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The Talented Three

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Today’s beautiful thing was found on childhood friend AS’s Facebook feed.

This is the Long Island-based sister-and-brother skating team, Oona and Gage Brown, ages 16 and 18. They are ice dancers on Team USA, and their performance was filmed at some ungodly hour in NYC’s Bryant Park. in December 2020. Although most national and all international competitions have been cancelled until further notice, that didn’t stop the Browns from continuing their training. The pair is hoping to make it to Junior Worlds this year and possibly earn a spot at the Olympics.

I called this post “The Talented Three” because as I was watching the video for the first time, I realized it was greatly enhanced by the videographer. The cameraman turned out to be Jordan Cowan, a former member of Team USA, who became a professional ice skating videographer when he retired from competition. What an amazing way to evolve one’s skill and knowledge of a competitive sport into a new career! In this video, Cowan captures a unique perspective because as an experienced ice dancer, he is able to follow the skaters and capture the action in a much more intuitive and organic way than any skilled drone operator could have.

The pair have 5 more young siblings at home, and 2020 was a tough year. Since all competitions are currently on hold, the Browns are having to fund their training without any financial assistance. The performance featured below is meant as a fundraiser. If you’d like to learn more about Oona and Gage Brown, you can check out their GoFundMe page. You can also follow them on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “The Talented Three

  1. A a huge fan of the sport, this is a great read. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Because the Government gave me a $600.00 welfare check, I was able to share and help them a little. I don’t remember all the rules of ‘Ice Dancing’ but there are no lifts and throws. I wish them nothing but the best and hope to see them in the Olympics someday. Hal

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  3. Very talented couple

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  4. I love this pair. Have been following their quiet rise for a few years now. Also Jordan Cowan. He is amazing, and he’s only one who films skaters while following them on the ice. I guess you’ve gathered by now I’m a huge fan of competitive figure skating and follow it quite closely so I really appreciate it when you showcase skaters.
    Alison
    PS Morgan Cipres has been charged with sexual abuse. Most of what I wrote about him in previous comments was factual not rumours, and I’m sorry I wasn’t clear about that. href=”https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2020/12/08/sexual-abuse-french-figure-skater-morgan-cipres-charged-florida/6490137002/

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  5. Oh how I love this. This was a fantasy dream of mine when I was younger. I can still dream when listening to Relaxing Piano on CD or Piano Passages/Passage to romance on CD. I really feel the movements as if on ice. Crazy old lady stuff.

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  6. You’re right. The videography is amazing. The dancers are great, too.

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