Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by YoenNL, Sep 19, 2010.
When did Dmitrenko skate this Short Program? Where can I find it? Help!
If I am correct in 1994
That was the fly /birdcalls and percussion/
Good! But now... is there a video somewhere of it?
I was not looking for a video
you were asking about the year
In fact I am looking for the video. to use in a seminar
Is that the one where he had a parrot on his shoulder?
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.
Dunno if it's s parrot... but it could well be 1994...
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.
I wish he choreographed for more skaters.
One of the most creative and voidy male skaters ever. Fantastic programs (and mad costumes ).
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
Link to what should be the Birds programhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgE7_WmCkUU
OMG. That choreography is just insane! What a grrrreat find, wheeee!
2:11 look at that footwork out of the double axel WOW!
sooooooo fab!!! LOVE him!!!
That is awesome choreography!
Amazing program. Much of that program would hold up very well today - tons of transitions, interesting spins, complex circular steps - wonderful.
what is he up to these days ?
I just searched for his name on youtube and found a bunch of videos of Ukrainian ice theatre, mostly from 2009.
That "Birds" SP is just AMAZING. <3
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:
That's even more insane. And he's 11.
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?
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.
Whoa, Nathan Chen! Who the heck does his choreography? Amazing.
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.
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!