However, they were told that the minimum time that Boléro could be condensed down to was 4 minutes 28 seconds, 18 seconds in excess of the Olympics rules. A love-on-the-rocks number, with similarities in theme to Revolution, but this piece is more suggestive of heartbreak and rejection, possibly that of a couple going through divorce or the discovery of an affair or some other deception. Their final routine was performed to Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years", a routine they had devised a few years earlier for competition. In the 1992 Simply the Best documentary Jayne explains that the characters are based loosely on those in The Tales of Tom Sawyer. After winning the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships (which brought the distinction of MBEs), and with three more years before the Olympics, they began to plan routines which used a single piece of music and had some narrative or thematic element. She gets called away to a Royal Ceremony but she rejoins him later. The third piece is a more modern piece, a very beautiful new age number done to a song sung by an Irish female artist. He was present with their trainer at the ringside, when the team won their perfect Olympics score with their Boléro routine.. The costumes were a patterned blend of sky, royal, and navy blues starting light at the top and getting gradually darker.
Excerpt taken from Torvill and Dean's autobiography:. The piece was choreographed jointly between Jayne and Chris together with Graeme Murphy, Artistic Director with the Sydney Dance Company at the time. The piece was designed for their stint as guest artists on the Tom Collins Tour of World Figure Skating Champions. With Christopher Dean, she won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists. It is not clear whether it was ever performed again thereafter, but the photo caption on page 76 of Fire on Ice (Wilson:1994) suggests that it was then incorporated into the World Tour, at least for its next visit to Wembley. Known performance period 1989–1990 Olympics rules state that the free dance must be four minutes long (plus or minus ten seconds). Upon diving in, he finds himself upon her planet. Both are dressed in shiny white outfits with blue and mauve embroidery. They resurrected the piece in 1994 to win at the World Team Championships. The opening of the number was most unusual, consisting of an immensely tall Jayne skating on in a large voluminous cloak and sending the globe/sphere into orbit. Sing bailero, lero, lero. The dance begins and ends most unusually with the dancers lying entwined together asleep on the ice.
The obvious difficulty and stunning symmetry of the lift made it quite a show stopper, and they can be seen to repeat the lift during the 1993 Skates of Gold Exhibition in Boston USA when they take to the ice with their peers from their amateur period: Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko, and Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin. Tatiana wanted to do a story of Paganini, portraying two sides to his character.
The following morning they are discovered and a violent attack is carried out on the Fire Prince by her own people. What was particularly unusual about Jayne's costume was that she actually wore black skates to blend right in with her trousers. This dance was devised as part of their first World Tour, and performed in the Planet Suite, with various members of the Company performing the other planet pieces and the whole company performing Jupiter. It is a very fluid piece with a lot of swinging motions. The costumes were very sophisticated in style: Chris wore back trousers, white open-necked shirt, and a smart black and purple waistcoat, while Jayne wore black trousers and a voluminous white silk blouse. They received twelve perfect 6.0 marks, one of five occasions they were awarded all perfect scores for artistic impression. The costumes were white, with Jayne wearing a white headscarf adorned with a gold coronet. Torvill took a seven-year break from skating from 1998–2005. Torvill wears pink leggings, red shirt, and orange waistcoat, and Dean wears blue trousers, purple, pink, and blue shirt, and garish blue waistcoat. With Christopher Dean, she won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists. 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. At the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics the pair won gold and became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time (for a single programme) receiving twelve perfect 6.0s and six 5.9s which included artistic impression scores of 6.0 from every judge, after skating to Maurice Ravel's Boléro. , Torvill currently resides in East Sussex, England, with her husband Phil Christensen and their children Kieran and Jessica.. Torvill and Dean's free programme at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, performed to the music of Maurice Ravel's Boléro, became world-famous. The costumes were of traditional Egyptian royalty design. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Its inspiration was a Montréal dance group we had seen in Sydney with the odd name of La La La Human Steps, whose rapid, machine-gun, staccato movements were unlike anything we had seen before. Each dancer carries a large representing card, Jayne's is the Queen of Spades and Chris's is the King.
), Result: 1st (10, 10, 10, 10, 9.9, 9,9, 10.) The opening depicting daybreak and the end nightfall. "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1979 World Figure Skating Championships, Ice Dancing, Free Dance", "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1980 Winter Games, Ice Dancing, Free Dance", "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1981 World Figure Skating Championships, Free Dance", "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1984 Sarajevo, Figure Skating, Exhibition (Encore)", "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1984 World Pros, Ice Dancing, Technical Dance", "Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Worlds Pro 1985", "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1990 World Professionals, Ice Dancing, Technical Dance", "Torvill & Dean – Revolution/Imagine (1990 WPC)", "Torvill & Dean – Still Crazy (1995 WPC)", "Torvill & Dean (GBR) – 1990 World Challenge of Champions, Ice Dancing Event", "Torvill & Dean 1994 Team Championships Encounter", "Torvill & Dean – Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean – Cecilia", ITV commissions single drama, Torvill & Dean, written by William Ivory and produced by Darlow Smithson, Unreality TV – News of Torvill and Dean on ITVs Dancing On Ice, Video Footage: Barnum – Torvill and Dean – 1983 World Championships, Video Footage: Bolero – Torvill and Dean – 1984 Olympics, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Torvill_and_Dean&oldid=986906352, Olympic gold medallists for Great Britain, Olympic bronze medallists for Great Britain, Articles needing additional references from August 2020, All articles needing additional references, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1984, 1994 (amateur), 1998 (professional), Still Crazy After All These Years, Cecilia, Versions available on video/DVD or internet: yes, Competition: World Professional Championships Washington 1984, Result: 1st (10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10.) The piece does evoke traditional Russian ballet and both Torvill and Dean perform extremely well throughout with many beautiful and unique moves. Torvill wears an Ice Queen costume complete with crown, silver hair, and silver blue dress cut like icicles at the bottom.