Dmitri Dmitrenk0 - The Birds

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by YoenNL, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. YoenNL

    YoenNL Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    620
    When did Dmitrenko skate this Short Program? Where can I find it? Help!
     
  2. drfj

    drfj Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    320
    If I am correct in 1994
     
  3. drfj

    drfj Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    320
    That was the fly /birdcalls and percussion/
     
  4. YoenNL

    YoenNL Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    620
    Good! But now... is there a video somewhere of it?
     
  5. drfj

    drfj Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    320
    I was not looking for a video
    you were asking about the year
     
  6. YoenNL

    YoenNL Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    620
    In fact I am looking for the video. to use in a seminar
     
  7. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2001
    Messages:
    15,834
    Is that the one where he had a parrot on his shoulder? :lol:

    ETA : if you give me the exact year, I can check in my collection; I have videos starting 1965 or something, lol.
    But I don't have his SP from 94, if that is the program.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  8. YoenNL

    YoenNL Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    620

    Dunno if it's s parrot... but it could well be 1994...
     
  9. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    18,071
    He was such a interesting skater. When I first saw video of him from 93 Euros he was classical and graceful. Then got really voidy, skating to his own music.
     
  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    I wish he choreographed for more skaters.

    One of the most creative and voidy male skaters ever. Fantastic programs (and mad costumes :D).
     
  11. SmallFairy

    SmallFairy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,719
    I miss him too!! his outfits were crazy, especially the Adam& Eve flesh coloured bodysuit, with flowers and snakes and everything... my favourite!! don't know if I can find a photo of it, I think it was 2001/2002 season...

    ETA try this link: http://closeyoureyes.koiwazurai.com/02world/02wormensp1.html
     
  12. plushenkofan

    plushenkofan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    Messages:
    819
  13. immoimeme

    immoimeme my posts r modded

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    8,264
    OMG. That choreography is just insane! What a grrrreat find, wheeee!

    2:11 look at that footwork out of the double axel WOW!:respec::rockstar::encore:
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  14. SmallFairy

    SmallFairy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,719
    sooooooo fab!!! LOVE him!!!
     
  15. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    3,562
  16. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Messages:
    15,192
    Amazing program. Much of that program would hold up very well today - tons of transitions, interesting spins, complex circular steps - wonderful.
     
  17. skatak

    skatak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2001
    Messages:
    3,568
    what is he up to these days ?
     
  18. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Messages:
    10,584
    I just searched for his name on youtube and found a bunch of videos of Ukrainian ice theatre, mostly from 2009.
     
  19. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    That "Birds" SP is just AMAZING. <3

    Voids gallore! :cheer:

    Dmitrenko coaches in Ukraine nowadays.

    He also choreographed some programs for a number of German ladies a while back.

    I wish more skaters would go to him for choreography instead of the cookie-cutter bores. He's so amazingly creative.

    Check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCUUdfT_CY0

    That's even more insane. And he's 11.
     
  20. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2002
    Messages:
    4,388
    OMG, thank you so much for sharing. I don't think I can call any other male skater voidy for a long time. Moves and uses of blades that you just wouldn't think of. Simply genius. Did he do his own choreography when he was competing?
     
  21. SmallFairy

    SmallFairy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,719
    yes he did sometimes. I think in 99 his coach was ill, and Dmitrenko choreograhped his short program as a surprise for his coash when he returned from hospital. he also sometimes composed his own music. I so agree: Dmitrenko for choreography: NOW!

    thanks for the link Ziggy, what a talented kid! his use of edges and the great footwork and movement seems to come totally natural to him.
     
  22. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,564
    Whoa, Nathan Chen! Who the heck does his choreography? Amazing.
     
  23. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    10,056
    Dmitri Dmitrenko's Birds SP blew me away. I can't believe I was seeing so much content for a routine that was performed 15 years ago and yet still be musical with high performance quality. That's what figure skating should look like.

    Didn't Elena Liashenko do a SP with birds in it as well? I think around 2006.

    His music reminded me of one of my favorite gymnastics routines by Oksana Omelianchik from the USSR back in 1985.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dSr34SjUJM
     
  24. BreakfastClub

    BreakfastClub Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    782
    :encore: yay a Dmitri Dimitrenko thread!

    I can't remember what year, but didn't he compose an SP to his own minimalist computer music and then record his own voice saying "double axel" "flying spin" etc. when he was supposed to perform each element? I have a really strong memory of this, with a costume with CD's sewed onto it for decoration. Am I crazy or did this happen?

    I think I remember that '99 SP too - wasn't that the SP to Shostakovich called "The Choreography Lesson" - he would do this complicated one-foot footwork into the lutz, land it, stop, turn around and then wipe his brow with a "whew" gesture?

    He's still the only skater I've ever seen complete a circular footwork sequence - the entire circle - on one foot. He struggled a bit with jumping but had great edges and power and used his odd choreography and themes to disguise his weaknesses. Just the fact that I remember all these odd quirky details of his programs from 12-15 years ago says to me that the man was genius!