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Very OT, but her husband's former wife (another Natalia!) was my first coach.
Originally Posted by plushyfan
Back to Carmen-- it really depends on the style. I didn't like Navka/Kostamarov's Carmen, because theirs was really trying to play to the new rules of the time. we've had the COP for a good eight years now, and Virtue/Moir, while successful 6.0 skaters, really grew up with the new system. I expect that they'll be able to not only skate to the demands of the COP, but be able to express the music.
In one of the interviews, Moir himself said he felt that Carmen was overused, but he and Tessa felt it was one of the most emotional and dramatic pieces.
In another part of the interview (or maybe in another one), V/M said that their short program will be to a piece composed by the actor Anthony Hopkins. So they're not using the tried and true for all their music. This is very exciting to contemplate. Hopkins is a music scholar and has composed several works (which I haven't yet heard), and I'm excited both as a fan of Hopkins and as a V/M fan that they're making such a music choice. The Carmen I guess we'll have to wait and judge on its own merits. After all, it is a powerful piece of music—I have faith that Tessa and Scott will find a way to make it innovative and exciting.
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