WTT : for either D&W or V&M : I feel like the season has ended when I expected one more event.