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It seems that creativity is the ace up your sleeve — but where does this come from? Is it your coach, your choreographer? I think we just have such a great team. Our coaches are amazing and always finding ways to push us, and I think the other half really comes from Paul and I. I think our creative style stems from all of us.
Our choreography is really a team effort with all of us Piper, myself and the coaches contributing ideas. I think we work well as a team together precisely in that none of us are satisfied unless we have pieced together something fresh and novel.
During the Olympic season, even your short dance looked a little bit different from the rest. Would you like to tell me more about your set of programs — short and free — for the season recently ended? To me, your free dance was a masterpiece — who chose the theme, the music, who did the choreography?
I think our ability to do different things really helps Paul and I pull off these kinds of programs.
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Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs choreographed both free dance and short dance last season. Then Carol came in with the idea of doing a program called Directors cut and we were sold. Last season, given my injury and the lack of time, both programs were choreographed at home with Carol and Juris.
Piper and I were listening to a lot of dark tunes when searching for free dance music, and, serendipitously, Carol came back from Junior Worlds telling us about the marvelous music she had heard on the plane.
It was exactly what we wanted. The short dance last season was interesting in that the entire program was choreographed while I was off the ice. Usually, during choreography, Piper and I try things out to see how they feel, but we did not have that luxury this year.
I think what was key for us last season is that for both programs we spent a lot of time working on acting, style, and the characters, since that was all we could do while I was injured.
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Because of this I feel like we gained valuable insight into how important these aspects of the program are. It is something we will continue to focus on in upcoming seasons.
What does he bring to your dancing? Chris has this amazing ability to know exactly what kind of character he would like to see when he hears a certain type of music, so, the last couple times we have come to work with him, he has really been trying to play up the character aspect. We have worked with Christopher in the past, and it is a process we enjoy.
As I said earlier, it is always best to have as many different visions as possible.
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Chris keeps us interested and very challenged by introducing to movements and styles that we are perhaps less familiar with, as well as providing another critical eye to all the programs we perform.
Last season he choreographed a new exhibition number for us. We would like to keep him on our team in the coming years. How was this season for you? You seem to have started it pretty well, with a fifth and a sixth place at the Grand Prix Events you attended NHK Trophy and Rostelecom Cupbut then failed to be named into the Canadian Olympic team, being fourth at the Canadian Nationals; and only a few weeks later, you won silver at Four Continents… Piper: This past season was an up and down roller coaster kind of a year.
With Paul breaking his ankle last May, it really set our training back. Luckily, we already had our free dance done, but that left us choreographing our short dance with Paul on the side lines, watching as our coach Juris skated with me and choreographed it.
He was able to put his skate on at the beginning of August, but was only able to do 5 minutes at a time. As the weeks began to pass, he slowly was able to do a little more and a little more, until we were able to start doing some program stuff. We were so proud of ourselves at how much we had overcome, but we still felt like we were behind. The rest of the season we really felt like we were playing catch up with all of the other teams. As for the Worlds, we really showed how much we could improve with the little extra training time we had on not making the Olympic team.
It was a thrilling experience to be in the top 10 at Worlds and knowing that we jumped 10 places from our 18th place finish from the last year was a huge accomplishment and we could not be more proud.
This season was, to simply put it, a roller coaster. The Grand Prix did not go as we would have wished given the expectations we gave ourselves at the beginning of the seasonbut considering our circumstances, and having only trained the programs for about a month, we were fairly pleased with how the events turned out.
After the Grand Prix, we had our first good bout of training, as well as some feedback, which we could use to help us improve. We knew all our competitors had a head start.
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Once we got to Canadians, it was most certainly a devastating result. But again, given the circumstances, we had to be content with showing two very strong performances without mistakes. The programs were still slow and tentative.
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How could they not be? The turn-around to Four Continents was quick, and a blessing, since we had no time to dwell on our defeat.
We were exhausted so was everyone and I remember being so grateful for the intense practice leading up to Canadians and the muscle memory it had provided me with. After all, for skaters, it is often about the footwear.
You never know what international podium they could end up on. I defiantly believe there should be a good balance between style and comfort but if I had to choice one is would be Style Style Icon? Betsey Johnson hands down.
She is just this free spirit that makes you want to be like her. She stays true to her style and has been handling this whole bankruptcy thing with pure grace.
Anyone who can brush themselves off and continue pursuing their fashion line is really a true fighter and a great role model. Would you rather be overdressed or underdressed?
The high-waisted skirts, and the petticoats which made them looked girlie and ladylike really makes me love this era. And who could forget about all the old Hollywood glamour dresses with their sequins and nicely layered silk?