Tripping on the Podium
I know it's not Swan Lake. And it's not the jerky movements I object to, but I felt that her movements were more stiff than jerky.
Originally Posted by Olympia
I thought she skated it confidently, and that season really worked wonders for her career. But I'm not sure where she's going w/ her programs this season because I honestly don't get her LP -- I'm not moved by it or connected by it. I'm not certain that skating it error-free is going to fix the lack of connection and interpretation. I feel like she could've skated in complete silence and it wouldn't have made that much difference in connection.
Oh she was clearly interpreting the movie that had just come out. Which was a fiery modern take on an otherwise played out piece. Although, yes, now it certainly is played out. No more swans, thanks! Hopefully every time a coach suggests Black Swan the skater immediately shuts it down.
My dream podium is:
Gold: Anyone but Yu Na (so Mao, most likely)
Silver/Bronze: Yu Na/Ashley
My realistic podium
Gold: Yu Na