AOI 2014 — into the mystic
AOI 2014 — into the mystic
“I think that it’s important artistically that you can show contrast,” she observes, “and I think the strength of Scott and Tessa lies in the fact that they can truly approach their art through a variety of different characterizations and that those characterizations actually can find a home inside their body, their physicality.”
“They are definitely more fluid on the ice,” she says. “They have a much more symbiotic relationship between the two of them that they capture, and I feel that ultimately they are stronger communicators on the ice.”
"What we have tried to do, and I think what is exciting and what people are responding to," she notes, "is that we have not focused on the elements, but rather the connective tissue between the elements. The connective tissue meaning, when other teams perhaps may be skating from element to element, our focus has been that we’re actually dancing through and we happen to have elements."
"When you don’t play it safe," she says, "you’re taking risks, and the response to the risk is different. It’s a very traditional world that they skate in, with long historical roots with things being done a certain way, so I think whenever you want to be the cutting edge, then that plays out two ways. Some people are thrilled by that, just thrilled to be taken down a different path, and other people are nervous about where that direction goes."
"I think that some of the press has misconstrued what audiences are interpreting with Carmen,” she says. “I think it’s easy to suggest that it’s sexy and steamy. But I think it’s unfortunate that the press have stopped at such a shallow point and really have not been able to capture in their critiques what it is they’re watching. And I don’t think it’s because it hasn’t been conveyed –I think it has been conveyed. I think that’s just a quick, glib soundbite. You know, ‘they’re older and they’re really sexy.’” - Jennifer Swan
Sexy Virtue & Moir ;)
Tessa and Scott in an interview (sorry, i don’t remember where) once said that Carmen, originally, wasn’t the version we saw in competition or shows…
They said that they are “limited” themselves in order no to offend nobody’s sensibility.
If THIS was a “light” version (@_@), i wonder how was the original one!!!
What kind of program they had prepared?!?! @____@
"People search their whole lives for someone that special…."
Tessa & Scott || Stay
- the opening lift [x]
Somewhere in Time — Dubreuil / Lauzon —- amazing performance
—Scott and Tessa apparently really connected to this piece of music and always compared their songs to this piece when they were choosing their FD song
** I love that they have been such amazing mentors for them off the ice
I thought we’d do something fun to lighten up the mood and focus on Tessa and Scott’s skating and also I’ve been trying to come up with new ideas for edits.
Sooo would you like sending me messages ranking your favorite Tessa/Scott programs and then I will do a photoset/edit for…
Free Dance: Carmen, Mahler, Latin Medley free dance, UoC, and Pink Floyd Medley.
OD/SD: Farrucas; Cheek to cheek jazz finnstep foxtrot SD; Days and Nights, Assasination Tango, and call me irresponsible junior OD.
Ex: Stay, IWTHYH, Top Hat, Beethoven Ballet ex, Hallelujah.
Listening Into the Mystic…. and obviously remembering this wonder…. *-*
Great shot from our favourite photographer Danielle Earl ;)
Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek
“Their movement from one hold to another is just like little rose petals unfolding,” Shaw said. “It’s superb. They skate in close relation all the time. But you are never aware that they are changing hold. They sort of fold into each other – and I think that is superior to anybody.”
Ice dance judges didn’t get the memo or they just do not understand the kind of skating skills needed to fluidly change holds without losing speed or they have been brainwashed by propaganda on what superior skating skating skills look like or they actually know great skating but chose to ignore them because everything has been preordained. Choose your poison.
Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted
… was right there in front of you.