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Vash01
01-01-2013, 11:13 PM
(This thread is inspired by Lulu's link to their 'Barcelona' exhibition' in the V&V thread)

I miss them so much. I have practically all of their performances on tape.

Here are some of them from youtube.

Barcelona Ex (posted by Lulu)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AB1icW8rOg&feature=youtu.be

Barcelona Ex at Goodwill games (1998)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PGqIc_cl4Y&playnext=1&list=PL3BE6FE770B702A4B&feature=results_video

1999 COI (Impossible dream)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3udRlrt8I7k

2002 Oly SP (Lady Caliph)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2lyUWrEcE

1998 GPF SP (Swan Lake)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49UJxZLtUYM

1998 GPF LP (Dark Eyes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUsVK_sbA5M

2001 COR LP (Citylights)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLpXj6PD9HE

1999 Worlds SP (Happy Valley)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qzy7VRWwE4

1999 Ex (Let me be your wings)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6VUULbSaKo

2001 worlds SP (Meadowland)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3mFOfy_J-Q

2002 Olympics LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_VDRBCOslo

Color of the night (Pro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7udaGeUjVk

Let me fall (Pro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX-MLnVQMzo



Carry on.

lulu
01-01-2013, 11:17 PM
Thanks for the thread Vash. :) I copied my comments from the V&V thread:

I love to gush about B&S too. I so wish I could have seen B&S skate live. :wuzrobbed: I still think Anton S. had the best spiral of probably any male pair skater-such great extension.
I always wondered how a hypothetical match up between G&G and B&S would have played out. Both teams had excellen basic skating skills. I think B&S had better transitions and choreography and did sbs triple jumps, compared to G&G's double jumps, but G&G were more consistent overall.

ETA: Their Lady Caliph SP, City Lights & Meditation LPs are my favorite B&S programs. I think in terms of sheer talent B&S were probably the greatest pair team in the sport-JMVHO, YMMV. :) As with Mishkutenok & Dmitriev, B&S had great versatility as performers.

Whitneyskates
01-01-2013, 11:29 PM
Their Lady Caliph sp is my favorite pairs sp of all time. :swoon:

lulu
01-01-2013, 11:38 PM
Their Lady Caliph sp is my favorite pairs sp of all time. :swoon:

Igor Borbin & Tamara Moskvina choreographed that routine. Borbin also helped choreograph City Lights and Meditation.

shan
01-02-2013, 12:00 AM
I loved this 98 Europeans SP performance of Swan Lake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJCGGBmCmf0

Katarzyna
01-02-2013, 12:01 AM
Vash01 - thank you so much for starting this thread and the video links. I too looooove B/S and I consider myself very lucky, cause I was blessed that I could watch them live a couple of times even though they then already retired from eligible competitions. Still they were magical! :swoon:

Grannyfan
01-02-2013, 01:46 AM
I love this pair and miss them so much. I was fortunate enough to see them skate at the GPF in Kitchener prior to the 2002 Olympics. Those were the days when skaters did two long programs, so we got to see the City Lights program as well as the brand new Meditation. I loved the costumes they wore for it; a sort of light salmon color and very, very simple. As far as I know, they never wore them again. I saw them a couple of times in Stars on Ice as well. Loved their Kalinka and Let Me Fall programs.

In my opinion, they're the most beautiful skaters ever. Today's pairs, even the best ones, seem so sloppy by comparison.

Vash01
01-02-2013, 03:53 AM
I love this pair and miss them so much. I was fortunate enough to see them skate at the GPF in Kitchener prior to the 2002 Olympics. Those were the days when skaters did two long programs, so we got to see the City Lights program as well as the brand new Meditation. I loved the costumes they wore for it; a sort of light salmon color and very, very simple. As far as I know, they never wore them again. I saw them a couple of times in Stars on Ice as well. Loved their Kalinka and Let Me Fall programs.

In my opinion, they're the most beautiful skaters ever. Today's pairs, even the best ones, seem so sloppy by comparison.

