Monday, February 12, 2018

"This figure skater set a world record with a routine about 'clinical death'"

CNN:

if you were watching NBC's enhanced coverage of the events, you were treated to the fun trivia that Evgenia Medvedeva "said that her short program is about 'the flight of the soul' as it leaves someone's body at the point of 'clinical death.'"

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For those of you unfamiliar with the young Russian's body of work, when it comes to themes and music Medvedeva has a, er, taste for the unusual. She raised eyebrows at the World Figure Skating Championships last year when she skated to a score excerpt from the film "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" that included audio from 9/11. She set a world record with that routine too, and won gold.