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The Accordion
12-07-2010, 05:33 AM
This comes from another thread - PUNKPRINCESS asked would be considered masterpieces since COP.

The word masterpieces is a little intimidating - so I am opening up the question to what are the outstanding and memorable programs since COP?

I would say there have been many actually! I just want a bit of time to compile a more complete list than what comes to mind immediately.

skateboy
12-07-2010, 05:35 AM
This comes from another thread - PUNKPRINCESS asked would be considered masterpieces since COP.

The word masterpieces is a little intimidating - so I am opening up the question to what are the outstanding and memorable programs since COP?

I would say there have been many actually! I just want a bit of time to compile a more complete list than what comes to mind immediately.

Two programs jump out at me:

Nobu's Charlie Chaplin LP. When he was on, I LOVED it.

Johnny Weir's Olympic LP. Point aside, it was just beautiful skating.

seaner00
12-07-2010, 05:36 AM
The first one that comes to mind is Irina Slutskaya's 2005 World LP. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zek69FhRfBc)
mind you, it was the first year the COP was used at Worlds.

Cheylana
12-07-2010, 05:43 AM
Daisuke Takahashi's FS last season.

And Jeremy Abbott's programs from last season.

pinky166
12-07-2010, 05:57 AM
Yuna Kim Tango De Roxanne, Danse Macabre, Gershwin

Mao Asada Czardas, Chopin Nocturne

Carolina Kostner Cannon in D Major

Daisuke Takahashi La Strada

Evan Lysacek Rhasody in Blue

Tomas Verner Gypsy Swing

Jeremy Abbott Organ Symphony

Marco
12-07-2010, 10:45 AM
Takahashi and Lambiel were really the only two that did COP footwork with the same ease as pre-COP footwork and skated like they were performing instead of checking boxes.

With Buttle and Chan, everyone blended in like a huge step sequence for 4.5 minutes.

vodkashot
12-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Evan Lysacek Rhasody in Blue


No offense, but..:confused:


Anyways, here are mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bml794ZR6n4&hd=1
Stephane Lambiel, Poeta (in my opinion, the best men's CoP LP ever)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HeDJHPK520
Matt Savoie, The Mission

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSbTaxPgexA&feature=related
Jeffrey Buttle, Prelude in C Sharp Minor (if only Mao had this arrangement!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5-5uc6E7Ko
Daisuke Takahashi, Cyber-Swan (La Strada is great, too!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh3iW4I39DI
Sasha Cohen, Romeo and Juliet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmyUwtmch9w&feature=related
Mao Asada, Nocturne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2GLCLY1wgY
Akiko Suzuki, West Side Story (love the ending step sequence)

Aussie Willy
12-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Pechalat & Bourzat Organ Donor FD

Dubrieul & Lauzon Somewhere in Time

Takahashi Hip Hop Swan Lake

doubleflutz
12-07-2010, 12:49 PM
MEN
Matt Savoie - The Mission (FS 06-07)
Stephane Lambiel - Dralion (SP 05-06), Poeta (FS 07-08), William Tell (SP 09-10)
Johnny Weir - Rondo Capriccioso (SP 04-05), Child of Nazareth (FS 06-07, never skated it clean but it was amazing)
Daisuke Takahashi - Hip-hop Swan Lake (SP 07-08), The Eye (SP 09-10)
Patrick Chan - Take Five (SP 10-11)
Jeffrey Buttle - Naqoyqatsi (FS 04-05), Adios Nonino (SP 06-07/07-08), Ararat (FS 06-07/07-08)
Javier Fernandez - Pirates of the Carribean (FS 08-09/09-10)
Jeremy Abbott - Life is Beautiful (FS 10-11)
Tomas Verner - Singing in the Rain (SP 10-11)
Amin Mahbanoozadeh - Not sure of the music (SP 10-11), Avatar (FS 10-11)
Shawn Sawyer - Alice in Wonderland (FS 10-11)

LADIES
Kim Yuna - Tango de Roxanne (SP 05-06/06-07), Danse Macabre (SP 08-09), Bond Girl (SP 07-08)

PAIRS
Savchenko/Solkowy - Out of Africa (FS 09-10)
Iluishechkina/Maisuradze - Barber of Seville (SP 10-11)
Volosozar/Trankov - Carmina Burana (SP 10-11), this is kind of grading it for the potential, not quite there yet, but capable of being amazing.

DANCE
Davis/White - Bollywood (OD 09-10)

This is using a few very specific criteria. The programs have to be clearly constructed to maximize points under COP: lots of transitions, difficult entries to jumps, spirals or steps that would receive high levels even today, complex spins, all that kind of stuff, and that has to add to the interpretation of the music, or at the very least not take away from it. There are some great programs that were skated under COP, but that aren't really "COP programs", they're just 6.0 with maybe some transitions or fancy lifts or other bling added in. You see a lot of that in dance. Also a lot of interesting and complex COP routines that aren't really "programs", because they don't really have anything to do with the music other than just a backdrop.

ltnskater
12-07-2010, 01:17 PM
Hmmm...interesting...seems like COP hasn't "sucked" the light out of skating programs as much as people think...

paskatefan
12-07-2010, 01:51 PM
Meryl & Charlie - Samson & Delilah FD (2009)

clarie
12-07-2010, 03:02 PM
Virtue and Moir.........Mahler FD, Valse Triste, Umbrellas.

pinky166
12-07-2010, 04:02 PM
No offense, but..:confused:



Well, I think that program showcased all of Evan's strengths, and he did win the World Title with it. Everything in that program was constructed to gain points under COP, and it worked. Of course it wasn't the most interesting or inspiring program, but it was VERY COP friendly.

Andrushka
12-07-2010, 04:08 PM
Takahashi's free skate last year.

pinky166
12-07-2010, 04:09 PM
Also:

Mirai Nagasu - Pirates of the Carribbean, I Got Rhythm :D

Joannie Rochette - Aranquez

Alissa Czisny - Sabrina

Carolina Kostner - Flamenco

Laura Lepisto - Adios Nonino

Miki Ando - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Kanako Murakami - Jumping Jack

Anna Ovcharova - Jazz Medley

Brian Joubert - The Matrix :)

Patrick Chan - POTO (when he skates it clean it will be a masterpiece)

Denis Ten - Sing, Sing, Sing (sorry, but he just sold the hell out of that program)