I never grow tired of watching...

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  1. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Definitely Matt Savoie's 2006 Mission LP. I'd watched the guy for years but for some reason he never made an impact until that program--which fit him like a glove. So incredibly difficult and intricate, and just the right amount of expression (no scenery chewing). Also love his SP (Adagio) from that season and the previous.

    Kwan's Red Violin LP from 2001 (?) Worlds.

    Delobel/Schoenfelder's The Untouchables FD (2007?). Got me to actually LIKE ice dance, which features a lot of schmaltz, scenery chewing, and over-the-top "romance," in addition to some horrendous costumes--and D/S were totally different.

    Buttle's Nagoyqatsi from 2005 Canadian Nationals. Also his earlier incarnations of Ararat--although he performed it perfectly for 2008 Worlds to win the gold, I found it had lost a lot of its intricacy and choreographic interest (although clearly taking out some of the choreography worked!).

    Pretty much anything Gary Beacom from his pro career.
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  2. Ankka

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    Thanks so much for the great videos!

    Chen Lu's amazing interpretation might just be my favourite program of all time.

    But my other favourites include:

    Ando SP Worlds 2009 (I love how she stays in the character and is so delicate on this one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skcmyv6Sveo

    Chen Lu Pro 1998 (perfect interpretation) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lzsrr7VoLo

    Jenni Vähämaa Finlandia Trophy 2007 FS (may not be among the best performances of the skating world but the sheer JOY is amazing, not to forget the amazing content. Too bad she retired) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6PK2rqvGO4

    Edit: Of course in the beginning I meant interpretation of RACHMANINOV. Didn't make much sense this way, did it? :D

    Carolina Kostner Worlds 2005 SP (just so light on ice) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mHrWWWdp-g&feature=related

    The Kerrs Euros 2009 FD (cried my eyes off while watching, EMOTION) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mEr03qQwo8

    Butyrskaya Worlds 2000 SP (just so elegant and smooth) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVt3I4IL18s
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  3. Fozzie Bear

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    Damn CTV for blocking this in the U.S. :mad:

    Big ditto to all those who said B&S's Lady Caliph SP and S&Z's Turandot LP. :swoon:

    These programs have the most mileage on my computer:

    DelSchoe's The Piano FD from GPF and The Great Gig in the Sky FD from TEB.

    Suguri's Ave Maria SP from Worlds 2002 and Carmen LP from 4CC 2005.

    Lambiel's Four Seasons LP from Worlds 2006.

    Jahnke's Brazilian LP from 2004 Nationals.

    Kwan's The Red Violin LP from Worlds, 2003 Aranjuez LP from Nationals, Fields of Gold Ex from 2003 Worlds.

    ETA: Buttle's Ararat from 2008 Worlds. ;) This was one time when I didn't mind lessened choreography, because, damn, what a performance!
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  4. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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  5. geod2

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    I went back and re-read their story and about his tragic death.
    Tears from the very first note....Mahler's beautiful Adagietto was the perfect music for this stunningly performed tribute....
    Thank you, Kelleys6th.
    :)

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  6. Sinclare

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    Some of my favs have a "swan" theme.
    Johnny's swan :saint:
    Oksana's swan :encore:
    Takahashi's swan :smokin:
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  8. mia joy

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    OMG I love this one too!! I think the Piano is my favourite FD of them and this early version of it was the most beautiful, much better than the one at Worlds IMO.

    And more:
    Drobiazko/Vanagas 2006 Worlds FD - should have won them the bronze at least

    Michelle Kwan 2000 Worlds ex "Hands" - no link from Worlds, but here's a version from Nationals

    Sinead & John Kerr 2008 Worlds OD

    Brian Joubert 2007 Skate Canada ex - not for the program, but for the pure happiness on his face - now that kind of enjoying himself while skating is what he currently needs

    Alexei Yagudin 2002 Winter - links posted before

    Volosozhar/Morozov (that's right, can't believe it either :p) Pearl Harbor FP - from any event, I just love the music and love how their pair elements highlight it (twist, throws, everything perfectly matched with music). And plus, I could watch Tatiana skate for hours and it never gets old, she's that amazing :cool:

