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Thread: Gregory and Petukhov are doing choreography for Plushenko

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    Gregory and Petukhov are doing choreography for Plushenko

    Here is an FYI that I just recieved,

    According to Melissa and Denis' facebook page, they have been in Russia for a few days. But they are now choreographing Evegeni's program for the 2009-2010 Olympic Season.

    A link to something but my computer keeps blocking it due to work deciding it's innappropriate use of my computer

    http://tinyurl.com/clmb3d

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    The link is to Melissa & Denis's video blog. This installment is about their trip to the Hermitage in Russia.

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    Thanks for telling me that. I am surprised that my job hasn't blocked me access to this yet!! But they just updated their status to their facebook

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    Plushenko has a choreographer? Did he use choreographers before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Plushenko has a choreographer? Did he use choreographers before?
    Yes i'm fairly certain that Pluschenko did use choreographers - ones that Mishin knows/uses frequently i thought.

    EDIT: here's a link to his ISU biog listing his choreographers http://www.isufs.org/bios/isufs00000124.htm

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    I think it'll be quite the challenge for anyone who thinks they will be able to truly create choreography for Plushenko. Have known of other more prominent US choreographers who were asked to come through by Mishin, only to have Plushenko essentially disregard the opportunity. Good luck to Melissa and Denis.

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    You can lead a skater to choreography but you can't make him stop flailing his arms around wildly.

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    Plushy reloaded?

    Hm. And Johnny Weir will take care of Zhenya's costumes?

    It's going to be one drop-dead gorgeous comeback (haterz!)

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    Wouldn't it be something if this means that Plushenko is truly thinking about a comeback (I mean, really, not just Imternet chatter.)

    On the other Plushenko thread folks were picking on him for adopting a "taking care of business" approach to skating. Like Tiger Woods takes care of business on the golf course. Like LeBron James takes care of business on the basketball court.

    Slam bam thank you ma'am, you can send my medal to my St. Petersburg address. Wait, first I'll flail my arms a little in your faces, chumps.

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    i think mishin is the one that was cutting his initial choreography at the end and not plushenko himself, I remember one choreographer they had from Kirov ballet that was adding things and the program was more beautiful first time he skated it and then Mishin was taking half moves out. Mishin had told this himself cause he wanted Plushenko to emphasize in technical things, That was Nijjinski or Adagio, I dont remember.
    I dont understand what people want at the end from him, to have the same approach as in 2006 or to adapt more to Cop and try different things?
    I like windmills hands, i like Netherlands in general!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I dont understand what people want at the end from him, to have the same approach as in 2006 or to adapt more to Cop and try different things?
    I like windmills hands, i like Netherlands in general!
    I don't really think that some fans on the boards want Plushenko to change the approach or his skating at all. Who could they hate on then? Same goes for Joubert, who would they accuse of stealing medals from the quadless NA-squad if Joubert suddenly started adding ballet moves to his programs? It's so much easier to keep one's, sometimes very simplified and populistic, opinion.

    ^^the Netherlands are very pretty...

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    I am happy about this. Gregory is a good choregrapher, and I am excited to see if Plushenko is willing to really change his style for the positve. I guess this also means he is officially coming back, for those who doubted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    I am happy about this. Gregory is a good choregrapher, and I am excited to see if Plushenko is willing to really change his style for the positve. I guess this also means he is officially coming back, for those who doubted.
    I had no idea they have done choreography before. Did they only choreograph for themselves previously? Or have they helped other skaters choreograph too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycelticblessing View Post
    I had no idea they have done choreography before. Did they only choreograph for themselves previously? Or have they helped other skaters choreograph too?
    They did the famous "fallen angels" number which they skated with Johnny Wier. Besides doing their own choreography, I was certain Dennis chreographed programs for another elite skater....the name escapes me right now.

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    Denis choreographs for Johnny Weir

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