Friday, January 8, 2010

TCG AWARDS 2009- PART 13

FAVORITE ELITE FLOOR

It was all Russia this year for me, I'm afraid.



AND THE WINNER IS...

Once again, Ksenia Semenova came out with an effervescent, charming routine packed with fabulous dance, interesting choreography and a talent for performance that cannot be taught.  The girl is a performer through and through, and luckily she also has the talent and the skills that create one fantastic routine.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

I loved Ksenia Afanasyeva's 2009 routine nearly as much as Semenova's.  It was different, more of a polished old-school Soviet routine with its balletic leanings and distinguished air.  Afanasyeva, with her game face can pull off those kind of routines with a kind of regal aplomb.  Love it!

Sui Lu's floor ex was one of my favorites of the Worlds batch this year.  There was a really interesting rhythm to the choreography.  Some of the shapes created in the beginning of the routine were really different and eye catching.  Sui doesn't exactly give to her audience, probably something to do with her youth, but that routine is designed in such a way that it is not really necessary that she does.  it works for her her to have an air of remoteness and ethereality.

Ana Myzdrikova's routines managed to combine a bit of both worlds, tumbling difficult enough to have world medal potential, and an elegant and graceful routines.  Delightful when she got it right.

Kyoko Oshima gets a mention in this competition for always having lovely music, as it was this year, for having stylish and elegant routines, but mostly because of the joy with which she performs her routines every time.

*****

1 comment:

  1. Question: Did you not include Ana Porgras on purpose? Love your pics though. There have been many nice floor routines this year.

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