Skating to the Nutcracker

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  1. Vash01

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

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    I was going to create a poll for this, but I came across this performance by Katherine Healy, and decided to just make it a non-poll thread. How can you compare this Pas de Deux with - for example, that of Gordeeva-Grinkov's or Shen & Zhao's? She is unique because she never skated competitively at a high level, from what I read.

    Here is Katherine Healy (age 15- hard to believe!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooM0ow-7n1g

    Others who skated to Pas de Deux:

    Gordeeva-Grinkov (pro- around 1991/92)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxSR9IgM75I

    Bechke & Petrov (92 Oly LP and later pro)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpzdybE2Jmk

    Shen & Zhao (2004? LP)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40X2SIc41HY

    Sasha Cohen (2005 LP)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Ka1yOxUxc

    Nicole Bobek (ex)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUiSOIgNMTQ&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL9AD0191E1248259B

    Davis & White (ex)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O6bDi9IyRs

    Music other than Pas de Deux from the Nutcracker:

    Ilia Kulik (pro- one of my favorite programs)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-hQp1zd00Y

    Jill Trenary (89 LP)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4BsEVeh-S0
     
  2. m_chenning

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  4. hippychick

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    Would Love to see Donlan and Speroff skate to something from the Nutcracker.
     
  5. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    No, she didn't because she turned pro VERY young. When she skated there was a huge line between amateur and professional.

    She was a lovely skater, but an even more beautiful ballerina, IMO.
     
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  8. pollyanna

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    Quite right, she turned pro at age 11. Much as she loved skating, ballet was her biggest passion, and she chose to concentrate on that.
     
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  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Fretting that Worlds is over...

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  11. Poggi

    Poggi wannabe flower-girl

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    I seem to recall a Nutcracker by Asada, maybe in her first senior season? Or in her hybrid season, when she skated GP but couldn't go to the Olympics? (Or maybe it was all a dream…)
     
  12. Moka-Ananas

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    Anastasia Martiusheva and Alexei Rogonov had an adorable Nutcracker program the year they won silver at Jr. Worlds in 2009. Unfortunately I can't find a better performance than this one (JGPF 08/09).
     
  13. briancoogaert

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    Of course, G&G is my favorite.
    I had never watched John Curry's. And yes, I find it beautiful, as every program of his. I love him.
     
  14. Vash01

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

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    I vaguely remember that, but can't be sure. I will have to search YT.

    ETA: here is the link, but I can't hear the music, so I am not sure if she is skating to the Nutcracker.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juC7sAi80yU
     
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  15. Vash01

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

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    I remember that around 1994/95 there was a Nutcracker on ice on TV, starring Oksana Baiul (Clara), Viktor Petrenko (magician) and Brian Boitano (prince). Rory Flack Burghart skated to waltz of the flowers, but I could not find a Yt link to the individual performances.
     
  16. vodkashot

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    Yep, Asada's definitely skating to the Nutcracker--Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, etc.


    Caroline Zhang also had a Nutcracker LP, using selections from the Pas de Deux: http://youtu.be/rL93yrhgOAU
     
  17. falling_dance

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    Yuka Sato skated to Waltz of the Flowers for her technical program at 1998 World Pros.

    Gracie Gold's short program music this past season was Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
     
  18. pollyanna

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    I love Yuka Sato and I adore Waltz of the Flowers, but I can't bear to watch that performance due to the extreme fugliness of her dress. :yikes:
     
  19. misskarne

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    Jason Brown did the Pas de Duex to win 2010 Junior Nationals...

    Plushenko's original SP for the 05-06 Olympic season was supposed to be a Nutcracker SP. I wish he would bring it back! I would love to see him do it.
     
  20. AndyWarhol

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    Mao's nutcracker was adorable. Very pleasant and age appropriate.
     
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  22. A.H.Black

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    Thanks for posting. I have always wanted to see someone (who knows about performance quality) use this part of the Nutcracker for a competitive program. The other portion that has not been used is the snow scene. The only program I have seen to the snow scene was from Meno/Sand in a Christmas special. It used to be limited because of the chorus, but, since the choral part has no words, it could easily be used now. Both parts would make wonderful pairs programs.
     
  23. Sylvia

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    Thanks to m_chenning for posting the John Curry video link!

    And Brown won his first-ever international at 2010 Gardena Spring Trophy in Italy a few months later with this program (video without commentary): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6P-EycfmS0
     
  24. madm

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    I believe Evora/Ladwig and Tanovich/Chau skated to Nutcracker within the past 5 years. I remember loving Chau's performance because he does a lot of ballet.
     
  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia Fretting that Worlds is over...

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    You're right -- Tracy Tanovich/Michael Chau skated to "The Snow Queen Suite" from The Nutcracker in the 2007-08 season when they won the U.S. junior silver medal. I'm blanking on Evora/Ladwig, though -- maybe HeatherC knows? :)
     
  26. A.H.Black

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    Missed the Tanovich/Chau program. I bet it was a good one.
     
  27. paskatefan

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    I'm not HeatherC, but didn't Amanda & Mark skate to the "Pas de Deux?"

    Re: other performances of "The Nutcracker," I remember "Nutcracker on Ice" in the mid 1990's (the one with Peggy, Nicole, Todd, & Brian O.). I loved watching Brian O. play the part of Drosselmaier.

    Ilia's "Waltz of the Flowers" was terrific!
     
  28. misskarne

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    Funny you should mention "Nutcracker on Ice", I've literally just got home from seeing the Imperial Ice Stars version tonight!

    ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! AND FANTASTIC! AND BEAUTIFUL! AND AWESOME! AND AMAZING! ANDANDANDAND

    At one point: "Hey, he looks really super familiar!" *dives into program* OMG IT'S EVGENY PLATOV!
     
  29. PashaFan

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    I watched Petrova/Tikhonov's SP from the Olympics & Europeans in 02' last night. I think that was The Nutcracker.
    It was my favourite SP that they skated to. I think it was under marked.
     
  30. skatesindreams

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