Skating to Kitaro

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by all_empty, May 12, 2014.

  1. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

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    It seems everyone in the 90s had at least some Yanni in their programs, but how about New Age legend Kitaro?

    Here's a few great programs:

    Maria Butyrskaya 1994 free skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POcVjSr9W9U (love the head roll)

    Hanae Yokoya 1996 free skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gy-Nzjuxx4 (undermarked, great arms in the step sequence, as mentioned in another thread)

    Yuka Sato pro program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B210WOVATE (my favorite Yuka pro program)

    Even the beginning of Lu Chen's 1995 free skate is Kitaro, I believe:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzUzMOdtqNg
     
  2. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I liked Kitaro's music. But I didn't remember that these skaters made a program to his music..

    Lu Chen's music sounds like Chinese music...
     
  3. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    darya_russian Active Member

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    The opening music is from the Heaven and Earth soundtrack by Kitaro. Even though that was her "Last Emperor" program, only about 2 minutes of her music were actually from that score, the rest of it (besides Kitaro) came from Prokofiev ballets (Romeo and Juliet and The Tale of the Stone Flower). I thought it was impressive that that odd mashup of music actually worked pretty nicely.
     
  6. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    thank you :)
     
  7. iarispiralllyof

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    The Heaven and Earth soundtrack is actually based on traditional Vietnamese music. That Guzheng-sounding harp instrument that you hear at the beginning of Lu Chen's program is actually a Vietnamese dan tranh

    I thought the soundtrack was a bit heavy handed for the film, but by itself it's stunning

    I'm a BIG fan of Kitaro
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  8. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    I like Yokoya's music and program.
     
  9. Andora

    Andora Well-Known Member

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    I wondered where the last two pieces came from! Thanks for the intel.

    I love the music from The Last Emperor and wish more skaters would use it. I have to admit Lu Chen's program was cut together very nicely.

    I loved this program. Thanks for linking it!
     
  10. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    IIRC Ina and Dungjen used a Kitaro piece for their Olympic SP.
     
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  12. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

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