Monday, February 22, 2010
Ice Dancing. Because I Can’t Help Myself.
Samuelson and Bates’ free dance was absolutely beautiful tonight. No gimmicky costumes or vaudevillian overacting; it was a classic, lyric performance of exceptional grace.
I can’t imagine that they will medal, but it was one of the prettiest performances of the Olympics.
That said, you would be hard pressed to convince me that figure skating of any kind, outside of the argument of tradition, can be considered a sport. If ice dancing is a sport, then why isn’t there Olympic ballet?
And don’t even get me started on that whole trampoline fiasco from the Summer Olympics…