- Dec 9, 2017
In a way, I think musicality of a skater shows the best if they make a mistake - a skater with sense of music is immediately able to catch on and improvise until they are able to carry on with the designed choreo. A hard working skater with lack of ability to feel the music may have moment of skating on top of music, or rushing to do all the movements....
Like Sasha's programs are well designed, that she jumps on the beat, because the choreo tells her to do so and it is drilled in through lots of hard work. But I remember seeing video of 3As dancing off the ice and Sasha was just... bit awkward. I think she is able to overcome it because she has well designed programs... well... at least programs that work for her. I actually found her first junior year programs kinda awful... she had the elements, but it was just not it. This soundtrack gimmick seems to be working for her so far.
This is why I absolutely love Anna. I think her most impressive performance was the one where she made the most mistakes, falling on the 2A and then missing the whole combo in the JGPF. The next movement she does, it's right on the music and is that way for the rest of the program. She has always been able to adjust her steps and it's never catching up, she just responds the music and it's incredible. Regardless of music style, program theme, etc., and she's been doing that before her first international competition :luv17: