I will admit right off that I am somewhat dense...

I will admit right off that I am somewhat dense...

Post by hypati » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00


but I have a hard time identifying with G&P's Requiem number--it seems
to me that they do all of these magnificent moves to monotonous music,
moves that do not show any relation to the theme of the music's title.
It seemed to me, IMHO, that they just did the moves to show they could
do them.

hypatia

 
 
 

I will admit right off that I am somewhat dense...

Post by Craig » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>but I have a hard time identifying with G&P's Requiem number--it seems
>to me that they do all of these magnificent moves to monotonous music,
>moves that do not show any relation to the theme of the music's title.
>It seemed to me, IMHO, that they just did the moves to show they could
>do them.

>hypatia

Haven't you been watching your MTV? What you hear and what you see should
be as opposite as possible in order to achieve the maximum buzz.

--
Craig W.

 
 
 

I will admit right off that I am somewhat dense...

Post by Jing L » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> but I have a hard time identifying with G&P's Requiem number--it seems
> to me that they do all of these magnificent moves to monotonous music,
> moves that do not show any relation to the theme of the music's title.
> It seemed to me, IMHO, that they just did the moves to show they could
> do them.

Maybe this is a matter of taste?  You know, people like different
styles.  I happen to be a fan of Michael Nyman (the composer), and I
think his music is really emotional (including this piece).  But hey,
why should other people agree with me?

 
 
 

I will admit right off that I am somewhat dense...

Post by Lilia » Thu, 19 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>> but I have a hard time identifying with G&P's Requiem number--it seems
>> to me that they do all of these magnificent moves to monotonous music,
>> moves that do not show any relation to the theme of the music's title.
>> It seemed to me, IMHO, that they just did the moves to show they could
>> do them.

>Maybe this is a matter of taste?  You know, people like different
>styles.  I happen to be a fan of Michael Nyman (the composer), and I
>think his music is really emotional (including this piece).  But hey,
>why should other people agree with me?

I don't think hypatia was necessarily having a problem with the
music as much as with how the choreography relates to the
music.  I have to agree with her.  It seemed like they would
do a difficult trick, then do some stroking, then do another difficult
trick.  I didn't feel that there was much flow in the program in
terms of choreography (and not in terms of G&P's skills).  I
didn't feel like the tricks belonged together.  And you could
definitely see where they were setting up for a trick (at times).  
When I watch a performance, I like to feel that the skater(s) does
something because the music or their emotions is making them do
it, not because their choreographer is.  I don't see that with
this program. (BTW, the trick that I think is the best example of
what I'm talking about (to the best of my memory-I have no
plans to watch the program again anytime in the near future)
is when she is curled up in a ball and Evgeny places her on
his skates (I hope I've described it adequately)).  That may be
difficult, but it seems like such a throw away move to me in
terms of relating to the music.  I like for a performance to make
me feel what a performer is feeling, but while watching G&P's
program, I didn't really feel anything.  I have no idea if any of
what I've mentioned goes into the judging of the program (I'm
currently thinking it doesn't:), but certainly is *the* reason why I
don't like this program.  BTW,  I rather like the music, and, in the
hands of a different choreographer (who, I don't know), the
program could have been quite memorable.

On the other hand, maybe I'm just as dense as hypatia, and the
program is a masterpiece:).

Sarah