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gkelly
04-12-2012, 12:09 AM
Who are some skaters who demonstrated an ability to interpret several different styles of music with different types of movement styles over the course of their competitive careers?

Can you find at least three contrasting styles among their competitive oeuvre?

And then feel free to show even more contrast with exhibition or professional programs.

I'll start with Lu Chen:

Last Emperor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARd8UsQj_Ag&t=3m12s)

Rach 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8)

Take Five (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ_JYfYSO-c)

Adios Nonio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFt3bDPar60)

Butterfly Lovers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN_Y-gza-N8)

fenway2
04-12-2012, 01:28 AM
Nicole Bobek and Kurt Browning immediately come to mind.

iggie
04-12-2012, 02:05 AM
versatility in kurt's pro career... i would do the same for his competitive career but ... we'll see

Kurt Browning - Rag-GIDON-Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMuH6q6Sso

Kurt Browning - Nyah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Izl1CA1uA

Kurt Browning - Brick House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXhe8DLDU58&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Serenade To Sonia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAngxNlAQAY&feature=related

Kurt browning doing singing in the rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtd7xq7URM

Kurt Browning - Antares
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tcy--wXe5w

Kurt Browning 1990 Tall in the Saddle "Lake of Dreams"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C7pouwEHSY&feature=related

Kurt Browning "That's Entertainment"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDNgFGdrxYk&feature=related

"I'm Yours" Kurt Browning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMMEaiMcsQU&feature=related

Kurt Browning, Cowboy Xmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF-Kxl1Wan8&feature=related

Kurt Browning 1999 CSOI Aint No Sunshine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPlQu2qSiw&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Red Hat Trick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHN_1kaVIl4&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning Shae Lynn Bourne 2010 Shall We Dance On Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNAh_77Xih8&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Feeling Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyUCqUbkvpA

Kurt Browning with Kenny G
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kELKL50iqk&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning & Takahiko Kozuka - SOI Japan Tour 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yt9wuQJ-RI&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Expectation & the Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTqbbk1fN0I&feature=related

2011 HFOI Kurt Browning - Christmas Time Is Here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIWswXA7Rdc&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Hey Pachuco 1995 CSOI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BNBrvK3LY&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning 1997 SOI Hockey skates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXg-Jzetgi0&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning Luck Be A Lady 2010 CSOI (on hockey skates too, just to compare)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8ntU_ZDd4E&feature=related

[2011.8.14] All That Skate Summer / Kurt Browning - Honey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F1LOK8dnBo&feature=related

Jitterbug (aka Gabe's Toybox) - Kurt Browning - 2006 Canadian Stars on Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FquudEv0ylw&feature=fvwrel

iggie
04-12-2012, 02:13 AM
kurt's competitive career... here's three. i know kurt mainly by his pro career.

Kurt Browning: Casablanca 1994 Canadians LP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBElbFJbzT8

Kurt Browning (CAN) - 1992 Albertville, Men's Original Program
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23IdJu9Fo4&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning (CAN) - 1988 Worlds, Men's Long Program
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxpCu8wRv14&feature=relmfu

here are a few exhibitions during his competitive years...

Kurt Browning 1990 Worlds Ex, Here I Am / She's Hot To Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IssRreYzbJU&feature=related

Kurt Browning 1991 Worlds Ex, Charlie Brown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3BCSRnJ-qM&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning 1991 Worlds Ex, Johnny Guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGlVzJfWDf4&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning 1990 Worlds Ex, Bring Him Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fm7Qok82t8&feature=fvwrel

Kurt Browning 1993 Skate Canada - What A Wonderful World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O00JflMepWU&feature=relmfu

gkelly
04-12-2012, 02:31 AM
More competitive Kurt:


Firebird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEMGqtw5yvE)

Bonzo's Montreaux (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIKTimWPp8I&t=1m03s)

Saint Louis Blues (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcArbBaa8Dw&t=3m15s)

triple_toe
04-12-2012, 03:59 AM
Daisuke Takahashi: Tangos, Mambo, Hip-Hop, Classical warhorses (Romeo and Juliet, Phantom of the Opera), character pieces (La Strada), modern (In the Garden of Souls), Blues... and he rocked all of them! :swoon:

Stephane Lambiel has really improved and gotten much more versatile as the years go on. He is a fab show skater. Just look at Ne Me Quitte Pas, his Flamenco long from 2007, his Wilhelm Tell short, his Ray Charles exhibition, etc. All very different.

