Okay on a more positive note Lena's fan group on vk.com is asking for ideas for both short and free dances for I/Z. Any ideas? I like for their FD Out of Tears - Rolling Stones. G&G did a sweet exhibition to it some time back. What do you think?
...Lena’s interview…from 7th of April…
…“Now we started to train with Ruslan Zhiganshin, but nobody knows yet what will happen with this (if it will work).“
…Ruslan Zhiganshin’s interview…from 7th of April…
…“Today we both with Lena turn to Russian Federation with announcement that we will skate together. We will train in group of coaches of Alexeeva and Kustarova, where we trained with Vika. We had a tryout already last week.“
(Nikita told Lena on 4th of April, in that time probably Viki told Kustarova already …so a tryout was on 5th or 6th of April.)
…Alexeeva’s interview…14th of April…
“Practises of Lena and Ruslan are going very well. But they just begin – so it is too soon to judge. I can say yet that they are comfortable with each other, that they found a common language immediately. They have a common target – to win.“
When will Russian Federation announce final decision about I&K?:
“I have no idea, we would like to know it also. At least kids became a couple, they train, they work. And what Federation think about it – we don’t know.“
So you are in dependent situation until now?:
“I wouldn’t say so. We work. Federation got to know that kids became a couple and started with practises. Tomorrow a representative of Federation will come to us – to see kids. If he/she will come or not – I don’t know.“
…17th of April…Alexeeva’s interview…
“Mikhail Jurievich Stifunin liked everything (head coach of Russian Ice Dance), he complimented a couple and he plans to tell the head people of Federation about it. He was surprised how much well they look like – taking into account how short time they skate together. They already look like a couple! Particularly he was satisfied with dance of kids. Lena and Ruslan train in good mood, they try something themselves also. So a work goes in full speed. They (Lena and Ruslan) like it – and we like it also (coaches). Everything is interesting enought.“
Gorshkov’s interview from 22th of April…
...“A new partner of Ilinykh will be known in a month.“
….from 24th of April...
...Russian Federation‘s meeting…they don’t support a split if I&K and S&Z. Federation will return to this question after meeting all required procedures. Final resolution will be taken until 31st of May.
Visibly Lena & Ruslan try to forget about the past and move on and prepare for new season without crying over all circumstances, when it is obvious that both Nikita and Victoria are sure with skating with each other….but Russsian Federation doesn’t allow them to move on.
Kostner's version of Riders on the Storm (I even planned some lifts and twizzles in my head) I still hope some ice dance team can skate with that in future but for some reason judges are not liking this type of music.
2013 Pechalat&Bourzat-Rolling Stones (3rd to 6th)
2011 Crone&Poirier-Eleanor Rigby (7th to 10th)
2009 Virtue&Moir- Pink Floyd (2nd to 3rd)
2008 Davis/White- Eleanor Rigby (6th to 7th)
I want some real dance (waltz, tango, rhumba...) with full of close dance moves, holds, steps for them but this is too challenging for a new team.
Actually, all Victoria said was that she doesn't know of any rumors around them (which was her version of Nikita's "no comment"). It was Ruslan who said their immediate plans were to continue training til May.
As for Alexeeva's comments here, it seems to me like all she is saying is that they (Nikita and Victoria) want to skate together, they should be the one to talk and to make the split official. She seemed to quite certain the split was final. And the fact that they got Ilinykh into their camp so quickly seems to indicate that there was enough certainty that the split was happening and Victoria wanted to leave that they needed to make a move and get Ruslan the best partner available at the moment.
For short dance I would choose....Zorro... but wait, not that notorious known melodies (I guess that at least 10 couples will choose Zorro Soundtrack)...I would take a melody which is not on Soundtrack list...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sysna_pRmMg .
Remember Domnina & Shabalin, their first season together - they already had great synchro, they were fully a couple on 100% - and they won all juniors competitions Junior World Champs included, they qualified for European and World Champs and they skated very well there.
Domnina&Shabalin's Waltz No. 2 interpretation. (Especially loved Shabalin) But they never skated good. I think waltz is good choice for a new team. Of course I'm biased. My favorite programs from Virtue/Moir, Davis/White,Domnina/Shabalin is all waltz