Khokhlova/Novitsky, Tango Jalousie
Sp, he sit, she B., he stand, she upsidedown split
SBS, weird patter more of serpantine along the long axis
SlLi,, he spread, she upside down
RoLi, she hangs of his neck
They do not seem to have the power of the top teams and their flow was somewhat lacking (but OTOH I think everyone except for DenSta did notnhave a good flow either). But it is a very original original dance.
Gregory/Petukhov, La Cumprasita, Tanguera
SBS, Tw out of unison, not sure if they did the same number of rotations
SlLi, change of pose for her
Sp, very "wide" hB, not sure if she met "less than 2 blade lengths or whatever
RoLi, 1 hand, slow
Very weak. I thought Kh&N did not "belong", but they "belong" even less. Her posture is very bad and their (her) expression is just sooo artificial and trying too hard that it almost look like a parody.
Delobel/Schoenfelder, Tango Volver
Sp, painful bielman and b2h
SlLi, low balance one
RoLi, change of pose
I thought they lacked their usual flow and "easiness" of movement, OTOH they edgework is so perfect that even a no-nothings about dance like me might probably read their steps if I concentrate hard enough because their edges are so pronounced
Domnina/Shabalin, Piazzolla Tango
SBS, she had to check for balance on one of the tw, but recovered
SlLi, nice balance lift, she "wrap" her leg around his
RoLi, she in half-donut
Overall they skated better in Moscow, or may be it's just me, unaccostumed to seeing dance from so far above that the dances fell flat. Well, at least they did have a good flow and shape.
Dubreil/Lauzon, Le Vos de Buenos Aires
SBS, tw out of sych
SlLi, she stands on his hip
Sp, sit, layback
RoLi, cool one with change of position and very appropriate for tango
Nice lines, good understated expression. Well done, but it could use more flow and smoothness.
SBS, nice flow, the only one of six teams
SlLi, "kiss lift"
DiSt, she had a stumble toward the end
RoLi, 1hand, still slow, labored and unattractive
Choreographically, in terms of number of transitions and so on its a cut above the rest, but they did made a mistake