I believed in Hubbell&Donohue before it was cool
James/Cipres are looking for new music. Vanessa asked for Instagram direct messages if you have suggestions!
They're talking it year by year. But they have announced that they are continuing through at least next season.Any word on whether they will compete another season?
Any word on whether they will compete another season?
I'm reading the SYWTWFS summary of day 4 and the pairs are now allowed to do lifts with more than 3.5 rotations? And they can do show style moves where the guy is swinging his partner around, by holding her just by her neck/feet/hands, which also used to be illegal? And all lifts in FS must be from different groups in FS (also in seniors) so no more programs with 2 lasso lifts?
Whoah. Those are pretty significant changes!
I believe one more year!
Definitely one more year at least. Vanessa posted on Twitter that they've just finished their free skate choreography, working with Charlie White: https://twitter.com/VanessaJamessk8/status/1004488022270889985 No news on music yet, though.
On tour where? When have they been on the same tour recently?Interesting. I wonder did J/C get to talking with Charlie on tour or something and they mutually decided to work together? Or did Charlie approach them with an idea? What else has Charlie done in terms of choreo? I know he worked with Vincent Zhou last season, but Zhou didn't keep the program because the music wasn't quite right for him and the way his team approached putting it altogether like paint by numbers wasn't the best.
I haven't heard that J/C announced their sp yet. Perhaps they worked with John Kerr, Barrett and Fontana again on their sp? I hope.
On tour where? When have they been on the same tour recently?
Haven Denney (who rarely posts on social media) thanked Charlie White yesterday for choreographing her and Brandon Frazier's programs (plural): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjs81CPls-h/?taken-by=havendenney1028
Morgan Cipres' IG post mentioned that White was with their group in Florida for 2 weeks: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjsLXJ2B0YA/?taken-by=morgan2477
Has Charlie done choreography before? I'm seeing his name a lot lately.
Discussed here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...-a-wonderful-world.99259/page-34#post-5372438... my question is how much has Charlie done before?
Looks like Benoit Richaud choreographed programs (plural) for the Knierims: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjnUCNJjS-I/?taken-by=benoitrichaud
Alexa commented: "Can’t wait to enhance the programs as the season progresses."
No. That's what the Programs/Choreographers thread is for... I should have posted there, sorry.Do we know what the programs are yet?
Robin Szolkowy is organizing his "First International Pair Skating Camp" in Engelberg, Switzerland in July: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjAy3v8jl1L/?taken-by=robin_szolkowy
@AngieNikodinovLove Recent Benoit Richaud programs, aside from the two you've mentioned:
- Mai Mihara 2017-18 SP (Libertango)
- Kaori Sakamoto 2017-18 SP and FS (Moonlight Sonata & Amélie)
- Bradie Tennell 2017-18 FS (Cinderella)
- Ivett Toth 2017-18 SP (AC/DC)
- Michal Brezina 2017-18 FS (Human)
I WAS SO HOOOOPPPINGGGGGGGG whoever choreographed Savchenko & Massot's programs would be doing the Knierims.........
and I/M had Dubreuil for their short programs.Hey, that's cool. And the venue sounds lovely too.
And once again, the article I linked earlier about ice dance moves revolutionizing pairs programs is apt, as the influence of ice dance on pairs choreo continues apace: Camerlengo choreographing both programs for Cain/LeDuc. Charlie White choreographing both programs for Haven/Brandon, and fp for French pair James/Cipres. Dubreuil/Lauzon choreographing for Deanna/Nate. John Kerr choreographing for Italian pair Della Monica/Guarise. Shae Lynn's choreo for Kayne/O'Shea...
Christopher Dean choreographed a Chaplin-themed FS for the Knierims last season but they ended up going back to Ghost at Champs Camp. IIRC, they had left open the possibility of returning to Chaplin in the future, but that was well before they made their coaching change.If I'm not mistaken, didn't Alexa & Chris try working with Chris Dean last season, but then went back to their previous season's programs?
Christopher Dean choreographed a Chaplin-themed FS for the Knierims last season but they ended up going back to Ghost at Champs Camp. IIRC, they had left open the possibility of returning to Chaplin in the future, but that was well before they made their coaching change.
and I/M had Dubreuil for their short programs.
Well! See you soon Australia. Katia and I are moving our main training base to montreal from this weekend to work with Richard Gauthier and his coaching team. But firstly, we want to thank Nina Mozer for everything she has done. Nina started our pair team and has taught us good discipline. A big, big thank you for letting us skate in Moscow. We are extremely grateful to Andrei and Galina Pachin. Their vision and commitment is why we were able to start at all. Andrei and Galina believed we could be a good pair and helped build our careers. We are very thankful to both of them for all they have done. We are excited and motivated to start new opportunities and to keep pushing ourselves. Our short program choreography starts next week with Julie Marcotte in Montreal and the following week with Massimo Scali in Detroit for our free program. Really looking forward to it all. @owi_aus @nswinstituteofsport@iceskatingaustralia @johnwilsonblades@edeaskates
Cross-posting from ISU Congress thread re the new pairs rules changes. Also, finally 20 pairs can advance again to the fp at Worlds. No-brainer
Wowza! Wowzers! I can't wait to see the creative possibilities this may unleash!
Well, there was a lot of excitement surrounding James/Cipres' 2016-2017 Earned It sp. There was the boffo 'leap of faith' move suggested by Jeremy Barrett that he used to perform with Caydee Denney:
Here's former partners Castelli/Tran in an exhibition during which the 'swinging partner by the neck move' is sexily demonstrated starting in a sequence of moves at 2:20. The entire program is fun to watch, with some other exciting moves at 1:24 and 1:52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVAqIyTNpCU
This blast from the past of hot sexy chemistry and cool moves is a big reason why I continue to love watching this former pair. The entire program is thrilling, especially check out the upside down, leg split entry into the 'Look, Ma, no hands' move at 2:05, and the variation swing move at 3:18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsS7n3Vpybs
And here's another inventive exhibition from the same pair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOB8Jhydk44
The headbanger move by J/C at 3:58 in this exhibition is fabulous, but maybe their ending 'no-hands spinning with partner on top of head' move might be taking things too far. I think they're the only pair who are doing that particular variation move in exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCpQoT2r7Uw
A lovely demonstration of lifts and cool moves by a young adagio pair team, Artem & Darya Fadeevs:
And this adagio couple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n11UbueyVFc
Here's an interesting article I missed in the lead-up to the Olympics which actually foreshadows the pairs rules change, with a focus unsurprisingly, on James/Cipres and Savchenko/Massot discussing the revolutionary influence of ice dance on pairs programs that 'mix heart with cool dance grooves and acrobatics':