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2014 Sun Valley Ice Shows start July 4 (Lysacek, Davis/White, Weir, Gold, Wagner & more)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Article on the initial headliners: http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2007151647
    Good to see this article refer to "team bronze medal" re. Gold and Wagner. :p

    Info: http://www.sunvalley.com/things-to-do/iceshows/
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Updated list:

    July 4: Gracie Gold, Jason Brown, Nathan Chen

    July 12: Ryan Bradley

    July 19: Mirai Nagasu

    July 26: Alissa Czisny, Josh Farris

    August 2: TBD

    August 9: Ashley Wagner, Nathan Chen

    August 16: Johnny Weir, Nathan Chen

    Aug 23: Meryl Davis & Charlie White

    Aug 30: Evan Lysacek (Sept. 7 show is no longer listed)

    Jonathon Hunt replaces Jeremy Barrett in the adagio pair this summer.
  4. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    I think I am going this summer. Some skaters from my rink are going to do the adult week, and if I can get off work I will go too. That will be the week between Davis/White and Lysacek.
  5. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    Change that to I am definitely going and will catch both Davis/White and Lysacek shows. Yay!
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    I hope that someone can report on Nathan Chen.
  7. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller #1 Dick Button Fan

    No Polina Edmunds? Hopefully she'll get the August 2 "tbd" show.
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Good to see that Felicia Zhang & Nathan Bartholomay have been invited to the August 2nd show! http://www.sunvalley.com/things-to-do/iceshows/

    Enjoy! :)
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2014
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Here's Kim Navarro's publicity article for the Sun Valley shows: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/06/23/80051030

    Max Aaron isn't listed for the July 19th show at the link I've posted, but he is listed with Mirai Nagasu on the ticket site: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/selectSeats?id=564257&seatSelectorOnly=true

    ETA a photo of Nagasu & Aaron standing beside the Sun Valley rink last month: http://instagram.com/p/qqIZ04C5QI/

    Denney/Coughlin ended up replacing Zhang/Bartholomay in the August 2nd show - photo of their twist under the canopy: http://instagram.com/p/rOXxTnw02z/
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Sun Valley videos often are hard to come by and this seems to be the case this summer.

    Johnny Weir's debut of "Human" (Christina Perri) in SV this past Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYRnvjkwRos

    Davis/White are the guest stars tonight.

    ETA a FB on ice group photo from the D/W thread:
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  11. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    We went to the Sun Valley Show last night. The headliners were D/W, they did Scherezade And the Rachmaninov numbers.

    The other skaters were:

    Josef Sabovcek - he did a Springsteen number, still doing all the jumps, plus he skated all the ensemble numbers in the show, coached all morning, practiced in the afternoon and spent time with his son (Sun Valley is a small world).

    Ryan Bradley - several of the show skaters do backflips so he has upped the ante to a jump sequence into a one footed backflip. He too did a solo and skated all the ensemble numbers. He was at my end of the rink so talked to him a bit after the show.

    Kim Navarro/Brent Bommentre - I think it was their number from SOI, more adagio pairs than ice dance with that very dramatic headbanger. Brent like a lot of the other skaters coached all morning, practiced in the afternoon, was at a party we went to, and then did most of the show numbers starting at 9 pm.

    Ashley Clark did a Denise Biellmann style number with skate blades lit with LED lights. We plan to ask where to get them.

    Craig Heath had the most sparkly Cowboy outfit I have ever seen. He did a lot of old school show tricks.

    Hartshorn/Swerdling did the strangest number I have ever seen. They still do their adagio skating, but they must be sixty-something by now and have incorporated a lot of Gary Beacomish humor and moves into their skating.

    Darlen Baker, Zaitseva/Hunt, and Erin Reed ( posted in the D/W thread that she was Alexe Gilles) also did solos,

    Everyone but D/W did the ensemble numbers along with the chorus skaters. The most ingenious number was a baseball number where the actually played baseball (hitting the ball, sliding into bases) amid dancing. They also did death spirals and lifts using the bats ( those women are very trusting).

    This was a show with lots of sparkles, lots of cantilevers, Russian splits, hydro blading, illusions, butterflies, delayed tuck and split axels, and fast spins. The skaters hang out and do meet and greet after the show. Of course most people went for D/W, but as we had already met them at the airport I talked to Craig and Ryan. The youngest member of our party did get her skate autographed by D/W and a pic with them ( her 4th in 2 days ).

    The weather has been cold and rainy, the audience got rained on for half an hour before the show, but there is so much to see and do here no one cares.
  12. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    I just saw the show starring Evan Lysacek. He didn't disappoint, he was in shape and skated fast and clean, but there were no surprises. He wore the same black body suit with black mesh cutouts for both numbers. The first number was a ballad and he was very fluid except for his arms. They seemed to pump faster as the number progressed. The second number was Roxanne, but a more dramatic and flamenco style version than the pop one. I think it suited him better. Latin music is always very expressive and he had more variety in his arm movement. It.'a hard to fault him technically, but compared to the other show skaters he lacks spontaneity. You get the feeling if the roof fell in he would go on skating like before.

    As far as the rest of the show the ensemble numbers were the same as last week, but the solos were different. Natalia Zeitseva/Jonathon Hunt did a no-handed Detroiter, he balanced her on his head. Ashley Clark did a fire dance with propane torches complete with jumps, spins, and a backflip. She swung them around and I don't know how she managed to keep from getting them tangled or setting herself on fire. I forgot to mention that in the baseball number the men wear very tight white pants, and well you can't help comparing their sizes.:shuffle:
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  13. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great review aliceanne! :)
  14. twizzlesizzle

    twizzlesizzle Active Member

    So he did his Roxanne from Moulin Rouge, anyone know the piece that he performed that was the ballad?
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