GSA yesterday. Stéphane skated on Rachmaninov Prelude (over here) and Don’t stop the music, here. He was flawless, and those two programs are really developing, and growing on me every time i watch them. The first subtle and mesmerizing, the second sassy and athletic, I love the way he can skate whatever he wants, because with each style, with each music he is just perfect.
And those were probably the best performances of the two programs.
2011 GSA again: Jeff Buttle, aka the same variety. The quality of his skating allows him to perform both lyrical, delicate programs and lively ones.
Although I prefer the Enigma variations performance (over here), I must say that I really have fun watching the Daft Punk program (here)! Jeff is the other one who could just stay there and simply skate, no jumps, no choreo, being still amazing to watch. I know in my heart he is second as a show skater, but he’s the best second I’ve ever seen! Not to mention his spread eagle, my favourite.