Since were on the topic of recycling, you wanna know what else is recyclable? cardboard! perhaps if other dance teams take the same direction as your current world champions and create programs that have the same appeal as cardboard maybe they would be more successful!
Getting this thread back on track and out of the land of denial...
Oly season suggestions...
For Russian themed composers, Prokofiev's Suggestion Diabolique is pretty cool, the orchestral arrangement, not the piano solo.
Shostakovich's Fire of Eternal Glory has a nice theme and build to a huge impact.
Non Russian music...
Bernstein's Make our Garden Grow from Candide
Overture from Sweeney Todd (nice character piece for men)
Something from Holst's Planets
Music for Prague
Kisses to you Rainbow. You're a gem. Keep on spouting vitriol, I'm sure it helps you sleep better at night.
Could we not turn this into a D/W bashing thread? This is supposed to be about potential choreography and music. Good lord.
I think the village idiot is lost from V-M tread. I am lucky I find it in this tread. It keep getting lost more and more
look like it want to stay here for some time. good luck to everyone.
Okay, seriously, take it back to your own threads, please. This stupid fight doesn't need to be everywhere. Or you can just PM each other until you're blue in the face.
Gracie Gold - 1812 Overture.
Here's a variety:
"To Build a Home" by Cinematic Orchestra, featured SYTYCDC
"Love Story Meets Viva La Vida" by Jon Schmidt, featuring Benji Schwimmer from SYTYCD fame
"What About Us" by ATB, from SYTYCDC
"Orquestra" - remix of some sort from ABDC
"Siamsa" by Ronan Hardiman (I think it's less performed)
???? Probably a custom composition/arrangement but it's already 4 minutes long!!! (cinematic/sweeping)
???? For those wanting something oriental
Folk tune - Oriental
"Originals": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqzuDo2vg0E, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KbK_NMb77M
"In the Middle Somewhat Elevated" from William Forsythe's "Impressing the Czar", music by Thom Willems
Well it is obvious that Carolina will stay with Lori and make another masterpiece
I hope Mao has 1 or 2 programs from lori as well. Her sp this year was fantastic.
Ashley and Gracie need to immediately fire their choreographers. I can see both of them doing good programs from David Wilson or Camerlengo.
Akiko should stay with Camerlengo and Krylova
I think the russian ladies need to go to someone like David Wilson or Marina Zueva
I hate Tom dickson's Choreography. I dont think anyone should use him
I think it was Sylvia who posted elsewhere that Ashley is working with ShaeLynn Bourne on an exhibition program. No way she doesn't use David Mills for her FS this year, they probably have it half done, but I'm hoping her work with Bourne introduces energy to her quality of movement.
It sounds crazy, but I would love to see Ashley use pieces of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ5ruiXsOv4 with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9apYg0pskg for her SP.
I could see Gracie using something by Aaron Copeland to good effect, but please god...new choreographer. I mean, I'm assuming the flaws with her current programs are the choreographer's fault. Maybe that's all she can handle, I dunno. And I'm stealing this from someone else, but Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto would be great for her, too.
Would love to see the following:
*Mao skate to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. I would die and go to heaven if her SP was to Fur Elise.
*Yuna and Bach's Cello Suite no. 1 for her SP.
*Anyone who can dance skate to songs from Depeche Mode's "Some Great Reward."
And it's another old warhorse, but I would love to see a dance team use Aranjuez. I mean, you can just HEAR the twizzles, can't you?
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
Oi, D/M and V/W fans, GTFO back to your own threads please.
Sylvia, I found the videos - I'm not sure if it's the ballet or the movie music. Anyone able to work it out (from two 40-second clips, ah...)
It's a post on tumblr that the videos are embedded into. It looks nice already!
I think Wagner's Mills programs so far have worked - my bone to pick with her programs this season is that the timing was too tight.
Take her short for instance. I get that they wanted to put 2 passes in the second half, but because of that, she had so little time left for the steps and the final spin that they were all rushed and unfinished. Most times she skated to the short this season, she barely finished her spin when the final chord struck and that's why she always missed a level.
Her long as well - everything was timed wonderfully until the choreographic sequence - she had so little time left that she could barely hold her Charlotte and spread eagle . In the debut version at Japan Open, there was also a little forward spiral to follow but it had since disappeared. It would also have been a good spot for a falling leaf (like the one she did at the end of Black Swan) but again she didn't have time for that. The coverage of the whole sequence was very limited. [Contrast this to Asada's fantastic, full rink length (and a half rink length more) choreographic sequence that was timed perfectly to the music to end the program.] And again for Samson & Delilah, the final spin was very rushed and always missing a level. Her endings also looked rushed and unfinished.
Mills really needs to work this out with her because this affects both the final impression she gives the judges as well as her spin levels.