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Thread: Jeff Buttle on Working with Patrick Chan

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    Nice little piece on Chan and Buttle working together:

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/Top+...ID/2302899715/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGrand View Post
    Nice little piece on Chan and Buttle working together:

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/Top+...ID/2302899715/
    Jeff said, "What I try to push is to bring him some musical sensibility and just be aware that you can have the same impact with a lot smaller movement, and I think this program really highlights that fact. It’s very subtle; it’s certainly nothing he has ever done before."

    Jeff's choreography is extremely difficult because every subtle, tiny movement has its musical meaning. One subtle, seemingly nitpicking difference can break the mood. For instance, Chan raised his head a bit too abruptly at 00:59 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=238Y0PHTweg, which as a consequence contradicted the musical phrasing. The same movement was done perfectly at SA (01:06-01:08 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJFNtYmEDJ0). It was gradual and SMOOTH. I praised his artistic improvement for his Skate Canada SP performance, but I did not for his Cup of Russia one. I understand that after losing the gold in Skate Canada, he might be more concerned about technical elements during his SP at CoR. I just want to encourage him to continue working on those subtle aspects as Jeff has tried to push him. They are subtle, but people do take notice of them. The hard work might not immediately translate into points but, well, I just hope he will continue to work on those tiny things.

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    I love that Patch said Buttle was far more musical than himself and every other male skater...tis true...and good to see humility Mr Chan despite huge talent. This is a chreographic heavenly match. I like him giving Buttle and Wilson a try-very smart move-he can return to Lori for Olympic year if he feels more comfy. I love all 3 for Patch.

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    Patrick's SP ending spins went perfectly along with the rhythm of the music in COR.

    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    I love that Patch said Buttle was far more musical than himself and every other male skater...tis true...and good to see humility Mr Chan despite huge talent. This is a chreographic heavenly match. I like him giving Buttle and Wilson a try-very smart move-he can return to Lori for Olympic year if he feels more comfy. I love all 3 for Patch.
    Patch?!
    Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-11-2012 at 11:37 PM.

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