Syrupy-sweet image is gone
By Ryan Pyette, The London Free Press
Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:31:34 EDT PM
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s combustible Carmen free dance, unveiled Saturday in a winning way at Skate Canada International in Windsor, leaves little hint of their former maple-syrupy Canadian-sweetheart image. ....
Marina Zoueva, Virtue and Moir’s coach, saw this program as a way to coax a leading lady out of the shadows. In the past, commentary from judges suggested Moir, the 25-year-old from Ilderton, was so much more the visible partner.
“He brings so much energy and Tessa is gentle and beautiful,” Zoueva said. “The best thing about them is the connection they have. That’s what’s special and this is the opportunity in their careers to show love in a dramatic way. ....
They wanted to be ground-breakers. Carmen, in its first form, registers on the Richter scale. ....
Oddly the article includes a caption that says, "Local sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform a sexually charged free dance ...," but the photo is not of Carmen. I think it must be their Hallelujah exhibition.