Favorite Ladies Programs

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  1. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    So which programs have been your favorites from the ladies?

    Mine are:

    Lu Chen 1995 Worlds Short and Long Program (to Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 and to The Last Emperor Soundtrack)

    Lu Chen 1996 Worlds Short--She is the spring breeze!

    Lu Chen 1998 Olympics LP--The most beautiful and emotional skate I have ever scene. Undoubtedly, Lu Chen is the most artistic skater to grace the ice, and this program showed it.

    Midori Ito 1988 Olympics LP and 1989 Worlds LP

    Sarah Hughes 2002 Olympics LP--No matter what you say, this program was special.

    Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Olympics LP

    YuNa Kim's Lark Ascending and Danse Macarbre

    Mao Asada's Nocturne!
  2. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

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    Sasha Cohen Rachmoninof,swan lake and 2000 sp adagio
    mao 2007 sp, 2008 worlds lp and sp
    kwan tosca, 2003 lp worlds, Lyra Angelica, rachmoninof
    Maria butyrskaya otonal
    yuna Kim sp roxanne, sp 2009
    oksana 1994 sp

    These are all the programs I find to be masterpieces that I watch again and again.
  3. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Program or performance of said program?.....
  4. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Finally someone who appreciates Sarah's LP from the Olympics!

    :cheer2:

    Let's see: Miki's SP at Worlds 2009 and LP at Worlds 2010, Mao's SP at Worlds 2008 and LP at Worlds 2010, Yu-Na's SP and LP at Worlds 2009, Sasha's SP at the 2006 Olympics, Midori's LP at Worlds 1989, Tonya's LP at U.S. Nationals 1991, Sarah Hughes' LP at the 2002 Olympics, Lu Chen's LP at the 1998 Olympics, Tatiana Malinina's LP at Worlds 1999, Akiko's LP at the 2010 Olympics, etc.

    :D
  5. Doubletoe

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    Mao Asada's 2009 short program to Clair de Lune :swoon: (probably the performance at World Team Trophy).

    Other favorites are YuNa's SP at 2009 Worlds (Danse Macabre) and LP at 2010 Olympics (Gershwin).

    Favorite U.S. Nationals programs are Mirai Nagasu's winning 2008 short program (I got Rhythm) and Stephanie Rosenthal's 2006 U.S. Nationals short program to Rockit.
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  6. Lilith11

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    Yu-na's 2007 Tango de Roxanne, 2009 Danse Macabre at WC, Bond Program at the Olympics and Gershwin :3

    Mao Asada's 2008 Fantasia SP <3

    Michelle Kwan Salome, Lyra Angelica... and Fields of Gold. Oh I teared up watching that :(
  7. UGG

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    Michelle Aranjuez 2003 nationals and Tosca 2004 nationals-I know these are not her best programs but they are my top 2. Her 1996 Worlds Short program is also my top three. Crazy to see a 15 year old skate like that...especially today. Oh also Lyra 1998 nats...um...hmmmm

    I will do non-kwan programs.


    Sasha-I love her Dark Eyes at the Olympics and Mal at 2004 Worlds and R&J at the Olympics. Even with the falls I would include this in her top 3 skates. best she ever skated IMO.

    I LOVED Jenny Kirk's Chicago at the 2004 Nationals.

    I don't know why but I love watching Kimmie Meissner's 2006 Worlds program. i was just so happy for her.

    Irina 2005 Worlds-best she ever skated and I was really happy for her after everything she had been through.

    Mirai at the 2010 olympics-So sad she could not medal with that program when at any other Olympics she would have.

    I loved Yu Na's James Bond program this year.
  8. chipso1

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    Michelle Kwan's "Dream of Desdemona" SP, particularly at the 1996 Ultimate Four Competition.

