Teaming Up the Single Skaters into Pas de Deux Performances
On another thread, I suggested that it would be nice if Sasha and Evan teamed up for a pas de deux. I did not mean Competitive Pairs, but a show piece for their off-seasons. While single skating can be quite exciting, I think it would be interesting to see if they could relate to the opposite sex as they do in ballroom and all other forms of Dance. (I would not like to see them do acrobatic lifts as done in Pairs, but beautiful lifts as in Dance.}
I also suggested Nagasu and Brezina.
Who would you like to see teamed up for a pas de deux?
I saw that at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. They had several couples who either were not part of a pair, or did not skate together do some fairly easy routines. The weirdest thing was seeing Elena Berezhnaya and David Pelletier, opposite sides in the 2002 judging scandal, skating together.
I think that was Thin Ice(?). Other skaters were Shae Lyn with John Z, Marie-France with Mike W, Patrice Lauzon with Jamie Sale, Shizuka with ?? Kristi, Dick and Katerina were the judges. I recall disagreeing the results.
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
Elena and David skated together as a foursome in SOI. They should have been the best, but I thought they were the weakest, at least how they came across on TV. Elena seemed very out of condition and it was like watching a far different woman. I know her focus has been on two babies so that is understandable.
I don't see where it says it must be male /female but I've seen clips on youtube of johnny and rudy and johnny and lambiel doing some pairs throws. I'd like to see Lanbiel and Weir do a duel like Sasha and Alissa.
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Sasha and Evan together would be a match made in skating heaven. Dark haired stunners, with her petite stature and his height they would be a great team. I would also love to see see Brian Joubert and Elena G. I just think they would be so cute together!
Nagasu and Chan
Zhang and Kozuka
Murakami and Oda
Makarova and Brezina
Kim and Joubert
Leonova and Verner
Korpi and Rippon
I thought "Thin Ice" was a bit disappointing - particularly two of my favorites - Stephane and Shizuka. They looked like they had a very limited concept (maybe it was limited rehearsal time) of how to skate together.
Here is what can happen when two great singles skaters perform together:
Check out the Adagio, which is movement 9.
It is easy to see that John and Janet in addition to being splendid singles skaters could just as easily have made a huge impact had they been Pairs skaters.
Such great expression and wonderful lines and edges would show through in any discipline and in any era. And the lifts are pretty good too!