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Tilt-a Whirl

I have been watching old elegant skating by John Curry on youtube. Today is Philip Glass‘s birthday; a good way to celebrate his birthday is with a piece done by two great skaters from the forgotten past. Curry wanted to introduce the idea that figure skating can also be an art form, not just a sport with medals, winners, and losers.

He was light on his feet like Fred Astaire, see here. Today Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, and Matt Savoie have inherited Curry’s elegant skating.

Nocturn by Grieg

Here is a piece by Twyler

His life was cut short with AIDS.
Found this article claiming that he died in the arms of Alan Bates.

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