“Honestly, now, when I am skating this program, there are a lot of thoughts,” Voronov explained. “First of all, the music — there are some certain lyrics, when you understand them, (you realize) there is some kind of fate in life. I am just thankful to fate that it brought me to Denis and that I had the chance to work with him.”
Voronov is apparently the only top-level skater Ten choreographed a program for. “Unfortunately, he only was able to do it for me,” the two-time Russian Champion pointed out.
“Probably, what I want most of all, is that the figure skating world, and not only the figure skating world, but wherever I perform, can see how talented and versatile Denis was,” he continued. “He was not only a well-known and successful athlete, but also a choreographer. He was a person with taste and his own qualities, with a highly developed intellect, which is, believe me, not unimportant in our sport. I think, and again I’m not flattering, I looked up to him and now I’m watching his performances often, because there is a lot to learn from him.”
here is weaver/poje's performance
i have now watched it a couple times... they really followed the lyrics and there are lots of symbols "i" would perceive as being there for Denis... for instance, reaching their hands to the sky at the end...
also, Andrew's costume with a ribbon like shape on his shoulder.
Sergei Voronov talked about Denis at the SA presser and said that he wants to pay tribute to him with his performance ��
CBC did a brief tribute to Denis on its Saturday broadcast of the Skate America Men SP: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6vvywb
There was also a discussion of Denis' choreography during Sergei Voronov's Skate America LP; go to the 1:34 mark of this video (the password is men): https://vimeo.com/292062948
Kurt Browning also mentions during Voronov's replay that Denis approached him to choreograph a program weeks before the young man had passed away.
"He was intelligent beyond belief, charismatic and fun. And that was an honour to get to work with him on a program that no one will ever see but me." :sad21: