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ks777
01-05-2011, 09:28 PM
Yukina Ota
Stephanie Rosenthal

kia_4EverOnIce
01-05-2011, 09:45 PM
Denkova&Staviski
Lambiel
Weir (pre-2006)
Savchenko&Szolkowy
Takahashi (esp. TechnoSwan)
Javier Fernandez (pirates and this year sp)
Alena Leonova
Kostner (2005 & 2007 lp)
Asada - 2009? worlds gala (tango)
Ilia Klimkin
Delobel&Schoenfelder
Davis&White 2010 OD

genevieve
01-05-2011, 09:54 PM
When it's about interesting choreography, I think of Jeremy Abbott, Joannie Rochette, Stephane Lambiel...

agreed, plus Takahashi's programs this year are to die for :swoon:

Sandhu always had creative choreography as well :)

aliceanne
01-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Stephane Lambiel. I predict that his professional career will overshadow his competitive.

CantALoop
01-05-2011, 10:06 PM
Olga Markova
Igor Pashkevich

Seconding these :inavoid:
Adding Krisztina Czako and Vanessa Gusmeroli as well.

siberia82
01-06-2011, 03:36 AM
Most of my favourite skaters have already been mentioned, but I'd also to add Kristoffer Berntsson and Shawn Sawyer to this list. (Hey, someone has to cheer for the little guys! :cheer2:)

Rex
01-06-2011, 03:40 AM
Stephane Lambiel. I predict that his professional career will overshadow his competitive.

I put Stephane in a class by himself :inavoid:

RunnersHigh
01-06-2011, 04:31 AM
Yu-na Kim, Arakawa, Nagasu, Rochette, Asada, Kostner,
Chan, Dai, Joubert, Lambiel

Skate Talker
01-06-2011, 05:41 AM
Can't forget Sebastien Britten or Gary Beacom

jl22aries
01-06-2011, 07:33 AM
Oh Buttle Buttle Buttle

gk_891
01-06-2011, 02:23 PM
I agree with many of those listed above. No need to repeat. Unless people want to post links to well-choreographed programs and some skaters have many worth posting.

I'll name a few who haven't been mentioned yet:

Olga Markova
Alice Sue Claeys
David Liu
Igor Pashkevich
Michael Tyllesen
Ryan Jahnke
Stiegler/Zimmermann
Annenko/Sretenski
Usova/Zhulin
Winkler/Lohse

Sure, I'll post some.

Torvill & Dean - 1984 Olympics OSP (Paso Doble)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_8AsMSn1ys
- perhaps the greatest OSP of all time, such fascinating choreography and it expresses the character of the dance perfectly

Torvill & Dean - 1984 Olympics (Bolero)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1SEZzqdh3A
- IMO, the greatest example of seamless choreography

Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1986 Worlds (Waltz, Polka, March)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O85swOkgj8
- such a difficult program, everything flows from one element to the next

Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1987 Worlds OSP (Viennese Waltz)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8JCK7YPqRY
- one of the greatest OSP's of all time

Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1988 Olympics (Beatles Medley)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acXA79rFf8c
- another FD with incredibly difficult choreography but they perform it with such ease

Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1989 Worlds (Mack the Knife)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwtIoc6I0t0
- artistically, I don't care for this FD but the choreography was even more difficult than in prior years and they performed it to clinical perfection

Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1991 Worlds (Lawrence of Arabia)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT6nx_ahnNU
- a personal favourite of mine

Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1992 Olympics (Bach)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIxXQWnV_Rg
- again, very difficult choreography but this time, coupled with more expression

Grishuk & Platov - 1992 Olympics (Prelude & Allegro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRlNzp_V35A
- I personally found the choreography to be fascinating even if the style is love-it or hate-it, a lot of difficult content

Grishuk & Platov - 1995 Worlds OD (Quickstep)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqTmB96Jbk
- love how virtually the entire dance is done face to face

Grishuk & Platov - 1997 Worlds OD (tango)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pFeVnhwkSU

Grishuk & Platov - 1998 Olympics FD (Memorial Requiem)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXNmarKjyiY

Anissina & Peizerat - 1998 Worlds OD (Jive)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEiQmRoouSk
- the most underrated OD that year

Denkova & Staviski - 1999 NHK (Xotica)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFEgifvy7gY
- not the most difficult but I found this fd to be fascinating

Denkova & Staviski - 2003 Worlds OD (march, waltz)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoGjwmOnfCE

blue_idealist
01-06-2011, 02:46 PM
Current people..

Daisuke Takahashi
Patrick Chan
Jeremy Abbott
Shawn Sawyer
Ryan Bradley
Tomas Verner
Mao Asada
Laura Lepisto
Alena Leonova
Savchenko/Szolkowy
Kavaguti/Smirnov (it said interesting, not necessarily pleasant)
Evora/Ladwig
Davis/White
Ilinykh/Katsalapov
Crone/Poirier
Carron/Jones
Chock/Zuerlein (this season, at least)
Kerrs

Oldies..

Kurt Browning
Rudy Galindo
Alexei Yagudin
Jeff Buttle
Stephane Lambiel
Nicole Bobek
Michelle Kwan
Brasseur/Eisler
Mishkutienok/Dmitriev
Shen/Zhao
Duschesnays
Bourne/Kraatz
Drobiazko/Vanagas
Torvill/Dean
Usova/Zhulin
Klimova/Ponomarenko

gkelly
01-06-2011, 04:00 PM
So, more links to some favorite choreography.

Starting with dance.

Duchesnays 1988 Worlds Tango OSP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEz1xYVO-aw

Duchesnays 1988 Europeans Savage Rites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkDmhr4-Evs

Duchesnays 1990 Worlds Missing (the first half is nearly identical to Torvill & Dean's pro program on the same theme)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgo5-w7smSM

Duchesnays 1991 Worlds Blues OD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aYAGtNxrh8

Duchesnays 1991 Euros Reflections
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zxqaszjDTI

Duchesnays 1991 Worlds Missing II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCrAtaiJ2zw



Usova/Zhulin 1991 Worlds Blues OD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdij7eJeEzY

Usova/Zhulin 1991 Worlds Paganini
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BxsSkL4ooU

Usova/Zhulin 1992 Olympics FD Four Seasons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5nCz-Pl2Rs



Rahkomo/Kokko 1992 Olympics Memory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-5zKsPxQg

Rahkomo/Kokko 1993 Euros Valse Triste
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2LqLNPelc

briancoogaert
01-06-2011, 07:23 PM
I've watched Sebastien Britten's 1994 LP, what a beauty !

DinDonShamu
01-06-2011, 07:51 PM
G/P's The Feeling Begins was definitely the most :eek: I've ever seen in the past two decades, infinitely more intricate and difficult than all other teams behind them (and that's pre-CoP!), but I couldn't get the hype about Memorial, which was just a couple of random, ugly squatting moves thrown together for them to race around the rink for 4 1/2 minutes.

Someone mentioned Vocalise by G/G (or was it in another thread :lol:)? That was by far the best pairs program I've ever seen. Was that based on the concept that Katia was a statue that came to life?