I am still skeptical about "representing Tatiana well", but I am really looking forward to seeing the new Evan Lysacek. I expect him to be much better artistically with TAT's work. There is nothing wrong to let the experts choose the music and costumes for you if you have no ideas about them.
re: costumes:It eases my mind that it appears he did maybe put the brakes on a little bit. She has had some pretty wild ideas in the past."I tried my best to keep my mouth shut, but sometimes I had to open it.
I think he has a well developed and strong sense of his style - both skating and costuming. It says a lot that he is ever willing and actively seeking new ways to expand on it at all levels.
I can hardly wait to see the results of this new collaboration. It bodes well that his team is highly receptive to the changes as well.
"I didn't really have input choosing the music. I didn't really have very much input in the choreography. That's exactly what I wanted," Lysacek says. "It was exactly what I asked for. I asked Tatiana to basically reinvent my skating and reinvent my style. Hopefully she's proud of the product. I really am working hard to make me proud of the product I'm putting out because I want to represent her well. She's so selective in who she works with that I really do want to represent her well."
I think that the above is very polite and well put by Evan!
Last edited by Jaana; 08-15-2008 at 07:56 AM.
I don't like the idea of Bolero....I guess I'm old fashioned and think that music is for the most part, off limits. Kind of like how East of Eden is a Kwan signature music/skate. I can think of only 1-2 skaters who could do Bolero justice and frankly, I think the perfect program for the music was already skated by Torvil and Dean.
I'd like to see Evan more artistic...seems like he's trying to move forward and grow in his own way, taking risks, trying something a bit new. Hope it works out for him. I do however, like his tasteful costumes - esp. that silk cream shirt he wore last year - it had some pleating in the front...nice.
he did wear gloves last year for his SP
Whoa... good luck with Bolero. Even Michele struggled to overcome the Torvill/Dean 'it's their signature music' thing... and SHE had gone to Christopher Dean for choreography too. (Admittedly, there were apparently tons of changes from his original version for her as his programs are notoriously complex).
Reinvent? Hmmm.... I'm not sure going with either War Horse music or "signature" pieces is such an 'inventive' way to go... we'll have to see
AS to reinvent - why not? They're not trying to reinvent the music but rather Evan's STYLE through the music. I'm sure they'll pull it off with flying colors as neither are fearful of trying something different.
Last edited by merrybari; 08-17-2008 at 08:39 AM.
Well, it's not a bad idea for Evan to explore other styles, just as Johnny Weir had his "manly guy" experiment the season before last. You never know if something works for you unless you try it, and if this Tarasova thing doesn't work, he can always go back to his tried-and-true Macho Man In Black style for the Olympics. I applaud his willingness to step outside his comfort zone this year.
I think Evan has always shown the ability to do different styles. He actually has alot of dancibility and a bit of "it" factor. I watched the Singing In The Rain program again , and thought that many men could not pull off that casual and airy feeling. Having said that I dont think he has the pure lines of a dancer, so it will be interesting to see what direction and influence he will take this year. Maybe he will be more contemporary?
Lysacek - a TT/Gershwin. Let's see it.
Weir - Another first rate lyrical piece but the same style
Carriere - When he finds his perfect style, he could win. He is not lacking in the Technical matter.
Abbott - Slowly getting his style but it gets better each year. If he hits the Tech, he will be podium bound.
Rippon - A natural lyrical skater who has become Morozovzide. Will it work even with a 3A?
Bradley - If his style doesn't interfere with his Tech.