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Thread: Should Gracie or Caroline or Agnes or Mirai replace Alissa for Worlds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Do you want to watch her programs over and over?
    Here is my all time favorite Alissa.

    Will you start the music already?! The guy in red following her with a camera is Dan Hollander. He plays Santa Claus in the show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEQZ2NiFrbI

    And here's the performance. Great amateur camera work! The silver column in the middle is a stand for a big Christmas tree.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9fgAC5pjTo

    Here's another.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM0c16_lYtQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    No. Her programs actually bore me to tears. I find her performance quality beautiful and graceful but having no spark whatsoever. Whereas Michelle and Sasha experimented with different musical styles, there is a "sameness" to all of Alissa's music and choreography. Her programs are much like Yuka's as an amateur: pleasant choreography, smooth skating, but lacking some excitement.

    Having said that, the only American skater whose programs this season I have watched again is Ashley. To me there is a big gap in performance quality between her and all the other American skaters. I know some people don't like her arms in the spiral, but at least she is trying to do something different.
    I hate what Ashley does with her arms when she does her spiral in the LP. It just looks bizarre and out of place.

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    Interesting. I love what Ashley does with her arms during the spiral. It fits the music perfectly and is completely congruent with the story.

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    I think the problem with the gestures is that they don't blend with what's going on in the rest of the interpretation. They just show up and then are not heard from again. I don't mind them, though. That performance is a delight to watch, and I hope she can muster up every ounce of it at Worlds. Go for it, Ashley.

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    performances i can watch over and over again of alissa:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIqNbpteais

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7eNDmgq704

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQbqMT9pbqA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gvq...ure=plpp_video

    also her 2007 nationals lp but it's not on youtube anymore :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie View Post
    interesting. I love what ashley does with her arms during the spiral. It fits the music perfectly and is completely congruent with the story.
    ita

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    Quote Originally Posted by macy View Post
    performances i can watch over and over again of alissa:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIqNbpteais

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7eNDmgq704[/url


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQbqMT9pbqA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gvq...ure=plpp_video

    also her 2007 nationals lp but it's not on youtube anymore :/
    very nice, her best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I hate what Ashley does with her arms when she does her spiral in the LP. It just looks bizarre and out of place.
    It's supposed to be the moment when she transforms from Odette to Odille in the program story

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    Add me to the list of people who love the arm movements in Ashley's spiral. They go perfectly with the music and (to me anyway) they signify the transformation to Odile...I think it's pretty brilliant, but to each his own...

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    ^ I always thought that the inspiration came from the Natalie Portman movie, when she starts feaking out, growing feathers, etc.

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    She and Philip Mills discussed the program concept (it might have been on her vlog) and he was talking about her transforming from the white swan to the black swan at that point.

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