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Monday, February 22, 2010

Skating Olympic Style?!

Well with the kids off from school this last week, and once we were home from skiing for a few days, we had a lot of time on our hands.  Don't get me wrong we did some fun things like sledding, going to the city, seeing jazz with their friends (they're all in the jazz band together), having sleepovers with friends and cousins, etc... but I was thankful that the Olympics were on TV this week too.  The 'winter games' are my favorite, I'm addicted!  The skiing and snowboarding have been great, and the only time I ever watch ice skating is during the Olympics.  So I must comment on the Russian champions, Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin.  Besides skating brilliantly in the compulsory on Saturday with an expressive interpretation of the tango romantica, they looked so chic in an arena where most of the time the fashion police should throw away the key.
You judge...


Then SADLY there was yesterday... 


Washington Post

Worst case...  an Australian aboriginal themed freestyle where they were accused by some of 'cultural theft'!  At best the costumes were amateurish and a complete distraction from the bizzare and underwhelming dance which showed very little of their extraordinary talent. 
When an artist is influenced by music from another culture (and many have), then interpret the sound through your own eyes and make it yours... at worst it's exploitive and at best they looked ridiculous

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