Ice Dance this year: is V&M really better than France's D&S???
I'm kind of disappointed by the trend in ice dance, because I feel ice dance has changed much since the new system came into being, and I feel like there's a tendency for the older teams to be dismissed in favor of the young ones. I was shocked to find that someone's already talking about the judges trying to push the kerrs into retirement. There's also the curiously negative reception of Gregory and Pechukov this year...And now everyone's saying V and M are the best thing out there....I mean, V and M are very very good, and they deserve most of the praise they're getting, but I don't know, I really do'nt think their program is as good as Delobel and schonfelder's, for instance. I have to give it that V and M's lifts are quite amazing, and they skate fast, but I don't know...I love how Olivier and Isabel express every beat of the music, whereas V and M seem to have incorporated many of the same/similar dance movies that I saw in their earlier free dances...Is that just me that feels this way? I just feel like their moves don't blend as naturally with the music (I'm only basing this on this year' sFD btw), and their style is so similar to B and A somtimes the similarity bothers me a bit too much (maybe Igor should try and be more creative?)...I don't know. If I said "cookie-cutter' feel, would people try and kill me here? I didn't say that yet, but I almost did! I guess in the past when it came to ice dance, I tended to prefer the european teams more than the Russians and the North Americans because there was a certain freshness and artistic freedom to their programs that I couldn't quite perceive in the other teams.... I just wish judges gave more credit to the older teams..>It's sad to think that under the current system such wonderful teams like Bourne/Kraatz and Anissina and Peizirat would be so terribly underscored...I don't know...
Originally Posted by Johar
This is D and S's new FD this year.
and V and M's FD
does anyone agree with me on this?