|Look how much Bryce appears to enjoy Tessa's proximity.|
No worries. Scott & Jessica, OTOH, are being private.
Barbara Underhill introduces the skaters, who will present to the awardees. First, a familiar synchro skater whose name I keep forgetting, then Jessica and Bryce:
|Jessica sets the tone with her characteristically sunny demeanor.|
|Sightlining on the horizontal, as is logical, he gives Patrick Chan, |
off stage right, the bro pistol-salute.
And here is Chiddy:*
|Straight to the bosom of his teammate.|
Tessa and Scott are introduced:
|Tessa materializes, somehow mid-conversation with P. Chan. She also has nice, wide|
shoulders. Anyone to her left would be blocked, and here comes friendly Scott. Let's
see the physical adjustments.
I love Scott. Does a straight upstage entrance, like you do because your back is what everyone will want to see first, and keep those hands in pockets just in case anyone has a reach longer than you'd expect. His whole entrance is executed with that unstudied naturalism that makes him a phenom on the ice.
|His suit is tailored very nicely across his back,wouldn't you say? |
Now that he's
Tessa faces front. Jessica has quit fronting entirely.
And so Scott does his about face and we have this lovely portrait.
This also happened, which I don't think Scott even strategized:
It toally happened by itself. Jessica might as well be something from The Sixth Sense and Scott be Toni Collette; it's not even: "Tessa, did you feel that slight breeze?"
P.S. -Would like to mention how over on fsu recently one poster critiqued Tessa as dowdy and declared it wouldn't hurt her to show a little skin.
*Over the past 2 and a half years Patrick Chan has put in some real OT as a utility buffer. He escorted Tessa to the Nationals 2010 banquet while Scott walked in solo even though all the other teams entered together because VM are special like that. Skate Canada skaters past and present have used Chan as their point of focus when there's a need to avoid someone else, or when there's a need to ignore someone without seeming to ignore someone. I've seen that one play out a few times in videos involving Skate Canada skaters. He can be employed as an on-the-spot best friend if you're the one being ignored, so you're not stuck with the camera watching how you have nobody to hang out with. And, in a bridge role, if you're the one doing the ignoring, you can throw him as a block at the person you're ignoring. And wasn't he also one of Rachel Flatt's escorts to her debut? I know this type of guy. Every high school needs one. I don't know if wingman even covers it. He's all-purpose, and the rule seems to be he can't say no.