(photo by RC, click “here“)
My French friend Catherine wrote me a letter yesterday to express her impression about Zhenya’s performance @WC Corbeil 2011! Her words is really nicely and touch me A LOT! So I ask her can I post her very good words here, in ZKG…She says “YES” here you are Catherine’s impression, Billion Thanks Catherine!!! <333
In a few words : Zhenya was really really amazing ; I never saw a french competition with this enthousiasm for her. There was a lot of emotions. Her last ball and ribbon were wonderfull and gave me shivers. After her ribbon, the last routine of all the competition, the crowd can’t stop to applause her and she stayed a long time under the acclamations obviously touched by it too.Well for me, Zhenya is an artist. I was not sure she felt well the music but this 2011 routines proved me she does. This is that, this sport :not puting difficulties and smiling for no reason but feeling the music in her body and express it. In french “l’art en mouvement” (I don’t find a traduction :p).
I heard her ribbon music all my childhood because my mother plays piano, especialy Chopin…Zhenya made a wonderfull tribute to Oksana Kostina with her ball routine ( music, old style with the same first and ending position, catches, 20 years later (it was in 1991), in France… two russians world champions…). I immediatly made the link. This touch me because I love this Oksana’s routine.
May you have a good day,
Note by Zoe Wan: I gave this article with this title “Well for me, Zhenya is an artist…”