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    ^ I think you can try to express the character and structure of the music itself without knowing that it came from a play about a phantom.

    For instance, Take Five isn't about anything. To interpret it, just be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    That can be said about any skater and any program. If it's the case, we wouldn't need the interpretation score in the first place. No, it doesn't work this way.
    I have to disagree. Interpreting music alone is a part of the orchestra led by the conductor. MM's post on Take 5 is correct.

    In Ballet, the City Ballet presents works where music takes the dancers. (Some are good; some are not). In Classical Ballet, there are stories to be followed. (Some are good; some are not). Pick your choice.

    In Figure Skating, I would say some skaters can perform to the music alone (Mirai's Carmen) and some require a story (Kat's Carmen). Personally I prefer a skater to bring something original to the music. People have different tastes, and so do judges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    That can be said about any skater and any program. If it's the case, we wouldn't need the interpretation score in the first place. No, it doesn't work this way.
    Have you ever watched Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000? There were some wonderful interpretations for the music itself different from the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Interpreting music alone is a part of the orchestra led by the conductor.
    In this case Chan is a genious one- he created the interpretation that suits any music. Just change the tune and skates the same stuff. Yeah, tastes differ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    In this case Chan is a genious one- he created the interpretation that suits any music. Just change the tune and skates the same stuff. Yeah, tastes differ.
    This is non-sense since Chan hasn't explored many of the music repertoire yet.

    Many skaters, I think most of the skaters, have their own trade-marks. Lysacek was best at Latin music. Weir was best at slow, beautiful, fantasy music. Chan has his own limitation too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Have you ever watched Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000? There were some wonderful interpretations for the music itself different from the originals.
    yeah who could imagine dancing hippos in tutus dancing with alligators?

    or Kossack Mushrooms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    yeah who could imagine dancing hippos in tutus dancing with alligators?

    or Kossack Mushrooms?
    And Noah's Ark starred by Donald Duck - one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    And Noah's Ark starred by Donald Duck - one of my favorites.
    that's Fantasia 2000, right? I haven't seen that one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    that's Fantasia 2000, right? I haven't seen that one yet.
    You haven't seen Fantasia 2000?! You've got to watch it! There are some wonderful, wonderful pieces in there. I generally hate jazz music. But I love Rhapsody in Blue in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    yeah who could imagine dancing hippos in tutus dancing with alligators?

    or Kossack Mushrooms?
    Actually, I think the the interpretations in Fantasia were pretty literal. The Hippos were "day" and the Alligators were "night" (good and evil) in the Waltz of the Hours. just like in the original opera.

    Both the Sorcerer's Apprentice and Night on Bald Mountain stuck quite faithfully to the script. (Although, in the poem by Goethe I think it might have been a peasant lad rather than a mouse that applied for the job of errand boy to the sorcerer. )

    IIRC the mushrooms were Chinese. The Cossack dancers were thistles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Many skaters, I think most of the skaters, have their own trade-marks. Lysacek was best at Latin music. Weir was best at slow, beautiful, fantasy music. Chan has his own limitation too.
    IIRC the only Latin music piece Lysacek has skated to is Zorro OSTs in his short program some years ago, and I don't think it was that great. His free program to Tosca in the same season was better and he performed better too in the freeskate.

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    Bringing Chan into this thread along with hippos and aligators is kind of off the wall. Chan, when he is on is the present day Musical Skater. If you can't feel what he is feeling whether there is a story or not, then you may have limited tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Lysacek was best at Latin music.
    Not sure what you mean by "Latin" here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    IIRC the mushrooms were Chinese. The Cossack dancers were thistles.

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    Oh, that's right! Duh!

    Yeah that Walt Disney, he was a doof with no taste at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Bringing Chan into this thread along with hippos and aligators is kind of off the wall. Chan, when he is on is the present day Musical Skater. If you can't feel what he is feeling whether there is a story or not, then you may have limited tastes.
    :sheesh:




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