    Sublime and perfect in every way. :swoon:
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    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    No performance can come close to this exhibition by this former world champion. Such grace, interpretation and flow. Not to mention the amazing technique, and choreography that was way ahead of it's time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mm3Fud7Jmo
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  10. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    It can go either way... For example, I only liked the Olympics program that Sarah put out. But I loved Lulu's 94-95 Short and Longs Programs.
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    Michelle's Salome, Lyra Angelica
    Mao's Nocturne, Fantasie Impromptu
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    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Sasha's Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, R&J, Sweet & Tender Beast
    Tara's Olympic programs and My Fair Lady exhibition
    Michelle's Lyra Angelica
    Katia's ribbon program and Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    Yu-Na's Lark Ascending
    Jenny's Chicago

    . . . And I'll probably think of more.
  13. mysticchic

    mysticchic Well-Known Member

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    Michelle's Salome, and Lyra Angelica, Yuna Kim's Bond to name a few. Field of Gold also a favorite
  14. RunnersHigh

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    It's Incredible. I've never seen anything like that!!!!
    So creative!
    What a spiral!

    Loved it from the start to the end. :rofl:

    Thanks!
  15. shady82

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    My selections are pretty limited since I haven't watched FS for a particularly long time, but here I go: :p

    Michelle Kwan: East of Eden, Lyra Angelica
    Sasha Cohen: Sentimental Waltz, Espana Cani
    Bebe Liang: Harry Potter, Black Earth/Oblivion
    Yukina Ota: Picasso's Dance
    Mao Asada: Nocturne in Eb
    Maria Butyrskaya: Scene d'Amour
    Fumie Suguri: Moonlight Sonata, Tango para percussion/Carmen
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    Cohen's Mendelssohn? Could you remind me which year that came from?
  17. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't it 2000 ?

    My choices :
    Almost every Michelle Kwan program from 1995 to 2003.
    Vanessa Gusmeroli 2000 Legends of the Fall.
    Lu Chen 1996 Rachmaninoff.
    Sarah Meier 2006 The Kite SP.
    Joannie Rochette 2004 Metamorphose SP and 2007 Don Juan LP.
    Kristi Yamaguchi 1992 Malaguena.
    Janet Lynn 1972 and 1973 LP.
    And so many more !
  18. falling_dance

    falling_dance Well-Known Member

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    To be annoying, I've restricted this list to post-2001 programs by skaters who never won a senior World title or medaled at the Olympics :)P):

    Angela Nikodinov, 2002 US Nats SP
    Vanessa Giunchi, 2002 Olympics LP
    any of Yukina Ota's performances of Daphnis et Chloe
    Carolina Kostner, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008 Worlds SPs and 2010 Worlds LP
    Fumie Suguri, 2002 Olympics SP and 2005 Four Continents LP
    Sarah Meier, 2006 Olympics SP and 2008 Worlds LP
    Cynthia Phaneuf, 2007 Canadians LP
    Yukari Nakano, 2008 GPF LP and 2009 Japanese Nats LP
    Alissa Czisny, 2009 Skate Canada SP
    Rachael Flatt, 2010 Olympics LP
    Mirai Nagasu, 2010 Worlds SP
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  19. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    OK, some of these are competitive programs, others are exhibitions

    Michelle Kwan's Salome - 1996 Worlds, Lyra Angelica 1998 US Nationals, East of Eden, Dante's Prayer, Hands
    Fumie's "Jupiter" program
    Midori Ito's 1988 Olympic free skate, 1989 free skate, her "Rain" exhibition from 1992 Olympics
    Sasha Cohen's "Dark Eyes" program , "Moonlight Sonata" from SOI
    Yuka Sato's 1994 Worlds free skate, "1,2,3,4" ,"Claire de Lune"
    Joannie Rochette's "Firebird" and her 2010 Olympic performances
    Kristi Yamaguchi's "Doop, Doop," & "It's Oh, So Quiet."
    Caryn Kadavy's "It's All coming Back to Me" (not a Celine Dion fan by any stretch, but I love this song and what Caryn did with it)
    Sarah Hughes 2002 Olympic free skate
    Kimmie's 2006 Worlds free skate
    Katia's "Smile" program , and many of her solo programs
    Tara's 1997 Worlds "Little Women" SP
    Mirai's 2010 Worlds SP
    Jenny Kirk's "Die Fledermaus" free skate at 2003 Skate America
    Shizuka's 2006 Olympic free skate
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  20. skatak

