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    Gophergal89, thanks so much for your insight. It's great to realize that Rohene has indeed found a way to skate that he enjoys--as a show skater. I will hunt for YouTube videos and enjoy him that way. Add to that his splendid choreography, and we have a fabulous array of treasure to contemplate.

    (Now if we could just get him to choreograph for Daisuke and for Kurt....)

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    Choreographer Ward creates pieces of art for Brown
    'Holiday on Ice' principal skater explains process of building programs

    Posted 3/17/14 by Jean-Christophe Berlot, special to icenetwork
    http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2014/03/17/68904270 (Mar 17)

    Very informative and interesting Q and A with Ward about his multifaceted career as a skater/performer/teacher/choreographer.
    Lots of discussion of his work with Jason and Kori.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Choreographer Ward creates pieces of art for Brown
    'Holiday on Ice' principal skater explains process of building programs

    Posted 3/17/14 by Jean-Christophe Berlot, special to icenetwork
    http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2014/03/17/68904270 (Mar 17)

    Very informative and interesting Q and A with Ward about his multifaceted career as a skater/performer/teacher/choreographer.
    Lots of discussion of his work with Jason and Kori.
    What a refreshing interview! His approach is such an anthithesis to your average cookie cutter COP choreo, yet he manages to work within the system's limitations... it almost made me weep happy tears!

    Loved this bit:

    Icenetwork: If we may take an example: In the second half of his program, Jason does a hydroblade and connects it immediately to a double Axel. How did such a transition come?
    Ward: Originally, the double Axel was planned in a choreographic sequence at the end of the program. Judges then offered some critiques, saying that it was too confusing for them to mark the footwork and then risk to miss that double Axel while adjusting their mark for the footwork. I told them that I was not there to make their job easier! But at the end of the day, you want to acknowledge that their advice is important. So we decided to place that double Axel right after the hydroblade (as the latter is not marked as an element by the judges), which does not disturb the flow of the piece.

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    This is a project that Rohene is the artistic director for. The link has a video that shows snippets that include Rohene skating:
    http://www.brownbody.org/

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    Thanks for posting this, Doris-their work looks really intriguing, and I would love to see more! Deneane Richburg, the artistic director, choreographed the piece Rohene performed at the AIT show in Chicago last May (to Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings). It was probably my favorite piece / performance in the show (you can see a tiny snippet in this clip).

    By the way, for those like me who are Ami Parekh fans, she also appears in the clip.

    Back to topic: does anyone know if Rohene still scheduled to perform at the 2015 US Open Professional Skating Championships on May 23? I would so love to go but it's a bit of a schlep from Chicago. Are any of the Minnesotans among us attending?

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    Reminder that Rohene was scheduled to be part of the meet and greet on May 21 at the Mall of America:
    I assume that the event still is happening (but cannot swear to it).

    Quote Originally Posted by papagena View Post
    ... Back to topic: does anyone know if Rohene still scheduled to perform at the 2015 US Open Professional Skating Championships on May 23? I would so love to go but it's a bit of a schlep from Chicago. Are any of the Minnesotans among us attending?
    Updated roster of US Open pro competitors:

    Rohene still is listed.

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    In the meantime, it looks like Rohene Ward's program from the pro event today made its way to youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQh8FtttXRY

    Beautiful as always, its the pseudo naked one we have seen before. Unfortunately it does not show his scores and I have not found the results yet.

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