Sunday, September 22, 2013
This week I'm going old school with Monday Moves. There was a Russian pair team in the 90's that was always known for great technique and very inventive lifts. Elena Bechke and Denis Petrov were overshadowed by their Olympic-gold-medal-winning Russian teammates Katia Gordeeva/Sergei Grinkov and Natalia Mishkutenok/Artur Dmitriev, but Bechke and Petrov came into their own during their pro career. It was then that I grew to love them and their creativity. My favorite program of theirs is the Spartacus program in the video below, and I live for the lift where Elena soars high in the air on the climax of the music. Her position is exquisite.