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2003/09/29 22:29:21 (permalink)
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Posing

I hope I don't offend anyone here but I thought I had to air my views on posing! I went to the Nabba England yesterday which was a qualifier for the Universe and first timers Britain (strange mix I thought!).

I am amazed to see so many people choose music which is not atmospheric and when they do (ie something with a bit of a beat and rhythm) they never pose in time to the beat.....this makes the show more entertaining rather than another posing routine done with some background music.

When I used to compete, my trainer would make me practise my routine in front of him and others to make sure it was 'entertaining' to watch. The routine doesn't have to be full of fancy poses but just within time to music and when the music reaches a crescendo then so should the posing etc. One guy yesterday used the infamous Space Odessey (or whatever it's called) and failed at every beat to blast the poses! Was it Arnie that used this one?

So, my main reason for posting this is to say, don't just practise in front of your bedroom mirror, get some mates/trainer (preferably someone who has competed) to help you out and if you can afford it get a choreographer! A routine is your chance to show your best bits and 'disguise' the worst.....do it and entertain the audience!
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    RE: Posing 2003/09/29 22:46:09 (permalink)
    I agree, all routines should look as professional as possible and if they have robotics in, thats just supercool IMO!!!!
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    RE: Posing 2003/09/30 08:45:58 (permalink)
    At my last show I practiced the routine again and again until I had it memorised. I felt I could have done it backwards I knew it so well.
    When it was time to do it on show day I got half way through and then blanked. A few compulsories and a quick bow later and I was done :-)
    So next time I'll be practicing even more...
    I've used a variety of music. When I first started I picked music I liked but that's not always wise LOL!
    Serial Killer by the Prodigy worked pretty well.
    Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs, and Never give up on a good thing by George Benson just got the p*ss taken :-)
    Kitty, do you remember what you used?
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    RE: Posing 2003/09/30 09:21:45 (permalink)
    I think posing should be purely aesthetic , trying to pose/dance to the rythm looks incredibly off putting , my friendslast show used ballads and free aesthetic posing and it looked great , my friend Tim who won the england (at the show you were at)did the same thing , keeping in time to music requires natural rythm you mess up you look silly, as to the robotics thing , well each to there own, but if i saw one of my mates do it in public i would quite simply never talk to them again as imo it looks completley ridiculous (its almost as bad as posing to gangsta rap)..
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    RE: Posing 2003/09/30 09:41:48 (permalink)
    lol empedocles, each to their own indeed, its just something that I like when its done really well, I think it suits a muscled body as it isolates and emphasises ...yes I agree, if you cant dance don't dance, keep it simple - but a real natural performer stands out from the rest.
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    RE: Posing 2003/09/30 10:37:40 (permalink)
    Ok you have a point there as to the natural performer , for myself i have all the rythm and soul of your average full setter brick, and must rely upon the "strong rugged" form of posing Ie heavy classical music like wagner and standard poses stolen from arnie and dorian, I will admit that crowd pleasing is half the battle when competing but you so would never catch me doing the robot thing even under pain of death :)
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    RE: Posing 2003/09/30 17:58:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Kitty, do you remember what you used?


    Music I have used (the ones I remember anyway!)

    Chi Mi (Theme from the life and times of David Lloyd George) Ennio Morricone

    Music (can't remember the artist....Music was my first love and it shall be my last etc...never heard it played at a comp before and then after that it seemed to be played everywhere I went)

    Ride on Time , Black Box

    There were a couple more but I can't remember the title or artist!

    There is a brilliant one by Vangelis that used to be played loads, I have it on CD but can't find it at the mo....always made my hair stand on end, when I find it I'll post it, great one for big guys to use[:p]

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    RE: Posing 2003/09/30 19:15:14 (permalink)
    i found the posing the hardest thing at my first show it took ages to find the right pice of music for me .i forgot my routine half way through and then rushed it and had to make up something as i went along .i hope to be a bit more polished for the next one .
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