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I don't often get snarky in my posts, but this one just asks for the snark. (My thoughts on Cup of China are coming eventually for those checking the page for that.)
Jeremy Abbott and Brian Joubert both worked with dancer/choreographer Antonio Najarro on their short programs this season. Abbott is skating to a piece called Viejos Aires, while Joubert has opted for the Malaguena from Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
Najarro has had success working with figure skaters in the past, as he is responsible for the original dance of 2002 Olympic Champions Anissina/Peizerat, but I can't say that I am loving either of the mens new programs. I think my biggest issue is the way that they both move their arms and how awkward and uncomfortable (and don't forget silly) it all seems to be.
So, the question: which program looks more awkward to you at this point? Moreover, do you think both skaters should keep the programs and hope they start to adjust to them as the season progresses, or is a complete re-work a good idea? Or am I just grumpy and crazy, missing out on the masterpieces that they already are? ;-) Feel free to share your own thoughts and don't miss the poll!