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    honestly, with girls doing spiral so close to the board and lifting their free leg to the roof, I am just wondering when one will hit a judge... !
  21. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    My all-time favorite Ladies SP performance used to be Sasha's 2004 worlds SP to Malaguena. This has now been replaced with Rochette's SP at the Vancouver Olympics :swoon:

    Favorite Ladies LP performance for me is still Midori Ito's 1989 worlds LP
  22. Wyliefan

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    Briancoogaert is right, it was her LP from 2000. I should've written out Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, but I was being lazy. :)
  23. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about Angela Nikodinov 2001 SP Just for you !
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    My absolute favorite is MK's "Red Violin" free skate at 2000 Worlds ... followed by Irina's 2005 Worlds FS.

    Other classics ... the duel for the gold at the '96 Worlds, SP and FS for both Kwan and Chen. IMO, this is the epitome of "reasonable minds can differ", rather than "wuzrobbed" -- and if ever duplicate golds should have been awarded for a "tie", this was it.
  25. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    Omg looking at all of these choices, I forgot about so many of them!!!
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    Michelle Kwan, Rachmaninoff
    Anything and everything by Janet Lynn (particularly "Afternoon of a Faun")
    Peggy Fleming "Tilt a Whirl" exp. with John Curry
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    Michelle's Rachmaninoff is a masterpiece program. The music is absolutely sublime, and everything is so well choreographed, and done so tastefully and uniquely. The soft/pretty, gentle girl style choreography can get quite repetitive but Michelle's Rach program is the epitome of what a graceful skating program should look like. Hands down most well-choreographed short program of all time for me
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    Michelle's "Hands" all the way!! Gets me every time. And there aren't many ladies' programs that actually do.
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    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Michelle's Kissing You is one of the most beautiful program, ever :)
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    Angela was amazing in Boston, she floated through the whole week. That nationals was one of my top 5!
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    Oh, the spins. Or should that be, "Oy, the SPINS?!"

    I think they spent a fair amount of time watching very young skaters when choreographing that. :D
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    Janet Lynn Nowicki 1973 US Nationals LP - La Valse/La Mer - brilliant musical interpretation

    Janet Lynn 1971 Worlds Exhibiton - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - ditto on the musical interpretation

    Midori Ito 1988 Calgary Olympics LP - I cry every time I watch it

    Michelle Kwan 1996 Ultimate 4 SP - Dream of Desdemona

    Katherine Healy 1984 Pro Competition - Nutcracker pas de deux

    Michelle Kwan 1998 World Pro SP East of Eden

    Chen Lu 1996 World LP - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2

    Vanessa Gusmeroli 1997 Worlds SP - The Mask

    Anna Rechnio 1998 Worlds SP - Gone With the Wind

    Yukari Nakano 2008 Worlds LP - Capriccio Espagnol

    Michelle Kwan 1996 Worlds SP - Romanza

    Janet Lynn 1982 World Pros - The Blue Danube

    Janet Lynn 1981 World Pros - The Sound of Music
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  37. RockTheTassel

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    I'm a new fan who still has a lot of great programs to discover (thank goodness for Youtube!). But of what I've seen, I really love these:

    Michelle Kwan's Red Violin and Rachmaninoff
    Sasha Cohen's Carmen, Dark Eyes, and Romeo and Juliet
    Joannie Rochette's La Cumparsita
    Bebe Liang's Harry Potter
    Ashley Wagner's Once Upon a Time in America
    Yu-Na Kim's Danse Macabre, Bond Girl, and Gershwin
    Shizuka Arakawa's Turandot
    Mao Asada's Clair de Lune

    :swoon:
  38. pollyanna

    pollyanna Well-Known Member

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    Bravo for new fans!!! :cheer2:
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  40. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

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    Agree with you 100 %!!! :respec: She's unmatched here.
    PLUS you forgot her mesmerizing, divine '96 Rachmaninov LP. Never ever a woman's program has touched me that way before. :swoon: