I/Z really intend to stay with Kustarova?
Head to head Nikita is the man for Paso Doble, much more than Ruslan. He may exagerate though, that the risk.
I already had this discussion with you and I don't think it's fair to say that Nikita was hidden behind Lena at all. He was always the leader and you could see that. I actually do not like that in dance.
Yes, I like a strong man and it will be ideal if they are equal like V&M, but in the end I prefer the man presenting the Lady if I have to choose between having the man or the woman. You know very well that even in Ballet the woman is always the star, the one who's presented to the public.
Lena is very passionate, and I'm surprised you are saying the opposite.
Victoria on the other hand is the one who looks cold, and this was said by her coach. At least according to Johnny Weir which repeated that comment 100 times during their performance in Sochi
I also disagree as far as Nikita is concerned.He obvously was the leader of the couple and they themselves I think said that as well?He was definitely the central point of a lot of the footwork while Elena was destined to look pretty, until some part of Swan Lake when they obviously needed her star quality.But I also think that I/K styles clashed in many respects.Nikita has a tendency of overdoing it,if you don't look at his feet only you get annoyed by this. Ruslan was excellent in S/Z's Tango FD,while Viktoria wasn't in the mood,but he was totally lost in Norma, as if he couldn't understand what he's skating to, so relied on his tehcnical strenghts to get through it.
Viktoria on the other hand, is cold and has what I call , a fake look on the ice.She's a great skater but she reminds me a bit of why some people don't radiate on the ice.Beautiful girl as well,but she can't get through to the audience.My direct comparison would be Gabriella Papadakis who doesn't rely on her looks, cause a lot of posters wouldn't find her objectively beautiful,but on the ice she completely transforms.
I don't think its fair to assume that anyone in this foursome is bad person. We don't know what the relationship was like between all of them, for us to say.
I don't understand why are you trying to imagine things.
Let's analyse what a good source like Vaytsekhovskaya told us already. From her words there are two things which sounds pretty clear to me.
Meaning he has a story with Victoria.His possible personal relations with the new partner have no interest to me,
Now here there are two options about that "someone else's wish":and if all that thing was a result of someone else's wish (and I have a reason to believe it was) then even more - Katsalapov who complied holds no interest to me."
a) That someone else could be Victoria. If she is in relationship with him I can see the jealousy, above all professional.
I&K being the most loved couple in Russia (I mean by the Fed and other powerful people lile Tarasova) and by the international judges?!
You bet I would be mad about it, and to think that his is my boyfriend and I could be his partner.
The bronze medal in Olympics was the last straw that broke the camel's back. So she "asked" (or possibly she even gave an ultimatum?) him to dance with her and he complied. Not much lost there, after all she is good looking and a good dancer, and she is your girlfriend.
b) It's somebody else, but I don't think it was Zueva at all. She most probably wanted to coach I&K, that I can see but not separate them.
So who's that somebody else? It's really hard for me to tell, when you think that I&K were praised and loved by the Russian high officials of FS.
I am more inclined to belive that it was Victoria, and If she really is in relationship with him, which seems so, than I'm 99.99% sure about it.
Time will tell us, but that's what I think and I'm almost convinced about that.
Anyway, thought the SD for S/Z was very good and brought out more expression from Victoria because it worked well within whatever relationship Ruslan had with Victoria. They were not a couple and even in the one photoshoot they did, would not even pretend to be romantic. However, they had that playful, teasing relationship and they were able to work that in.
Like waving his arms in the air, and upper body in the twizzels, a lot.Nikita has a tendency of overdoing it,if you don't look at his feet only you get annoyed by this.
I personally didn't like that FD, and yeah I had the same impression as you do. Stylistically (is that the right word) I thought it was a bit too heavy and "old". The music version used was horrible.Ruslan was excellent in S/Z's Tango FD,while Viktoria wasn't in the mood,but he was totally lost in Norma, as if he couldn't understand what he's skating to, so relied on his tehcnical strenghts to get through it.
I know it's degustibus, but that's my opinion as well. Maybe with Nikita she will be better. He can compensate for her there.Viktoria on the other hand, is cold and has what I call, a fake look on the ice.She's a great skater but she reminds me a bit of why some people don't radiate on the ice.Beautiful girl as well,but she can't get through to the audience.My direct comparison would be Gabriella Papadakis who doesn't rely on her looks, cause a lot of posters wouldn't find her objectively beautiful,but on the ice she completely transforms.