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Thread: Plushenko to Skate Romeo and Juliet Program

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    The role of Romeo belongs to the likes of Rippon and Hanyu, not the old master. I don't want to see Rippon and Hanyu reprising the role ten years from now either.

    I've been scarred watching aged rock stars singing their teenage hits.


    May be Plushenko feels like "teenage"

    If anyone can pull this one on ice, as masterpiece, that's Plushenko for sure.

    And finally, Evgeni has decent choice of music! but not sure if this choreographer will do any good for him, we will see.

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    I get the sense that if Plushenko was in Romeo's place, he'd have gotten the feuding families to sit down, shut up, attend the wedding and buy every last ridiculous gift on the registry
    I ll forever laugh with this:d

    They finished the program today, yeah i was wrong , he is impersonating Romeo reloaded and Juliette, both

    I love Miyamoto he has great sense of humor and brilliant ideas, and he is a goofy match with plush.

    Will write later about liza and Arthur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I ll forever laugh with this:d

    They finished the program today, yeah i was wrong , he is impersonating Romeo reloaded and Juliette, both

    I love Miyamoto he has great sense of humor and brilliant ideas, and he is a goofy match with plush.

    Will write later about liza and Arthur.
    That kind of reminds me of Urmanov's Swan Lake that he did as a pro. He dressed half as the black swan and half as the white swan and portrayed two people in some way: the prince and Hrothbart? Can't remember offhand. Some very complicated narrative variant of the original plot of the ballet. I think it's a Russian tendency to load down a program with story and philosophy sometimes. No one can accuse them of skating by numbers! I can't wait to see it; Plushenko in full sail, like no one else. This guy was born for the stage, wasn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Some very complicated narrative variant of the original plot of the ballet. I think it's a Russian tendency to load down a program with story and philosophy sometimes. No one can accuse them of skating by numbers! I can't wait to see it; Plushenko in full sail, like no one else. This guy was born for the stage, wasn't he?
    That is a very Russian thing to do. It's like a Russian novel or poem, jam-packed with meaning. I can't say that I get it all in one sitting! Perhaps I like programs with simpler narratives, but that's just me. I do wish Plushenko and the others who are coming back this year the best of luck!

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    I m faaaar from expert opinions ab programs, but yes it is awesome to see how they build a program from scratch. And Miyamoto is sooo cool, he explains every single move, I love him.the sequences he made are wonderful.


    I m very impressed with Dickson as well, he looks the sweetest person ( with great hair) he makes a program with Arthur and he insists on many details, Arthur just skates bits of it for now, i found the program very packed at some point. 

     I watched also a masterclass he gave yesterday and thought he was a genius, he made the skaters have same steps with two completely different kinds of music.

    He is also  working with Liza, is it reported that Wilson did her programs? I think her lp looks like Wilson and is totally in her comfort zone, but it looks like Dickson does her sp and I already love  it, I think it will be a brand new image of her! It suits her age too.he also does her exhibition.

    Liza has grown up since last time i saw her, she has more curves and looks little bigger, yesterday she was practicing spins but in the programs she hit her jumps. I think she took notice of the ice covering critics and she skates bigger.

    Btw the  little girls of the camp look upon her and follow her everywhere like bees, lol

    Mishin is really a cheerful person, he uses games to teach, today with Dickson they were showing  how not to skate with fists firm and used all kind of tricks.
    I ll go one more day to the arena because the area here has the best scenery to tour and I don't wanna miss it.

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    You got to see a MASTER CLASS? You lucky duck, Seniorita. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and impressions with us. Miyamoto, Dickson, and Mishin sound fascinating. It's moments like these that remind me how much I enjoy being a skating fan.

    I love the image of the little girls following Liza around like bees.

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    Yes I m much respectful to evgeni and mishin who let us watch, watching Miyamoto and Dickson together on the same ice is a real dream.
    And is good to see upcOming talents too, there is a whole bunch. Also plush Liza and Arthur teach sometimes the tiny ones, it is great to watch.

    I wrote in the morning in jest that plush impersonates both, I think they just tell the story in a very fresh way.

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    I would have liked the Prokoviev because Adrian Schultheiss has been trying to do that versoin but injuries has hampered him. His arrangment is great! I think Hanyu as skating to more Kissing You which is the theme to to Baz Luhrmans Romeo and JUliet but comes with lyerics and I think of the great singing of Des'ree. ROta is good and used a lot but it is not a Tango so that will be interesting for Plushenko no matter if it is war horese. Then you have other R&J music but I think he chose well.

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    I just hope that Mishin doesn't strip all of the choreography out like he usually does. Just once I would like to see Plushenko really show off all that he can do, not just the jumps.

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    ^^ ITA. Think about that glorious tribute to Nijinsky!

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    From what I saw mishin agreed with Miyamoto and was approving of everything and if sth didn't work they were all discussing it, there is a specific moment in the choreo they must have discussed it for an hour or more the good thing is that plushenko looks totally healthy and they can work a lot.

    Liza is insisting on her spin positions a lot, she really works all day, she is amazing to watch working, she just grabs the choreography!I think Arthur has a very difficult program, sp or lp, I dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    From what I saw mishin agreed with Miyamoto and was approving of everything and if sth didn't work they were all discussing it, there is a specific moment in the choreo they must have discussed it for an hour or more the good thing is that plushenko looks totally healthy and they can work a lot.

    Liza is insisting on her spin positions a lot, she really works all day, she is amazing to watch working, she just grabs the choreography!I think Arthur has a very difficult program, sp or lp, I dunno.
    What do you mean that Liza is insisting on her spin positions a lot?
    And now that the Gala has happened, can you give us her music name?

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    The gala was between the skaters and their parents, Liza will say ab the music soon enough I think. She works on her layback and sit spin all day, that's what I meant, and she is doing a new one I don't remember from last season.

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    Ooh, and we've all forgotten the Tchaikovsky R & J! Or at least I have.


    But probably my favorite is the Prokofiev. The balcony scene music is so romantic and impassioned. To me it makes Ravel's Bolero sound like elevator music.

    Here's the Prokofiev performed by its masters, Fonteyn and Nureyev. (Notice that one of the comments below the video says that Fonteyn is 47 at that time.) But even if you just close your eyes and just take in the music, it will suffice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtBRN5BXt6o
    Last edited by Olympia; 06-25-2012 at 04:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    The gala was between the skaters and their parents, Liza will say ab the music soon enough I think. She works on her layback and sit spin all day, that's what I meant, and she is doing a new one I don't remember from last season.
    Okay cool. I'm glad to hear. How are the spins looking? Are they getting better extension and positions?

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