Friday, November 2, 2012

Cup of China: Free Dance LIVE BLOG

1Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT
2Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
3Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
4Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES
5Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI
7Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG
8Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG

Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZATFRA100.5848.83 52.758.718.588.888.929.041.00#8
2Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEVRUS95.1444.50 50.648.338.138.588.718.710.00#6
3Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJECAN93.3844.25
4Madison CHOCK / Evan BATESUSA90.2845.92 44.367.257.177.547.587.630.00#5
5Victoria SINITSINA / Ruslan ZHIGANSHINRUS82.3741.45 40.926.756.586.927.007.040.00#3
6Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRIITA82.0142.42 40.596.756.586.836.926.881.00#4
7Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENGCHN74.2536.89 37.366.216.086.426.336.210.00#2
8Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANGCHN63.4531.00 32.455.425.215.465.715.380.00#1

1) Xiaoyang Yu & Chen Wang (CHN)
  Music: The House of Dancing Water
  • This is definitely last year's program or I'm losing my mind
  • They love this fairtytale theme for sure
  • They both have wonderfully expressing upper bodies
  • I feel like this piece of music pretty much stays in one place all along; it doesn't develop a lot
  • That change of position lift was lovely
  • It is hard for them to hit an ugly position
  • I want to see more in the way of expression to add drama to the piece, it's very emotionally flat
  • 31.00 (TES) + 32.45 (PCS) = 61.45
  • 42.97 (SD) + 61.45 (FD) = 106.42
2) Xintong Huang & Xun Zheng (CHN)
  Music: LOVE, At Last, Crazy Love
  • I love these costumes
  • I like the flow over the ice in this opening sequence, the twizzles fit very will with LOVE
  • Great ice coverage on that rotational lift
  • This is a very well composed program, the best I've seen from them
  • I see Krylova & Camerlengo choreographed this program, that shows
  • I basically love everything so far that I've seen in this program, it's very sophisticated
  • That was the best I've ever seen from them; the upgrade at choreographer made such a huge difference
  • 36.89 (TES) + 37.36 (PCS) = 74.25
  • 46.76 (SD) + 74.25 (FD) = 121.01
3) Victoria Sinitsina & Ruslan Zhiganshin (RUS)
  Music: Splagge Iontane
  • Very good speed at the beginning, they are definitely comfortable with one another
  • They have a good blend of artistry and athleticism
  • They hold onto the speed throughout the program
  • I am not getting a through line in this program, I want something to carry the drama across the program for me
  • This has been a very solid senior debut for them, very nice 
  • 41.43 (TES) + 40.92 (PCS) = 82.37
  • 55.09 (SD) + 82.37 (FD) = 137.26
4) Charlene Guignard & Marco Fabbri (ITA)
  Music: Four Seasons
  • Her dress is divine
  • This choreography is ver postmodern; interesting when set to such a classical piece
  • That straight line lift was gorgeous
  • I wish I'd chosen them for my fantast team, this piece is gorgeous
  • Great ice coverage, I could tell that form the overhead shot
  • I love pretty much everything about this program
  • They are maintaining their speed throughout the program, yet it hasn't gotten frantic
  • 42.42 (TES) + 40.59 (PCS) = 82.01
  • 55.57 (SD) + 82.01 (FD) = 137.58
5) Madison Chock & Evan Bates (USA)
  Music: Dr. Zhivago
  • I'm so excited to see this piece, it was phenomenal at Nebelhorn
  • Normally white costumes look too much but these hav enough contrast that they stand out, especially with her dark hair
  • This suits them so well, much better than that elevator music last season
  • I feel like I'm in  winter dream when I watch this program
  • Igor has really taken advantage if the height difference to design some stunning lifts
  • I love that little transitional move in the dance spin, just a little abrupt in the position change today
  • Her positions on the curve lifts are great; she looks so elated to be doing this dance 
  • For all the hype that this dane has received, it does not disappoint
  • Very nice job, they should be so happy with that
  • 43.93 (TES) + 44.36 (PCS) = 90.28
  • 59.26 (SD) + 90.28 (FD) = 149.54
6) Ekaterina Bobrova & Dmitri Soloviev (RUS)
  Music: Man with a Harmonica & Tosca
  • They get so deep in the knees that they almost look hunched over; there's a fine line
  • The beginning of this program is very subtle, that's a new look for them
  • These costumes aren't doing much for me, they are drab
  • Her hair is very 1990s ice dance for me
  • I am at a loss for words really with this program, I just really can't put my finger on how I feel about it
  • 44.50 (TES) + 50.64 (PCS) = 95.14
  • 64.32 (SD) + 95.14 (FD) = 159.46
7) Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje (CAN)
  Music: Humanity in Motion
  • This piece is so unlike anything else I've ever seen in ice dance
  • I would love to know the process of how they took this from a modern dancer and put it onto the ice
  • Their upper bodies are so expressive, this is divine
  • Slight unison issue on the 1st twizzle set; never got them perfectly back together
  • This program is so aesthetically pleasing
  • The music builds and the story follows it, his looks like a world medalist program to me, I hope it happens for them this year
  • 44.25 (TES) + 49.13 (PCS) = 93.38
  • 65.59 (SD) + 93.38 (FD) = 158.97
8) Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat (FRA)
  Music: Rolling Stones Medley
  • This reminds me of something Lobcheva & Averbukh would've done circa the late 90s
  • I'm glad they went for the hippie theme and not an all-black, punky theme
  • That curve lift was so cool, very innovative
  • The straight line lift too, I love that they hit the positions quickly and then ride them out; their lifts don't take an hour to develop
  • I thought this program would be really tacky, but I actually like it a lot
  • That was a very abrupt ending, it was like the music just cut off
  • 48.83 (TES) + 52.75 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 100.58
  • 69.15 (SD) + 100.58 (FD) = 169.73

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