Can we all just take a moment and thank the skate gods that these two decided to skate together? Long after their Olympic win in 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean reinvented themselves with new concepts and ideas. Debuting this piece in 1990, it is one of their lesser-known works but one of their most demanding and intricate. As Sandra Bezic said in the commentary, the program is based on action and reaction. Here are a few take-aways from the performance:
Push and shove, all done in love
Chris certainly whipped and finagled Jayne around like she was his chew toy. But this only showcased the incredible control Jayne obtained and her ability to twist and maneuver herself in concocted positions. During their pushes and pulls, the contrast in energy especially shined through. The quick swings and releases in opposition to suspensions and long pulls created a dynamic that kept your eyes glued to the performance.