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    My post from the Max Aaron thread:

    Lori found a contemporary arrangement of Carmen. It varies between a classic and modern take on Carmen. I feel it keeps people wondering what the music is until the very end, when you realize the music is Carmen.
    This part makes me quite curious. What version would leave one in doubt as to the source music?

    There was a modern jazz take on Carmen in the late 1950s:

    http://www.allmusic.com/album/modern...n-mw0000207507

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TYCdh9LRNI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHDtVrrPbCI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_P0SEb_8G0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtAC-PtwGlU

    The late Argentinian musician Waldo De Los Rios did an arrangement of selections from Carmen for piano and orchestra (but it's less than 4 minutes):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OL2yf1aQ8

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    So did someone in the skating world finally discover "Carmen: A Hip Hopera"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by operagirl View Post
    I'd love to see Gracie skate to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Waltz. It's just made for big jumps. Ah well...
    I would definitely love to see Gracie perform to that. I would also love to see Gracie perform to something like this as her exhibition program. It's fun, has pizzazz and I believe Gracie could bring the song to life ... make it work for her.
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    I've excerpted relevant quotes by Frank Carroll re. Evan Lysacek and Denis Ten in the Carroll thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3927254
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    The "modern" Carmen could just be crossover artist David Garrett's version of it. I remember it seemed to go back and forth between a strict classical version and techno.

    From the Rohene Ward article Sylvia linked to in a previous thread (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news ), I found links to his SP and LP music.

    Din Da Da (SP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l7_Zu2AQyQ

    Weather Storm (LP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SxhzWZrGmg

    The SP music is a lot of fun - I look forward to seeing what he does with that. The LP doesn't seem to have a lot of variation to it (a bit too new agey for my taste) but it depends on how it's cut, I suppose.

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    double post
    Last edited by Impromptu; 05-23-2013 at 02:22 AM. Reason: sorry, double post. Computer burped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    The "modern" Carmen could just be crossover artist David Garrett's version of it. I remember it seemed to go back and forth between a strict classical version and techno.
    I like David Garrett's classical/rock fusion music...I hope it's this rather than the hip-hop stuff.
    Last edited by dardar1126; 05-23-2013 at 07:11 AM.

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    Someone's used 'Din Da Da' before -- I thought I'd heard it before:

    Takahashi/Tran (miss them a lot already) used it back in 2008-2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieNsvikPIJ8

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    Looks like Akiko Suzuki's going to use "La Vie en Rose" for one of her programs, according to this Twitter convo between her, Jeremy Abbott, and Robin Cousins! https://twitter.com/TheRobinCousins/...56416479633408

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    ^^ Thanks for the link. Mutual admiration society. I love Akiko -- she has such wonderful, joyous energy. I can't say enough about my admiration for The Robin Cousins and The Jeremy Abbott -- and I can't wait to see what their collaboration has wrought!


    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    ...

    From the Rohene Ward article Sylvia linked to in a previous thread (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news ), I found links to his SP and LP music.

    Din Da Da (SP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l7_Zu2AQyQ

    Weather Storm (LP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SxhzWZrGmg
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    Din Da Da -- OMG, I don't recall ever hearing of Kevin Aviance; his styling is shades of RuPaul, and his performance and music are deliciously and infectiously fun. : Is there a happy jig icon? Can't wait to see what Rohene creates to this music.


    In the below IN article about Rohene, his student to the far left reminds me of Aly Raisman. And Rohene himself ... wow, another visual transformation. Looks like he's gone from bushy Afro and goatee to channeling a bit of Rihanna hairstyling, while maintaining his goatee.

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    So happy for Rohene that he's feeling happy, re-energized and inspired from his touring show experiences, and that he's still loving and growing from his coaching, choreographing, and finding ways to fully express himself and inspire others. Thank you Rohene for all you do and all that you are. Good luck, God Bless, Godspeed!!!



    Christopher Caluza reveals his sp music: Jumpin' Jack by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Eclectic mix in so many ways, with a Filipino-American skating for The Philippines (a country whose residents are characterized as Austronesian with a heavily Hispanicized culture due to being a colony of Spain for over 300 years); Caluza will skate to nuevo-swing music by a Cab Calloway-inspired California band (founded by a former punk/ alternative rock musician); the band's name (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) was fittingly albeit inadvertently coined by legendary blues guitarist, Albert Collins.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh3hdKgmBsc Jumpin' Jack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYQYO64_Aec Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in action


    Good luck to Chris for the coming season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burntBREAD View Post
    Looks like Akiko Suzuki's going to use "La Vie en Rose" for one of her programs, according to this Twitter convo between her, Jeremy Abbott, and Robin Cousins! https://twitter.com/TheRobinCousins/...56416479633408
    Suzuki's SP is being choreographed by Massimo Scali this week. She will work on her FS with Pasquale Camerlengo next month.
    http://akkoblogtranslations.tumblr.com/

    It looks like she will be back in Japan in between as she is scheduled to perform at AOI Japan on June 1st and 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    ...

    Weather Storm (LP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SxhzWZrGmg

    ... The LP doesn't seem to have a lot of variation to it (a bit too new agey for my taste) but it depends on how it's cut, I suppose.
    Thanks for the link. IMO, Weather Storm by Scottish composer Craig Armstrong is somewhat reminiscent of James Newton Howard's Flow Like Water from The Last Airbender, which Rohene choreographed for Jason Brown in 2011-2012 season. Jason won Junior Grand Prix Final performing to that beautiful music/ choreo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYtxwK2wJrg

    Both Weather Storm and Flow Like Water start out and unfold in similar ways with so many nuances and feelings evoked amidst the repetitive but very strong and mesmerizing refrains. There are different colors and different instruments making an impact in both compositions as their themes build. And of course, water is the key element in both pieces -- so they're very fitting themes to bring to the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burntBREAD View Post
    Looks like Akiko Suzuki's going to use "La Vie en Rose" for one of her programs, according to this Twitter convo between her, Jeremy Abbott, and Robin Cousins! https://twitter.com/TheRobinCousins/...56416479633408
    SNOOZE!!!! Akiko used to be known for exciting peppy music, with fast footwork. Is she now trying to become the Alisa Csisny of Japan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    SNOOZE!!!! Akiko used to be known for exciting peppy music, with fast footwork. Is she now trying to become the Alisa Csisny of Japan?
    Considering both her 2013 season programs were fast, exciting and peppy, I doubt one music choice will mean she's trying to be the Alissa Czisny of Japan . A little variety in program choices is never a bad thing

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    Jeremy Abbott talks about his 2013-14 season programs in the first part of his TSL interview (starting ~2 minute mark): http://www.theskatinglesson.com/jere...ott-interview/
    Excerpts from what he said about working with Robin Cousins (he has yet to reveal his SP music):
    Basically I started skating after I saw him perform... This being my last competitive season I just wanted to bring it all full circle... Wanted to work with someone who is... [about] purely skating, he's gorgeous to watch... and I was hoping to gain a little bit of knowledge from an Olympic champion. We wanted to do a slight homage to Gene Kelly so it's a lot of footwork... The music is very upbeat, it's a lot of fun and it's really exciting... I hope it's entertaining.
    ETA to add link to the new thread started in GSD: The Skating Lesson Interview with Jeremy Abbott
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-26-2013 at 06:16 PM.
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    It's still may and I already can't wait to see the new programs. I wish the new skating season was already there.

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    Looking forward to Abbot's Gene Kelly's program and Max's 'modern Carmen' by Lori.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubletoe View Post
    My apologies if this was posted in another thread and I just missed it, but any word on which choreographer(s) Ashley Wagner is going to be working with?
    Wagner reveals her choreographers in this May 28 article (I've cross-posted this article link in the U.S. Ladies thread in the Trash Can): http://www.teamusa.org/News/2013/Jan...ey-Wagner.aspx
    "I’m in the very, very early process of picking out my programs,” Wagner said. “I have not found any music that I am dying to skate to yet but I know that I will get there. For me, the programs are still a work in progress, but I know this season is too important for me to rush the process. I want to have two programs that I absolutely love performing.”

    World champion ice dancer Shae-Lynn Bourne, who competed at three Olympic Winter Games for Canada with Victor Kraatz, will create Wagner’s short program.

    “I worked with Shae-Lynn for a show program,” Wagner said. “She is just a phenomenal person to work with because she makes the process so enjoyable. Everything in her programs is so intricate and complicated. She makes you a better skater. For my short this year, I want to do a program that is edgy and sexy. No one is better at that than Shae-Lynn.”

    David Wilson will choreograph her free skate.
    ETA:
    According to this article translated by Akira Andrea in the Japanese news thread,
    Nobunari Oda's FS has been choreographed by Lori Nichol to Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and David Wilson will choreograph his SP to jazz music from The Cotton Club soundtrack: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3929161
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    I think Wagners choreographer choices are fantastic. I hope her music choices are great too, I already like the sound of her new SP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Nobunari Oda's FS has been choreographed by Lori Nichol to Rossini's "William Tell Overture"


    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    and David Wilson will choreograph his SP to jazz music from The Cotton Club soundtrack

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