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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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    Re 2016 US Nats:
    Ward choreographed and will be performing in the opening ceremonies on January 21.

    It was mentioned in this long article about Rohene:

    Rohene Ward: From Competitor To Performer To Coach
    By Shane Lueck
    December 10, 2015
    http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-...ormer-to-coach

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    HI everyone I was just wondering does anyone have any recent news on rohene ward lately is he back training at 7k.

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    U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Rohene Ward finds choreography is music to his ears
    By Chris Hewitt
    Posted: 01/20/2016 12:01:00 AM CST
    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_...s-choreography



    Reminder re Rohene at US Nats:
    The Opening Ceremony will feature 80 local skaters showcasing the history of figure skating in Minnesota. This not to be missed event is choreographed by Minnesota native Rohene Ward, who will also skate in the ceremony. ...
    http://www.2016uschampionships.com/special-events/
    Thursday, January 21 (7:30 p.m. local time, before the Senior Ladies SP)
    Last edited by golden411icecoverage; 01-20-2016 at 01:15 PM.

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    also, a great article in yesterday's StarTribune:

    http://www.startribune.com/minneapol...her/365712261/

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    Ward, 32, a graduate of Minneapolis North who cites one current favorite of skaters, the "Roxanne tango" from "Moulin Rouge," as a piece of music he can't stand.
    I knew there was a reason I like Rohene



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    Not to mention from the Star Tribune article:

    “The other day, I was sitting on the boards in jeans, a hoodie and a parka, and [student] Mariah Bell said, ‘Do a triple loop,’ ” he said. “So I did. Someone’s got to keep these kids on their toes.”

    If I wanted a thread with 3,000 nasty comments about Rohene, I'd post what he said about Yuzu. Which I may actually agree at times with But I don't ETA: want the thread, so I won't.... ...
    Last edited by el henry; 01-20-2016 at 11:18 PM.

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    Ok.... what is this

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BCjniP_h7ke/

    like a cross your foot in front Salchow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchMonkey View Post
    Ok.... what is this

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BCjniP_h7ke/

    like a cross your foot in front Salchow?
    Thx, Stitch. No idea, but as Christopher Caluza said in the comments "That's So Rohene". (I think I see a reality show.....)

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