Monday, November 29

Giselle for Yu-Na Kim's New Short Program

Do we love it or hate it? I have to say that Angela Nikodinov, Yukari Nakano, and Ekaterina Gordeeva have come up with some gorgeous programs to the music, so I am looking forward to seeing Yu-Na's take, with choreography by David Wilson.

Note the similarities in costuming and choreography between Gordeeva and Nakano's programs-- both were choreographed by Marina Zoueva.





9 comments:

Janet said...

I like Gordeeva's Giselle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfQDYH4xUYs

Anonymous said...

I love Gordeeva's Giselle,too.

Tony said...

I'll add it to the post list. Those were my pre-video recording days, so I forgot about this performance. Such a terrible fan.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited! I really liked Yuna in Lark Ascending so I'm looking forward to the lyrical sections of the song.

Anonymous said...

I remember watching skate america 2008, Nakano and Ando had the same music for fs back to back. So weird.

Anonymous said...

Her short was choreographed by Wilson? Not Shae-Lynn Bourne?

Anonymous said...

This former ballet dancer thinks Nakano's Giselle program, especially the 2nd half, is better than the others. She even had the same snippet of choreography as Giselle's 1st act variation-- the hops on pointe-- and her arms were great. Giselle isn't a Classical ballet, it's a Romantic ballet, meaning arm placement is rounder than the Classical style. Nakano kept it more authentic than the other two. Miki Ando is just wrong for this piece of music.

Tony said...

The ironic thing about Ando/Nakano is Ando ended up changing her free skate that year (to another complete snooze.. see Worlds), but she bested Nakano at Nationals and we didn't even end up seeing Yukari's Giselle at Worlds. It was a bad Nationals when Fumie Suguri ended up winning the free skate, yes?

Wilson choreographed Giselle. I don't know what happened with Shae-Lynn. Maybe she's too busy now with just having finished Battle of the Blades. Maybe Yu-Na just decided to keep Wilson for both programs. Not sure.

To the last anonymous-- I absolutely adore Nakano's Giselle.. it's one of my favorite ladies programs ever. Glad you enjoyed it :-) Is Miki Ando right for any of the music choices she's ever had? Actually, I liked the potential in her 2006 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence short.

Anonymous said...

If they turn out to be fabulous programs, what a shame that they'll be performed competitively only once this season, unless she's thinking of keeping them for the next season as well. Why devote so much time to prepare if for use only at the Worlds?