    Kristoffer Berntsson 2008 & 2009 SP - one of the best choreographies in a man's program lately IMO

    you see, they don't necessarily have to be Olympic gold winning programs, as long as they have "it" :)

    I guess that's it for now. Surely there are more programs I'm addicted to, so perhaps I'll come back to this thread some time later ;)
  9. Fozzie Bear

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    I agree! I think they made the Worlds version more uplifting and showy to appeal to the crowd and judges, but I loved the more melancholy, subtle version from the Grand Prix.
  10. blue_idealist

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    I'm too lazy to find the links, but..

    B&K - Michael Jackson FD
    B&K - Riverdance
    B&K - Jumpin' Jack OD
    B&K - Tango OD (2002)
    Navarro & Bommentre - U2 FD
    Pechalat & Bourzat - Country OD
    Davis & White - Phantom FD
    B&A - Elvis FD

    Shawn Sawyer - Amadeus (4CC 2010 version)
  11. Kelleys6th

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    Very few numbers are "ground-braking" but Diasuke Takahashi's Swan Lake is one of them.
    Thanks for reminding me of that masterpiece!

    Another Ground braker is "Bolero" from T&D

    :cat:
  12. mike1709

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    Not my real name at all!

    Johnny Weir's 'Imagine'

    Evocative music.

    Excellent skating.

    Costume just right.

    Why does it make me cry so much every time I watch it?

    Pass me the tissues. I'm going to You Tube for another weepfest.

    We will never ever see Johnny perform this again. So very sad. Thank you so much Johnny for such a sublime effort. After so many years of watching figure skating, this is the one and only time that I was moved so deeply. Best wishes for your future.
  13. myhoneyhoney

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    sigh. This program is a romance fantasy come true. One of my all time faves. Thank you for posting this link.
  14. DreamSkates

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    Haven't watched all these via the links, but Gordeeva and Grinkov's 1994 gala number was breathtaking. They were so special together.
  15. Squibble

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    I never grow tired of watching . . .

    Anissina & Peizerat 2002 Olympics OD The only problem is that it is so good that it spoils almost every other ice dance routine for me. :shuffle:

    Midori Ito 1998 Olympics SP Uncle Dick and Aunt Peggy reduced to shameless fanboy and fangirl. I love Peggy's :swoon: at 2:12.

    Matthew Savoie 2005 Nationals SP Edges, jumps, positions, interpretation, and snazzy transitions. :respec:

    Samuel Contesti 2009 Europeans LP Entertaining as all getout, and he does six jumps, including a triple-triple, in the last twenty seconds! :watch:

    Javier Fernández 2010 Worlds LP Another highly entertaining program, especially the :nopryde: circular step sequence.

    Mirai Nagasu 2009 Nationals LP Skates onto the ice :wuzrobbed, skates off :D.
  16. aliceanne

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    1. Toller Cranston Graduation Ball SP 75/76
    2. John Curry Afterall
    3. Robin Cousins Satan Takes a Holiday
    4. Katherine Healy In The Mood
    5. Gary Beacom I'm Your Man
    6. Toller Cranston/Sarah Kawahara/Alan Schram Strawberry Ice
    7. Philippe Candeloro D'Artagnian 98 OLY
    8. Johnny Weir/Gregory&Petchukov Fallen Angels
    9. Davis& White Bollywood 2010 OLY
    10. Angela Maxwell Michael Jackson (2009 Michael Weiss exhibition)
    All on youtube except Angela Maxwell!
  17. briancoogaert

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    The one from Worlds is her only "Hands" I can't watch. It was the worst for me : the dress, the fall, the light...I didn't like it !
    The one from Japan Open or Nationals was beautiful !
  18. RockTheTassel

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    Actually I saw it posted on youtube the other day. :)

