What are people talking about when they say Tosca doesn't have alot of "in-betweens" re-watch. I see pleanty of subtle emotion inetweens. Like during the flying camel, her arm variations are 'da bomb!! Ok,ok, fiirst of all I see in Tosca
3 main "moves in the field" sections.
1.First section between the 1st 3lutz and triple flip. This one has very smooth chor. She really shows off her smooth clean, crip edgeing, and liquid smooth(but limited) arm movments. Here the real emphasis is on MK's fluiditiy across the ice.
2. Second MITF section is between the double axle and 3 sal. This section is where the "character" of the music is expressed. NOT necessarily(sp?) Tosca the character, rather the angst the music envokes. This sections shows, Michelle's command on her edgeing, and exprssion of her music.
3. The last MIFS is really the entire footwork after the 2nd lutz including the final death drop. This section is all about Letting the Performance quality come though. What this section does is it has "emotional connectivity", that is the extra energy, extra, emotion, extra pasison, that comes though her footwork and ending spin. She becomes frantic, just like the music she is skating to and preforms at a fevor pitch!!
In conclusion, Tosca has more in-betweens than it has been given credit for on the net. Tosca has 3 main MITF sections. It has more subtle nuances that the judges clearly have responded to. I believe that these nuance are what the judges are rewarding her for along with her exellent perfomance abilities! All in all Tosca just became another Kwan classic!!!