Here is their SP at the 2002 GPF:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB73WdJcsQQ

and the debut of Meditation. They had one major mistake, so they could not win, but you already see the potential of this program.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGOODNMbkE

Vash01
01-02-2013, 04:02 AM
I went over my records to see how many times I saw them skate live- Thirteen times! I am so lucky.

1998 COI - Barcelona
1999 COI- Impossible dream
2000 COI- Smooth
2001 worlds- Citylights LP
2001 COI- The kid
2002 Oly- Lady Caliph SP
2002 Oly- Meditation LP
2002 Sun Valley- The kid and Meditation
2002 SOI- Elvis & Marilyn
2003(?) Valentine's day in Tucson - Elvis & Marilyn and Meditation
2004(?) SOI- Let me fall
2005(?) SOI- If I could
2006(?)SOI- You are so beautiful (it was the last time I saw them skate live)

Cloudy_Gumdrops
01-02-2013, 04:05 AM
Gods I love them. I think they're the most amazing pair ever (both they and M&D are better than G&G imo) and I can't imagine them ever being surpassed as my faves.

Lady Caliph is amazing, but I preferred Meadowland as far as their short programs go. Valse Sentimentale is my favorite pairs LP ever.

I really miss them. And I think Moskvina does too. I'm convinced that the programs she creates for K&S are envisioned with Elena & Anton in mind. That's how I explain away the fact that those programs never fit the type of skaters K&S are.

lulu
01-02-2013, 04:07 AM
Vash, How wonderful for you. :) What is your favorite B&S performance out of the ones you've seen live?

Vash01
01-02-2013, 04:16 AM
Vash, How wonderful for you. :) What is your favorite B&S performance out of the ones you've seen live?

This is practically impossible to answer.

Lady Caliph is the best pairs SP ever IMO, and I was so thrilled for them, but I was very nervous also. I was both happy and relieved when they finished. I was able to enjoy the skate more when I watched it on tape later.

I think I really enjoyed 'Impossible dream' with COI, and 'Meditation' at the Valentine's day show.

One performance will always stand in my memory as totally mesmerizing, and that is (surprise!)- 'If I could' with SOI. As I recall, the whole arena was quiet during their skate, and it was so beautiful. I felt like I was on another plane. It was awesome.

judgejudy27
01-02-2013, 04:18 AM
They are probably my favorite pair team ever. Their effortless and yet enormous speed and flow over the ice, their understated elegance, their big technical elements, their gorgeous positions and lines, their ability to interpret different types of music so beautifully.

Vash01
01-02-2013, 04:25 AM
A few quotes about them:

"The elegance of this pair is mind boggling"- Dick Button (at 2002 GPF)

"They both are magnificent skaters"- Dorothy Hamill (at 1998 GPF)

"I never thought I would see a pair that skates as fast as Rodnina-Zaitsev, but these two do"- Peter Carruthers at a 1997-1998 GP (I think it was the one in Germany)

(about their death spiral into another move at 2001 COR)- "This shows mastery over the blade"- Suzie Wynn

judgejudy27
01-02-2013, 04:30 AM
A few quotes about them:

"The elegance of this pair is mind boggling"- Dick Button (at 2002 GPF)

"They both are magnificent skaters"- Dorothy Hamill (at 1998 GPF)

"I never thought I would see a pair that skates as fast as Rodnina-Zaitsev, but these two do"- Peter Carruthers at a 1997-1998 GP (I think it was the one in Germany)

(about their death spiral into another move at 2001 COR)- "This shows mastery over the blade"- Suzie Wynn

The amazing thing is they were as fast or I dare say even faster than Rodnina & Zaitsev, but they did it with such effortless, they barely had to push to gain the speed, and with soft and lyrical edges. Gordeeva & Grinkov were similar in their effortlessless in still garnering huge speed but they were not quite as fast as B&S (or the very agressive R&Z).