10-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Constable , Costume Police
Meryl's costume is perfectly fine as a generic Act 1 Giselle costume.. it's just not as flattering to her as it could be , so I hope for some improvement , since I always want all my favourites to look as good as possible.
10-21-2012, 07:59 PM
The 'generic' Act 1 Gisele costume is actually a romantic length tutu. Ice dance requires a shorter skirt, so it is all a question of proportion. For a lady as tiny as Meryl, I would recommend less fullness with the over-skirt the same length as the underskirt, and with less color contrast.
10-23-2012, 05:29 PM
Meryl's dress has a fullness that is very "polka-ish" . If you ever watch actual professional polkas - the dress is always somewhat short and very full. The dance itself requires a lightness and lift in each step, something that Davis & White do to perfection as to expression.
10-24-2012, 12:14 PM
You must look at their feet. Poje is the weaker skater of the two and is often on 2 feet, especially in their FD. Neither skater has particularly deep edges. B&S don't skate on 2 feet and have good edging. Davis & White have the better/deeper edges.
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
10-29-2012, 06:53 PM
I like D/W's polka very much! I like the little nods to the ballet, which are fun and cheeky. I loove the toe-pick hops in the middle--very clever! The costumes don't bother me--it seems consistent with other Giselle types I've seen. I just think they did a better job of selecting music--it carries them and the program so well. It keeps everything moving and when they stop to highlight sections of the music with a spectacular lift or bits of choreo, it just elevates the overall effect. On paper, I like their short dance the best this season.