Right Doris. And even I was wondering what in the heck was Liang thinking to complete this choreo. If I am not mistaken Kwan's choreo to Scheherezade was also by Kawahara. Kwan did her dumbed down thing, like the year before when even Dean would not take any ownership of her program that he supposedly crafted. Nope, he knew she ignored every nuance, every phrase. She skated this program to Rodrigo music. Same set up, same choreo, same everything. I was glad Dean said 'NOOOOO this isn't my choreography!!'
Mandarin was not a masterpiece. Watch it, it's all the same.
^ You're reading the wrong Bible!
I think the choreographer is going to be Lori!
OMG, these Kwan attacks are making angels lose wings. There were always nuances that separated all of the programs. Maybe the structures and elements were often similar but she still utilized them in different ways and did more artistically than anyone else. All while being a very technically sound and consistent competitor and performer.
Mandarin was a GREAT piece for her. It could have been even better, but I still love what she was attempting. It would have been amazing if she brought it back in 2005:
only two angels lost their wings... I'm not too worried