I would love to see Suzanne Killing do some choreo for new show programs for them. "Tennessee Waltz" (which she choreographed) is still one of my favourite exhibition programs of theirs.
It was just TSL doing a review of TTYCT which was very snarky. It didn’t bother me but others might object. And it was twitter VM fans that asked for a review in the first place."In The Skating Lesson thread in the Trash Can someone posted that in the recent TSL mocking review of the Tessa Virtue Tour (I mean the Thank You Canada Tour ) that it was mentioned (I’m assuming by Lease) that Bruno Marcotte and Meagan Duhamel are relocating to Florida for coaching positions. This is very interesting if true (and I don’t doubt that it is because Meagan and Dave Lease are buddies)."
"...When I said it, I thought it sounded rather preposterous and fit with the entire over the top nature of The Thank You Canada Tour and the episode at large."
Can anyone explain what this might mean? I don't get on this board very often, especially as I've been sick this past week, but if you've heard the latest TSL episode mentioned above and TSL's response about the "over the top nature of the Canada tour", do you know what they're objecting to?
The first half of the show was dedicated to iconic/signature programs, which is what I enjoyed about it. I'm not sure what they could do instead of that, other than have the skaters bring back other well-known programs.dramagrrl said:I think the next tour will succeed, but I agree with @pani that it won't have quite the same excitement or success as a post-Olympic tour. Interest in the entire Canadian Olympic skating team was very high when the first tour went on sale, and there is always going to be a certain contingent of fans who only get excited about figure skating right after the Olympics and then forget about it for four years.
I really wanna this to happen. I know it's a lot of work but it would be so brilliant.I would also love to see V&M do a full story-based tour or a television special along the lines of the good ol' days (Brian Orser's Night Moves and Blame It On the Blues, Kurt's You Must Remember This, Liz Manley's Back to the Beanstalk and The Trial of Red Riding Hood, etc.). Moulin Rouge on Ice would probably be wickedly expensive in terms of all the rights they would have to secure and pay for, but an original story (either with music written for it or pieced together from different sources) like the ones I mentioned above could be excellent if put in the hands of the right choreographers, music people, director, and producers.
They would probably have to invite a few foreign skaters which, of course, would be both more expensive and difficult in the time of the GP season - most likely they would be able to get only retired skaters or those "taking a break". Otherwise they would have to make do only with those Canadian skaters who were not invited to SOI which most likely would not make for a very "star studded" cast.It will also be interested to see how much (if any) crossover there is between the cast of their tour and the cast of CSOI. CSOI may see V&M's tour as a rival enough to put restrictions in their cast members' contracts that prevent them from doing both. If that is the case, V&M will lose most of the biggest skating names in Canada and will have to do some scrambling to put together a top-notch cast.
So then this pretty much confirms Osmond will not be competing next season.Scott said Osmond will be at TYCT2. She also will be at CSOI.
Everyone will be at CSOI, except VM. Wich is still sad for me. Skaters, most decorated skaters in Olympic history have less invitation, then skaters who even never won WCh.
ITA.pani - I think it was Tessa and Scott's own decision to not take part in Stars on Ice to attract a bigger audience to their own tour and/or because they will simply be too busy planning for it. I don't believe they were not invited. I think the organizers of SOI realize that they are the biggest draw. That would be very unbusinesslike - to not invite them just because SOI organizers probably don't like that they are making a rivaling tour.
I had the same thought when I read that. Just curious, @pani when did Scott say she would be in the next tour? I'm not surprised at all, but as of nationals a couple of weeks ago she was still playing coy about her future plans.So then this pretty much confirms Osmond will not be competing next season.
He said this in radio interview when Osmond in studio and talked with him by phoneI had the same thought when I read that. Just curious, @pani when did Scott say she would be in the next tour? I'm not surprised at all, but as of nationals a couple of weeks ago she was still playing coy about her future plans.
I've wondered as well about the IMG skaters and whether they would be able to continue to do SOI and Thank You Canada. It would seem short-sighted for both tours to prevent skaters from doing both, but you never know.
What's this rule? I didn't pay much attention to SC these days.They didn’t move the tour to summer they’ve always said it would be in fall 2019. I think it going to be hard to get skaters that are still competing to perform in their tour especially with Skate Canada’s new rules.