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Thread: Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov Split

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba View Post
    Now the cherry on the cake would be S&K doing Carmen as well!
    Alba, ahahahahaha!!! Yes, it would!! The Russian ice dancers could have a showdown...can you imagine competitons where they'd all be there? They could all go in a row; and we could all judge play by play their execution, edges, holds, emotions, LOL

    LMFAO, idk why I find this so humorous but I do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflakebeautiful View Post
    Alba, ahahahahaha!!! Yes, it would!! The Russian ice dancers could have a showdown...can you imagine competitons where they'd all be there? They could all go in a row; and we could all judge play by play their execution, edges, holds, emotions, LOL

    LMFAO, idk why I find this so humorous but I do...
    Yep you have a point there. It will be easier for the judges to judge them. The same program, kind of, but different skaters.
    Kind of Compulsory dances as it used to be.

    I must confess. I would enjoy this battle of Carmens though.

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    How many "respectable" recognizable pieces of music are there that would be suitable for paso?

    Of course, I'd like to see someone choose music that is completely out of the box, but daring innovative musical selections are pretty rare.

    And when something innovative does occur, provided it is well received, that music gets immediately used by someone else... and I have Meite's use of Jason Brown's Prince short program music in mind when I say this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba View Post
    Yep you have a point there. It will be easier for the judges to judge them. The same program, kind of, but different skaters.
    Kind of Compulsory dances as it used to be.

    I must confess. I would enjoy this battle of Carmens though.
    Honestly....I would enjoy seeing this showdown. I mean, I hate the number of times "Carmen" is used every year....but, if it's going to be a battle royale of sorts, then I'm all in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    How many "respectable" recognizable pieces of music are there that would be suitable for paso?

    Of course, I'd like to see someone choose music that is completely out of the box, but daring innovative musical selections are pretty rare.
    A lot, without the need to choose a music that is "out of the box", whatever that means.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xmexmdT48M (1 hour of paso doble music choice)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCtleZXnnFg (40 minutes of paso doble songs)

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    what's with all the hate of B/S doing Carmen?
    last time they kiled each other on ice was f***ing fabulous, can't wait to see him killing her again on this year's Carmen :v
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...16123518_n.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Lena and Ruslan can do the Hanabera.
    And B/S can do Carmen's death scene. Here: http://youtu.be/iN_X5CWQI98
    Still Carmen but different scene. Or the duet between Don Jose and Micaela. could be better choice for B/S: http://youtu.be/0Yx9xZkXNW0
    Or this one, they have many choices, it doesn't have to be just the Hanabera: http://youtu.be/Q5h_7ywjPPQ
    those arias don't have the tempo of Paso Doble, ss, I would prefer the overture

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGothicEme View Post
    what's with all the hate of B/S doing Carmen?
    last time they kiled each other on ice was f***ing fabulous, can't wait to see him killing her again on this year's Carmen :v
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...16123518_n.jpg
    True, I really loved that program. This is gonnaa be fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba View Post
    A lot, without the need to choose a music that is "out of the box", whatever that means.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xmexmdT48M (1 hour of paso doble music choice)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCtleZXnnFg (40 minutes of paso doble songs)
    Thanks. I guess that is more than I thought.

    When I mean "out of the box" I mean something original, unexpected, not used in skating (or at least used sparingly) or something used in a different way.

