Adelina Sotnikova showed her new short program at the show Amazing on ice in China.
SP – Suite Festiva
Of course Adelina not in a perfect shape and program requires many run-throughs and polishing, but I really like the idea! Program looks powerfull, strong and pretty unusual for Adelina and generally for women’s skating. A women tries on a men’s role, but still looks feminine. I’d say quite unusual combination.
And you know what? I caught myself thinking that it’s pity, that we probably (ok, let’s say 99,9%) won’t see this program at big competitions, except for Russian Nationals. After Olympics in Sochi I wrote on one figure skating forum that Yuna or Carolina was robbed of gold and Adelina was robbed of long and bright sporting career. And we, as viewers, were robbed of possibility to see what a great skater and performer Adelina might become one day.
Watching this new program, the same thought were in my head…….And I do feel robbed, because Adelina is growing up, her skating is developing, become more deep, more sensual, more feminine and mature, she’s developing as a performer, she has so much to show for the audience. But we probably won’t see it….I don’t count shows, because it’s not the same with competitions – another level of preparation, emotions, etc. Adelina, please prove me that I’m wrong.
I also like the idea for the costume – a jumpsuit and a torero’s bolero. But the jumpsuit needs to be redone. This silver painting on the hips makes her look wider and heavier. But the idea is great.