Aussie Willy
04-12-2012, 06:52 AM
I always thought Robin Cousins was very versatile. He could pretty much do anything.

Scott Hamilton has a great sense of humour but can also do something really thoughtful.

Zemgirl
04-12-2012, 07:01 AM
Savchenko and Szolkowy - the versatility is part of the appeal, I think; it seems like Steuer is always trying to come up with something new and interesting for them, and they don't really repeat themselves, at least not often. Pina was nothing like Pink Panther, which certainly wasn't a repeat of Out of Africa, which didn't look like Schindler's List or L'Oiseau... etc.

dinakt
04-12-2012, 07:16 AM
Don't forget Abbott. How differently he responds to different music is a big part of what I love about him. This year's programs are a case in point, but he tried something stylistically different pretty much in every program in every years since he became Senior. We had classical ( and within classical music, there was classical period ( Mozart), Romantic (Saint-Saens), 20th century (Waltz program from 2008) and even semi- fake Baroque ( Albinoni); there was jazz, swing, two very different types of Tango/ Flamenco , Rock (Santana) an very different Progressive Rock with the Muse... a couple of movie sountracks ( "Life is Beautiful" and "American Beauty")
Jeremy truly refuses to compromise on his music choices.

BreakfastClub
04-12-2012, 07:35 AM
Daisuke Takahashi: Tangos, Mambo, Hip-Hop, Classical warhorses (Romeo and Juliet, Phantom of the Opera), character pieces (La Strada), modern (In the Garden of Souls), Blues... and he rocked all of them! :swoon:

Don't forget quiet, subtle (Amelie, The Crisis), new age (Secret Garden, Luv Letter) and...

BJORK!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlHpWaTrs7Y

:smokin::inavoid:

Jenny81
04-12-2012, 10:37 AM
Who are some skaters who demonstrated an ability to interpret several different styles of music with different types of movement styles over the course of their competitive careers?

Can you find at least three contrasting styles among their competitive oeuvre?

And then feel free to show even more contrast with exhibition or professional programs.


Here she is!!!
Yes!! Yuna Kim!!! :respec:

From "Tango" to "Korean traditional music".


- Tango : "El Tango de Roxanne"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oCJyeyW8g2c


- Classical music 1 (soft style) : "The Lark Ascending"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yhBc5LcIT6Q


- Classical music 2 (strong style) : "Dance Macabre"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=o3qaPtr5Re0


- Modern Classical music : "Piano Concerto in F major"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uLhN1jH6uo&feature=player_detailpage


- Waltz : "Die Fledermaus"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rAeXPrLZV1k


- Musical : "Miss Saigon"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=009PmBVxZDI


- beautiful Ballad 1 : "Reflection"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737bKmx_D-k&feature=player_detailpage


- beautiful Ballad 2 : "Only hope"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLLVXLhD5dg&feature=player_detailpage


- beautiful Ballad 3 : "Gold"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Fn_gSiDMr5o


- Hip hop / Rock / dance music 1 : "Just a girl"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nZ6upNKu7oc


- Hip hop / Rock / dance music 2 : "Don't stop the music"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i1lRtRULo4&feature=player_detailpage


- Hip hop / Rock / dance music 3 : "Bulletproof"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Eq_1Dv1J1Ds


- Hip hop / Rock / dance music 4 : "Fever"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2PrUzGTuN50


- Opera / Ballet 1 : "Scheherazade"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-TiCV5HESQk

- Opera / Ballet 2 : "Meditation from Thais"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DLlI97K5k4A

- Opera / Ballet 3 : "Giselle"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=b0FEHe3wK88

- Film's OST : "007"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7ZEg_Ic28UY

- Korean traditional music : "Homage to Korea"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oubZsdNQq4s



Oh.... I really miss her. :wuzrobbed

spikydurian
04-12-2012, 10:57 AM
Here she is!!!
Yes!! Yuna Kim!!! :respec:
Oh.... I really miss her. :wuzrobbed
Cheer up Jenny81 .. :) I miss her too! :(

IMO, Kurt Browning and Jeremy Abbot.

paskatefan
04-12-2012, 10:58 AM
Kurt & Kristi!

