Again, when I say "repeat" I mean another two seconds repeating the same footwork with the same quality and same out-of-dance-frame simultaneous turn followed by Charlie lunging to close the gap. If this is something anyone thinks elevates the quality of the program and shows Meryl and Charlie's superior quality, I'll gif it.
Oh, here's the 2 foot turn. I gifed it again because it leads to my favorite thing;
Again at the end - what IS that? (See gif two posts down for 'we were gonna do something big then didn't and just pretended we did').
Okay - what are they doing? What are they doing with their 'edges'? What are they doing with their free legs? What style dance is this? What's with the hot foot? Why are they kicking? Is there gum on their boots?
Somebody throw Charlie a $20.00.
The above leads to their twizzles. We know what they look like:
|I'm sure the judges noticed they were more than 2 arm|
lengths apart. But the matching lines - divine.
It was the brilliance of these two elements in a row that probably put them over the top.
Look at Charlie go. Lunge Charlie, lunge. Look at how neat the feet are, look at those edges, look at that tango quality.
Seriously, what the fuck are they doing in this part? It's like they're just desperately waving their feet in the direction of the ice or the air, and then Charlie hauls Meryl around, then it's time for a breather which = knee slide.
I don't know what this is. Charlie is on two feet a lot, he hoists Meryl off hers, there's a bunch of flinging and bam - another rest stop.
Out of the uber tango stationery posing, into the spin where Meryl does the first revolution on a flat. Charlie even helps her in by pulling her hips (as he always does). These are the pirhouettes discussed before.
But you know what sets it apart? The details. When they 'step out' of their little pose prior to the spin, they're doing the same step except Meryl's bent knee lifts her skate off the ice and Charlie doesn't bother.
Concluded next post.