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Vash01
09-23-2011, 08:18 AM
Since Kristi Yamaguchi appeared in another thread, I started remembering her pro routines, which were varied and interesting.

Which ones would you consider top 3 pro-routines by Kristi?

falling_dance
09-23-2011, 08:23 AM
Not necessarily the three best, but my three favorites: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Reflections of Passion, and La Cumparsita.

ETA: I voted for Romeo and Juliet so that "other" wouldn't have to denote two different programs.

Vash01
09-23-2011, 08:36 AM
Not necessarily the three best, but my three favorites: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Reflections of Passion, and La Cumparsita.

ETA: I voted for Romeo and Juliet so that "other" wouldn't have to denote two different programs.

That's the one I was trying to remember. All I could remember was 'Tango', so I did not put it on the list. I wish I could replace the Martina McBride program with this one (La cumparsita- Tango).

BigB08822
09-23-2011, 09:02 AM
Doop Doop is the best routine ever. It kind of got me into skating in a big way. Michelle Kwan drew me in but Doop Doop showed me what skating could really be like in a fun and not so serious manner.

CantALoop
09-23-2011, 11:37 AM
The other great thing about Doop Doop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmbLS7cAYrA)is it that it could have been a legitimate amateur short program at that time. Even more so, the technical content consisted of what most top ladies would do for the next Olympic cycle (triple lutz combo, triple jump out of footwork).

Triple Butz
09-23-2011, 05:59 PM
"Reflections of Passion"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZiRSQQInQ
Yanni is so cheesy, but for some reason this is my favorite Kristi program.

briancoogaert
09-23-2011, 08:56 PM
"Reflections of Passion"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZiRSQQInQ
Yanni is so cheesy, but for some reason this is my favorite Kristi program.
Yes, I love this one, and this is one of my choice !
Also, I loved Bridge over troubled water.
And her Ex to Heart of the sunrise, at the 1999 Brian Boitano skating spectacular. I can't find any video on youtube. :)

Kristi is a treasure for Figure Skating. :swoon:

JAF
09-23-2011, 09:43 PM
Love Kristi :swoon: - one of my all time favorite Ladies. Kristi just did her thing amateur and pro with no drama, no crazies and definitely nothing OTT.

1 The Seasons
2 Madam Butterfly
3 Romeo & Juliet

Don't hate me - another favorite is Power of Love :)
Also love Reflections of Passion, Smooth, It's So Quiet and most anything she put out there.

jollibee
09-23-2011, 10:27 PM
"Reflections of Passion"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZiRSQQInQ
Yanni is so cheesy, but for some reason this is my favorite Kristi program.

Yanni is NOT cheesy :P ;)! :D :lol: ;) Words cannot express how much I love "Reflections of Passion", (up until 2:50min only) I've been wishing for years and years that someone would just do a completely interpretive skate to it, but I guess, the music is out of style now.

The only other program to this piece I saw was a 90s senior pairs team with horrid costumes, zero fluid choreo and relation to music, and I was so traumatized I blocked out who they were. Kristy's is still gorgeous, but I'd love to see a non-90s choreographer give the impression of skating on a cloud that this piece deserves.

briancoogaert
09-24-2011, 10:12 AM
Yanni is NOT cheesy :P ;)! :D :lol: ;) Words cannot express how much I love "Reflections of Passion", (up until 2:50min only) I've been wishing for years and years that someone would just do a completely interpretive skate to it, but I guess, the music is out of style now.

The only other program to this piece I saw was a 90s senior pairs team with horrid costumes, zero fluid choreo and relation to music, and I was so traumatized I blocked out who they were. Kristy's is still gorgeous, but I'd love to see a non-90s choreographer give the impression of skating on a cloud that this piece deserves.
Lenka Kulovana skated to it at 1997 Euros (her LP). But it was not her best performance : landing a beautiful 3Toe/3Toe, then, attempting 4 or 5 3Sal, without any kind of success :lol:

falling_dance
09-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Shirene Human's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEueIqCn-zM) 1998 Olympic SP to "Reflections of Passion" was very nice.

briancoogaert
09-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Shirene Human's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEueIqCn-zM) 1998 Olympic SP to "Reflections of Passion" was very nice.
I like this one ! This is the first time I watch it.

What I like about Kristi's version is her softness, her lightness, and all those jumps perfectly done, at a pro competition. And she seemed to enjoy what she was doing !