Splendid Performance On Ice
Ice all stars 2009 was held from August 14th to 16th at Olympic Park. This show offered unprecedented casting like Yun-na Kim, Michelle Kwan, Arakawa Shizuka, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Stephane Lambiel, Ilia Kulik, Adam Rippon, Xue Shen&Hongbo Zhao, Aliona Savchenco&Robin Szolkowy and Albena Denkova&Maxim Staviski. Above all, it was famous because of the Michelle Kwan, a legend in figure skating.
The first part of the show was ‘Fanfare for the common man’ the well-known prelude of Pirates of the Caribbean OST and with Millennium symphony orchestra. Yuna Kim’s performance-Dance Macabre was especially overwhelming and perfect although we probably watched it many times before on television. The first part was overall classical because the figure skaters performed a non-free skating style.
The second part of the opening was the memory stage of Michael Jackson. Ilia Kulik received lots of cheers by playing ‘deal with it’ that was notable for an original song of SHINee’s Juliette. Pair skating programs that have been unfamiliar to Koreans had also awesome and splendid beauty different from the solo skating. In contrast of the first part of the performance, the second part was bright and cheerful as figure skaters performed a free skating style.
By Park Gi-ryung, reporter