Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by DORISPULASKI, Apr 22, 2014.
Those pleading eyes of Yuzuru are incredible!
Congratulations to Madison & Evan on winning the Professional Skaters Association's EDI Award for Best Performance at 2017 Nationals!
The award is based on the "total performance" with an eye to costuming, presentation, music selection, choreography, style, and technique.
Yesterday I posted the news of all the winners here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/in...2017-u-s-nationals.97306/page-16#post-5027124
"A formal presentation of these awards will take place during U.S. Figure Skating’s Champs Camp later this year."
Madison & Evan's pre-Worlds media teleconference call: http://web.icenetwork.com/video/topic/220125674/v1243493983
ETA Lynn Rutherford's tweet:
In case anyone missed it, they had some really nice photos taken in Hawaii. Like this one, this one, and this one. And just for fun, Evan with the photographer.
STUNNINGGGGG!!!! Even the last one. LOL.
They werent taking a vacation Before Worlds, were they?
Or was this a stop on their way back from 4CC?
They stopped in Hawaii on the way back from 4CC for a week of vacation to recharge for Worlds. From all the pics they look very refreshed and reenergized!
Chock, Bates set to dazzle judges
I hope they do! I've started to look forward to their FD more than anyone else's, and I never expected that at the start of the season.
Madi and Evan are blogging from Worlds for the Team USA blog:
OK, time for some happy news!
Madison and Evan have announced their FD next season will be La La Land: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSg7pZAh-_w/?taken-by=chockolate02&hl=en
And they will compete at World Team Trophy: http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id=90422&type=media
Team USA blog from Madi about the conclusion of Worlds. Love her writing and her spirit!
It sounds as though all of the dance teams are getting right back to work. I'm happy they're back with Christopher Dean, I think his programs suit them well and help them stand out.
Seems from Evan's blog post they've been working on a new ex for SOI this week. He also shared this fun video.
Getty Images - Madison/Evan's Team USA 2018 Olympics photo shoot on April 28, 2017 in West Hollywood, California (18 photos)
They didn't get to do this 4 years ago (Davis/White and the Shibutanis were the only 2 dance teams invited) so it's good to see them at the shoot this time!
ETA links to more shots:
Madi laughing at Evan's jokes? https://www.instagram.com/p/BTcEGHslI8u/?taken-by=teamusa
Client page on their agency's website: http://stanton-company.com/madison-chock-and-evan-bates/
Holding the pug puppies on set: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTcuWyGFP8b/?taken-by=usfigureskating&hl=en
Some nice photos. Thanks for posting Sylvia. Don't think I've ever seen Evan look quite so tiffed.
"Under Pressure" at Stars on Ice in Hershey on May 4th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYip1SX9K1Q
Still looking for a SOI fan cam video of their new Tango (Gotan Project) exhibition program, choreographed by Christopher Dean, that they perform in the first half of the show.
Evan celebrating Cinco de Mayo by whacking a piñata: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTvDzGclqV2/?taken-by=evan_bates&hl=en
At long last, a fancam of the entire SOI tango. It's great.
Also a full video of the ice dance group number with the camera focused on C/B
Madison Chock & Evan Bates | Catching Up With Team USA (taped before the final weekend of SOI shows while they were in Colorado Springs) -- Evan said they are working on their [La La Land] FD choreography with Christopher Dean and will return after the tour to continue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IjNr7urffc
ETA: I think this is the first time they've mentioned publicly that Dean would be choreographing their 2017-18 free dance?
Their GP schedule is China and France. Papadakis and Cizeron will be at both and their other main competition in China is Bobrova/Soloviev and in France Weaver/Poje.
No more La La Land Free... I can't decide if I'm happy or sad about that.
I'm sad. I thought it could've been a really stylish program for them. I loved their foxtrot SD and their old Hollywood glam SD.
I'm very excited for the Marc Anthony SD. It's not over used Latin program music.
I really wanted a Marc Anthony piece this season, so I'm happy one team decided to use him.
I agree. It also would have played well to the general-I-watch-skating-once-every-four-years crowd as well.
But on the other hand Imagine could do the same. And because something more abstract worked well for them this past season, maybe they decided that would be a better route.
Hopefully they turn what they had for La La Land into an expo number.
I am HAPPY enough for both of us!
Sounds like the season is starting out as a mess already. Sorry
They haven't even competed it yet, I mean if they survived that FD music from last year...they should be fine?
I'm not an uber by any means, but I'm not thinking they'll be dropping just yet. They could still very well beat my favs Hubbell & Donohue once again. They won a world medal with that Rach program, after all.
Skaters are always making tweaks and sometimes major changes to programs. The season hasn't even started yet and we haven't seen anyone's FDs. I would have preferred La La Land but I'm going to wait until I see the Imagine FD before passing judgment. How about we wait to see everyone's programs before declaring anyone's season "a mess"?
What, we should refrain from baseless speculation and needless catastrophizing?!? NEVAH!!
But seriously, teams like C/B and WeaPo have shown us in the past that they can handle scrapping programs AFTER competing them in senior-Bs and quickly coming up with new ones without ruining their season, so...
I'm not sold on the 'Imagine' concept, but then again I was very 'meh' and 'blah' about their Rachmaninov throughout the 2015-16 season -- yet somehow C/B made me appreciate that program and even like it when they skated it in Boston.
Whoa! Trying to catch up and completely missed this! Could you please point out where this was discussed? Thanks!