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The opening of the number was most unusual, consisting of an immensely tall Jayne Skating on in a large voluminous cloak and sending the globe/sphere into orbit.
Chris was in fact concealed within the cloak, lifting Jayne throughout the opening sequence, to then be revealed as the dance begins.
The premise of Venus is that Jayne is the Goddess of Love looking after the world (source Facing the Music: 197).
The world is actually physically represented in the piece by large globe lit up inside and suspended by a wire (controlled by a boom operator) orbiting Torvill and Dean throughout the dance.
Encounter runs at over six minutes and was for Torvill and Dean their most enduring professional performance, winning them the World Professional Championships in 1984 and known to be used as performance piece until 1987.
They resurrected the piece in 1994 to win at the World Team Championships.
The dance is extremely graceful, with many unusual lifts and intricate moves.
The spectacular finale piece for Torvill and Dean's first World Tour involving Torvill and Dean spinning like heavenly bodies with half a dozen fliers around them in orbit on wires.After parting from Hutchenson, Torvill continued to skate on her own for a while before teaming up with Dean in 1975.On placing 5th in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, Dean gave up his job as a policeman and Torvill gave up hers as an insurance clerk to skate together full-time.They repeat the lift during the 1993 Skates of Gold Exhibition in Boston USA when they take to the ice with their peers from their amateur period: Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko, and Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin.They incorporated the same lift into a re-worked version of Bolero for the 2007 series of Dancing on Ice.