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Artistry, or the lack thereof, is one the hottest topics in gymnastics.
Bemoaning the demise of artistry – in combination with the assurance that everything was much better in the 80s – is something of full-time job for a lot of gym fans. While fans have the luxury of sitting back and yelling “are the judges blind?!!! That routine should have been hammered for lack of artistry!” at their computer screens, the FIG has to come up with actual rules that can be applied by actual judges in actual competitions.
The FIG Academy Program organised two artistry and music workshops during the World Championships in Antwerp. One for the coaches and another one for the judges. The workshop was run under the title „It’s time to put the artistry back into gymnastics!“ and was the first of a number of workshops planned for the Olympic cycle. …
Lasse Nettum of the Norwegian College of Sports Science and Lyn Heward from Cirque du Soleil presented.
Uncle Tim seems to be struggling to document the Evolution of Artistry in both Women’s and Men’s Gymnastics.
There’s no solution, so far as I can see.
You can’t consistently quantify “artistry”.
Final scores in competition should be valid, reliable and consistent competition-to-competition. They never will be if Artistry is factored.
I propose a SOLUTION. In future judges should not consider artistry in scoring. Instead, simply applying the code as written. Deducting for poor form and line. Feet crossed during twisting would be deducted. Poor body position would be deducted.
IF judges did that, gymnasts I consider artistic would be rewarded in any case. Uchimura and Kyla Ross, for two.
Artistry, I propose, would be rewarded separately. Prizes like the Longine’s Elegance Award. “Best Choreography” on Beam. “Best Choreography” on Floor.
There’s no need for certified judges to pick those. For example, at the Mexico Open in Acapulco the Elegance award was chosen by Nadia Comaneci, Svetlana Boginskaya and others.
Fayard and Harold Nicholas were a fantastic set of flash-dancers who performed as the Nicholas Brothers. Born seven years apart, the brothers performed for decades on stage and screen, later teaching dance to Michael and Janet Jackson, among many others.
In the performance below from Stormy Weather, many of their trademark moves are on display — jumping down stairs into splits, sliding up from splits without using hands …
Of the thousands of still shots taken by Gymnastike photographer Melissa Perenson during the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, one athlete stood out to us as “most photogenic“. That athlete is the one and only Kyla Ross of Team USA. …
Bloggers rehash some of the most discussed Floor routines of the past.
Here, our esteemed panel discusses the nuances of the routines that demand to be noticed—love them or hate them, they get people talking and challenge the notions of what can be done with choreography.
To begin our series, I wanted to start with the generation that inspired this article—the Athens 2004 Era. …