Friday, March 29, 2013
I was going to do the waltz first, then Giselle, but I've decided to alternate. There are more Giselle gifs than waltz gifs, because VM sustain their moves and DW don't. In order to properly look at DW, the skate needs to be deconstructed, and their moves are shorter and busier - hence, more gifs.
As I type this the gifs aren't loaded yet, but the idea now is to do VM gif, then DW gif (or gifs) showing the comparable point in their program, and then VM, and back to DW. And I may comment on some gifs as I go but most of the comments will be plugged in later.
I'm alternating because I see in the comments section that some DW fans claim Tessa's lines aren't THAT good. That's some uppity judgment from fans of the skating of Meryl Davis, I'll say that much. However, as wonderful as Tessa's lines are, it's where her blade meets the ice that she buries both Meryl and Charlie, and as wonderful as that is her body in space is a thing of beauty - her control, her timing, her awareness, her stretch through her core and to the tips of her fingers, and her musicality.
Just watch the feet - not on the big moves but the in betweens.
Everybody does a little toe pick scampering and two footing but these two are in a class by themselves. After the full program gif comparison is uploaded, there will be smaller gifs of a number of intersticials in DW's program where it's like they just fucking forget to stay on one foot. They're the only ice dancers I've seen who actually randomly walk.
Posted by oycanada at 7:55 PM