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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    skating does tend to be way behind the times when it comes to these sorts of things (among other things).
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    This is an observation I made as well. It's almost like you want them to experience pop culture. I presume that since Shae is very current and relevant, she will absolutely make Ashley look current and edgy with a refinement. I still think that skaters version of "new" and "cool" is always LATE.
    I don't agree that the skaters are behind the times/aren't experiencing pop culture - they're just not necessarily bringing it to their competitive programs. Probably because 1. not everything translates well to skating and the requirements of a competitive program and 2. they know that there are things the judges will or won't like, especially the older ones. I'm younger than most judges, and there are definitely some types of current music and dance trends that I'd prefer not see on the ice. Certainly stuff like Call Me Maybe is better suited to ShibSibs videos and I could do with fewer Adele songs in galas.

    While classical music has always been a big part of the sport, we've also seen skaters do hip-hop, and skate to pretty current electronic music (Joubert, KvdP), as well as instrumental versions of newer pop and rock music (or actual versions, in ice dance - e.g. the Kerrs with their Muse programs), and soundtracks from recent movies are always popular, including not so classical sounding ones (Max Aaron skated to Tron, after all); also, some skaters work with choreographers from currently popular dance shows (DWTS, SYTYCD - the Shibs, I think?).

    So sure, there are a lot of classical warhorses, and classical non-warhorses, that are used. But there are always skaters doing other things, too.
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    According to this Tweet from Chris Dean, he has been working with Max Aaron for a few weeks. Is it for Max's Ex? Sorry if this is old news.
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    I have encountered this gem in youtube. Berlin Fil mit Scorpions...any suggestions for a specific skater?
    http://youtu.be/xrLx3YJkJqg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    I don't agree that the skaters are behind the times/aren't experiencing pop culture - they're just not necessarily bringing it to their competitive programs. Probably because 1. not everything translates well to skating and the requirements of a competitive program and 2. they know that there are things the judges will or won't like, especially the older ones. I'm younger than most judges, and there are definitely some types of current music and dance trends that I'd prefer not see on the ice. Certainly stuff like Call Me Maybe is better suited to ShibSibs videos and I could do with fewer Adele songs in galas.
    I'd go so far as to argue that we get more than enough pop culture everywhere else. I'm quite happy having very little of it on the ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ostile17 View Post
    According to this Tweet from Chris Dean, he has been working with Max Aaron for a few weeks. Is it for Max's Ex? Sorry if this is old news.
    This is news to me! Excited to learn more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I'd go so far as to argue that we get more than enough pop culture everywhere else. I'm quite happy having very little of it on the ice.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    I don't agree that the skaters are behind the times/aren't experiencing pop culture - they're just not necessarily bringing it to their competitive programs. Probably because 1. not everything translates well to skating and the requirements of a competitive program and 2. they know that there are things the judges will or won't like, especially the older ones. I'm younger than most judges, and there are definitely some types of current music and dance trends that I'd prefer not see on the ice. Certainly stuff like Call Me Maybe is better suited to ShibSibs videos and I could do with fewer Adele songs in galas.
    There are way more pop cultural programs done in Ice Dance, where lyrics, and therefore original recordings, not just (mostly uncharacteristic) symphonic arrangements, are allowed. If the ISU doesn't reverse itself on allowing lyrics for all disciplines starting in 2014-15, I think we'll see whether, after the first few years of experimentation by some brave souls, skaters would prefer and choose to skate to current popular music rather than movie scores especially and classical warhorses, and then it would take at least a decade before younger skaters would no longer associate their idols' programs with "Carmen," "Tosca," "Swan Lake," Rach 2, etc.
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    Music news is included in this Liberty competition recap article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
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    ... Cathy and Chris [Reed], also train under Chait and assistant coach Tyler Myles. After placing 20th at the 2013 World Championships, they are under pressure to earn that Olympic ice dance spot for Japan at Nebelhorn. Japan needs them to help qualify disciplines in the new team event.

    Igor Shpilband choreographed their free dance to Shogun, and their short dance is set to "Putting on the Ritz" and "Harlem Nocturne."

    Michal Brezina, the European bronze medalist, was at Liberty to cheer on his Hackensack training partners. He reports he went to Detroit Skating Club in June to work with Pasquale Camerlengo on a new free skate to the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack.
    Elene Gedevanishvili's coaching change is also confirmed in the article and she debuted a new SP at Liberty to "Romance" from The Snowstorm by Georgy Sviridov.
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    I don't find Shae Lynn particularly contemporary. Her waka waka show program is/was mortifying.

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    Michal Brezina, the European bronze medalist, was at Liberty to cheer on his Hackensack training partners. He reports he went to Detroit Skating Club in June to work with Pasquale Camerlengo on a new free skate to the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack.
    He skated to The Untouchables for two seasons and now he'll be doing Sherlock Holmes. Michal seems to like crime stories.

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    Hello to everyone on FS Universe

    Alex and I are very excited about our 2014 Pre-Olympic Season and would like to provide a little update on our current activities. We took several weeks vacation after Junior World’s to tour around Italy and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Returned to Detroit Skating Club, participated in annual Ice Show and completed our Gold Dances and began work on 2014 programs.