Jenny81
04-12-2012, 11:06 AM
versatility in kurt's pro career... i would do the same for his competitive career but ... we'll see

Kurt Browning - Rag-GIDON-Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMuH6q6Sso

Kurt Browning - Nyah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Izl1CA1uA

Kurt Browning - Brick House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXhe8DLDU58&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Serenade To Sonia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAngxNlAQAY&feature=related

Kurt browning doing singing in the rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtd7xq7URM

Kurt Browning - Antares
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tcy--wXe5w

Kurt Browning 1990 Tall in the Saddle "Lake of Dreams"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C7pouwEHSY&feature=related

Kurt Browning "That's Entertainment"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDNgFGdrxYk&feature=related

"I'm Yours" Kurt Browning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMMEaiMcsQU&feature=related

Kurt Browning, Cowboy Xmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF-Kxl1Wan8&feature=related

Kurt Browning 1999 CSOI Aint No Sunshine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPlQu2qSiw&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Red Hat Trick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHN_1kaVIl4&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning Shae Lynn Bourne 2010 Shall We Dance On Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNAh_77Xih8&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Feeling Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyUCqUbkvpA

Kurt Browning with Kenny G
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kELKL50iqk&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning & Takahiko Kozuka - SOI Japan Tour 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yt9wuQJ-RI&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Expectation & the Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTqbbk1fN0I&feature=related

2011 HFOI Kurt Browning - Christmas Time Is Here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIWswXA7Rdc&feature=related

Kurt Browning - Hey Pachuco 1995 CSOI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BNBrvK3LY&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning 1997 SOI Hockey skates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXg-Jzetgi0&feature=relmfu

Kurt Browning Luck Be A Lady 2010 CSOI (on hockey skates too, just to compare)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8ntU_ZDd4E&feature=related

[2011.8.14] All That Skate Summer / Kurt Browning - Honey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F1LOK8dnBo&feature=related

Jitterbug (aka Gabe's Toybox) - Kurt Browning - 2006 Canadian Stars on Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FquudEv0ylw&feature=fvwrel


Oh... Kurt....:encore:
I love this nice guy so much. :rockstar:

kwanatic
04-12-2012, 02:54 PM
Michelle Kwan :D. She had the ability to pull of lyrical music, music that was power driven, dramatic music, contemporary music, and even music that was just kind of odd.

Everyone knows these so I won't bother with too many links.:)

Lyra Angelica (lyrical)
Salome, Dream of Desdemona (dramatic/telling a story)
Tosca, Feeling Begins (powerful)
East of Eden (a combination of lyrical and powerful)
Bad Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBkyefRRvO4), A Day in the Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXmDI1ZHMJk&feature=relmfu) (contemporary)
Sceherazade, Black Swan (ballet)
Red Violin (very different; cross b/w powerful and haunting - by far the most unique program she ever had...no one since has come close to pulling off this music)

As for Michelle's exhibitions, a lot of them were quiet, introspective or emotional:

Dante's Prayer
Winter (Tori Amos "Winter", not "Winter Song")
Fields of Gold
You Raise Me Up

Those were my favorites:swoon:...but she also had some ballads:

One More Time
Beautiful World
Kissing You
This Time Around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StZNB6lyDPk) (power ballad - much bigger vocals; harder to pull off without getting run over by the music. I love Yu-Na to bits but her "Gold" exhibition, a power ballad by the same singer (Linda Eder) falls short of hitting the mark...the music was bigger than the performance.)

And a few contemporary/popular music ones:

The World is Not Enough
Fallin
This Used to be My Playground


Michelle never had a problem pulling off music. She's one of the few who could take any piece, adjust her style to it and then make it shine.:encore::respec: