Daisuke Takahashi - SP Sonatina + 'Eye'
I think they need one segment of the familiar music--a beautiful melody--to contrast with the interesting, dramatic, and dissonant rest of the Prokofiev cuts. Ending with dissonance/death is good, but some straight romance in the middle.
The piece is seventy-five minutes long...[l]ong enough for an idea to be developed, but not so long that one starts to measure the number of seats to the exits with desperation if the thing doesn’t work" -- Marina Harss
[QUOTE=dinakt;4012462]Kozuka has always been the male equivalent of Akiko Suzuki in his home country. Neither of them get the respect they deserve from their own nation. It's sad really.Indeed it has. Though it is more disheartening to see such PCS in a competition on his home soil. Kozuka's PCS are always lower than common sense says they should be.
I think skaters are supposed to emote ala Liza or project like Joubert to get good pcs, or they can have ss one notch above everyone like Chan. Or else your PCS is stuck in the middle of the road.
Which isn't fair. Good emoting doesn't mean good ss and transitions
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" in The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I don't know what to think about Ashley's program. On one hand, I'm glad she landed her jumps and went for the 3-3. On the other hand, on first viewing, I hate how the music is put together. It just seems random and loud and doesn't go anywhere. I usually like rarely used parts of familiar pieces, but this is to me.
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improving my ballad- like lines
Javier What a fabulous program!
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields
Tatsuki Machida skated his short program to "East of Eden" at Carnival on Ice(the gala show of JO). Oh my..this is one of the most favorite Olympic programs in this season, which I've seen so far. Love his artistry!
many thanks to the youtube user
I posted the translation of Machida's interviews at Kinki Regionals in the thread of Japanese skaters. He talked a bit of his "East of Eden".
"You'll find that life is still worthwhile. If you'll just Smile." --by john turner and geoffrey parsons
I really like his skating, but I hope that someone takes care to see that he does not get into the arm flailing territory like we have seen in some other men and ladies programs.
I don't understand Lori's music editing for Dai's LP.
I have expected Dai's Beatles such as Abbott's 'a day in the life' SP feel.
Is Lori too focused on Caro & D10?
Thanks Seabm7 for the Jeff Buttle video. He made some mistakes but I still feel his artistry is amazing. When Jeff skates, my eyes are just glued to him.
I love Machida