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To do that demanded total immersion in the story and imagery. It was an odd thing to do, which involved some long negotiations on our behalf with Philip Glass himself. The dance opened with a strong image to seize and hold the audience. A huge pyramid of silk, foot square at its base, was being admired by modern tourists. Suddenly, a line attached to the top whipped the pyramid up and away, revealing the world of ordinary Egyptians in the 14th century BC, all in skirts and sandal-like skates.
It is a very lighthearted piece with little substance and was clearly provided as accessible comic relief from the other more demanding group pieces. Jayne and Chris come on at the end with the spades. Each dancer carries a large representing card, Jayne's is the Queen of Spades and Chris's is the King. Jayne skates mainly with the female skaters in a group with Chris joining them, defending them from the comic advances of the Joker in the pack.
Chris wears black trousers, white shirt and waistcoat, with a sparkly red bowtie and jacket with gold lapels. Jayne has a very short flashy red dress with a spade in the middle. Snow Maiden [ edit ] Music: Both are dressed in shiny white outfits with blue and mauve embroidery.
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The ice is lit a wintry blue and the movements take full advantage of the images of Husky-drawn sleighs, winter pageants, and snow-covered landscapes that the music evokes so successfully. The dance is immensely fast and yet graceful at the same time. It actually begins in a static lift already posed as the lights go up, and it contains many large lifts from then on.
Jayne leaps effortlessly onto Chris's shoulders on a number of occasions and, in one move, even leaps all the way round him, going above his head, with seemingly very little assistance they later incorporated this move into Mack and Mabel for their Face the Music Tour in the mid '90s.
It contains many symmetrical dance steps and large sweeping arm gestures, with a succession of impressive lifts and a series of symmetrical jumps and leaps carried out in perfect unison with each other, giving the impression of animals running through the forest.
Unique to this dance is a series of two symmetrical steps where they literally leap high into the air together but leaning forward with their inside leg bent as they plunge back to the ground, putting their outside leg straight out behind them.
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The move actually makes them look like two stags leaping and bounding and thrusting their antlers forward. The piece ends with Jayne throwing herself onto Chris, who bends with Jayne balanced on his knees and allows himself to fall flat on to his back, ending with Jayne suspended in the air held up by Chris, forming a dramatic and very beautiful final tableau as Chris continues to glide across the ice on his back.
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Hi grace Echoes of Ireland [ edit ] Music: Challenge of the Champions Innsbruck Austria Result: The finished piece is actually an ensemble of three quite separate routines, which they later performed in different orders or simply on their own. The first is a tradition lighthearted Irish jig with some very clever footwork. The second is a more sombre dance done to older tradition Irish Folk music. The third piece is a more modern piece, a very beautiful new age number done to a song sung by an Irish female artist.
This final dance includes an unusual lift where Jayne jumps up and sits high upon one of Chris's shoulders facing the opposite way from him. I had a guy today who said, 'My missus was so sad when you guys finished the show, she was in tears'.
As they recount in their new autobiography, Our Life On Ice, they came from humble roots and were both painfully shy as children. Jayne Torvill grew up on a council estate and admits putting on skates gave her a more outgoing persona. It gave me a sense of freedom," says the year-old.
Dean, now 56, grew up in a village with a miner father: It was just me at home, so I think I pushed myself as an individual. A wise move, they now realise: They admit there was "an attraction in the beginning", and there was a kiss once at the back of a bus, but they didn't discuss it afterwards. We wanted the skating partnership to work When we'd had such a close relationship, someone coming into that family, if you like, you want to make sure they're going to be Okay.
The International Olympic Committee decided to let professional skaters turn amateur again for one time only, to drum up excitement for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and so Torvill and Dean took to the ice again as Olympians.
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Billed as their comeback, the pressure was intense. As it got nearer, we had to accept that we might not win and we always had that in the back of our minds. So suddenly somebody coming back who's got their amateur status back, there's this feeling of slight resentment. They'd done everything they wanted to professionally, but now their personal lives were calling and they both wanted to start families. In the book, Torvill admits this "uncoupling" was "deeply painful" and says for the first few months without Dean, she felt depressed.
Dean - whose second wife, American skater Jill Trenary, was already pregnant with the first of their two sons at the time - says: I packed up my house and within two weeks of our last performance, I was living in America. It was a completely new life.