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jl22aries
07-02-2012, 06:17 AM
With all the Kurt kudos in the Favourite Skaters thread, I was reminded just how much and how long I've loved his skating. There isn't another skater towards whom I've felt as long lasting and constantly renewed awe. It was so much fun to be a fan during his amateur career, and then to go onto such a prolific professional career, he's taken us on such cool ride.

I couldn't find a Kurt specific thread though I recall the sharing of favourite programs popping up every now and then. Nevertheless, here's a Kurt thread. It'd be great to hear everyone's favourite programs, moments, encounters, impressions...

I'll start with one of his newest program, I'm Yours from the Artistry On Ice show in Taipei. Kurt rocks it.

5:05 minute mark - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQYjjkb7FGA

spikydurian
07-02-2012, 08:20 AM
Thanks jl22aries for starting this thread. I adore Kurt too. He's not only a fabulous skater but I adore his personality - funny and always always make me laugh. Here's one of my favourite Kurt Browning's skate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Izl1CA1uA

Aussie Willy
07-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Thanks for posting that latest clip. Kurt is my age and he still does triples and double axels.

quartz
07-02-2012, 01:57 PM
there will be a huge void when he hangs up his skates....hopefully he continues as a coach/choreeographer/advocate/ambassador or something in the skating world. I think he will though, his passion for the sport seems limitless.
Absolutely LOVE him!

skatesindreams
07-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Here's one of my favourite Kurt Browning's skate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Izl1CA1uA

"Nyah" is a masterpiece.

One of the greatest displays of "movement on ice"
Interpreted by someone who understands that concept.
Bravo, Kurt!

l'etoile
07-02-2012, 05:06 PM
Thanks for posting that latest clip. Kurt is my age and he still does triples and double axels.

Just amazing. There's no better personality and maestro on ice than Kurt, really.

Teenes
07-03-2012, 06:20 PM
I recently did an interview with Kurt (hopefully Absolute Skating will put it up soon), and in writing the article, I realized that in the last year alone, he skated in 45 shows, choreographed two full skating tours (Celebration on Ice and Stars on Ice) while skating in both, co-hosted Battle of the Blades, commentated basically all of CBC's figure skating coverage, taught some seminars, did some charity events, etc etc. In the last year alone he put together seven full new programs (and a few short ones for BOTB). And he just turned 46 on June 18.

So yeah..I think the title of this thread is quite apt ;).

Just for the fun of it, here are 5 of those 7 new programs from 2011-2012 (2 of them haven't been aired):

Feeling Good (from Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice in January - he skated it better in SOI but it hasn't been broadcast yet):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyUCqUbkvpA

Heart and Soul (Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kELKL50iqk

Christmas Time Is Here (Holiday Festival on Ice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIWswXA7Rdc

Storm Warning (Kaleidoscope on Ice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaRuSbNslXE

Honey (Kaleidoscope on Ice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZQhBEcjp9k

Of course, most of those are 1-offs for a Disson show and Kaleidoscope (he did Honey in All That Skate as well), except for Feeling Good, which is one of my favorites of his.

And then for the heck of it, 3 of his programs from last season:
Downstream (SOI): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ear0K2kRP_U
Steppin' Out Of My Mind (HFOI 2010 - he changed it a bit for SOI): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq8xtbo2Wiw
River (HFOI 2010): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urfPlJTU7mI

Garden Kitty
07-03-2012, 06:30 PM
One of the things I love about Kurt is his creativity and the fact he really seems to have fun skating. The audience can feel his enjoyment on the ice.

overedge
07-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Just reading the list of activities in Teenes' post made me tired enough to want to lie on the couch.

Aussie Willy
07-03-2012, 11:06 PM
Just reading the list of activities in Teenes' post made me tired enough to want to lie on the couch.

:lol: I agree

Aussie Willy
07-03-2012, 11:11 PM
Feeling Good (from Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice in January - he skated it better in SOI but it hasn't been broadcast yet):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyUCqUbkvpA



Thanks for posting those clips. This one is fantastic. I am planning on doing a talk to skaters about components soon and it would be really worth showing skaters this to explain about interpretation. He has so much variety in what he presents, there is subtlety as well as really obvious nuances and so much detail.

jl22aries
07-04-2012, 03:12 AM
One of the things I love about Kurt is his creativity and the fact he really seems to have fun skating. The audience can feel his enjoyment on the ice.

I agree. And I was lucky to meet him twice and both times it stuck me how enthusiastic he is...for skating, for life? I really appreciate how uncynical he seems in his press, meet n' greets, all that off ice stuff that I'm sure can get tedious.

Thanks for sharing all those amazing links Teenes and can't wait for your interview to be available.

Wyliefan
07-04-2012, 03:13 AM
Kurt's awesome. I'm so glad he's still got it!

ChelleC
07-04-2012, 04:36 AM
One of my favorite Kurt programs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tcy--wXe5w&feature=related

I completely agree there will be a huge void when Kurt hangs up his skates. He's so versatile. In fact, I think the only programs I've not liked of his have been the clown programs.

fsfan22
07-05-2012, 07:40 PM
Long live Kurt the Clown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BiwsJwepDE)!