Oh, Matthew Bourne. A fantastic modern choreographer (the guy who did the Swan Lake Olympia refers to). He could something thrilling for Dai.
I think Daisuke could do an amazing "Malaguena "
At the rink. Again.
Oh, please no Malaguena! I hope Dai continues on the more original musical choices.
Here are a few music ideas that came to mind -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5QAKup4jxM Reverie by Claude Debussy - a beautiful piece of music, and very emotional.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWiyKgeGWx0 Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF1iZH1F40s Requiem for a Tower. I know that Alena Leonova used it last year in her free program (I think Song Nan may have used it, too) , but in my opinion, Alena didn't do it justice. This song is one of my favorites.
I'm new at this, so please forgive me if these are bad ideas! Anyway, I'm sure I'll end up loving whatever Dai decides to skate to
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
I hunted around on YouTube, and the name was in Spanish, so I almost missed it. It's that Canadian production of The Planets, with both dancers and skaters. The skaters are Brian Orser and the Duchesnays. One of the dancers is Sonia Rodriguez, now Mrs. Browning. Speaking of inventive choreography!
Here's the Jupiter section:
Here's Sonia in the Venus section:
Here's Brian as Mercury:
There are some other sections, of course. You'll find them near the ones I've linked.
Last edited by Olympia; 05-16-2012 at 10:52 PM.
Wow thanks for finding this. Must check it out! I wish there are more adventurous grand themed projects like this among the elite world class skaters. A little ambition wouldn't hurt Think of all the possibilities!!!
Originally Posted by Olympia
Last edited by os168; 05-17-2012 at 07:16 AM.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Toller Cranston was involved with some great thematic ice extravaganzas like this.
He was Tybalt in a Romeo & Juliet on Ice in 1982
His Dreamweaver special was really wonderful, but I don't see it on youtube just now.
And there is also the version of Carmen on Ice with Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano and Brian Orser! It reminds me that there is a lot of Carmen that is not overused
Part 10 - Credits & Interviews
and then there was "Six Gestures" with Yoyo Ma & Torvill & Dean (T&D were not in all the clips)
There were 8 separate clips
Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, Prelude
Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, Gavotte
Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, Sarabande
Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, Gigue
Bach's Cello Suite No. 6, Courante
I couldn't find the other 3 clips, but it was all gorgeous.
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"Caruso" by Lucio Dalla, http://youtu.be/Rgr3Oz4znuk (this song is about the pain and longings of a man who is about to die while looking into the eyes of the woman he loves)
Originally Posted by os168
Oh you ladies might like this version of Caruso better since it is sung by Julio Iglesias http://youtu.be/s_l2mLvpiJE
Bizet - Carmen, "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" http://youtu.be/axvhEUyVfX0 (only Dai could and Pasquale could pull this off)
Last edited by redwing; 05-17-2012 at 01:22 PM.
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful things you're linking here! If any skater in the world could pay attention to any one thread on any forum, my first wish would be for Daisuke to find this thread. What a treasure trove of performance and music!
Doris, thanks for linking all the sections of the Romeo and Juliet so we can find them easily! Toller Cranston's Tybalt in that production demonstrates how superior he was as a skater. Sure, the guys and even the ladies do jumps with more rotations these days, but in terms of sheer quality of skating, he stands equal with all of them. Seeing him also points up the fact that Canada has had an unbroken line of world-class athlete/artists as their men's champions: from Toller through Brian Orser, Kurt, Elvis (well, an athlete, but with his own performing persona), Emanuel Sandhu, Jeffrey Buttle, and now Patrick Chan. Except for Sandhu, who was the heartbreak kid in terms of competition breakdowns (I include him because of his amazing technique and artistry), every one of these men a world champion save for Toller, who was both a world and Olympic medalist.
Last edited by Olympia; 05-17-2012 at 02:59 PM.
Originally Posted by redwing
Ahh yes it would very interesting to see which skater actually take advantage of the new relaxed rule to allow vocals in their music next year, it could be quite daring and risky, but if anyone is capable of taking a risk and get rewarded, I can see Daisuke push the way forward.
I Like 'Caruso' alot, a real classic and I have seen both Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli perform this live in their concerts. I'd say I prefer Il Divo version and they are overall more impressive live.
I actually think this music would also suit to Weaver and Poje for ice dance. I got quite weepy by the end of their FD @ WC and got totally spaced out.
I agree about Dai and Pasquale for Carmen, despite there are so many Carmen already, there's still room for one brilliant one. The definitive Carmen for the lady's belong to Katarina Witt from the Olympics, how about for mens?
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Yes Katarina was amazing and I don't think any men skated to this particular aria. I don't anyone but Dai could pull it off to be honest. He had huge sucess with La Strada and I know he and Pasquale could work their magic here.
Originally Posted by os168
As for Caruso, I agree many great artists gave their interpretations. Those you mention and Lara Fabain rendition is also fantastic. I just have a soft spot for Mireille
Thinking of choreographers: several dance choreographers have attempted to create skating programs, but the one who worked best for me was Lar Lubovitch. He choreographed some material for a live ice show some time ago, and he also made a wonderful program for Paul Wylie to, of all things, Jim Morrison and the Doors. Can't find it on YouTube, alas.
Olympia, did you see the thread for akiko i started-what could she perform to next year-you know so much classical music and more. I hope to see her as WC gold at 29, tho just my wish (guessing its Liza) Akiko has a music suggestion thread and I hope she reads here.