Last edited by Bournekraatzfan; 10-31-2013 at 01:30 PM.
I think the main issue with I-K is that they have ALL this talent, but often I feel they lack enough drive to hone that talent. I so wish Krylova took this team.
the blog's been updated with skate canada info
skate canada videos: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...13-videos.html
skate canada articles: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...-articles.html
quote from scott: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...ome-great.html
quote from tessa: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...with-that.html
that's all i found personally. i haven't done photos. if someone would like to help me out with that, email me please. it's been two seasons and that's the hardest aspect for me. (and no, i haven't done finlandia yet, but i'm working on it).
"They’re everything in a team that we strive to be...they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time."~Kaitlyn Weaver
As for this season, I think their FD has a lot of potential. I love a lot of their positions, and how they work with this music. I look forward to seeing how this program is received by the judges and witnessing how they grow with this program throughout the season.
So far France has the best set of Olympic and Paralympic outfits I have seen.
They are beautifully cut, with the exception of the dropped crotch pants. Lacoste did a beautiful job. The team Canada outfits are okay...I really like the red duffle coats (I think the toggle front is so cute and unexpected for an Olympic+Paralympic team coat) and the puffer coat is cute as well, but the rest of the pieces are just kinda blah to me, and I really don't like the loud 'Canada' across the front of practically everything. I wish they had taken the more subtle approach of team France.
Thanks, Misha! can't wait to explore the new stuff on the blog!
And thanks so much for the links, MissJD, lety, ddtpdx, and everyone else who provided them!
I agree that Elena Ilinykh should be added to the list of best female dancers. Both she and Nikita are indeed a great example of natural raw talent. I realize that immediately post Vancouver no one (least of all myself) expected them to come out the gates flying and competing for a world medal. I think the Russian Federation learned a lesson from how they handed DomShabs but honestly with their talent they should have been farther along at this point than they are now. I keep hoping that one day it would just click with them and they finally start to do what they need to in order to be seen as a team who can return Russia to the world and Olympic podiums. Now I just try to enjoy their programs and not raise my expectations too high. One day......
pani, think of it this way. If Tessa and Scott had gone to the unveiling of the Olympic uniforms then it would have been used against them again; they would have been accused of not working as hard as the other teams.
Even more photos on the following pages
Last edited by *Ice Princess*; 10-31-2013 at 08:25 AM.
Speaking of Ilinykh/Katsalapov, I've been meaning to link these interviews over here for a while because they say lots of nice things about Tessa & Scott:
Elena: "I'm madly in love with Tessa & Scott. Their relationship seems so easy. They are an incredibly skillful and charasmatic duo.[...] For Nikita, Scott is is idol, and I want to emulate Tessa [...] They are one in a unique shell. Tessa is the perfect woman in a partnership."
Nikita about Scott: "The most important thing that he does is show how a man should be on this ice. I have no words for it. It's not a fight, it's not acting, he just goes and does what no one else can. [...] I try not to want to copy everything he does, we should find our own style, but he is my idol."
And when the interviewer asked about working with Scott & Tessa as coach or choreographer after they retire: "Of course, all my limbs would say yes! That would be very cool, I think."
I also think I&K are diamonds that need to be honed a bit. I think everyone got the impression from some interviews that they were lazy but who really knows what happens. They have immense potential and are a stunning team when it comes to good looks.
I noticed he has had some difficulty lifting her in the past so better training and choreo will certainly help.
I hated last year's program.
This years FD looks like it could be a winner. With what B/S are putting out there it might be a role reversal this season. Agree that I/K have all the potential in the world they just have to realize it and want it or it'll be a sad waste. If V/M D/W do retire after this season the ice dance 'order' is going to become very interesting indeed.