It's crazy hard and matches their skills more naturally than the tango did. Plus there is no ambiguity about this program fitting the direction the current rules intend. Marina and Igor create programs to suit the rules of the time from the start rather than choreographing in the abstract and then tweaking the program to barely fit the rules. The results are indisputable. They were not crafting these type of dances two seasons ago because the rules called for something different. The ISU wants real dancing at the moment, instead of performance art or theatre. Happens every five to seven years. Just a reset in priorities.
My post about My Fair Lady was acutally a reference to it being a beautiful, uplifting piece music applied a very hard dance which wonderfully executed and leaves you smiling from beginning to end.
D/W: That was fast. It suits them perfectly. They skated it well. They earned a tonne on GOE. The rotational lift was a highlight. They could be world champions this year.
P/B: I really liked it. Wierd. Technically, you see just how far behind the top teams they are (their linking footwork in particular)
Shoutouts to D/W's rotational lift at the end! That was off tha hizzle! They were spinning so fast I thought her eyeballs would shoot out like a Nerf toy. And they pulled it off without losing position or control for a second. Of all the currently competing ice dancing teams I've seen, only Virtue/Moir could challenge them, although I'd love to be surprised.
Davis and White are skating with a confidence and a joy that Virtue and Moir are lacking thus far. That said, March is a long time away, but somehow Marlie don't seem to be playing catch up anymore.
Nothing nasty. just an observation. The woman is getting bigger. Nothing wrong with that. It's like saying someone cut their hair. If thats what we see, thats what we see.
Of course, given that in another post, you used a word generally used as a perjorative phrase associated with slaves exhibited in freak shows, one might doubt your intent.
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I loved Pechalat/Bourzat's FD and I'd like to see it done when Fabian doesn't have bronchitis.
Ralph/Hill have really improved.. I think they're legit challengers for that third spot at nationals now and with the way Paul and Islam have been skating lately, may just take it.
I'm surprised Tobias/Stagniunas beat Zhiganshina/Gazsi for the bronze medal, but it just shows how much you can improve in one season when coached by Shpilband and Zoueva. :P Granted, Z/G's program isn't exactly a masterpiece.. I think they should change it.
Davis and White were leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the field. I like this program better than their FD from last season, although I think I still prefer Phantom.
I liked P/B's dance more than I thought I would after seeing the costumes. By the end of the dance, I kind of liked hers, even. There were parts of the program I thought were pretty corny, but there was a lot of good there. As a work in progress, I think it has potential.
I loved Meryl and Charlie's and look forward to see it develop over the season. LOVE the polka section.
It was an interesting competition. Feel bad for Bourzat but he did look a little better today. They did play it safe skated to conserve energy as they knew they just had to avoid errors and they would hold onto a medal. The Germans program is dreary and depressing, so not surprised to see them drop. Paul & Islam did better but that's not saying much. They are slow and weaker skaters overall. Ralph & Hill will easily beat them at Canadians. Hubbell & Donahue actually were 3rd in the FD but it didn't do them much good as they remained 6th. The Lithuanians had a fun program and were over the moon to have won bronze. Davis & White were magnificent. Level 4s for all but the two footwork sequences. Got an instant standing ovation. I am sure the program will continue to improve. GOEs were also high for so early in the season. This is a great program for them.