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cx3
07-08-2011, 04:21 AM
I'll ditto the G/P Requiem:

In this video, it is especially spell binding since there is nothing preceding the dance. There is something so powerful in the thumping beat and their slow rise across the ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5uD2f5JRs

skatefan
07-08-2011, 10:24 AM
I'll ditto the G/P Requiem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5uD2f5JRs
Wow :swoon:

l'etoile
07-08-2011, 01:08 PM
I'll ditto the G/P Requiem:

In this video, it is especially spell binding since there is nothing preceding the dance. There is something so powerful in the thumping beat and their slow rise across the ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U5uD2f5JRs

definitely something! and needless to say, the choreography throughout this program is just exquisite.
Along with Yagudin's incomparable performances, this program made a not-so-small space in my heart for Tarasova.

l'etoile
07-08-2011, 01:17 PM
This one is also interesting : G&P 1997 Euros FD-The feeling begins (http://youtu.be/aLmywlzRkv0?t=19s)

magical and also mystical performance! their opening choreography kinda matches the ending pose.

I can't help noticing their already well-known speed across the ice, fluid, eye-catching skating skills. WOW.

DannyCurry
07-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Schwarz & Muller - 1998 LP
MK - 2004 LP

pollyanna
07-09-2011, 07:03 AM
Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992 Olympic FD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-niom1jc8&feature=related)
Torvill & Dean 1984 OSP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwXTYlsynM8)
Janet Lynn 1970 LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bDCLR1P02M) - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Michelle Kwan 1996-7 SP DoD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEklWrSU8VQ) - esp at Ultimate Four
Natalia Mishkutenok-Artur Dmitriev 1992 Olympics LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lIi2YAJyY&feature=related)
Angela Nikodinov 2001 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LPg9MN0aJM)
Chris Bowman 1987 exhibition - Maria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRW1HmNiVI)
Any of Ilia Klimkin's programs, like this SP from 2003 Worlds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dxn_t1A9HA&feature=related) or his 2000 LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T746wFOKplA&feature=related)
Petr Barna's Chaplin exhibition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y--TOOC2224&feature=related)
Paul Wylie's 1992 Olympic LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzxrQSbaCRU)
Stephane Lambiel's 2007 Flamenco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDNXgzKHT9I&feature=related)
Okana Bauil 1994 exhibition - Saint-Saens' The Swan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bH0CAPzef8)

Triple Butz
07-10-2011, 02:04 AM
I have to echo the sentiments to Michelle Kwan's impactful openings, Taj especially. I loved the way her eyes opened right on cue with the music - it's like a statue coming to life! Absolutely magical.

This is immediately what I thought of after reading the thread title. Nobody gets into character like the Kween!!

snoopysnake
07-10-2011, 03:12 AM
Philippe Candeloro's D'Artagnan.

Brian Boitano's The Pirate and his 1988 Oly FS.

Oksana Baiul's exhibition to The Feeling Begins.

Dan Hollander's South Park opening to Mrs. Doubtfire.

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto's Gypsy free dance.

Paul Wylie's The Untouchables and Carmina Burana.

LadyGray
07-10-2011, 03:35 AM
Many of Delobel and Schoenfelder's programs had difficult and interesting opening positions. Then there were the dances which started with little mimed stories before they even hit their opening poses (their Euros 08 Yankee Polka, their 07 Folk OD, the Euros version of their Piano FD).

miki88
07-10-2011, 05:52 AM
Probably all of Michelle's programs. ;)

But if I were to pick, I'd choose the openings of Song of the Black Swan and Romanza.

Of course, Torvill and Dean's opening to Bolero was epic!

And I have to add Mao's opening to her Nocturne SP (It was simple but perfect.)

RubyTuesday
07-16-2011, 12:17 AM
Oksana Baiul's flamenco short program from 1993. (http://youtu.be/9PQBBXDId-g)..the beginning makes me swoon.... And Angela Nikodinov's Just For You short (http://youtu.be/K5p3zrEI7N0)from 2001.

foreverkwanfan
07-16-2011, 12:26 AM
Adams gentle glide on one skate in the opening of Cinema Paradiso is just beyond beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVUYGzFisY

Enero
07-16-2011, 01:06 AM
Also A/P The Man In The Iron Mask.

This! Awesome opening! Amazing program! :)

kwanette
07-16-2011, 01:33 AM
Adams gentle glide on one skate in the opening of Cinema Paradiso is just beyond beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVUYGzFisY



:swoon:

Helenista
07-16-2011, 04:21 AM
Johnny Weir, Dr. Zhivago so interesting as the young reader becomes part of the story