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Extranjera
01-05-2011, 02:10 PM
There are many skaters whose good choreographies make them more interesting than others. Which skaters do you find to have the most interesting choreographies?

My types:

Ice dance:
Bourne & Kraatz
Davis & White

Pairs:
S & S

Ladies:
Kwan – I don’t get phenomen of “Lyra Angelica” and Tosca (I think Aranjuez was her best LP at nats), but even though that I think she had one of the best choreographies ever. Taj Mahal, Dream of Desdemona, Ariane, the feeling begins, Salome, Rachmaninov, Romanza, Scheherazade- they all are true diamonds to me.
Cohen – amazing SP and ex ;)
Asada – all exhibition programs since 2007/8
Kim- Short programs
Alena Leonova – FS to “ The Witches of Eastwick”
Lepisto - last year FS

Men:
Takahashi
Joubert- Matrix, Metallica, rise, malaguena, James Bond
Lambiel
Yagudin

briancoogaert
01-05-2011, 02:21 PM
When it's about interesting choreography, I think of Jeremy Abbott, Joannie Rochette, Stephane Lambiel...
Patrick Chan has interesting choreo, but I'm not fond of his interpretation. ;)

pani
01-05-2011, 02:56 PM
Kurt Brauning
Torvill-Dean - this is icons in ice dance choreo.

Buttle
Lambiel
Takahashi - Black Swan
Kim
Delobel-Shoenfelder
Dusheny
Anisina-Peizerat

paskatefan
01-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Kurt
Matt Savoie
Jeff Buttle

miki88
01-05-2011, 03:04 PM
Michelle Kwan (early years)
Lu Chen
Yagudin
Daisuke (TechnoSwan)

let`s talk
01-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Daisuke (TechnoSwan)
..and last season Tango SP :cheer:

ChelleC
01-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Lambiel
Yagudin
Browning
Kwan
Abbott

smarts1
01-05-2011, 05:21 PM
Lu Chen!

Rex
01-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Ice Dance:I don't really care
Pairs:Abitbol & Bernadis
Savchenko & Szolkowy
Women:Amber Corwin :)
Carolina Kostner :) :)
Angela Nikodinov :inavoid:
Men:Ilia Klimkin - Out of all of these, Klimkin's my favorite. Not always a fan of his music choices, though.
Adrian Schultheiss
Silvio Smalun
Stefan Lindemann - but I don't really care for his skating

gk_891
01-05-2011, 05:58 PM
I personally look for difficult composition in terms of how and where the elements are all placed throughout the program and the extent to which they're interconnected to one another (in addition to how they're timed to the music and how they express the character of the program)

Torvill & Dean (unmatched team)
Klimova & Ponomarenko (astonishing technical abilities, they could handle such challenging choreography with amazing ease)
Grishuk & Platov (love their choreography during their Dubova and Tarasova days, not so much during their Linichuk/Karponosov days)
ETA - Virtue & Moir: they can handle very challenging choreography with a lot of ease, especially for a team so young
ETA - Denkova & Staviski: during their earlier days, their programs perhaps not the most difficult but they had such a fascinating avant-garde feel and look to them

DarrellH
01-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Rahkamo and Kokko
Paul Wylie

oleada
01-05-2011, 06:13 PM
Denvoka & Staviski
Savchenko & Szolkowy
Jeremy Abbott
Carolina Kostner, esp. this year.

JerseySlore
01-05-2011, 06:18 PM
Nakano, Bobek, Savoie, Denkova& Staviski, Delobel & Schoenfelder, Pechalat & Bourzat, B&S, S&S, Kim, Takahashi, Hubert, Lambiel, Kostner, Liang, Czisny.

gkelly
01-05-2011, 06:47 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

pinky166
01-05-2011, 07:02 PM
Alena Leonova, Anna Ovcharova, and Kanako Murakami!