I just saw pictures of Sarah graduating from Yale. She looks great and happy. Really nice to see. I'm curious to see what she will do next. Does anybody know?
I really do not see the fuss over Emily. She is most likely an excellent academic but that does not mean she is an excellent skater. She has made in the past, a number of URs and absolutely no transitions into her toe-jumps. What else can we say about her on the plus side? Spins, footwork, etc, all ok, but quite ordinary.
I can't imagine Disson looking to hire her. She is not entertaining to draw viewers into the arenas or turn to on the TV channels, imo. Let us see what she can do at Eastern Sectionals. If she skates well, I will be the first to welcome her at US Nats, where at the moment I am looking forward to seeing: Caroline; Rachael; Mirai; Kimmie; Wagner, Czisny and, of course, Sasha.
There is a vacant Ladies GP spot at SA. I think our up-and coming skaters Gilles or Bereswill should get that spot
Last edited by R.D.; 07-31-2009 at 01:02 PM. Reason: clarify quote
since I do not follow 'show' skating unless there is nothing more on TV for me to watch. . I like competitions between individuals (Golf,Tennis, figure skating, Diving, etc.) as well as the New York Mets,BUT if Live from Lincoln Center is on, that's what I'll watch (or even attend). Disson is just not that mind grabbing.
btw, Disson shows are thematic. No? Everyone skates to a special theme, like for the Holidays. SOI has more of repertoire programs featuring Soloists backed up by a corps of top skaters for each number to an original theme.
I really do love Artistry and I can only find it in a handful of skaters. But there are more than a handful of competitive skaters.
Disson's desire to subsidize their productions by having a live audience limits what they can do. Significant changeovers of camera angles, costumes, props etc. or more complex ensemble numbers are precluded by the fact that these things would cause unacceptably long waiting time for the audience.
There are a number of factors that have contributed to the downturn in T.V. viewership of skating, and Disson's cookie cutter(interchangeable/identical) productions, must be, at least a small factor.
I respect what you are saying, but for me, Disson shows all look alike. And those inverviews interspersed with the skating are so contrived. Why should they last on TV? Seen-one-seen-em-all!
I would imagine they are produced for the kiddies at holiday time. No?
Still, the Disson shows are on TV, while viewer interest in major competitions like the Grand Prix seems to have dropped to zero.
I do believe skating is viewed by many as entertainment much more so than sport.
As for watching skaters compete vs. watching skating as kiddie entertainment just means the interest of the opinionator does not have to know the difference between a Fall and an Underrotation.
Last edited by Joesitz; 08-01-2009 at 06:32 PM.
I do. People vote with their remotes. I like Kristi Yamaguchi and Friends the best.Who cares about the Disson Ratings?
If you don't enjoy these entertainments, OK. Different strokes for different folks.
? I'll try.If there is a lull in competitive skating then get more into your life to fill that gap.
Last edited by Mathman; 08-01-2009 at 07:28 PM.