    I used Jason Brown's "Prince" as an example. D/W SD to "Giselle" would be another... not that the music is completely original, but skated as a polka is "out of the box."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGothicEme View Post
    what's with all the hate of B/S doing Carmen?
    last time they kiled each other on ice was f***ing fabulous, can't wait to see him killing her again on this year's Carmen :v
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...16123518_n.jpg
    Hate? I'm not seeing any. I feel the word is thrown around a lot these days, sheesh; practically every time someone claims not to like something, or not to look forward to something. OK, back on topic... I can reply for myself only - granted you're asking why the news of B/S's short dance got such a lukewarm response. Three reasons for me - a) the overused music. I wasn't happy about any couple or skater who chose it this season, not just B/S. Also, how different can the dances be in content, if only certain themes can be used from Carmen. b) I'll be frank, I prefer the traditional dark-haired Carmens, and B is a blonde, so I'm having my doubts about how she fits the role. Unless she's choosing another character's music that is. And c), I have a feeling she'll already be dying in Karenina, so one big drama and death will be enough for me. I don't need to see deaths all the time from them (I'm thinking of Birds here). Again, unless they don't choose a dying part, but somehow I doubt that.
    Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surimi View Post
    Hate? I'm not seeing any. I feel the word is thrown around a lot these days, sheesh; practically every time someone claims not to like something, or not to look forward to something. OK, back on topic... I can reply for myself only - granted you're asking why the news of B/S's short dance got such a lukewarm response. Three reasons for me - a) the overused music. I wasn't happy about any couple or skater who chose it this season, not just B/S. Also, how different can the dances be in content, if only certain themes can be used from Carmen. b) I'll be frank, I prefer the traditional dark-haired Carmens, and B is a blonde, so I'm having my doubts about how she fits the role. Unless she's choosing another character's music that is. And c), I have a feeling she'll already be dying in Karenina, so one big drama and death will be enough for me. I don't need to see deaths all the time from them (I'm thinking of Birds here). Again, unless they don't choose a dying part, but somehow I doubt that.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Ekaterina has dyed her hair for the role

    Also Navka was blonde and won the OGM with it (Kostomarov happened to be on the ice as well, but we all know that Navka won the OGM for them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    When I mean "out of the box" I mean something original, unexpected, not used in skating (or at least used sparingly) or something used in a different way.

    I used Jason Brown's "Prince" as an example. D/W SD to "Giselle" would be another... not that the music is completely original, but skated as a polka is "out of the box."
    You can do your own rendition. Edit, mix as you like with the music, but at least you have different choices from where to start.

    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Ekaterina has dyed her hair for the role

    Also Navka was blonde and won the OGM with it (Kostomarov happened to be on the ice as well, but we all know that Navka won the OGM for them both.
    You're right the thing about hair colour is not an argument, IMO, but surimi has a good point here.
    Talking about hate is just ridiculous. I was not excited when I heard that I&Z chose Carmen, and I adore Elena.
    Maybe it will be a great Carmen, but to say that it's overused and many people are sick of it it's just the reality not hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post

    Also Navka was blonde and won the OGM with it (Kostomarov happened to be on the ice as well, but we all know that Navka won the OGM for them both.
    Omg, I love snarky little comments like these. So great and so true!!!

    Long live the snark we all have for Carmen and those ladies who have slayed as her (& may we forget those that haven't). It's not hate, it's honesty; and I love it. I think we all have pieces that we could do without hearing/watching again...whether it be "Carmen" or one of the many other over used program choices.

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    I just think we've seen really great Carmens in the past quad, and in all honesty it's an uninspired choice for both teams. I love Elena and think she'll do great, but will she live up to what Tessa and Anna did as Carmen?

    Also, Ekaterina did dye her hair for the role, but it looks more auburn/red than the typical brown or black:
    http://instagram.com/p/pDmHxbhnRs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleeting View Post
    I just think we've seen really great Carmens in the past quad, and in all honesty it's an uninspired choice for both teams. I love Elena and think she'll do great, but will she live up to what Tessa and Anna did as Carmen?

    Also, Ekaterina did dye her hair for the role, but it looks more auburn/red than the typical brown or black:
    http://instagram.com/p/pDmHxbhnRs/
    ITA on all points! Granted, if I'm going to sit through more Carmen's, then I'm going to try and have fun with it, lol. O

    Also her new auburn/red hair looks very nice on her! But, it will take me some getting used to for me just because I am so used to her being blonde.

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