    Our Free Dance is “Bharat Natyam” Indian classical dance combined with modern Bollywood Style. Chala Thacker, of the Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga has been working with Alex and I on our hand gestures (Asamyuta Mudra) and Indian dance Form. We debut our programs at Lake Placid this Thursday and Friday. I hope you will really enjoy as the dance tells the story of a young couples journey or transformation from friendship through courtly love and marriage.

    See Intro to Alex and Daniels Music at link below

    http://youtu.be/oyiq0T054Ko


    Announcement of Short Dance (Finnstep) Music for 2014

    http://youtu.be/oaq3Rudc2Uc

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    ^^^ Thanks for sharing! Aldridge/Eaton's 2013-14 program music is also featured on their official site: http://aldridge-eaton.ice-dance.com/
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    As per my interview with Jeremy Ten today (http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2013/...eremy-ten.html) his 2013/2014 programs will be:

    SP: “Dance With Me Wallis” from the W.E Soundtrack by Abel Korziniowski
    FS: “Variations” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    Skate Canada article confirms that Osmond's Sweet Charity music will be "Hey Big Spender" and (!!!!!!) "Rich Man's Frug!" (I got my wish!

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    ^^^ Here's the link to the Edmonton Journal article that was posted in the Osmond fan thread in the Trash Can:
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Mao Asada olympic season SP nocturne http://youtu.be/FiUOQfEOeAE
    EX: Smile/What a Wonderful World http://youtu.be/vSWqWV4-pzY
    I think both programs do well work on Mao as expected. Very sweet movements... Musics are her style
    Plus that short program is perfect for the Olympic season. Strategically, definitely judges will more positive for this than SP last season. yet don't know how it will be good but There was guaranteed since she chose this music, at least it is in positive side, not risky

    including Mao, some skaters revealed new program at The ICE 2013
    Takahiko kozuka SP Unsquare Dance http://youtu.be/UslNV4GT50E
    Takahito Mura SP Jumpin' jack http://youtu.be/cNMjhHxXUOA
    Takahashi/Kihara FD les miserables(short version) http://youtu.be/Pnm1vJX9cuM
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Accordion View Post
    Skate Canada article confirms that Osmond's Sweet Charity music will be "Hey Big Spender" and (!!!!!!) "Rich Man's Frug!" (I got my wish!
    Aren't those the only pieces skaters use when skating to Sweet Charity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo-Mom View Post
    Hello to everyone on FS Universe

    Alex and I are very excited about our 2014 Pre-Olympic Season and would like to provide a little update on our current activities. We took several weeks vacation after Junior World’s to tour around Italy and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Returned to Detroit Skating Club, participated in annual Ice Show and completed our Gold Dances and began work on 2014 programs.

    Our Free Dance is “Bharat Natyam” Indian classical dance combined with modern Bollywood Style. Chala Thacker, of the Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga has been working with Alex and I on our hand gestures (Asamyuta Mudra) and Indian dance Form. We debut our programs at Lake Placid this Thursday and Friday. I hope you will really enjoy as the dance tells the story of a young couples journey or transformation from friendship through courtly love and marriage.

    See Intro to Alex and Daniels Music at link below
    http://youtu.be/oyiq0T054Ko
    Wow, this is exciting. I love Bollywood music and movies. I love the costume colours. Who will be designing the 'Indian' costumes?

    Quote Originally Posted by torren
    Mao Asada olympic season SP nocturne http://youtu.be/FiUOQfEOeAE
    EX: Smile/What a Wonderful World http://youtu.be/vSWqWV4-pzY
    I think both programs do well work on Mao as expected. Very sweet movements... Musics are her style
    Plus that short program is perfect for the Olympic season. Strategically, definitely judges will more positive for this than SP last season. yet don't know how it will be good but There was guaranteed since she chose this music, at least it is in positive side, not risky

    including Mao, some skaters revealed new program at The ICE 2013
    Takahiko kozuka SP Unsquare Dance http://youtu.be/UslNV4GT50E
    Takahito Mura SP Jumpin' jack http://youtu.be/cNMjhHxXUOA
    Takahashi/Kihara FD les miserables(short version) http://youtu.be/Pnm1vJX9cuM
    Nice SP from Mao. I like it too.
    Kozu is back! The upbeat music is interesting and his skating skills is just a gorgeous.
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    Who choreographed Rachael's Clair de Lune and is it her long or short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
    Who choreographed Rachael's Clair de Lune and is it her long or short?
    TanithandBenFan mentioned in her report posted in the "An Evening on Ice" show thread that she thought it could be a short program by the layout, and here's an article excerpt linked from the same thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3962929
    Flatt skated a lovely program to "Clair de Lune," which she choreographed herself. She has reached the point in her career where she really knows who she is as a skater, and it shows. Every movement is spot on, and her skating is so polished. She flawlessly performed a triple flip, triple loop and a double Axel.
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