Gah, all these replies only about the costume? Can't we focus more on the skating? Yuna always has exquisite taste, and the yellow dress looks more beautiful by the day. The black dress is magnificent, her hair is darker than I've seen it in awhile and she strikes a very bold appearance across the ice in her LP. The tights are quintessential Yuna and always match her dress and skin complexion, accentuating her mature, sexy appearance. White boots would not look right with her outfits and would draw the eye away from where she wants you to look.
Also, one last thought on this:
I feel like there should be a narrative woven into the presentation, a narrative of a woman (Yuna) going back and forth between feelings of happy memories and private regrets.
Originally Posted by Ven
Early in the program, when the music permits -- like the transitions out of the 3F as one instance -- there should be subtle somber feelings integrated into the presentation. I feel like when Yuna extends her arms it's too optimistic of a presentation, but when she skates close to herself, it would seem more intimate and vulnerable. These negative feelings probably won't be too much in the program, I don't think we will ever need to feel a black hole of despair, but by the last half of the step sequence her introspection should reach its heights.
Then, when the triumphant music plays at her layback ina bauer, it's like she has considered both her happy memories and her sad laments, and she feels like she is ending her career on a positive note, that she has accomplished so much in figure skating and already in her life. She can retire without any regrets, so much accomplishment.
Finally, the energy of the last choreo sequence should be much greater, so as Yuna ends her final performance, it feels like she left everything on the ice and didn't hold back.
^^This is the program I would love to see. Adiós Nonino would be a truly magical finale.
On the Ice
I don't think Adios Nonino is really "Olympic" music. Personally, I don't really like Spanish music for the LP unless it's Carmen. Yuna should have used Send in the Clowns for the LP, and Adios Nonino for the SP.
The layout of the program is good, and the jumps are nicely spread out.
My number one wish for Yuna is that she fix that layback...it drives me nuts!
LP - very simple
go back to Les Miserables FS
her Adios Nino FS is underwhelming and not very Olympics worthy program
Thank you Mao-chan!