Beauty, expression, and athleticism came together in Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's interpretation of Carmen during the Cup of Russia held in Moscow. The two raised eyebrows and many questions as to the future of the sport: with fierce competition and wonderful displays such as these, just who will come away with the eventual victory?
The Cup of Russia proved that the skating this season still has as many questions as it does answers.
One thing is for sure, though. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's interpretation of Carmen for their free dance was as thrilling in Moscow as the one I have been replaying in my mind since seeing it at Skate Canada.
My favourite moment of the whole competition was seeing the camera capture coaching legend Mme. Tatiana Tarasova on her feet at the end of Virtue and Moir's performance. It confirms for me what I already believe: this is performance art combined with athleticism at its highest level.
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