On a practical side I think she can still push Black Swan but we'll see.
I'd love to see Ashley skate to Firebird!
I've never cared for the Black Swan program from Ashley, outside of the inventive and evocative spiral sequence. Black Swan was a nasty and gruesome movie about a horrible little person who hurts herself and others around her terribly just to put on a mediocre staging of Swan Lake. I'd rather not be reminded of it. And trying to make Ashley into a ballerina, even an edgy one, is a silly exercise. The part in the footwork where she imitates being en pointe is so awkward and stilted it's a laugh out loud moment every time she does it. Ashley is not a dainty ballerina and she doesn't have to be one.
The most convincing I've seen Ashley do in a style of dance is the club dancing in her On the Floor exhibition number. That seems to be the range of style that she should be going for: something modern and upbeat and aggressive. She should forgo traditional symphonic music entirely.
"Black Swan" suits her really well, but I hope that she will find some other dramatic and strong music for her freeskate.
I can understand her fans wanting her to keep it, and I won't hold it against her if she does, but IMO time to find something else.
Happy 21st Birthday today to Ashley Wagner!
Happy birthday to Ashley!!! As much as I liked her Black Swan program, I hope she gets two new programs for next year. I also hope she can build on her accomplishments from last season so we can have some consistency in U.S. ladies skating.
Happy birthday, Ashley!!!
I loved her Balck Swan to death!
And her short, too. I can't decide which one I would love better over the other...I can watch her performances from this season all day even with mistake(s), but my answer, if you ask mine, is NO.