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an Evgeni Plushenko visual companion, and maybe other things
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+ I tried to think of some sort of caption, but couldn’t because apparently my brain just crashed. 
(from World Figure Skating magazine, No. 54)

I tried to think of some sort of caption, but couldn’t because apparently my brain just crashed. 

(from World Figure Skating magazine, No. 54)



+ Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, August 18, 2012

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, August 18, 2012



+

prosecutingly:

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Evgeni Plushenko, El Tango de Roxanne | European Championships 2012

for blackrosewitch C:

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Reblogging again for posterity’s sake. C:

Reblogging once more….So seductive, and so much more than seductive.

What makes this program truly great to my own eyes is the multiple levels of interpretation it is capable of evoking in the viewer. As one comment (on Chinese weibo) said, there is a “great shadow” beneath the seduction, a “sense of tragedy and fate”. And I would add—struggle against fate, too. As he himself said once, this was a “dance of pain and disappointment”, to a piece of music that was “cruel but expressive”. But more importantly, “I think my music is exactly like this”. 

I could write endless essays about what (I think) this means, but I don’t know if any of my metaphors would make sense. 

(via ironcountess)



+ There was once a dancer, a great star. This dancer was thin, pale, golden-haired, possessing great skill, astonishing suppleness, a painful childhood, a proud soul, an apparently completely inborn sense of rhythm, and an unique aura that was impossible to describe. There was solitude in this dancer’s provocation, melancholy in this dancer’s seductiveness, and a strange elegance in even the most commonplace moves. This dancer has been called “modernity itself” by admirers, yet others have considered this dancer’s style convulsive and inexplicable, almost akin to “flailing”. This dancer has been described by contemporaries by the following words: genius, adorable, spiritual, vain, mad, extravagant, perverse, wicked….
This dancer’s name was Jane Avril. She was a cancan dancer at the Moulin Rouge, Toulouse-Lautrec’s muse, the original for Nicole Kidman’s character in the movie of the same name, and a remarkable artist. 
I first learned of her because of Evgeni Plushenko’s Tango Roxanne LP from the 2011/12 season, and I keep on seeing something of her whenever I watch this program now. 

There was once a dancer, a great star. This dancer was thin, pale, golden-haired, possessing great skill, astonishing suppleness, a painful childhood, a proud soul, an apparently completely inborn sense of rhythm, and an unique aura that was impossible to describe. There was solitude in this dancer’s provocation, melancholy in this dancer’s seductiveness, and a strange elegance in even the most commonplace moves. This dancer has been called “modernity itself” by admirers, yet others have considered this dancer’s style convulsive and inexplicable, almost akin to “flailing”. This dancer has been described by contemporaries by the following words: genius, adorable, spiritual, vain, mad, extravagant, perverse, wicked….

This dancer’s name was Jane Avril. She was a cancan dancer at the Moulin Rouge, Toulouse-Lautrec’s muse, the original for Nicole Kidman’s character in the movie of the same name, and a remarkable artist. 

I first learned of her because of Evgeni Plushenko’s Tango Roxanne LP from the 2011/12 season, and I keep on seeing something of her whenever I watch this program now. 



+

“I do not agree with that. Yes, I skated tango again. But at the Olympics it was the dance of passion and love and now it is the dance of suffering and disappointment….I like the expressive, cruel, but melodic music. And I think my music is exactly like that.”

Evgeni Plushenko, Jan. 28, 2012, on whether his Tango Roxanne program was similar to Tango Amore (translation by MiLa). I found the words “disappointment” and “cruel” extremely interesting.

Personal pet theories about Plushy’s 2011/12 Tango Roxanne LP:

1. It was not quite a tango in some senses (in terms of what is often seen as the usual characteristics of the tango), and wasn’t meant to be

2. It has something to do with Jane Avril, the Moulin Rouge dancer who was the inspiration for Nicole Kidman’s character in the Moulin Rouge movie

(Source: team-russia2014.ru)



+ Plushenko Superpower #1394: turning his hair into a mohawk in a fraction of a second. 
(Artistry on Ice Shanghai, June 17, 2012, photo by 蛋无缝)

Plushenko Superpower #1394: turning his hair into a mohawk in a fraction of a second.

(Artistry on Ice Shanghai, June 17, 2012, photo by 蛋无缝)



+ Yes, I think I’ll keep using this tag
(Champions on Ice, Rimini, April 29, 2012, photo by Sara Simonato)

Yes, I think I’ll keep using this tag

(Champions on Ice, Rimini, April 29, 2012, photo by Sara Simonato)



+ Curves. 
(Champions on Ice, Rimini, April 29, 2012, photo by Sara Simonato)

Curves.

(Champions on Ice, Rimini, April 29, 2012, photo by Sara Simonato)



+ "Believe" charity show, May 1, 2012 (photograph by Anastasiya Bochkareva)
Elegant long fingers.

"Believe" charity show, May 1, 2012 (photograph by Anastasiya Bochkareva)

Elegant long fingers.



+ Okay, I’m at a loss for words.

Okay, I’m at a loss for words.



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