Great read! It made me think of the discarded 1991 FD by the Duchesnays, that was choreographed by Christopher Dean. The concept was intriguing but it didn’t come across well in performance. I think there have been successful attempts at releasing ice dance from gender-based roles more recently, as you said.
Agree! I think we’ve definitely made progress over the past few decades, but we still have a long way to go and I hope to see more programs in this direction!