I knew this was coming, lol.
V&M are about as sexual as Taylor Swift. LOL
I kept thinking while I was watching V/M that it takes complete trust and closeness to do this. Not every ice dancer could do. The only part I've seen in their practice that I don't like was the lift ended with Tessa sitting on Scott's shoulders right at his face. It was ugly. The rest of them were quite heart-pounding to watch.
itawow!!! What i can see is brilliant. Incredible choreo and commitment. I love the sexual/sensual vibe on them. They are slowly going through another metamorphis. Brilliant next step.
Also, some youtubes links are closed, at least in my country, Mura's for example, the same user downloaded them here: www.dailymotion.com/user/diodio0013/1
I'll know better after Saturday , but I'm feeling this Carmen is exactly what I'd been hoping for. As I've said elsewhere, I'm a fan of the Petit ballet , and this is very much from the same mold ...but quite a bit less explicit , which is fine . ( There's no actual touching of the naughty bits , and I'm not asking for more )
The sexual aspect ( not just sensual ) is entirely apros pos for Carmen , all the more so because it's expressed in the skating ( not stopping and posing at center ice , as we've seen in several Morozov programs , e.g.)
I'm wondering if I'll find myself in a reverse situation from last year... My 2 favourite teams are 1.V/M and 2.D/W. Last year, I loved DF for D/W and struggled all season to like FF ( though I could see it was difficult and really well skated ..especially by the end of the season ).
This year ,leaving aside the "after" choreography (which I thoroughly disliked) I'm pretty neutral over D/W's Notre Dame ,though I really like some lifts and other elements ,and realize it will develop over the season . But I somehow wanted something more for them.
From the first partial glimpse of Carmen , I feel it can be a tour de force for V/M. We'll see what Saturday brings ... and what the judges have to say... ( I like both SDs )
I really like C/L's SD , but though Anna looked delectable in her red costume in practice today , I think their Carmen may suffer by comparison. ( unfairly so, because they're really not in the same league with V/M)
I also like both H/D's programs a lot. They had a kind of "off" FD practice, but if they skate well in competition , they're pretty darn flamenco.
C/J's SD is a bit of a disaster .. but I like their FD very much.
I don't think R/T were having a good practice , but I think their SD could work..I can hardly weigh in on the Godfather..I find it pretty mundane ( maybe because I'm so bored with the music ) I guess it will all come down to how they skate it...
ETA :Forgot Z/S..like both their programs and they seemed to be skating well . I like this team.
Both G/P and R/H seemed self assured and on their game..I have to say Kharis looked lovely in her practice Uni .. she's really in fighting trim , and it's a joy to see her looking so .. in command. I can't say I like the material for either team, so far..with the possible exception of R/H's SD , which is promising if skated well.
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