What do you think then that those people in the yellow Virtue & Moir T-shirts were doing giving D&W a standing ovation for their Giselle SD in London, Ontario? V&M had not skated yet. Do you think that was because they had bad choreo, performance, and interpretation?
More yellow shirts giving D&W a standing ovation after their FD; V&M had skated their Carmen brilliantly just before.
Again why do you think they are standing?
It is never wise to underestimate your biggest competitors.
And frankly, I fail to see how a tango club dance to movie soundtracks (Il Postino 2011) a period piece grand ball theme to classical music (Strauss) (Die Fledermaus 2012) and a French-Canadian musical (Notre Dame de Paris 2013) are particularly similar.
Yes, NDdP is similar to Phantom 2010 in concept.
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ETA: Sorry for going a bit off topic! Back to the topic- I'm sure V/M will be fine when it comes to balancing training and the making of this documentary/film, and I hope that I can get legal access to it as an Australian! I'd be keen to watch it.
I love both couples, but even if I didn't love one of them, I would admire that couple. How does it make V/M look better to classify D/W as substandard in some way? Personal preference is one thing, but clearly both of these teams are skating to an extraordinarily high standard. They're not going to be exactly the same, because they're not robots. Thank goodness for that!
These are both very good teams that appeal to very different tastes. What I cannot appreciate, while I understand how it is calculated is when V/M's PCS marks are so close to that for D/W. Take a look at their worlds performances and look at the nuances, body line, toe point, interaction between partners, ease of movement of just say Scott. When you look at Charlie you do not see these qualities but rather an athlete focused on completing his elements. There are precious few moments when Charlie actually invests himself in the emotions required for the dance. How then can the PCS be the same, in my opinion as a dancer? The simple answer is the construction of the PCS mark in COP! COP IMHO, has taken away the essence of dance and made it about the impressive execution of elements. Seeing that COP may not change in the near future, I am hoping that a team will come along that will combine beautifully the best attributes of both V/M and D/W.
I'll never warm up to Charlie White either.
yawn, typical V/M ubers who resort to D/W are just good in "technical elements"
whats so groundbreaking about V/M even if you rate them on pcs ?
they play the same role on a very safe and boring programs
I'd watch D/W anyday and they are finally getting the scores they deserve despite Moirs diva rants
This is supposed to be able Virtue and Moir. Not ice dancers or Davis and White. Can we leave them out of this and stop starting wars between the two?
Thanks to eyria and other individuals who prefer Davis/White, but who are not absolutist. And to your non-absolutist counterparts who happen to prefer Virtue/Moir.
But you are deluding yourself if you believe that as an entire group, D/W fans have a more balanced viewpoint than V/M fans and are immune from insisting that their favorite couple can do no wrong.
The Olympic season can't start soon enough we're beginning to foam at the mouth and it isn't looking pretty. But you know who doesn't love a good water war every now and again. Hehehe......
emdee, I'm afraid I'm missing the "polite" in all your snarks about D/W; to wit, on this thread alone, "So true of their free dances. Their programs are interchangeable if you substitute the music ....so much for their connection." And of course the pretends-to-be-balanced comment: "DW programs, lifts and twizzles are very repetitive. I guess since their lines are inferior to VM they have to hone up on what they can do well. " Umm, right, as though no other skaters ever emphasize what they do well in their programs?