Sorry for all the flak you have to deal with. Some people can be so rude! Anyway, as a bit of a change of pace, I was wondering, what is your favourite moment in any Hanyu program apart from his jumps? I’d personally have to say his choreographic sequences. They’re always so perfect and ind time with the music, not to mention beautiful!
Thank you for the change of pace :)
This might come out sounding odd, but the moments I enjoy most are when Yuzu does things that have very little to do with scoring or choreography, when he basically lets the music carry him away and does anything that feels natural.
Like this one, giving the judges some random sass at Sochi 2014 because why not:
This one, Worlds 2015, clenching his fists in this gesture at the end of the final spin in what Kurt Browning called “forcing the audience into a standing ovation”:
This one, WTT 2015, whispering goodbye to his Christine because obviously he was the Phantom and he just had to do it:
This one, NHK 2015, when he brought his hand down and all of a sudden opened his fingers to perfectly accentuate the music phrase:
This one time at SC 2016 too:
This one, GPF 2016, he said after that he felt like doing that gesture at that moment because the lyric went “Instead of asking him how much of your time is left / Ask him how much of your mind, baby”:
And here, just this season at CoR, that simple but so expressive motion in the middle of his step sequence:
I don’t like talking about the too-vaguely defined “artistry” in skating, but if anyone insists on having a conversation with me about it, those moments are what I’d want to discuss :)
I miss him so much already .___.