I'd like someone to reprise the Lincoln music Brian Boitano did in 1994. It's been long enough that it would be "fresh" to most audiences, and sadly, Brian never skated that program well enough for it to become iconic.
The music was beautiful... soft and thoughtful at one moment... dramatic swells in another...
Edit: On second thought, it is subtle and straightforward, so it probably wouldn't lend itself to the wild arm-flapping (like an ostrich trying to take flight) that we see today in an attempt to rack up PCS.
But the fact is that this is what skaters tend to do. I think it makes them feel that they will get a good response from the audience (and the judges... it seems like they dont mind the overused pieces!).
Originally Posted by os168
I would love a pair - e.g. S/S or V/T to skate to the Game of Thrones soundtrack.
At the rink. Again.
It may have been an ice show he did. It was really clever.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Artur Gachinski's new long program is to the "Anna Karenina" OST. He posted two forty-second clips on his vk - the beginning and the end, I think. It looks very lyrical and lovely already.
This is a tumblr post with the videos embedded in it
I'm kinda hoping he goes kickass with his SP. I really liked Pink Floyd, but the one I loved best was St Louis Blues.
For Jason, I'd love to see him keep Liebestraume. If there was an LP I could happily watch for the next five seasons, that is it. Maybe rein in Rohene a little this season and not quite go so out-there for his SP...Prince was a bit much and I don't think the judges really liked it, but sassy, cheeky and playful Jason is definitely something I'd like to see again.
(For that matter, playful Josh would be something great, too!)
Agree St. Louis Blue's was really great for Gatchinski, that's the one program I really appreciated his skating in, everything else I've felt he gets packaged as a jumper skating to background music, but he was so good at the blues! He should really go for something bluesy again...maybe Harlem Nocturne?
I actually think Roehene's upbeat, edgy programs are more impressive. Jason's Liebestraume was nice, but I felt the choreo was a bit generic (of course the flexibility in the spins but Jason's own stamp on it), like any choreographer could have come up with that program. Jason is such a unique skater so I think he should skate to unique music that isn't overused and sleep-inducing. I liked the idea of using Prince but not the program, think he could do a great Beatles program though, or maybe something edgy like Led Zeppelin! That would be .
Josh needs to be careful about his music selections this coming season. He's done classical for both programs for the past few seasons now and I think he's maybe boxing himself in and making it easy for people to assign the "boring, generic" label to him. Upbeat could be a great thing, but he should avoid trite or tired pieces. In many ways Farris reminds me of Brezina circa 2010 and I don't think Putting on the Ritz and An American in Paris did much to showcase Brezina personally, and similarly put him into a kind of "young kid with nice jumps and good basics but not much else" category.
Actually IIRC correctly, plenty of people loved Brezina's programs in 2010, in particular his American in Paris program. I know I did. In fact I haven't really liked his programs much since then, though I sort of liked his FS this year.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
I think he pull off something with a cool hippy vibe. Like "California Dreamin'." It would be different, and in a good way.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
ITA! that would be entertaining!
Originally Posted by TontoK
I liked the American in Paris program (for the first season anyways) but it really did package him as a cute young nondescript boy with nice jumps, there wasn't really much substance to it. At Nationals, during the warmup and when Josh was skating the comments were all like...he's a young fresh face, he has a youthful vibe, gorgeous jumps, great technique, wide-eyed teenager...it was all just a bit, okay, is there anything else to say besides that he's young and has nice jumps? And right now maybe there isn't a whole lot else, but I see the potential there, even in his exhibition pieces, he shows a lot more emotion and his fluidity and line can be better appreciated, but that's lost a little bit in the competition when he's skating to stuff like Rachmaninoff or Bach that everyone has heard before, plus the sweatshirt tops he seems so fond of distort his arm line a bit. Even the British Eurosport guys at JW were raving about his technical mark and then said...can you imagine when the presentation gets to that level too? Meaning they don't think it's there yet. And it isn't quite but I think it could be more apparent than it is with some of his recent programs. Part of why I think people are so drawn to Jason Brown's skating and rave about his artistry is that he's different and skates to a lot of stuff that hasn't been used before, chooses costumes that stand out, and fully commits to his choreography, which is modern and different and grabs people's attention - at least for the most part, Liebestraume was an exception to this impression IMO and that's why I'd like to see him get a new program.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Adam Rippon has posted in his Twitter that his new LP is "The afternoon of a Faun" by Debussy, choreographed by Tom Dickson. He'll skate it next week in the Gardenia Trophy.
And I totally agree with the person who said that someone should skate Two steps from hell music. Archangel is one of my fave pieces ever and I think I've just seen it used in Rhythmic gymnastics, we need it in figure skating as well.
Hmm... Interesting! Not a lot of skaters skate their new programs a season before all of the others... Afternoon of a Faun is a great choice for him, though...
Originally Posted by sigrid
My memory is fading... Afternoon of a Faun... Janet Lynn? John Curry? Both? Neither?
I don't recall seeing this music used for quite some time... perhaps that's why the memory is fuzzy.
Edit: YouTube to the rescue! Janet Lynn 1970 long program and 1971 exhibition. John Curry exhibition in an avante-garde dance piece.
More recently: Yuka Sato 2000 Professional competitive program.
Carolina Kostner used it in the 2010-2011 season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWsDJ4JJirM
Davis-White : "good bye lenin ", "fire birds stravinsky "
Brian Joubert : short "yallah, yallah " (calogero) free: "michael nyman the draughtsman's contract"
Virtue Moir : free "Yo-Yo Ma - Bach, Cello Suites", "Moonlight - Electric Cello (Inspired by Beethoven) - ThePianoGuys"
Aliona SAVCHENKO Robin SZOLKOWy: i think they must propose again "Mission" Ennio Morricone
Pechalat Bourzat : "district 9 " soundtrack
Patrick chan: "Lawrence d'arabia"
And that was such an incredible program! It was so bad that it was the season when she didn't have the big tricks because of the injury... However, the choreography was so sophisticated and refined!
Originally Posted by sigrid