Saturday, July 31, 2010

J'adore


I love Mao Asada's Chopin exhibition more each time I see it. Our ethereal skater has returned! Clean lines, flowing dress, gorgeous music, a simple elegance. Welcome back.

13 comments:

  1. God, that music suits her SO MUCH BETTER than any of the heavy, depressing stuff Tarasova saddled her with. Amazing.

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  2. Love the lightness of the program. Can't stand the telegraphing of the jumps...it takes so much away from the artistry.

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  3. It's an exhibition - I would rather see telegraphed jumps than just to act busy for judges. I don't even agree with telegraphed as there is artistry in stillness.

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  4. gorgeous. this music is sooooo much better for her.

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  5. It doesn't seem that mao feels this gorgeous and dynamic music(my repertoire as an amateur pianist).

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  6. were either of those axels triples? I couldn't tell...

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  7. Can any ballet fans tell me what they think of her arms? I know she does ballet, but sometimes they way she holds them seems weird to me.

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  8. In a way, Mao reminds me of Sasha in that neither has a special connection with the audience, a la MK, but both have a pristine quality that's fascinating. Mao just seems to float.

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  9. Perheps Mao can display only the light(ethereal) side of Chopin.
    This cute girl is not catching the essence of this ballade.

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  10. I think some people are being a bit too critical. Mao's program is about the image a "ballerina practicing". I think she succeeded very well at painting that image. She has her own interpretation of the music and it doesn't have to be exactly what Chopin intended.

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  11. See this is what I didn't get. They kept saying things during last season that Mao wasn't the artistic one and I knew it wasn't true. A big plus is that Mao has a straight leg in her spirals.

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