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merrywidow
04-30-2010, 05:38 PM
My alltime favorite is Klimova & Ponomorenko's "Don Quixote" exhibition. It was done at a Skate America exhibition around 1990. It portrayed 2 ballet dancers preparing for their pas de deux, then executing it & then leaving the arena. It told a complete story & was & is mesmerizing. (They did not compete in Sk.Am. that year, just performed the exhibition skate.)

galaxy
04-30-2010, 05:45 PM
Yagudin 2002 Olympic gala
Plushenko 2004 World gala
Plushenko 2006 Olympic gala
Mao Asada 2009 World gala
Mao Asada 2010 World gala - very very very very difficult program, but she performed it with such passion and joy and easiness that nobody was aware how difficult a program it was. Absolutely stunning!

Garden Kitty
04-30-2010, 06:46 PM
MK EOE World Pros, 98

That's mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vN3DmQwCbc), although there are a lot I'd have as "second place" including Todd's The Glory, Kurt's Antares, A&P's Susannah, Michelle's FOG, and lots of others I'm not thinking of at the moment.

oleada
04-30-2010, 06:48 PM
I'm really not a fan of gala programs, but I always love Mao's. Her tango and Caprice exhibitions have been outstanding. I wish she would turn one of them into an SP.

blue_idealist
05-01-2010, 03:34 AM
Two other good ones I forgot about:

Belbin & Agosto - Bleeding Love
Davis & White - Don't Stop Me Now

screech
05-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Even though it's kind of cringe-worthy, and I'm not a fan of his, I always thoroughly enjoy Plush's 'Sex Bomb' if only because I can't stop laughing.

Also, the cross dressing routine that Brasseur/Eisler did for their Worlds ex in the early 90s - not the later version they did as Pros, but the original one (that I can't find out youtube). Love it!

blue_idealist
05-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Lol I was scared of that B&E routine when I was a kid and saw it. Sex Bomb is funny though.

ostile17
05-03-2010, 02:12 PM
TD 1984 Worlds Exhibition programs: unbelievable!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZMLbCcJJcw

parasolka
05-03-2010, 06:00 PM
Plushy 2004 euro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11B_qLEsKEg&feature=related
Plushy 2006 post Oly gala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etmbf8AUIQo
Plushy 2001 in one of NA shows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA9ruHmCDgI&playnext_from=TL&videos=ubC2G5M-pP0
Also, Mao's gala this year is really great!

kimkom
05-04-2010, 01:40 AM
Kurt's Nyah. Such a stunning piece of art on ice. :swoon:

Stephane Lambiel - Ne Me Quitte Pas. This brings me to tears every time I see it.

Brian Orser - The Story of My Life

Gary Beacom - I'm Your Man

Josee Chouinard - The Sweater

A&P - Danse Mon Esmarelda

Japanfan
05-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Also, Mao's gala this year is really great!

I love it too. I'm hoping she'll consider using the music for her new LP.

shine
05-05-2010, 03:01 AM
Stephane Lambiel - Ne Me Quitte Pas. This brings me to tears every time I see it.

YES to this. Especially this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3S6f3_daB4 :wuzrobbed

briancoogaert
05-05-2010, 05:19 PM
Stephane Lambiel 2008 Euros Giorno per Noi, or his Flamenco LP in some shows with the choreographer accross the board (2007 Art on Ice, IIRC)