I think this is the first time I've ever posted this type of thing here, but I'm a wannabee choreographer. I see things when I hear music, and write my vision down. The more I learned about skating the more detailed my writing got. Well this has to be the best short program I've ever written, and actually I haven't written that many, only... 10, I'd say.
Well, ever since I saw the movie The Pianist, and learned more about Wladislaw Szpilman, I have dreamt of coming up with a spectacular program that tells the story of this extraordinary experience of survival, and now I have finally done it. I invite you all to share your opinions as I present what I think is my best SHORT program, "Chopin's Nocturne 20 in C-Sharp Minor" dedicated and about The Pianist, Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman.
Music: Chopin Nocturne 20 in C# Minor, a 1988 recording by the pianist Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the horrific Holocaust. This program tells the feelings he felt during his ordeal.
Costume: a brown suit, half perfect, half tattered, the tattered side is dirty, rough, and ripped, the perfect side is clean and smooth.
Male skater squats as if he is sitting, hands out as if he is ready to play the piano. It was a day like every other day as the music begins... Skater plays the piano for the first few seconds, then gets up, and during the high notes he portrays peace in light serpentine footwork. Everything's perfectly serene. All of a sudden- 3 Lutz- things are not what they were before, everything has changed. It's scary and heartwrenching- deathdrop. He sees so much suffering and longs to help- illusion-change-illusion- but somehow cannot. He has his own hardships to deal with- camel-hopover-change-camel-hopover-change-sit-change-layback-eggbeater-camel holding leg-donut-scratch-stretch. But he still can't get away from the problems of others- circular footwork. His triple Axel is next, as he disappears into hiding. The approach to the final combination jump is tedious but light as he is weak, but now is when he must truly use his gift of music, or else he's dead. He does a quad toe-triple toe, and then skates back to his opening pose and plays the piano.
I have tons of other programs, if this is well-received I'll post more if you like.