In this video, rising figure skater Alexa Gasparatto honors a skate parent by skating a beautiful sequence to the song ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow.’
Alexa is shining in glimmering gold, and some of her gorgeous locks are almost the same color as her outfit.
She has pink lips, and her nails and bracelets are made of gold and silver. She is incredibly beautiful. She performed well, too!
We observe Alexa in a crouching position with her head bowed as the song begins and the lights come on. She appears to be in prayer.
As the stanza begins, she slowly lifts her head toward the heavens and stands. Lauren Hill and Tonya Blount
perform the 1905 hymn ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow,’ which they also sang in the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
The dance routine was choreographed by Rohene Ward, and each step reflects the content of the song. Alexa holds out her arms as if she were reaching up to touch God as she gazes upward.
The performance’s first half is gentle, like a private discussion with Him. Until the audience starts
cheering as Alexa hits her first jump at 1:12, we don’t hear anything other than her skates and the music.
Four lyrics from the song are as follows:
Why should the darkness fall and why should I feel dejected?
Why should I feel homesick and wish for heaven on earth?
When Jesus is my portion, my constant friend, I know He is keeping an eye on me because I see Him watching the sparrow.
Alexa enters a gorgeous spin at 1:30, and the song progresses from there. The performance’s second half reminds us more of fervent adoration.
Just as the voices reach the phrase ‘sing,’ a second flawless jump is successfully executed. Then, as ‘happy’ pervades the room,
Alexa exhibits remarkable grace by extending her right leg back and maintaining the pose. And at 2:15,
when Alexa leans well back onto the ice, her body is exposed and unprotected for a brief period of time, the word ‘free’ is conveyed.
Her lovely, heartfelt performance served as an homage to the mother of another skater. Sandra Kawaguchi, the mother of Liz Yoshiko Schmidt,
passed away on December 7, 2022. She was honored on April 15, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, during the SK8 GR8 Memorial Ice Show.