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2013-14 Program Music & Choreographer news & info known to date

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Confirmed so far with source links included for these USA skaters:

    Jeremy Abbott revealed at his post-WTT fan meeting in Tokyo that Robin Cousins will choreograph his new SP (music TBD) and that he will revisit his 2011-12 Muse "Exogenesis" program next season - originally posted here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...l-discussion&p=3900900&viewfull=1#post3900900

    Caydee Denney & John Coughlin revealed their programs -- music from the animated film Anastasia (SP) and from Casablanca (FS) -- and new choreographer Julie Marcotte in an article posted in this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...3-14-programs-choreographed-by-Julie-Marcotte

    Madison Chock & Evan Bates announced following their WTT FD that they will skate their 2013-14 free dance to music from “Les Miserables.” http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2013/04/12/world-team-trophy-day-2/

    Agnes Zawadzki from a Sports Illustrated article (April 10) excerpt and link posted here:
    "She has decided to keep her existing short program, choreographed by David Wilson and skated to music from Sex in the City. Her long program will have a decidedly different look, a tango, though she won't reveal more details yet." http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...s-Rink-Cycle&p=3898345&viewfull=1#post3898345

    Adam Rippon debuted his 2013-14 FS at Gardena Spring Trophy earlier this month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCTyBccNC1w
    His coach Rafael Arutunian "selected Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Tom Dickson to choreograph it": http://www.figureskatersonline.com/adamrippon/blog-20130330.html

    Alex Johnson mentioned near the end of his TSL podcast interview (April 7) that he and Tom Dickson are working on his new short program to "Stairway to Heaven" by Rodrigo y Gabriela (here's the studio version of the piece) and a new free skate that he describes as "parts of it are Nightmare on Elm Street, mixed with a waltz... I'm not so sold on it yet... it's kind of a dark piece... totally different than anything I've ever done before."
    Originally posted in his cheer thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...heer-thread!&p=3894948&viewfull=1#post3894948

    Kiri Baga/Taylor Toth had their short program choreographed by Rohene Ward, according to Toth's March 29th tweeted photo: http://pic.twitter.com/ZJkScCtluU

    2013 U. S. Junior champion Polina Edmunds (expected to make her JGP debut for the USA and move up to Senior in the U.S.) debuted a new Junior FS at Gardena Spring Trophy to Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite - the 2 pieces are "Solveig's Song" and "Morning Mood": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqJKpEQwWOs
    "Her short program is to a selection of latin music" according to this Gardena article: http://fskating.com/2013/04/gardena-discovers-new-faces.html

    Ashley Cain will keep her "Ave Maria" FS and has a new flamenco SP (her interview link is posted here): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...s-Rink-Cycle&p=3882452&viewfull=1#post3882452
    Please contribute other confirmed and/or reliable hearsay news and include links, if possible.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Patrick Chan spoke to Pj Kwong on March 18 and told her that he plans to keep his SP ("Elegie in E-Flat Minor" by Sergei Rachmaninov, choreographed by Jeffrey Buttle) for next season and his new FS is "a favorite piece of mine": http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...t-Detroit-SC&p=3879954&viewfull=1#post3879954

    News posted in the Canadian Pairs thread re. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford's SP (music composed by Radford) and Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers working with Lance Vipond (Kaetlyn Osmond's long-time choreographer): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-and-updates&p=3893679&viewfull=1#post3893679
  3. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    Artur Gachinski posted excerpts on his vk account from his new long program, Anna Karenina, choreographed by Yuri Smekalov (who also did his "Narcissus" and Plushenko's "Nijinsky"). No word on the short yet. Tumblr post with the videos embedded.

    Evgeni Plushenko tweeted that he was enjoying hanging out with Yanni (the artist who did his "Storm" SP music) and working on new music, but nothing confirmed yet.
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Program & choreographer news for a U.S. lady and a pair team was published in today's (4/16/13) edition of the Inside Edge blog (link posted in this thread):

    Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage - staying junior internationally and nationally:
    ETA link to ""A Beautiful Storm" by Jennifer Thomas (piano piece): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUKcPqPaCu0
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013
  5. Rock2

    Rock2 Well-Known Member

    This is the type of music you'd expect Adam to skate to...and that's not a bad thing. Looks like his coaches are working on his stroking. Blades not very noiseless but stroking is quicker and looks less labored. He got through that program easily even though he looks in more off-season shape.
    Some delicious moments in the program and totally floored by the layback at the end. Wheretheheck has that element been all his career??? I know he has given us peaks but not like that.

    Keep an eye on skaters who did not go to 4CC, Euros or Worlds this year. A few just may be ready to bring it next year. MT/M are an example from this past year. They looked ready for worlds at summer comps.
  6. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this is news ... but Brian Joubert said in a recent TV interview (after Worlds ... I can't find the link) that he really likes the "Gladiator" programme and wants to keep it for Sochi .... but that he'll be "in discussion" with the French Federation.

