I think Polina Edmunds definitely comes across very balletic to me in terms of body type, at least
In fact I was not speaking to you about it. You were the one who intervined in a discussion between me and another user.And I don't think I ever stated that Irina was the balletic type.
Ans I already answered that, but you simply don't like it.I was just wondering why her body lines weren't considered good. Good body lines = balletic?
You may feel all you like. As I said this is not about what you or I feel here.With that being said, I feel like Irina could have taken Swan Lake and made it her own. It's really not that impossible.
From what I'm reading here from you on the subject, certainly.But you're the expert.
I'm glad for you, and I would suggest you keep doing it. It will not change anything in reality but might make you feel better.I've laughed too hard already.
Meagan Duhamel can't have the same look in terms of lines as Tatiana Volosozhar for example. Maybe this is a better and a simply way to put it, and I hope no one will get offended with that.
I'm just gonna say this one thing. I don't think it's possible to intervene in a discussion on a public forum. Drop a conversation if you don't like it.
Ashley Wagner is an example of a skater who is not wispy and willowy, but she took on Swan Lake anyway and managed to make it her best program.
I think this was Irina's homage to the American West (Salt Lake City, you know). When she went on the U.S. Champions on Ice tour, someone told her that the whip was too Cossack, so she changed the prop to a cowboy lariat.
Anyway, I was comparing a spiral, or we can take another element which is not a jump, made by say someone like Kwan (or this type of skater) against other types like Irina, Harding or Ito etc., for example. I did an example with the pairs too, and another user did it with men.
I meant objective, meaning that you can see it, it's tangible. It's not about something you can imagine or feel it.
Whether these standarts of value are right or wrong that's another matter. People can discuss that forever and most probably not find the right answer.
As I already said, It's not all about body lines of course. As we all know, someone may have a "perfect" body but can't express the music with the body movements. There was skater in this WC who skated "Firebird" in her SP (wrong choice of music for her, but that's another matter), she was from a Scandinavian country if I'm not mistaken but I can't remember her name.
She had a yellow dress, blond girl. Well, to make it short she was very pretty and looked very elegant but honestly very poor in her movement.
There is also a question of style as well, as I already said. So there are many factors, but if you want to dance to a certain type of music or style, body contruction can be a great help.