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    Quote Originally Posted by zydeco88 View Post
    Some more videos from Glacier Falls Summer Classic:
    Michael Christian Martinez LP (mash up of "Malaguena" and some other Latin music?):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF5LF7Xaink

    Richard Dornbush "Beatles Medley" LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOUkwekh7-M

    Courtney Hicks "Evita" LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAoyxoN6VyY

    Vincent Zhou LP (Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite "Marche" & "Pas de Deux"):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpOrnNUYGSI

    Mirai Nagasu "Bond Medley" LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVIufDAjIgc
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itcaip View Post
    Scheherazade?????????????

    Awful news.

    I didn't expect that at all after the last 2-3 seasons. I thought she'd come up with something special and unique.

    Very, very disappointing.
    I thought the same thing about Bolero but that turned out to be a shocking and pleasant surprise IMO. I loved it...

    Even though the music is common, Carolina is not. She is exceptional at interpreting music so b/c it's her, I'd say hold on to your disappointment until after you see the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    From Kostner's official forum: webmasterkat posted

    People seem very concerned about the free program. Let me just say this: I have seen it with my own eyes and it blew me away!
    Lori and Caro know exactly what they are doing and they have come up with great stuff for this season. Just wait and see :-)

    Says who? Her mother?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itcaip View Post
    Says who? Her mother?!
    No, this poster knows Carolina personally so she probably had the chance to watch one of her practices... let's hope that what she says is true!!

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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?
    There are a lot of tapes and recordings

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    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...
    Michelle's Scheherazade was actually quite interesting in its earlier Kawahara version before she took out all the choreography.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tean7L7oGk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Michelle's Scheherazade was actually quite interesting in its earlier Kawahara version before she took out all the choreography.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tean7L7oGk
    What choreography did she "take out?" She changed the jump layout at Nationals and added in another split falling leaf (an improvement, IMO) and took out a butterfly at the end. But the basic layout and interpretation of the fast and slow parts of the music is the same. This is how choreography is defined under IJS:Choreography/Composition, which is the arrangement of all movements according to the principles of proportion, space and music (e.g. idea, concept, unity, pattern, phrasing, originality, design). I think her choreography is just fine under this definition--especially the way she builds to a big finish with her final footwork sequence, the falling leaf jumps and spin at the end. Michelle's long programs always built to a big finish, which was one of her strengths.

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    After watching a few of the programs posted:

    -Courtney is still very sloppy and rushed, but her free program has to have the highest base value of all of the American ladies with 2 triple lutzes and a triple flip in the bonus. I think she deserves the Skate America spot. She could place quite well based on her technical ability.

    -Miyahara seems to have grown. Her skates no longer look bigger than she is. Her jumps are still very tiny, but she looks like she is getting enough height to rotate the jump in the air now. We will have to see how the technical panels view her jumps this season.

    -I hope Karen Chen gets a Junior Grand Prix spot soon. Her program is excellent - both artistically and technically. With five of her jumping passes in the second half and a 3Lz+3T and 2A+3T, it's no wonder her technical score was 69+, even in a junior competition.

    -I really dislike Tuktamysheva's new SP. She is becoming a boring one-trick pony with all of the Latin programs. All of her programs are the same. And her SP really highlighted her sloppiness and poor skating skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chloepoco View Post
    Ooohhhh, can't wait to see it!! I loved his Take Five program; nobody does Dave Brubeck live Kozuka!!!
    One of my favorite program of recent years.

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    News

    Pechalat/Bourzat have given more details to IN about their music in an article published today.

    SD:
    Péchalat: We chose well-known pieces from Bob Fosse. The first part is the foxtrot "Big Spender." The second is the quickstep "Sing, Sing, Sing." Why not choose something well known? The third part is "Mein Herr" from the musical Cabaret, sung by Liza Minnelli.

    FD:
    Bourzat: ... One morning last November, I woke up and it suddenly came to my mind that the theme of our ultimate free dance could be the story of The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. ....
    Icenetwork.com: Is there a soundtrack of The Little Prince?
    Péchalat: No, we wanted to select well-known pieces of music which have a relation to this character. We thought of the Cirque du Soleil right away; therefore, our first piece of music is Quidam. The second part is from the soundtrack of the French film Micmacs, and the third piece is the well-known "Jeux Interdits," from the film Forbidden Games. Maxime Rodriguez composed the fourth part and arranged the whole program.

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    Micmacs is awesome. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch had a great pairs routine to it.

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    After watching Satoko and Karen's programs, I think both skaters' jumps have gotten bigger(though Satoko's jumps would still count as 'tiny'). Good job for both skaters! And, if Satoko can get more height on her jumps, she'll be one of the most pleasant skaters to watch in next quad.

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    Side note, Gordeeva and Grinkov did an exhibition to Jesus Christ Superstar without vocals, so here's an idea of what Volosozhar and Trankov might do. (Although 12 times more bombastic and trashy because Morozov will be choreographing)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6G7Cj9PJMU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Side note, Gordeeva and Grinkov did an exhibition to Jesus Christ Superstar without vocals, so here's an idea of what Volosozhar and Trankov might do. (Although 12 times more bombastic and trashy because Morozov will be choreographing)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6G7Cj9PJMU
    Not even G/G could force me to endure that! You know my problem with V/T is that Trankov appears to be lazy. S/S appear to be more interested in both developing their artistry and technical prowess. If only for that reason I hope they win the gold. V/T's choices seem very lazy to me. But hey they might prove me wrong. Further if they've witnessed judges holding them up when they've skated poorly, why would they want to push themselves. Unless of course that's the ultimate con *wink*.

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    S/S got more interested in tech when they started to barely beat and fall behind V/T. Because S/S were a lesson to V/T that sometimes originality is trashed as garbage! Sure Pina is a total creative peak in pairs programs but there have been total mega disasters! So you see how being consistent technically and doing things where you can be fast and still have some choreo to recognizable music can be a plus! But with V/T winning they missed a few technical elements shows how isolating all the technical elements into their own boxes means that you can miss one and it not hurt you that much. Same thing with jumps the key is fully rotating and landing not just landing.

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