    Angela Maxwell Michael Jackson Exhibition
  19. mia joy

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    I might love the Worlds version so much, because it was during the first Worlds I've ever followed and it brings back wonderful memories of the (for me) unforgettable Nice gala, with so many of my first skating loves ;) also, it was when I saw the program for the first time. But even though, I absolutely love her dress (so sweet!) and the lights and I really couldn't care less for the fall. Actually the moment I saw her Worlds Hands, I fell for Michelle completely ;)
  20. SmallFairy

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDb3fuvslfc

    how could I forget this!! Philippe Candeloro - d'Artagnan Olympics 1998

    thanks Aliceanne*

    on my tape, I love how the Swedish commentators are gushing over him, and in the end, they say it's the best program he's ever had and that he must be really tired, the clock stops at 14 minutes 17 seconds.

    then, silence....

    and they start laughing, and Katharina Hultling says: I must be tired too, of course he's been skating for 4 minutes 17 seconds...
    Lotta Falckenbäck: if 14.17, he would have been a total wreck**

    and then Philippe gets the lovely hat in the K&C...
  21. skatesindreams

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    aliceanne, is this available on youtube?

  22. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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  23. Satellitegirl

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    Wow. Brilliant. Every line, edge, and detail finished thoroughly. Nothing rushed. Thanks for posting that! I don't remember seeing that skate back then(although the age I was, I probably wouldn't have appreciated it then if I did see it).
  24. seaner00

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    I forgot to add Bestemianova & Bukin's 1985 Carmen at Europeans.
    It is the best Carmen figure skating routine I have ever seen, and that's saying something since Carmen has been used by every skater alive lol.
  25. chipso1

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  26. blue_idealist

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    I'd never seen them skate, but it was cool. Did they win any world medals? If not, I think they were underrated.
  27. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    No, but they did come in 4th in 1990 (behind K/P, Duscheneys, and U/Z)
  28. chipso1

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    Yep, they were 4th in 1990, then went on to win bronze at the 1990 Goodwill Games and retired. Too bad, as they were very talented and seemed to have such great personalities.
  29. Jaana

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    In no particular order:

    Lysacek - 2007 US Nationals fs
    Lysacek - 2010 OG sp and fs
    Lysacek - 2006 OG fs
    Baiul - 1994 OG sp
    Gritschuk & Platov - 1997 Europeans fd
    Shen & Zhao - 2003 WC fs
    Curry - 1976 OG fs
    Cohen - 2006 OG sp
    Arakawa - 2006 OG fs
    Torvill & Dean 1984 OG fd
    Anissina & Peizerat - 1999 WC fd
    Candeloro - 1994 OG sp and fs
    Kulik - 1998 OG fs
    Robin Cousins - from pro career: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7sSuPpmcc
  30. floskate

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    Good grief I have never seen this program, thank you so much for sharing. It's astonishingly beautiful, every stroke, every edge oozes musicality. No one skates like this anymore, no one. Robin's skating was so broad and open with flawless technique. :swoon:
  31. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Bits and pieces are. As a poster below noted the entire show can be found at the frogs on ice website (sorry for not providing link - I'm on cell phone) and can be downloded and played on widows media.
  34. aliceanne

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    Didn't they split and she went on to skate with Russ Witherby?
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    Yes, Susie did pair up with Russ later. I don't think the split between Susie and Joe was entirely amicable, and he was surprised when she partnered up with Russ.
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    Manleywoman has a great interview with Susie Wynne where she discusses basically living in poverty to be an ice dancer back then. Fascinating interview. Sounds like they did it as long as they could hold on.
  37. briancoogaert

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    Yes, and some moves are not that difficult. But done so well, with such elegance, it's unbelievable. :swoon:
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    Wow, that was amazing. I'm going to watch that for another 5 times now. Thank you for sharing such a gem!
  39. Jot the Dot Dot

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    Add me to the list of Joannie Rochette's Olympic SP. The program was superb, and the after response made and still makes me cry.
  40. aliceanne

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    I remember this one, he also did one called "On the Pond" which was very lyrical - instead of skating to music he recited a poem about skating on a pond - does anyone know where to find it?

    Stephane Lambiel reminds me of Robin. He takes performing seriously and does it well.