Alexandra Stepanova & Ivan Bukin
I really enjoy their FD this season and have a feeling that this team is going to achieve much more things in future.
FD at Russian Nationals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxDPAHLNYMo
Their reaction after seeing the scores was amazing!!
Alexandra Nikolayevna Stepanova (Russian: Александра Николаевна Степанова)
Ivan Andreyevich Bukin (Russian: Иван Андреевич Букин)
Their ISU Biography:
Their Icenetwork biography
Their Tracings.net entry
SD "España Cañi" performed by Erich Kunzel
FD "Eleanor Rigby" performed by Joshua Bell and Frankie Moreno
SD "I Can't Touch It," "Sixteen Tons" and "Big and Bad"
FD the Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters soundtrack by Atli Örvarsson
SD "Swing, Swing, Swing" and "Boogie All Night Long"
FD Music: Flamenco "Boléro" by Gustavo Montesano
SD Music: Cha Cha - "Caramelio; Samba - "La Collegiala"
FD Music: "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney
SD Music: Waltz - "Faust Waltz" by F. Liszt, Tango
FD Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini
Last edited by dorispulaski; 06-28-2015 at 07:16 AM.
I've liked them for a while now, and thanks for starting the thread. I think they are very promising and I look forward to them improving.
And on a non-skating note: They are simply gorgeous.
Agree! I saw them in person during JGP Bosphorus Cup 2012 and they were like Hollywood stars fascinating people around their way when they walk!!
Originally Posted by s_parks
I had no idea who they were before this season, but they really caught my eye during Skate America: the sit twizzles, the million-position lifts, and her oh-so-diva hands at the end of the SD. Tanith Belbin (or was it Carol Lane? My memory... ) said that in every lift, twizzle, and combination spin, this team is always adding some form of innovation. They've received some flak for their SS and TAT's overhype, but I really appreciate how different they try to be.
Their FD took a while to click with me, but I suddenly "got it" at Nationals. And they were, of course, very cute in the K&C.
Welcome S/B!!!!!! You are one of my favorites team. You reminded me of the old great Russian ice dancers.
Just wanted to revive this thread to say congratulations for their first Euro medal!
Congratulations to Alexandra and Ivan. Definitely not a result I would've foreseen.
so decided to search something new going into WC & found the interview with Sasha where she says nothing significant but for the bumping of the thread of the couple I like it will do
She says that the changes in the program are minimal
After the successful result of the Euros it pushed them to work more & be better. Now they dont go back to these memories & ready for more. The training & preparation for WC goes steady & surprisingly without any pressure & no difference from the preparation to any other comp.
Good luck my loves!
Last edited by Sugarpova; 03-30-2015 at 08:25 AM.
Don' t forget, skating is in Ivan's blood cause he is Andrei Bukin's son joined with Bestemianova were one of the greatest ice dancers in the history.
Last edited by Sugarpova; 04-02-2015 at 07:09 AM.
Another person who supports them. I really like the changes in tempo of their FD, and how the choreography highlighted that. It was nice to see them move into the Top 10. Too bad about the SD, but it's hard to blame Alexandra with her bleeding knee after seeing (apparently uninjured) teams also fall over.
Last edited by Sugarpova; 04-03-2015 at 04:29 AM.