Wicked Yankee Girl
Yes, both D&S (France) and D&S (Russia) have to be considered as top contenders for the Olympic dance medals IMO. However, this thread is about the GPF--which is of more interest for trying to predict the results of US Nationals than anything else this year.
Thanks for telling us the news about Oksana and Maxim. I'm glad to hear Maxim is taking better care of himself. I can't wait to see their Aborigine Dance OD!
Off the ice
Apparently K/N will not go to the GPF, either - just read on FSU that she has the flu, which I take it means: we must rework our programs . Next up: C/P, and if they can't make it, the Zars.
Loving pairs, dance and figure skating
^ Wow, this is the second season in the row that both B/A and K/N has been out of the Grand Prix due to health reasons!
I think your interpretation is correct. I suspect the Russian Federation may have had something to do with the nixing of their appearance, after their most recent podium-free finish at SA.
Originally Posted by Buttercup
Sorry to hear that the two teams have withdrawn! Very excited for C/P though! What a great opportunity at their young ages
Constable , Costume Police
Yes , this could be very good for C/P. I just hope someone can work a quick miracle with their costumes.There's nothing wrong with their figures ( Vanessa is not tall ,but well proportioned ) ... why on earth they would want to make her look dowdy, or buried in too much costume is beyond me.They fixed Paul's OD costume (Thank goodness!) between GP assignments and altered both her OD and FD dresses..but not nearly enough ; there are still far too many details, patterns , textures that only serve to cut / obscure her body line.
I don't understand what they can be thinking with the FD costumes. Modern music and the story of Orpheus and Eurydice , which is timeless in that it's been adapted to various settings countless times...OK ,any simple little shift or tunic-y thing would suffice. If their strength is in their technique and unison, at least let us see it.
While I'm on a tear re; costumes..(sorry, this may have been on another GPF thread)...someone was complaining about Tessa's FD dress, which i thought was quite alright....but I know it's not the dress that we'll see at the Olympics . They always save the best for last. I'm hoping for something with a bit of rosiness myself.
So does that mean that the Zaretskis are in!!!!! ALL RIGHT!!!!!!
Although Brian's withdrawl has broken my heart, this does make VERY HAPPY, I hope that they can get a medal !!! That would be so awesome, really set them up nicely for Vancouver
No, the Zaretskis aren't in. One of the top six withdrew, and the first alternate withdrew, so the second alternate (Crone/Poirier) are in. The Zaretskis are the third. Unless there's more news.
Originally Posted by cloudkicker09
Constable , Costume Police
I don't think the OD costume is much better...there's that black net bolero up top over a white bodice ( are they trying to make her look thick waisted ? )Then, a black skirt flaring from the waist (instead of the hip, which would be much more flattering, and very authentic) then the polka dot ruffles at the bottom. That's three horizontal lines shortening one little body...Give the girl a break!
The polka dot ruffles are very flamenco...keep those . Make the skirt, bodice, and ruffle background one colour flaring from the hip. V neck front , V or U very deep at the back . It could be sleeveless or have a 3/4 sleeve (even with a ruffle , if they want more detail). Just a simple, classic flamenco dress.These kids are good technicians and don't need anything to overshadow that fact. ( Their OD costumes were practically criminal last year).
They're young and it's said they're working on their expression. If so , it will come, but trying to say too much with costume won't make up for it and will only distract from their skating...There. Rant over.