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Offline ONskater74

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"Adagio Skating"
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:33:07 PM »
I think I've figured out what really strikes a chord with me in terms of what I enjoy watching in skating and the way I enjoy moving on the ice. This clip is an example of it, to the music of Erik Satie


School figures do sort of fall into this category in that they are slow and require perfect control of your edge at all times. But the whole experience of watching this , no jumps, no real spins, no bursts of speed, is satisfying. In an interview Curry mentioned "adagio" skating and I think this is an apt term. The choreography, the score, the lighting, the costuming, it all plays in together just as a theatre company works hard to create the scene with stage props, costumes, lighting, etc. Anyhow I think it would be something to play around with, to choreograph a program to similar music.

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Re: "Adagio Skating"
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 08:54:50 PM »
If you like that you'll probably enjoy this. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_VxPsc_eZ4

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Re: "Adagio Skating"
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 04:11:05 PM »
Way cool  :)

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Re: "Adagio Skating"
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 07:55:25 AM »
ONskater74 -- I've always skated adagio, lol!!!! Or maybe even slower! :p

davincisop, I liked that routine! I wish I could do that too, when I get good enough. The first few moves would make a really good warm-up!

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Re: "Adagio Skating"
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 08:59:23 AM »
I tried to convince my old coach to put a routine together like that, but most of the adults on synchro couldn't do a 3 turn. So.... It didn't happen lol.

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Re: "Adagio Skating"
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 08:44:40 PM »
To me this approximates the essence of off-ice dance.  Perhaps it's the languid music or perhaps the absence of scoring but it seems more refined and less athletic than ice dance as we generally see it.