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Joubert & Abbott to Try Flamenco

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by sk9tingfan, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

    Drew Meekins and Sarah Brannen just tweeted that Brian Joubert and Jeremy Abbott will be working with Flamenco expert Antonio Najarro in the forthcoming season. This is getting more and more interesting all the time. :eek: I'll see if I can get the site to cooperate in order to get the content translated.

    However, it just says that he will be working with both skaters and pretty much nothing more.

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  2. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

    Oh yes, please translate if you can, thanks :)
  3. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

    They're going to do flamenco together? :p
  4. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

    The important paragraph starts with " Estais siempre de gira? or Are you always on tour?

    He talks about touring in France and Turkey. The significant set of sentences follow, loosely translated as, I have to go alone to Paris to choreograph for Brian Joubert, world figure skating champion and then also travel to the US to work with Jeremy Abbott another world champion.
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  5. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

    Brian + Flamenco = :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
  6. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

    I would love it if both skaters were invited to SA and we could compare how either skater interprets this genre.
  7. schiele_

    schiele_ New Member

    I second that MR-FAN!:cheer2::cheer2:
  8. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

    Thank you :)
  9. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    since when is Abbott a world champion? or did I miss something? :p

    anyway, Brian and flamenco don't really seem to correspond for me... he's just not the flamenco type. Although it means he's trying new, he wants to develop and that's good for him. I hope he'll surprise me.
  10. ros01

    ros01 Member

    I have to say that I can't imagine either of them doing flamenco, but you never know. Is Navarro the same guy who worked with Lambiel? That program was insanely good.
  11. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    I can definitely picture the flamenco style working with Abbott's dancer qualities and keen ability to interpret music, but considering Joubert is the antithesis skater to Abbott and Lambiel, I have huge doubts of his ability to interpret this style of music convincingly. Who knows though . . . maybe he'll surprise us all? Nevertheless, the new 2010-2011 programs will be fun to see and I'll be cheering both Jeremy and Brian on to do great and rebound from the disappointments of their Olympic appearances. :cheer2::cheer2:
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  12. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    My first thought was : "OMG, I hope they are not dating together !"
    If it's just to do flamenco for the next choreography, it's OK.
    I'm sure it will be perfect for Jeremy, because he is musical and beautiful.
    I'm more than pessimistic about Joubert. LOL
  13. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

    Wow, I'm the complete opposite to you guys. I'm a huge HUGE Abbott fan, but I don't see him pulling off a flamenco He's too innocent-looking to make it really effective. Brian, I think, can do wonders with it. He's proven he can handle challenging choreography when he wants to, and give him a program where he can play to the audience, you've got a winner.
  14. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

    PML :rofl:
    My first thought was that they are doing the flamenco together.

    My second thought was that Abbott's would probably the most depressing flamenco in history, at least I have never heard about flamenco dancers looking as if they have just buried their favorite granny and going to burst into tears any second.

    And my third thought was "Joubert? Flamenco??? PML!!!"

    Oh, those are wonderful news on so many levels!
  15. BittyBug

    BittyBug And the band played on

    He didn't literally say "world champion" - more like world-level champion, which is not entirely out of line since Abbott won the GPF.
  16. IceIceBaby

    IceIceBaby Active Member

    Jeremy Abbott is dating Massimo Scali....check out Massimo's FB
  17. Libertango

    Libertango New Member

    I'm not sure the fact that they are working with Antonio Najarro automatically means that they are doing Flamenco.
  18. natalia65

    natalia65 New Member

    Has he made anything else for figure skaters? He is flamenco dancer after all.
  19. Pratfall

    Pratfall Active Member

    Recently.. he choreographed Paul & Islam's very flamenco OD this past season.
  20. losrorien

    losrorien New Member

    Well, Antonio Narraro is the choreographer of the famous "Poeta" of Stephane Lambiel, and he himself is a flamenco dancer, but as far as I know, he worked with Lambiel for his tango program, too. I loved the results of their collaboration. I also loooved his works also with A&P and P&B for their ODs.

    I can see Abott in Flamenco(anyway something latin) with his musicality, but Joubert? I'm surprised by his choice but at least he tries to do something new. It's already good!
  21. Pratfall

    Pratfall Active Member

    :rolleyes: I was just coming back to correct myself.. I knew some Canadian ice dancers had worked with him..but I think it was for styling, not complete choreography..and now I think it was C/P. ( I need my coffee )
    However Najarro is a tango specialist as well, so...?
  22. reut

    reut Well-Known Member

    Right, he was choreographer of Tango, which was performed by Stéphane at the beginning of this season. And also he choreographed with Lambiel and Brunner (if I'm not mistaken Salomé was also involved) SP of season 2007/08, "Carne Cruda".

    Agree with those who wrote that they actually can't see Abbott in this "style". All Najarro's works I saw looked very passionate and a bit aggressive even. Not sure Abbott can show this. But... we'll see.

    P.S. He is Najarro, not Navarro or Narraro. :)
  23. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

    Actually I find great difficulties imagining Joubert or even Abbott skating to Flamenco music...
  24. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    Flamenco is not a word I ever expected to see in a sentence with Jeremy Abbott's name. Should be interesting, though. Maybe it will make him more aggressive.
  25. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

    It's not what I would pick for Jeremy or Brian, but I like seeing them try something different. Hopefully it will work.
  26. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

    Well, it will be Brian's SP. Brian has a been a tiny bit more adventurous with his SP. It is about time he challenges himself choreographically.
  27. key65man

    key65man New Member

    Somehow, I can see Jeremy doing Flamenco. But, Joubert? Good or bad, they will please ladies for sure. Good for everybody, I guess.
  28. Mamouna38

    Mamouna38 Active Member

    Antonio Najarro can choreograph flamenco, bolero, tango etc), Spanish classical ballet, contemporary dance! We do not know Brian's programmes (he asks for secret many years)!
    Let us wait to see continuation, lol!
  29. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

    There are pictures of Brian and Romain in local newspapers doing Flamenco pauses!
  30. Mamouna38

    Mamouna38 Active Member

    I saw photos, :lol:!Attendons de voir .:D