Stars on Ice in Toronto

Stars on Ice in Toronto

Post by Trudi Marrapo » Tue, 02 May 1995 04:00:00


          Well, I'm behind on this but I thought I might as well report what
          I saw at the Toronto show (it was the Friday night show that I
          attended). You all know about Kurt's proposal by now. It was the
          most romantic thing I ever saw in my life, and it didn't seem to be
          planned. But that was wedged in between the actual show, as it was
          being taped for CBC, and the re-takes of bad jumps for TV.

          I've pretty much gone down the whole list of what happened in the
          Quebec City review, and there's not much new to say. Except that I
          mis-remembered some of the actual things taking place in the new
          Kurt and Brian Orser numbers. Kurt definitely does a flip or a toe
          loop (now I can't remember which) in "Hey Pachuko" with a
          deliberate faked-out lutz entry...it's like he's teasing us. And
          Brian's lutz is in the Gershwin number. He landed the triple on
          Friday, the first one I'd seen him do in a long while, much to my
          delight. Of course, he *had* to pop a double axel later for no
          reason at all; it's as if he's got something inside that says he's
          not allowed to give a perfect performance. But he skated so well
          overall, and after that lutz his footwork just seemed about three
          feet above the ice. Wonderful to watch. The Colin James blues was
          as wonderful as ever.

          What else can I say? The only skaters that really did retakes were
          Kristi Yamaguchi and Josee Chouinard. They kept making Kristi do
          stuff in "Butterfly" over and over and over again for reasons I
          couldn't figure out. It seems they wanted to get Josee on record
          doing a triple lutz in "You're the Devil in Disguise" and they were
          going to keep us there all night if that was what it took. It was
          really wet down at that end of the ice, too; I didn't think she was
          ever going to hit it, but she did.

          All in all, it was a terrific evening. Brian landed a triple lutz,
          Kurt proposed to his girlfriend, and I had a very enjoyable dinner
          before the show with a wonderful person I'll probably never see
          again. But them's the breaks. Have fun, Vancouver show-goers.
          Somebody should. And, BTW, for Susan Pedderson and everyone else
          wondering where Underhill & Martini are, they are skating the
          Western end of this tour as subs for Brasseur & Eisler, and then
          they are doing the Skate the Nation tour after that as regulars.
          Better put it in the FAQ, Sandra; they're back, even if only on an
          occasional and very Canadian basis.

          Trudi

          "I am calling you...can you hear me?"

 
 
 

Stars on Ice in Toronto

Post by si.. » Thu, 04 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>          I've pretty much gone down the whole list of what happened in the
>          Quebec City review, and there's not much new to say. Except that I
>          mis-remembered some of the actual things taking place in the new
>          Kurt and Brian Orser numbers. Kurt definitely does a flip or a toe
>          loop (now I can't remember which) in "Hey Pachuko" with a
>          deliberate faked-out lutz entry...it's like he's teasing us. And

Trudi, wait. The flip with the lutz entry was in Kurt's *first* number (Here I
Am). I still have this image of Kurt going for a lutz in a checkered suit in my
mind. Remember, we weresaying: "Huh?A Lutz? What the.
.?"

Sita (Trudi's travel companion in Quebec)