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The Part II teaser shows, besides an inside look at the beautiful Lövsta Stutery accommodation, some detailed information about Tinne's new freestyle; including 3 specific choreography elements and some stunning saddle-cam shots of Tinne riding Favourit and performing and testing the music.
As a result of a 'creative explosion', three variations were made of this 'Puttin’ on the Ritz' freestyle. Initially planned were a 2011/12 World Cup competition version, a 2012 Olympic version and a Special Show-Freestyle for specific use. It finally became a mix of the Show freestyle and the Olympic version that will premiere at the 2012 Palm Beach World Dressage Masters.
Testing, adjusting, riding competitions; adjusting, testing, riding competitions: this is one of the key factors of getting the perfect fit for horse and rider.
Of course during these freestyle testing sessions Tinne only rides Favouirit in competition frame for the specific exercises, in order to refine the timings and adjustments without tiring the horse.
In the video, special animated graphics of the choreography are used, all from the EQM-C (choreographer's) app that is currently being developed by Cees Slings and his EQ-Musync team for iPad and Mac OS software.
The EQM-C graphics had to be reconverted for this video as it's not yet possible to export EQM-C files to a clear video layer; this is one of challenges the EQM team has to solve in the near future, to make this app suitable for multi-purpose tasks.
The choreography animations used in the video, show a never-seen-before display of animated dressage gaits; the EQM-C app has its own style of equinotation, an equivalent of labanotation*, including graphics, symbols and icons**. (*Labanotation is a system of recording / drawing human movement, originated by the Hungarian-born dance theorist Rudolf Laban.)
**Because a Worldwide patent and copyright is pending, the graphics in the animations are simplified; however they show a good example of what is coming soon.
EQM-C introduces names for certain dressage figures and movements; in this particular video the Vilhelmson-Nathhorst Fishbone figure is introduced. In gymnastics, figure skating, and many other sports it’s common that certain specific movements have a name; very often named after the inventor, or the one who launched a new kind of exercise.
According to composer Cees Slings, who does the voiceover in this video, the Vilhelmson-Nathhorst Fishbone figure was introduced many years ago in a pas de deux performed by Tinne Vilhelmson and Louise Nathhorst. Slings, who also designed Favourit's choreography with Nathhorst and Vilhelmson, was highly charmed by this movement and used it again in this freestyle.
This video is an example of Cees Slings' deep passion to improve freestyle dressage, not only in musical production but also in the development of possible educational tools for riders, judges, coaches, trainers and stakeholders. In his own unique style Slings opens up again his cookbook of recipes, and shows us his tricks and those of his kitchen-crew; is anyone complaining?
(Please note: EQ-Musync eqmusync.com will launch its own E-learning platform in the near future, including a support desk for the EQM-C app. More news about this will follow later this year.)