02-18-2013, 08:04 AM
Will do, Buttercup.
I have never seen Fledermaus, though I've heard it on the radio. The overture always makes my heart beat faster. I think it's Johann Strauss's first operetta, and it just radiates the energy of a new beginning. There are four pieces that give me this feeling: the Fledermaus overture, the overture to Smetana's The Bartered Bride (pretty much the start of Czech national music), the overture to Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila (Not his very first opera, but close, and Glinka is the father of Russian national music), and the first notes of Schuman's first symphony, the "Spring."
02-22-2013, 08:22 AM
I think that Davis/White will always be more easy to understand and follow by the judges, who are not necessarily very complex one's in their personality.
They have the flow, virtuos technique , speed and passion which is very transparent and easy to recognize.
All in all I find Virtue/Moir a much better couple. They are NOT doing comfortable things. They behave like their decisions to create a programme is always has a mission to show some possible new direction of this sport. They offer an improvement to this sport year by year. They are innovative, and in this way THEY act like true Champions.
I know sometimes is more difficult to understand, they usually have a complex scenario behind their programme.
About their Carmen:
I think it shows how Carmen won over Don Jose, even if she was killed by him.
The whole programme is like a dream and memory of Don Jose, waiting possibly his execution in the jail remembering the sexually-droven connection with Carmen.The ups and lows. It was NOT at all a romantic relationship between this 2, they have been addicted to each other.
Even the missing red colour shows that it is a memory from the past. It is very common to use black (dress) and white (the ice) in coloured movie citing the acts happened in the past time.
I find it incredibly talented and meaningful.
I love both teams, D/W always should be my VERY proud silver medalist and lots of GOLD after Sochi.
02-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Off the ice
Umbrellas, Mahler and Funny Face were innovative and uncomfortable?
Originally Posted by bigdeal
Look, I prefer V/M to D/W, too, and find their skating technically strong but with greater refinement and polish than D/W's. But I don't consider either team great artistic visionaries (not a surprise, with Zoueva now responsible for their training), despite the attempt to sell as Carmen as though it's the most original thing ever. And I feel that D/W have also challenged themselves artistically at times, such as the Bollywood program or the tango FD they had in 2011.
02-22-2013, 09:20 AM
[I feel that D/W have also challenged themselves artistically at times, such as the Bollywood program or the tango FD they had in 2011.[/QUOTE]
Yes, they did, I agree with that. They especially challanged themselves with the Tango programme, which was their weakest programme but still. They won the World with that challange. In that year the real challange was V/M latin dance programme.
I agree with you conserning to D/W, I like them as I said that!
02-22-2013, 05:01 PM