Figure skating is a lot like watching someone dance or even listening to someone sing. For example, if you see someone figure skating to Disturbed “The Sound of Silence,” they make it look easy. True artists always make it look easy. Of course, in reality, it’s anything but easy.
Tonight is the Pairs short program and that means that Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres are skating and that means you are watching. pic.twitter.com/AHXvTjOejn
— J.San (@Fleegull) February 13, 2018
Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”
Figure skating is graceful, beautiful, and fraught with talent and strength. But the music can make or break a routine. Just like a Broadway show can bomb because of the wrong music and just like a symphony can tank because of missed notes, figure skating routines are heavily rooted in the music the individual or pair chooses.
There is a story to tell that dictates specific moves and pulls emotion from the audience taking in the routine, and the music serves as the interpretive medium between what the figure skater is painting on the ice and what the audience interprets those moves to mean.
— Garrett (@garrettspphotos) February 24, 2019
Morgan Ciprés and Vanessa James
French figure skating pair Morgan Ciprés and Vanessa James are incredible athletes who have impeccable artistic abilities. They are a couple that consistently impresses any judge they grace with their routines, and rarely do they ever obtain low marks for their efforts on the ice.
However, their performance at the International Skating Union’s World Team Trophy 2017 competition that took place in Tokyo is absolutely sublime.
Frances Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres perform in the pairs’ free skating event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk on Jan. 24, 2019. https://t.co/5TwejVxdNn
Photo: AFP/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/MWgfl96wci
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 26, 2019
They ended up choreographing and performing a routine to Disturbed’s remake of the Simon & Garfunkel hit covered by Disturbed, “The Sound Of Silence,” and it blew every single person watching away. Including the judges.
Watch below to have your mind absolutely blown by their interpretation, their strength, and their grace. Let us know on our Facebook page what you think of this beautiful skating routine to Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”!
Featured image courtesy of Most Exciting Planet.