Skating to My Fair Lady

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Maofan7, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    Loved Davis & White's new My Fair Lady Short Dance at Skate America. They and their team have done an extremely good job of melding together, I Could Have Danced All Night, With a Little Bit of Luck, and Get Me to the Church on Time, into a beautifully constructed and choreographed program (Finnstep pattern dance - foxtrot, quickstep, foxtrot).

    Although not as popular as other musical choices, My Fair Lady has been used on a number of occasions for constructing a program around. So, what are your favourites? Please provide a video link if possible.

    Here are some of my favourites:-

    Meryl Davis & Charlie White - 2013/14 Short Dance (2013 Skate America)

    Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko - 1989/90 Free Dance (1990 World Championships)

    Ekaterina Riazanova & Ilia Tkachenko - 2012/13 Short Dance (2013 World Championships)

    Oksana Baiul - 1992/93 & 1993/94 Free Skate - A Medley of Broadway Show Tunes (1994 Olympics) - The first part of the medley is The Rain in Spain from My Fair Lady

    Kamilla Gainetdinova & Ivan Bich - 2011/12 Short Program (2012 Junior World Championships)

    Sasha Cohen - I Could Have Danced All Night

    Tara Lipinski - I Could Have Danced All Night
     
  2. Jiazumi

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    It could be further enhanced, but so far Meryl and Charlie are on the role. It's fast, fluid, controlled, and clean. Can't wait to see the improvements in 2 weeks--NHK.
     
  3. Vash01

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

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    I think you covered them all, Maofan. I have not seen Sasha and Tara's skates to 'I could have danced all night'.

    A male skater could probably create a program with 'On the street where you live' and follow it by 'Get me to the church on time'. I can't think of any man skating to MFL music.
     
  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Noone was better than Klimova and Ponamarenko.
     
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    Faiella Scali 2011 SD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YSA75YUbR8
    Окsana Baiul is still best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-LpQ9Q773k :D
     
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  6. Vash01

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

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    ITA. They had it all- technical perfection & difficulty, speed, musical interpretation.
     
  7. Wyliefan

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    I don't think I ever got to see Sasha's all the way through, and I wanted to SO MUCH. :( Loved Tara's. There are a lot of these I haven't seen, but I'll go through the links later. Thanks!

    If I were a skater, I would totally skate to MFL. And maybe also Camelot and Gigi. :) I've always been crazy about Lerner and Loewe.
     
  8. nuge

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    I love this FD it's exquisite !
     
  9. Aussie Willy

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    :) I just rewatched it. Wonderful program.
     
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  10. Flying Camel

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    I watched Meryl & Charlie's program. It is simply wonderful and delightful.
    That is what you call an Olympic program. It is special. I wish an American lady would skate to that.
     
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  11. Maofan7

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  12. AndyWarhol

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    I wish we could have seens Cohen's My Fair Lady program all the way though. She only did it once right? I seem to remember it being a casualty of the fallout between her and Robin Wagner.
     
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  13. aliceanne

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    She did it on the Champions on Ice Tour with the hat, coat, and basket of flowers, which she took off as her number took off.
     
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  14. Vash01

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

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    I remember it now. Strange that I forgot.
     
  15. Maofan7

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  16. AndyWarhol

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    oh right! I only ever saw the one video of it. I dont think we were getting Champions on Ice shown here by that stage haha.