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alilou
10-10-2012, 06:55 AM
This isn't from an exhibition but rather Stars on ice but it's probably one of my fave Jeff Buttle performances of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgoBjmzl0U&feature=related
Yes it's one of my faves too. I'm pretty sure this was the one that was to be his LP for the new season, and then he decided to retire. So glad we got to see it anyway.

spikydurian
10-10-2012, 10:30 AM
This isn't from an exhibition but rather Stars on ice but it's probably one of my fave Jeff Buttle performances of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgoBjmzl0U&feature=related
Indeed. Thanks timmybopper. That's an ethereal quality to this skating. Love it.

skatesindreams
10-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Yes it's one of my faves too. I'm pretty sure this was the one that was to be his LP for the new season, and then he decided to retire. So glad we got to see it anyway.

I adore this one:

Golden Skate Awards 2011 - Jeffrey Buttle - Nimrod from Enigma Variations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mk45t4pJIc

Too bad that his performance of this at "The Ice" 2011 seems not to be available on YT any longer.

Aimless
10-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Plushenko is perhaps my least favorite champion, but his exhibition from worlds 1998 is my all time favorite exhibition program. Never again was he so hilarious, goofy, sweet, floppy, unguarded, musical, and brilliant. I just laughed with delight to watch it again. It's a hint of the skater he might have been, had he not been so relentlessly styled and packaged (just my opinion, many disagree).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2st17-hWl_k
Also very fond of Yagudin's exhibition also from 98 worlds, to that funky hip-hop Mack the Knife, with those outrageous toe pick bunny hops...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znpjSoq3MKc

Vash01
10-10-2012, 05:51 PM
'Sentimental waltz' by Jamie Silverstein& Jusin Pekarek (sp?) at one of the GPs- I don't remember which one and don't remember the year, but it was beautiful.

skatingfan5
10-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Kwan had a way of making each performance of Fields of Gold memorable.

The October 2001 debut at Madison Square Garden was breathtaking. Considering the events of the previous month, it was the first sense of calm I felt regarding NYC.

The Olympic exhibition was moving and bittersweet.

Worlds was joy and relief.

All in all, it showcased Kwan's best skating. It never got old.
I'm particularly fond of some of Kwan's exhibitions that I saw in person -- especially "Dante's Prayer" and "Fields of Gold" (which I think I saw 3 or 4 times and loved each performance -- it never got old for me, either).


'Sentimental waltz' by Jamie Silverstein& Jusin Pekarek (sp?) at one of the GPs- I don't remember which one and don't remember the year, but it was beautiful.I don't think that I saw any of their exhibitions from GP events (they were never televised in the US), but I still remember how I was completely captivated by their exhibition at 2000 Nationals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_R0ZhW_kqo).

gk_891
10-10-2012, 06:06 PM
I liked this one from Klimova & Ponomarenko.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uop0jFV8tcA

pollyanna
10-10-2012, 06:09 PM
Viktor & Oksana- Rock around the Clock 94 Oly

And of course, they got the idea for this from Nancy Kerrigan and Paul Wylie who skated together in the 1992 Olympics gala to The Last Night of the World from Miss Saigon. Unfortunately it's not available on youtube.

Another memorable gala pair - Debi Thomas and Vladimir Kotin at 1987 Worlds gala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xILuCL2fQk) skating together to Billie Jean. They debuted this program at the inaugural 1986 Goodwill Games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainW6rWLwaA&feature=related), a sort of "up yours" to the whole Cold War thing.

One of my all time favorite exhibitions is Janet Lynn at the 1971 Worlds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0VZyztldo) skating to her signature music, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Stunning.

Love all of Michelle Kwan's exhibitions, especially those noted above. I always loved her Beautiful World exhibition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n4IplL4Jn8), although I preferred the pink dress she wore in a couple of cheesefests.

Vash01
10-10-2012, 06:29 PM
I don't think that I saw any of their exhibitions from GP events (they were never televised in the US), but I still remember how I was completely captivated by their exhibition at 2000 Nationals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_R0ZhW_kqo).

It may have been the US nationals, in that case. I don't remember which competition it was, but I have the program on a VHS tape.

skatesindreams
10-10-2012, 06:38 PM
One of the very best EX, IMO:

Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko 1987 Worlds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nn6J7GyR0

alilou
10-11-2012, 12:35 AM
I adore this one:

Golden Skate Awards 2011 - Jeffrey Buttle - Nimrod from Enigma Variations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mk45t4pJIc

Too bad that his performance of this at "The Ice" 2011 seems not to be available on YT any longer.

I never did get the link you sent me of his performance at "The Ice" to open, but here's a much better version than the GSA one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmYxdaxSQXU

That Ina Bauer into spread eagle near the end :inavoid: :swoon:

jdonavan
10-11-2012, 02:28 AM
Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig "Pocahontas" : Perfect casting and a beautiful program:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5CFz2M8kjc

alilou
10-11-2012, 04:36 AM
Plushenko is perhaps my least favorite champion, but his exhibition from worlds 1998 is my all time favorite exhibition program. Never again was he so hilarious, goofy, sweet, floppy, unguarded, musical, and brilliant. I just laughed with delight to watch it again. It's a hint of the skater he might have been, had he not been so relentlessly styled and packaged (just my opinion, many disagree). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2st17-hWl_k
I'm astonished and delighted by this. How wonderful. A Plush program that left me smiling at the end. And no mullet - bonus!
I've never been a Plush fan, not of St Petersberg 3000, or Afternoon of a Faun or whatever it was he skated to when he was dressed in gold like a candy wrapper from head to foot. His packaging, style, choreo, and on-ice persona has always left me cold. I kept trying to see what others could see but never got it. But this! This free goofy funny unpretentious 15 yr old. What a delight. If only he'd developed along these lines :swoon:

SkateBlades17
11-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Some of my favorites-

- Michelle Kwan- Dante's Prayer, East of Eden, Fields of Gold, On My Own

- Tara Lipinski- Anastasia, Reach

- Belbin & Agosto- Bleeding Love

- Torvil & Dean- Bolero

- Grishuk & Platov- You'll See, I Will Always Love You

- Navka & Kostomarov- In the Closet, Austin Powers

- Phillippe Candeloro- Saturday Night Fever

- Oksana Baiul- The Swan

- Lu Chen- the one she skated at the 98 Olympic EX with the Lavender Dress

lulu
11-07-2012, 12:56 AM
Great list! Glad to see a mention of G&P's "I Will Always Love You" such a gorgeous program. :)