Ballroom Dance > Videos > Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidovs Waltz WSS 2008

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Dapenda, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Dapenda

    Dapenda New Member

    Of their 2008 WSS dances, this is my favorite one:
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  2. Casey

    Casey Member

    Wow! thanks so much for posting - that's just gorgeous - I love the way Arunas turns to Katusha after the lift -- who is singing? Josh Groban or someone else?
  3. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    magnificent. she is gorgeous, what sometimes I think its a shame the guys are in black though - makes it hard to see them with spotlights and without backlighting...

    technical question - how does she NOT get virtigo in all those pivots with her head so far out there? I mean one cant point...
  4. soshedances

    soshedances Active Member

    Absolutely fabulous.....they are my favorite standard couple right them
  5. White Chacha

    White Chacha Active Member

    It is quite a lovely waltz.

    I think you'd find that the original video from which the youtube post
    was cribbed is much clearer.

  6. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    Tooooo.....beautiful!!!!! thanks so much for posting!!!!
  7. singndance

    singndance Well-Known Member

    Yes, I love this music too! The song is Amore E Musica, and the artist is Russell Watson. It is available on iTunes, but the version in the video seems to be slower -- perfect for slow waltz. If anyone knows where to get the version in this video, please let me know.
  8. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    Beautiful song and dancing but is it me or the video not synched with the audio correctly? It just seems like they are off the music the whole time. It's either poorly synched or they are really not dancing to the music. The choreography definitely doesn't hit many of the musical piece's highlights - it would be even better dancing if it were more musically interpretive... One advantage of showdances is that the dance is choreographed to the song and it's really unfortunate when the dancers are still dancing as if the song was just spring on them last minute:(
  9. Dapenda

    Dapenda New Member

    Hmm... I dont think it's me. They're not always on every measure,
    I looked at check points 0:45, 1:13, 2:45, they match and the video doesn't change speed the entire time.
    If you look at the version on my YT channel, there's a bit smoother but less detailed version of the same video. Maybe that helps
  10. Warren J. Dew

    Warren J. Dew Well-Known Member

    Their opening natural at 0:52 is also exactly on. I do agree that the connection of their dancing to the music seems quite tenuous through much of the piece. There is at least one nice highlight match, though, the spin acceleration at 1:18.
  11. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    I'm re-posting this from our sister site because it is so germane to the discussion at hand.

    (Original post by Lucretia; grammar, etc., cleaned up slightly here, since the OP came from a non-native English speaker)

  12. Tangoqueen

    Tangoqueen New Member

    My coach always plays that Waltz at the studio!!!
    She's so great, I'm mesmerized by her footwork! Wish it was me, every time I see Katusha. LOVE her pivots, smooth as butter! Ok, ok, I'll stop gushing.....!
  13. Tangoqueen

    Tangoqueen New Member

    Hey, I recognized you from youtube! I'm subscribed to your channel because of all the great ballroom clips you have! Thanks so much for posting them, keep it up!
  14. ashybang

    ashybang New Member

    Opening natural - Right foot lead is on the 2 beat instead of the 1 beat. Hence right foot close is on the 1 beat and not the 3 beat as it should be.
    This continues throughout the video. . . Very strange.

    The dancing is amazing and i love it.
  15. Ithink

    Ithink Active Member

    Yes, very tenuous. I thought it was the recording but I really don't think so. Dapenda has Mirko and Alessia's 2007 waltz in her little bundle that you see when this video ends and their waltz is amazingly musical, quite the opposite of "tenuous"...
  16. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    yap I came accross OP's youtube goodies too! All cool stuff! Big thanks for sharing!
  17. Yuan Ren

    Yuan Ren New Member

    WSS 2008 on Youtube

    I have nothing to say......

    Any attempt to describe this waltz with adjectives will result in failure.
  18. and123

    and123 Well-Known Member

    Wow. The applause lasted longer than the actual dance!
  19. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    My favorite couple this year was Jonathan and Hazel. Their foxtrot and quickstep I especially enjoyed. There was so much "fun" in their routines, and I have never seen Hazel like this. I feel like neither had much to lose, and they went out there and had a blast, and it really showed.
  20. swan

    swan Member

    I agree totally! I saw them at Embassy and their performance outshined any other couples on the floor. They placed only 2nd, but they're definitely my winners.

    I do love this waltz by Arunas & Katusha. So beautiful. That's their best performance I've seen (not that I have seen too many - only saw them in person at their OSB debut, Embassy and then glimpses of their performance in blackpool & UK Open video).

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