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Monday, May 21, 2012

Phrasing

Went to a figure skating judging seminar last Saturday. Joe Inman talked about musical phrasing and movement choreography on ice that corresponds to the musical phrases. It seemed a bit absurd to watch him trying to explain the concept to a bunch of kids there who are apparently aspiring skaters. Perhaps he should try to teach all the judges first. Who would have thunk being a figure skater requires more than a passing knowledge of music theories ... No wonder my friend (a judge) likes to say this is the most intellectually challenging sport. But still, sometimes I think it is all too much.

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