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lulu
10-19-2012, 12:24 AM
Besides skandals & partners swaps, the 90s also brought us some of greatest ice dance teams of all time performing some of the most memorable routines. Below, is a list of all of the dances that won the free dance portion at the World Championships. In retrospect, how would you rank these performances & routines?
This is just based on routines that won the free dance portion at Worlds, so many great routines, like Usova & Zhulin's "Four Seasons" and A&P's "Romeo & Juliet" are not included.

1990 Duchesnay & Duchesnay: "Missing" http://youtu.be/coM4d1CQZfs (Klimova & Ponomarenko who won overall, placed 2nd in the free dance , they won Worlds that year on the strength of their o.s.p)
1991 D&D: "Missing: II" http://youtu.be/wXkeiamsCew
1992 Klimova & Ponomarenko: "Man and Women" http://youtu.be/1JjbwtM_E3g
1993 Usova & Zhulin: "Blues for Klook" http://youtu.be/AxseLaxl61s
1994 Grishuk & Platov: "Rock around the Clock" http://youtu.be/QnH5Jy5Dyi0
1995 G&P: "Steppin' Out" http://youtu.be/IdGgAY1-hng
1996 G&P: Latin-American themed FD http://youtu.be/FrpC9QEXAZs
1997 G&P: "The Feeling Begins" http://youtu.be/LtHh2BeQB1I
1998 Krylova & Ovsiannikov: "Carmen" http://youtu.be/-oFAnymw0YU
1999 K&O African Drums http://youtu.be/xLwSDFgBm0U

Vash01
10-19-2012, 01:02 AM
Off the top of my head (without yt):

K&P: 1992 Oly (A man & a woman), 1990 (My fair lady)
Dushenays: Missing (1991) and reflection (90)
K&O: Masquerade waltz (97) & African drums (99)
G&P: The feeling begins (97) & Memorial (98)
U&Z: Four sesaons (92), also 91 FD
A&P: Romeo & Juliet (98)
B&K: River dance (98)

briancoogaert
10-19-2012, 08:51 AM
My favorite is G&P Passion.
But I also really like K&P, Duchesnays and U&Z.

rayhaneh
10-19-2012, 10:59 AM
Apart from Missing I, my favorite program by the Duchesnays must be their 1991 "Reflections":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM

Unfortunately, they only performed it at the European Championships. I remember they stated shortly afterwards that they had felt the public hadn't reacted very well to the program, which is how Missing II came to life. IMO it is a damn shame that the rest of the world didn't get to see that program as it was so avant-garde at the time (and would still be relevant today artistically)

briancoogaert
10-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Apart from Missing I, my favorite program by the Duchesnays must be their 1991 "Reflections":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM

Unfortunately, they only performed it at the European Championships. I remember they stated shortly afterwards that they had felt the public hadn't reacted very well to the program, which is how Missing II came to life. IMO it is a damn shame that the rest of the world didn't get to see that program as it was so avant-garde at the time (and would still be relevant today artistically)
What an amazing program.
Really, I'm not fond of Duchesnay's skating. Their basics are clearly not the besT. But their choreos were interesting, and this Missing program is so interesting and beautiful. I loved it !

nuge
10-19-2012, 01:33 PM
1.G/P TFB So special
2.A/P Rand J
3.K/P My Fair Lady Just a delightful programme.

K/O Jungle Drums leaves me cold not my cup of tea.

Shyjosie
10-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Apart from Missing I, my favorite program by the Duchesnays must be their 1991 "Reflections":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM
Unfortunately, they only performed it at the European Championships. I remember they stated shortly afterwards that they had felt the public hadn't reacted very well to the program, which is how Missing II came to life. IMO it is a damn shame that the rest of the world didn't get to see that program as it was so avant-garde at the time (and would still be relevant today artistically)
I love this, too, and prefer it to MissingII, but that finally made them world champions...
Of all the FDs above, I'd choose MissingI and K/Ps "Man and Woman" as my favourites.
I like Krylova's excellent skating, but their African Drums looks like they were imitating the D's Jungle Dance from '88. Apart from the fact that the music sounds like tin cans pulled along the street.

caro-ira
10-19-2012, 02:03 PM
Klimova/Ponomarenko "A Man and A Woman"
Krylova/Ovsyannikov "African Drums"
Usova/Zhulin "Blues for Klook"

Macassar88
10-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Grishuk and Platov's the feeling begins could have been an all time great, but they never actually finished with the music.

vivika1982
10-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Usova/Zhulin “Four Seasons”
Duchesnay/Duchesnay “Reflections”
Grishuk/Platov “The Feelings Begin” and “Memorial”
Anissina/Peizerat-“Ahla Leila” , “Romeo&Juliet” and “ Men in The Iron Mask”
Rahkamo/Kokko 1995 Beatles medley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmOoKQOueeU
And if we can choose from any events as an extra I would include their “Beyond the invisible” because this definitely (even with the mistake) was the best and still is #1 on my list from the 90’s

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3m5fk_rakhamo-kokko-beyond-the-invisible_music

Vash01
10-19-2012, 04:02 PM
Apart from Missing I, my favorite program by the Duchesnays must be their 1991 "Reflections":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM

Unfortunately, they only performed it at the European Championships. I remember they stated shortly afterwards that they had felt the public hadn't reacted very well to the program, which is how Missing II came to life. IMO it is a damn shame that the rest of the world didn't get to see that program as it was so avant-garde at the time (and would still be relevant today artistically)

They performed it at the 1990 worlds, if I am thinking of the same program. May be I am thinking of Dream & Reality?

Vash01
10-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Grishuk and Platov's the feeling begins could have been an all time great, but they never actually finished with the music.

I think they did, at the Europeans. Whether they finished with the music or not, it was one of the all time great programs.

lulu
10-19-2012, 05:10 PM
They performed it at the 1990 worlds, if I am thinking of the same program. May be I am thinking of Dream & Reality?

At the 1990 World Championships the Duchesnays performed Missing (http://youtu.be/coM4d1CQZfs). (I'm not sure if the program was known by any other name). At the 1991 European Championships they performed Reflections (http://youtu.be/4qaqag3LTHM) (Mirror Image)however the program was not as well received by the judges, so for the 1991 World Championships in Munich, they performed the sequel to their 1990 Free Dance, aptly titled "Missing: II (http://youtu.be/wXkeiamsCew)"

I wish they would have skated to Reflections at the 1991 Worlds instead of Missing: II

:)

ETA: ITA agree about G&P's The Feeling Begins, their O.D. that year to Libertango was absolutely brilliant as well.

rayhaneh
10-19-2012, 06:25 PM
Two other programs of the 90s that have stayed with me even though they never won any gold and which, to me, are exceptional:

Drobiazko-Vanagas, Sunrise at Alcatraz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43MBzjVTPjA
Rahkamo - Kokko, Valse Triste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMiQINf32xA

I know R/K's program wasn't the most difficult technically, but it's one of the most moving I have ever seen in ice dancing and the emotion has remained with me ever since seeing it for the first time at the 1993 European Championships

Shyjosie
10-19-2012, 07:12 PM
They performed it at the 1990 worlds, if I am thinking of the same program. May be I am thinking of Dream & Reality?
Dream and Reality (Eleanor's Dream) was their 1989 routine they won bronze with at the WC in Paris.