Memorable Short Programs

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  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Short programs don't always stay with us because they don't determine the final outcome. Yet some short programs are so memorable that you remember them for many years.

    Here is my list.

    Pairs:


    Berezhnaya-Sikharulidze: Lady Caliph (2002 Oly), Meadowland(2001 worlds), Swan Lake(1998 Euro)

    Mishkutenok-Dmitriev: Don Quixote 94 Oly

    Gordeeva-Grinkov: 94 Oly

    Totmianina- Marinin: Ave Maria (2005 worlds), Snowstorm (2006 Oly)

    Shishkova-Naumov: 1992 Oly (Take five), Ave Maria (1996?), Rondo (1994)

    Volosozhar-Trankov: 2012 worlds

    Ladies:

    Sasha Cohen: 2002 Sentimental waltz, Malguena (2004?)

    Oksana Baiul: Swan Lake 1994 Oly

    Midori Ito- 1988 Oly & 1991 Trophee Lalique

    Michelle Kwan- East of Eden (2001), Romanza (1996), The feeling begins (2003), Spartacus (2004?)

    Shizuka Arakawa- 2006 (Chopin)

    Mao Asada- 2007(?)- Chopin

    Irina Slutskaya- 2002 Oly (Schubert)

    Yuka Sato -1994 worlds

    Carolina Kostner- 2012 worlds

    Yu na Kim- 2010 Oly


    Men: (Oddly, relatively few in this category)

    Yagudin 2001 worlds (Revolutionary Etude), 2002 Oly (winter)

    Johnny Weir - 2006 The Swan

    Matt Savoie 2006 US Nationals

    Jeremy Abbott- 2010 & 2012 US Nationals

    Petrenko- 1992 Oly
     
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  2. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I loved Plushenko's short at the 2006 Olympics. His technical elements were all so superb, even if the presentation wasnt extra special.

    I loved Barna's short programs at the 1991 and 1992 Worlds. It was the same program and perfect for his skating and style, and received a perfect 6.0 for artistic impression both times and well deserved. A sharp contrast to his longs which were always boring and ponderous (not to mention technically deficient).
     
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    gordeeva/grinkov 87 and 89 sp
     
  5. lulu

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    I would also include Brian Boitano's 1988 SP and Selezneva & Makarov's 1990 SP.
     
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    Caryn Kadavy - 1988 Olympic SP. Choregraphy by Burka (took her about 90 minutes to "throw it together") and costume by Toller.

    This was a true CoP SP waaaaaaaay before CoP. Notice all the transitions and footwork into and out of jumps and spins, the features she put into the spins, etc. Superb.
     
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    Midori Ito, 91 Worlds. It was a very good SP for Ito, choreographically, and the falling into the camera pit after the jump combination cemented it as unforgettable. I wish she had re-use this SP for Albertville.

    Yagudin's Race Car SP. That has to be my favorite SP of his.
     
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    Kristi Yamaguchi Blue Danube
     
  10. lmarie086

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    Another I'd include is Michelle Kwan's Carmen SP at 1999 US Nationals. She used unusual cuts of the music and the choreography matched the nuances so well IMO. I never saw this program until a couple years ago but I really love it.
     
  11. Jeschke

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    B/Z 'lady caliph' (as mentioned above) is absolutely stunning!!!

    also like s/s 'send in the clowns'

    and my favourite short progam ever:

    miki ando´s 2006 olympic short program 'merry christmas, mr. lawrence'
    so sad she couldn´t deliver it.
    this is absolutely great!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOw7KoMz7s4
     
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  12. leafygreens

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    Nathalie Krieg - 1994 Olys. She was such a good spinner!
     
  13. lulu

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    I liked that program. :) Her spin combo at the end is fantastic!
     
  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I remember that performance. Even my brother, who knows nothing about FS, was impressed with her.

    I want to add to the list Irina's Totentanz SP. Was it in 2006 or 2005? I don't remember the year but I loved the power and speed in that program.
     
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    Yagudin Winter
    Michelle Kwan ´A day in the life´ and ´Dream Of Desdemona´
    Irina Slutskaya 2001
    Maria Butyrskaya ´Scene d´amour´
    Sasha Cohen 2000
    Mishkutenok-Dmitriev ´Don Quixote´
    Savchenko-Szolkowy 2008
     
  17. gk_891

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    I love OSP's and OD's when they're well choreographed and skated.

    Torvill & Dean - 1984
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_8AsMSn1ys

    Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1987
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8JCK7YPqRY

    Torvill & Dean - 1994
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ethD-Kw48E

    Grishuk & Platov - 1995
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqTmB96Jbk

    Grishuk & Platov - 1997
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pFeVnhwkSU

    Anissina & Peizerat - 1998
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLHEBOrl7MI

    Anissina & Peizerat - 2002
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT968f7Q4oA

    Denkova & Staviski - 2003
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoGjwmOnfCE

    Virtue & Moir - 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6mge7uZbLo
     
  18. lulu

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    Thanks for the dance list, G&P's Libertango is one of my all time favorite programs. :swoon:

    I would add to my list U&Z's 1991 Blues

    While I don't think in ranks as one of the all time best, I have a soft spot for NavKos's 2004 OD as well. :slinkaway
     
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    a/p's 1998 (jive), 1999 (waltz), and 2002 (flamenco/tango) ODs

    p/b's flamenco OD 2008

    d/w bollywood SD
     
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    Daisuke Takahashi's Cyberswan, Yuna Kim's Tango de Roxanne, Stephane Lambiel's William Tell. All of them managed to cross over well to be exhibition programs too.

    I also loved P/B's Doctor Zhivago SD 2010/2011: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxhcrd4oriE
     
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    The first one that came into my mind was this:
    Mao Asada's "Clair de Lune" at 2009 World Team Trophy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRM4Qj2u_jo

    I remember one of the posters on this board (non-Japanese) wrote, " It was an honor for me to join the standing ovasion for Mao Asada." Here she succeeded in landing her first 3A-2T in SP, and everything is so beautiful.

    About men's sp, for me the most impressive is Yagudin's "Winter".
     
  26. LilJen

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    A big YES to both of those!

    And this one!

    And the Kerrs' Scottish OD as well, of course. (John Kerr's wearing of the kilt that season, of course, being much of the reason he won the PSOTY award :lol:)
     
  27. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I loved two OD tangos from the 1988 Olympics:

    Klimova-Ponomarenko

    Annenko-Sretenski
     
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    Katarina Witt's Hungarian program at the '84 Olys. The brilliance of that program was underplayed by the US media, so fixated on Roz and Elaine (and Tiffany).
     
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    Carolina Kostner worlds sp 2007
     
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    I can't believe no one has mentioned Lulu's Spring Breeze from 96 Worlds...