http://evgeni-plushenko.com/forum/vi...minator#p77960 Pluminator trilogy (click it in order to see the animation effect )
"I will be back "
I still love this Sasha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfRJm3kIkPU
I love love love every bit and moment of this program. Just look at gorgeous camel positions he hit at spins, and pitch-perfect straight-line step sequence. Aaaaand his angelic smile at the end! Priceless.
Tatjana Flade on FSU:
New interview with Evgeni Plushenko here: http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/11164.html
- FS is "Best of Plushenko", a selection of music he has used in former programs. He names "Godfather", "Adagio", "Tosca", "Tango Amore". When I was at the training camp in Italy I also heard "Sheherazade" and "Tango de Roxanne", but I don't know if that was the final version of the music. I thought that this idea is actually cool, although I usually don't like if too many music pieces are mixed together
- he is in Sotchi at the training camp but not sure if he will take part in the test skate due to a minor foot problem and also because he needs to be careful with his back
- he hopes to compete at Cup of Russia (Grand Prix in Moscow), Russian Nationals, European Championships and Olympic Games
- he knows that he will have to skate the team event as well and is ready for it. But he said if he is not healthy enough to compete four programs in Sotchi he will not go to the Olympic Games as he doesn't want to let down his team. Then a younger skater should go and compete.
I'm sure, english translation of the whole article will be soon.
I actually like the idea. And remembering the pieces of music...Edvin Marton did three of the four, so I'm sure what they would do is get Edvin to make an arrangement of the selected pieces, so there would be no choppy edits. The music should mesh well together.
Godfather, Adagio, Tosca, Tango Amore all in one program? Sounds awful.
To be honest, competing a FS of all his past programs is totally self-indulgent and not a good idea. While it's an understandable "final skate" piece for him, and the fans will certainly appreciate it, something like this is way more appropriate for an exhibition.
I doubt it will be well-received by the judges... how do you mark interpretation for a performance with 4+ different types of music?
What do you think, Plushyfan? You're the one that will know the best!
As for his new LP, I've been going on about it at other places....I was worried about whether the music can be made to work at first, but I've been thnking about it some more. People do skate "medley" programs, after all. Even in programs that aren't directly called such, but are generally seen as "unified", there are often different (though related) pieces of music being used. For instance, a movie soundtrack program may incorporate pieces from completely different parts of the movie. Editing still needs to be done to put them together.
If we only discuss the music itself, the pieces that Plushenko mentioned are mostly Marton's (except Adagio). In other words, most of the music were the works of one single composer, during a period of less than a decade, for one particular friend of that composer's, and one type of purpose. And from what I understand, that same composer is (very likely) doing the task of putting them together. (Admittedly, Godfather and Tosca were adaptations of other music, but Marton's handprints were pretty strong on them.) Theoretically, and just from the point of view of trying to make it sound unified and not jarring, I am not certain that overall, it really is harder to imagine than the more general "medley" situations.
As for being "self-indulgent": *shrugs* We have very little information right now, pretty much only the concept. I can imagine a scenario where it would indeed be directly "about" himself, his own past. Autobiographical, perhaps, if one may use such words on skating programs. If that were to be the case, then certainly I can imagine some people really not liking the idea. Of course, I can imagine people not liking the program for other reasons, too. It's a risky idea (as the reactions seem to already show), which is perhaps why it took Mishin quite a while to persuade Plushy, and everyone else on their team. We'll have to see what the actual program is like.
BTW, I also want to mention that in the team-russa2014 interview that plushyfan posted above, Plushenko said a little more about the new LP. From the gist of it, it seems that he and Mishin are seeing this as something completely new, and perhaps radically unusual. One specific sentence (google translate, but perhaps there will be better translations soon):
He also said that it is in fact harder to choreograph this program. I guess we'll just have to wait and see...One can not simply add up all of the programs, all the pieces of choreography, which once served - and get a new program. It's just not possible!
Well said, whitebamboo! I must confess to being rather dubious about the whole idea myself - especially initially. But Tatjana Flade - who has heard at least "a" version, whether that ends up being "the" version, is yet not known - said she liked the music arrangement. One's immediate fear is that it would end up being... choppy, and incohesive. Of course, being a Plushy uber, I'm sure that he will be able to "sell" it to me - but just looking at it, "in cold blood", so to speak, the notion did not immediately appeal. The rumour has been kicking around for a while, and it feels to me as we fans have been regarding it with... cautious silence. At least I haven't seen many reactions when it was first mentioned, which I think I would have had it been either universally loved - or disliked - among fans. It's as everyone has been holding off until one were sure that it really was what he was going to skate to. But as always, the proof will be in the pudding, and we will simply have to wait and see.
One can not simply add up all of the programs, all the pieces of choreography, which once served - and get a new program. It's just not possible!
I do like the thought of Marton arranging it... that to me seems like it could be a little more cohesive.
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