A lot of people are rude and obnoxious.... not the least being misskarne in other posts.
Now I am just saying......
I suspect there is a very strong relationship between one's perception of Patrick Chan and one's perception of misskarne's post
And who did I call a zombie?
Imagine my surprise when I came to the last page of the thread to be updated on program music/choreographer news. Just sayin.
I'm guessing that Nichol, Buttle and Wilson are some of the most sought after choreographers in figure skating for their ability to pack their programs with meaningless and purposeless transitions that don't match the music.That is what I used to describe Chan's choreography as I feel he puts in every single transition possible (whether or not it matches the music).
Buttle's body of work so far as a choreographer isn't nearly as extensive, but I like what I've seen from him. I think that as a skater too, he knew how to fit the transitions and the display of skill with the music, and it seems to be carrying into his work as a choreographer.
BTW, which of them is doing the choreo for Chan's new FS?
Excessive transitions might be a reason that chan is prone to falling.
Chan falls on his jumps. He isn't doing any transitions in mid-air.
It's harder to go clean when you packed a program with a lot of transitions. It takes the wind out of you. It's the same reason most skaters don't spin before doing a quad jump.
By the way, Takahashi was eager and might be at last to have the world biggest "kitchen sink" choreography this coming season. In the meantime, Chan will still keep the same "kitchen sink" choreographers from last year.
Last edited by Eyre; 07-05-2013 at 07:42 AM.
When you have to deliver 10 to 15 choreographies per season and have deadlines to meet, your work being a more by the numbers is sometimes inevitable, I suppose.At their best, Nichol and Wilson are capable of fantastic work - e.g. Nichol's programs for Kostner, or the beautiful SP Wilson did for Dai a couple of years ago. But they choreograph for many clients of varying skill and talent, and sometimes their work is a more by the numbers (to put it diplomatically).
I saw Buttle in some photos at Alexei Mishin's training camp, teaching Mishin's students how to skate. Who would have thought a few years back that something like this would happen one day?Buttle's body of work so far as a choreographer isn't nearly as extensive, but I like what I've seen from him. I think that as a skater too, he knew how to fit the transitions and the display of skill with the music, and it seems to be carrying into his work as a choreographer.
But going back to Jason Brown, I'll be curious to see how he will reconcile speed and power with variety and difficulty of transitions as well as consistency on the jumps. Especially when he starts doing quadruple jumps.
Same here. Maybe this is supossed to tell us that some skater is going to skate to "The Bickering Blues" by The Victims Of Boredom, or something like that. (Would be god awful Music, I guess )Originally Posted by leigh466
Hopefully we'll be getting some news soon (and Hanyu, I mean you with that!).