Julia has already skated to Nocturne and Carmen
Originally Posted by FSGMT
I don't get this Julia copying Cohen when in fact its Morozov who does her choreography
I can expect someone going for a Russian skater's classic. I feel there will be some Yagudin like program, even if skating has changed very much since then
It may not be true but in a way its as if they're trying to convey Julia as the new flexible, graceful skater - like Sasha was. Hence using her music. But of course, they are popular music choices so it could just be a coincidence that they're both insanely flexible!
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I/K should do James Bond!! The judges would melt. But they need good choreography....oh please I just want them to skate something, anything worthy of their talent. Oh yes and Nikita needs to grow a pair..no more wilting under pressure...You are the MAN for goodness sake...Okay..enough ranting for one day
Chan says in the above link that he's using the same SP, and is very excited about the LP and it's a favourite piece of his.
Not a hater, but he needs stop doing it. I know it's allowed but it looks a bit like cheating. I think there should be a limit on how many times you can do it in 4 years.
Originally Posted by ffionhanathomas
Skating is art, if you let it be.
I actually want to see Ashley Wagner do Firebird, though!
Originally Posted by vera01
Wicked Yankee Girl
Ashley would rock Firebird!
There are all those Russian movie themes that Russian skaters have used. "The Admiral" that Samarin used, for example, is quite nice.
I just hope nobody used 17,000 minutes in Spring, the miserable piece that Maria Butyrskaia used. Man, I can't stand that music.
And I hope no one uses Otonal or Meadowlands.
Elena would rock as a Bond Girl!
Originally Posted by bramweld
Yuzuru song of Two Step from Hell!
: nero, Heart of Courage, Strength Of A Thousand Men and especially archangel, so epic!!!
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev for sure. Stravinsky's Firebird - probably, but his other works as well as Shostakovich's and Kchachaturian's pieces are not so melodious and rather difficult to interpret. Big audiences (olympics one including) prefer music they know so I doubt skaters will go with not so popular, 20th century classical music. I hope I'm wrong though, I'm tired of listening to the same pieces over and over again (only few exceptions).
Originally Posted by sequinsgalore
In his interview with Pigeon Post, Nobunari Oda revealed two of his new programs for next season, saying there's no reason to hide them. His free program is to the William Tell Overture and his exhibition is to The Last Samurai, both choreographed by Lori Nichol. For his EX, he says the steps at the end are really difficult.
Who is Ashley Cain???? Is she even a speck on any radar????
I don't get this influx of Russian classical music just because it is in Sochi. It is far too obvious for my taste and shows lack of creativity or risk taking.
Does it mean just because the Olympic is in US, skaters should adopt country/jazz/blues music or Gershwin or John Williams? Olympic in Japan, lets all do memoir of a geisha or Hisashi? etc etc.
As far as I am concerned, an automatic +1 should be awarded in every PCS category just for any use of
- None Russian music
- No warhorse/'worldly acclaimed legit' classical music.
- No where near Carmen. (In fact this should result in - 1 deduction unless your surname ends with Virtue or Moir)
- Any program that has nothing to do with Morozov (to be fair, he will get home bonus anyway, so this way of marking just balance it all out to 0)
- Special award for using composers from outside Europe.