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    Quote Originally Posted by chloepoco View Post
    I like what I'm seeing from Satoko!
    Say what you will about Miyahara's micro jumps- but in one summer, the improvements in her skating have gone from strength to strength. THIS is what we mean by artistic maturity- NOT whatever it is Zoueva is forcing down Gracie's throat. and let's note that she is YOUNGER too. Any young skater who can bring out the artistry in Poeta is one I would root for. She can be a little bit faster, and yes the jumps bigger- but she looks like she's grown a bit and that opening flip looked good. Keep up the good work Team Miyahara!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roma View Post
    Just saw these on my twitter and FB feeds:

    Carolina Kostner
    Cari amici, ho scelto le musiche dei miei due nuovi programmi!

    Programma corto: "Humoresque" di A. Dvorak
    Programma lungo: "Scheherazade" di N.Rimsky-Korsakov

    @sport_folio: Carolina Kostner's new programs are: Humoresque by A. Dvorak (SP) and Scheherazade by N.Rimsky-Korsakov (FS)
    Funnily enough, I had a feeling it was only a matter of time before Caro chose another war horse for the Olympic season. She's lyrical enough to play Scheherazade I guess, but depending on the music cut she chooses. I think the Kwan/Yuna versions will stand iconic and the Asada version the most whimsical to date (and that's a good thing!), so it'll be interesting to see whether Caro can bring something 'relatively' new to the mix.

    Humoresque is a bit of an odd choice- and odd music choices tend to favour other skaters. Not Caro. Her Vampire SP wasn't one of her better choices. However, trust Lori to play favourites and give Kostner her best stuff.

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    Interesting choices from the best ice dancers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zydeco88 View Post
    Narumi Takahashi/Ryuichi Kihara "Les Miz" LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUbJ7Ebf0U
    Thank youuuuuu so much!
    Surprised! Iirc it's just 6 months or so since their teaming-up?! With only a double twist low in the height, and rather easier lifts (compared to other top pairs), but still amaging! Hopefully they can skate a little faster as they get more comfortable with this program and with each other.

    I have a question: Can they earn TES enough to qualify for the Olympics with these elements? I mean, with no falls on jumps/throw jumps of course (here, Narumi went for a throw double loop).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Thank youuuuuu so much!
    Surprised! Iirc it's just 6 months or so since their teaming-up?! With only a double twist low in the height, and rather easier lifts (compared to other top pairs), but still amaging! Hopefully they can skate a little faster as they get more comfortable with this program and with each other.

    I have a question: Can they earn TES enough to qualify for the Olympics with these elements? I mean, with no falls on jumps/throw jumps of course (here, Narumi went for a throw double loop).
    Considering that Kihara only recently began pairs skating, they seem to be doing pretty good. However, I still miss Mervin and the Takahashi/Tran pairing :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by zydeco88 View Post
    Satoko Miyahara's "Poeta" LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOlQ5kxHwg
    I'm REALLY surprised by how much she has improved so quickly. Her jumps, although still small, are all fully rotated now. Since she does Lutz and Flip from the correct edges, this makes her a big threat. She can definitely make the Japanese Olympic team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roma View Post
    Just saw these on my twitter and FB feeds:

    Programma lungo: "Scheherazade" di N.Rimsky-Korsakov

    @sport_folio: Carolina Kostner's new programs are: Humoresque by A. Dvorak (SP) and Scheherazade by N.Rimsky-Korsakov (FS)
    This seems like a bad joke! Is Lori Nichol now recycling Michelle's program music, done by other choreographers (eg, Bolero last season)? And even if Michelle (and Yu Na) hadn't used it, it is so overdone. Didn't Evan use it at the last Olympics? It's like, if it's an Olympic season, it must be Scheherazade.

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    Details on Sara Hurtado and Adrian Diaz's programs (both in English and Spanish): http://hurtadodiazspain.blogspot.ca/...ntradas_2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by zydeco88 View Post

    Excellent FS for both ladies.

    Karen has been improving steadily since her novice days and I'm so excited to see how she will do this season. I really hope she gets a JGP event...skating like that she deserves 2. I love the spring in her jumps and her spins are beautiful. She's so elegant and expressive! I just love her!

    Satoko has improved quite a bit. I agree that her jumps are still small but their rotation is a lot less questionable now. They look fully rotated and clean. I've always thought she had very nice programs and this one is excellent. I love the way the tension builds throughout the program as well as the expression in her movements. Like Kanako she's not very voidy in the face but I definitely see it in the way she delivers her program. That was a great performance; a lot clean triples under the spotlight! I don't think she's Sochi ready at this point but I think she'll definitely make her case by the time nationals come around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCygne View Post
    This is probably a dumb question, but I'm not a skater so I've always wondered how skaters learn and remember their choreo after first getting their programs choreographed. Is it written down/recorded/documented somehow? Often these early season showings seem a little empty or incomplete in places, so how is it that skaters fill in these gaps on their own after spending just a week or so with their choreographers? I know many skaters will go back for more sessions and fine-tuning throughout the season, but what do they initially take home?
    It truly depends on the skater. Some take video of the choreographer/themselves while working with him/her, others write it down, and others just remember. As it is, you spend a lot of time on each segment and there's tons of visualization that happens...

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    I first noticed Satoko about 2 years ago (I think) because of her transitions. My goodness, she packed in more transitions than Patrick Chan. I think she will be a star right after 2014.

    Very gifted musically, too.

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    As for Carolina and Scheherazade, wasn't it revealed a month ago?
    I trust Lori would bring her best to this program, and make sure it's an instant masterpiece like she did to Bolero.

    Bolero and Scheherazade aren't Kwan's strong programs. Kwan didn't do anything new to them. Actually, I'd say they were terrible programs.

    Yuna also didn't do anything new to Scheherazade either. It wasn't one of her strong programs.

    I'm skeptical, but hopeful that this will be the best Scheherazade ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateusp1 View Post
    Scheherazade
    After finding out about Carolina's music choices, I immediately remembered reading this post

    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    Better maybe Yu-Na to Swan Lake and Caro to Sheherazade

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    As for Carolina and Scheherazade, wasn't it revealed a month ago?
    I trust Lori would bring her best to this program, and make sure it's an instant masterpiece like she did to Bolero.

    Bolero and Scheherazade aren't Kwan's strong programs. Kwan didn't do anything new to them. Actually, I'd say they were terrible programs.

    Yuna also didn't do anything new to Scheherazade either. It wasn't one of her strong programs.

    I'm skeptical, but hopeful that this will be the best Scheherazade ever.
    I agree. I wouldn't say Michelle's Scheherezade was terrible but it definitely isn't among her best FSs. It was solid but not special enough for an Olympic season....

    Yu-Na's was nice but nothing special as well. I can't think of anyone who skated to it and really put their stamp on it.

    I do think Carolina and Lori will make it something special. As of now, Carolina is the only skater I have 100% confidence in when it comes to having a well-done and captivating program...

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    Seems like Carolina Kostner is back to her old boring self who used to skate to salon classical music and conveniently call it artistry.

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