Yu-na to unveil new programs
Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na said Monday that she will perform to an arrangement from hit musical “Les Miserables” and music from the 1963 film “Kiss of the Vampire” soundtrack for the 2012-13 season.
“When I was looking for a song that is fresh and new, I liked David Wilson’s idea of vampires and decided to take it,” Kim Yu-na said. “I am also satisfied with the program for Les Miserables.”
Choreographer Wilson has worked with Kim for the past six years. While “Kiss of the Vampire” is going to be an orchestral epic, the music from “Les Miserables” is expected to give her performance a more romantic feel.
In addition to preparation for the regular season, the 21-year-old is going to participate in the “All That Skate Summer 2012” ice show, from Aug. 24 to 26 at the Olympic Gymnastic Arena. Kim will skate to “El Tango de Roxanne” from the 2001 movie “Moulin Rouge.”
It was the accompaniment to her short program, setting a new world record of 71.95 when she was 16 that mesmerized figure skating fans around the globe at the 2007 World Championships in Tokyo.
Kim announced last month that she will hang up her skates after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, saying she wants to become an International Olympic Committee athlete member after the games.