State of Russian ice dance drama [11.08.2017]
It’s hot summer Friday – a perfect time to take a look what is happening in Russian ice dance. Olympic season is coming so it’s gonna be hot)
Dima Soloviev mentally prepares himself. Should we follow his example?
Victoria and Nikita went to a football match. Nikita also did a first kick.
Meanwhile Tarasova gave a comment about their preparation for the season:
I saw Sinitsina and Katsalapov once, but without lifts. But they look very good, indeed as always. I want to wish them to look the same during the whole program. Nikita is an Olympic champion and world champion in skating programs partly. This is known about him. And if he learns from Alexander Zhulin how to skate the program till the end, then I will be only happy about that.
Oh, TAT is TAT))))
There’s also some inside info that Nikita and Victoria currently don’t do lifts (that’s why Tarasova didn’t see them), because Nikita cut his hand at trainings. Maria Stavitskaya accidentally hurt him with her blades.
Tarasova’s favorites Stepanova / Bukin and their team announce that today they’re starting the season. Don’t know exactly where, probably in show.
For them she found some big words) Yeah fight for Olympics has already started.
I was at their practice, I really liked their free dance, but the short stunned me. Their skill has grown. This is a concistent, young and very capable pair who are able to do a very large amount of work at trainings. This gives me the right to say that they will represent the country at the European, World Championships and Olympics properly.
Pavel Drozd attended Festival of Indonesia. Hope he won’t be too inspired to do an Indonesian free dance)))
Junior dancers finished test skates in Novogorsk. Thanks to photographer Mikhail Sharov we can take a glance at free dances.
Diana Davis (Eteri Tutberidze’s daughter) and Fedor Varlamov
Anastasia Skoptcova and Kirill Aleshin
Sofia Polishchuk and Alexander Vakhnov
and potential leaders of Russian junior team – Anastasia Shpilevaya and Grigory Smirnov.
This lift is beautiful!
But this two photos scare me) Guess I can say goodbye to the hopes for lovely dance and say hello to another acrobatic etude by team Zhuk.
Elena Ilinykh with beautiful photo and interesting comment: “This is our story, this is our fate. This is our kingdom, this is our place. This is our freedom, cut off them chains. This is our struggle, this is our pain. This is our love, this is our trust. Give me back my wings” :)
Ruslan Zhiganshin and his girlfriend ballerina Ksenia Zhiganshina in Germany.
See you next week!
Previous episode: State of Russian ice dance drama [04.08.2017]
Related topics: Alexandra Stepanova Ivan Bukin, Alla Loboda Pavel Drozd, Anastasia Shpilevaya Grigory Smirnov, Anastasia Skoptcova Kirill Aleshin, Ekaterina Bobrova Dmitri Soloviev, Elena Ilinykh Anton Shibnev, Elena Ilinykh Ruslan Zhiganshin, ice dance, Sofia Polishchuk Alexander Vakhnov, Team Russia, Victoria Sinitsina Nikita Katsalapov