God, that music suits her SO MUCH BETTER than any of the heavy, depressing stuff Tarasova saddled her with. Amazing.
Love the lightness of the program. Can't stand the telegraphing of the jumps...it takes so much away from the artistry.
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.
She's an angel.
gorgeous. this music is sooooo much better for her.
It doesn't seem that mao feels this gorgeous and dynamic music(my repertoire as an amateur pianist).
were either of those axels triples? I couldn't tell...
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.
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.
Perheps Mao can display only the light(ethereal) side of Chopin. This cute girl is not catching the essence of this ballade.
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.
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.