    I can personally see why he likes the programme ... all the times he skated it this season (Challenge Cup, Euros, Worlds, WTT), he did so with conviction. The trouble is that the judges don't seem to approve of it v. much. Then on the other hand, if medals are sort of out of the question anyway, I hope very much that he can just skate a clean or clean-ish long programme in the Olympics (unlike those nervy performances he displayed in Salt Lake, Torino and Vancouver) and finish his career on a high note. :)
  7. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

    Come on Brian! Skate to Matrix one last time. You know you want it so bad. :lol:
  8. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    Actually, the judges seem to approve in terms of PCS but not TES. Joubert and Katia Krier need to work on a better jump layout and other details; if he can skate it well with stronger content, it should score well overall and give him an outside shot at a medal.
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Alexander Majorov's summer plans as of April 17, 2013: http://alexandermajorov.com/news/12_13/2013_04_17_2.html
    Misha Ge (UZB) tweeted in the first week of April:
    Re-posting from the Patrick Chan Über thread (SOI article link is posted there):
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  10. os168

    os168 Active Member

    Excited by the new collaboration of Robin Cousin and Jeremy Abbott. I expect another classic mens program from these two although I predict it might be more experimental and unconventional/contemporary than classic. Really looking forward to it. Robin has a way of making programs that doesn't feel too COP if that makes sense. Love his work for Cheltzie Lee.

    Not so excited about Patrick keep his Elegie for the 3rd year. Love the program since its inception at the Gala, but if Patrick really want to expand his artistry, he really need NEW programs and take some risks. Go for glory, not safe and tested. Decisions like this makes him terribly unexciting and I actually want to root for him.

    Hope Dai stay away from Meister Morozov, stay far farrrrrr away plzzz :yikes:.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
  11. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    He's bringing it back as a competitive program for the second year, not third. I don't count a single gala performance as a season. It's a good program, so I don't mind him recycling.

    Chan has always kept programs for two seasons, last season was an exception and I wonder if he feels that some of his technical struggles had to do with having two new programs.
  12. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    I loved Patrick's SP and thought that Jeff really worked wonders with him. I kind of wish Jeff was doing his LP as well, but oh well. And I'm impressed that Radford is composing D/R's SP. Major props for that.
  13. morqet

    morqet rising like a phoenix

  14. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan Author of the Ice and Edge Series

    Davis & White are working with Derek Hough of DWTS on one of their programs, according to his TV Guide blog.
  15. La La Candy

    La La Candy New Member

  16. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

    Do you pronounce his last name "ho"? :slinkaway Be gentle, I don't get out much.
  17. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    :lol: I'm pretty sure it's pronounced "huff."
  18. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for all the info. Can't wait to see what the other skaters come up with.
    I am glad Jeremy is going back to his Muse FP. I hope he can skate it to its full potential, it's a glorious program!
  19. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    As per this IN article, linked in the French news thread:

    * Joubert is keeping his Gladiator LP and will have a new SP; he says in the article that he's never done two new programs in a season, which is, of course, incorrect.
    * Yretha Silete will use the programs she had prepared for the 2012-13 season. Does anyone know what those were? I can't remember if they were ever announced.
    * Pechalat/Bourzat are working with Laurie May and Julien Cottereau, and will provide details about their programs in late June. That Cottereau is involved again suggests that they will buck the usual Olympic trend of a heavy, dramatic program.
  20. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see Pechalat and Bourzat go with something period and beautiful... like "Legends Of The Fall" or something. They could pull it off and they really need that kind of a program to get back up there and stay up there in medal contention. Loved the Rolling Stones program personally, but after what happened at Worlds, I think it's a sign they need to go with the status quo to get the results. It worked for Rakhamo and Kokko and Drobiazko and Vanagas back in the day.
  21. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    Alex Wong tweeted:

    Had a blast working again with the talented @Meryl_Davis and @CharlieaWhite on their Olympic program! #2014gold!​
  22. bmcg

    bmcg Well-Known Member

    Really? I had the opposite impression:
    I think their Circus and Chaplin were far from heavy and dramatic. Probably two of my favourite programs they've done in terms of interpretation and bringing out their personalities.

    Dance is going to be so exciting and quite the battle next season!
  23. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

    Well, probably you missed the word "buck" in Zemgirl's post ;)?
  24. bmcg

    bmcg Well-Known Member

    Oops. So I did. My bad :eek:. I read it as back.
  25. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

    Duhamel/Radford - one programme to Alice in the Wonderland, one to Radford's music (from Vaitsekhovskaya)
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  26. Sedge

    Sedge Well-Known Member

  27. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

  28. hippychick

    hippychick Member

    Just read the article on Ice Chips on Icenetwork. Donlan and Speroff announced their music for next season. Meditation from Thais for their SP and Nutcracker for their FS. Great choices for them.
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Thanks, I just posted the link in the Ice Chips show thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...e-Shibutanis&p=3908260&viewfull=1#post3908260
    Donlan/Speroff should be able to showcase these well-known classical pieces very well!

    In the same blog article Stephen Carriere revealed his choreographers but not his program music:
    Ditto for Ross Miner and the Shibutanis:
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  30. blancanieves

    blancanieves Well-Known Member

    Isn't it early for teams to be announcing music? Or is time flying by me a lot quicker this year?
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