very old question - Bolero

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by dariaparadise, May 17, 2011.

  1. dariaparadise

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    Between Torvill and Dean's legendary "Bolero" in 1984 and Michelle Kwan's "Bolero" at 2005 Worlds, were there any major skater(s) who skated to this music?

    I remember I was surprised to see someone else finally having a gut to skate to this music back then, and it was another legendary skater Michelle.

    But it is not that I was following amateur figureskating during the 20year period, and I now wonder if my perception then was actually correct or not.

    After Michelle, I know other skaters did Bolero, Evan, Miki, and I am sure there are many others.

    Thank you for your help on this topic!
     
  2. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Khokhlova and Novitski in I think 2006 for the FD
     
  3. attyfan

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  4. Veronika

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    Didn't Stephen Cousins do a version too?
     
  5. pollyanna

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  6. misskarne

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    Who could ever forget that?

    Between the skintight red velvet :swoon:, the slightly out-of-place but always delightful ass circle :swoon:, and the flawlessly brilliant jumps...

    (And also it was the first Year of the Mullet!)
     
  7. pollyanna

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    Didn't Fumie Suguri and Evan Lysacek also have Bolero programs? (Although both were after Michelle's 2005 program)

    The first Bolero program that popped into my head was actually a pro routine, but for the life of me I couldn't remember who the pros were. I looked it up, and it was Leonova and Khvalko at the 2000 World Pros. Haven't seen it in a while, but I remember loving it.
     
  8. wustfan

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    I think Navka and Kostomarov skated to Bolero ca 1999
     
  9. SamuraiK

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    I can only remember

    Navka Kostomarov 1999 (waaay before Michelle and in Ice Dancing!)
    Khokhlova Novitski 2006
    Chait Sakhnovski 2006
    Della Monica Kocon 2009
    Evan Lysacek 2009
     
  10. dariaparadise

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    Thank you so much for your prompt answers, so ok, there were plenty of other skaters who had guts to skate !! After Michelle, I knew there were many, but I was not sure of pre-2005! Interesting for Navka and Kostomarov.

    and when I was younger, I was not in a favor of Plushenko and I just didn't watch him all together... (now I found a way to appreciate him :p)
     
  11. pollyanna

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  12. pat c

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    Olga Markova in 1997

    Alexei Urmanov in 1992
     
  13. casken

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    I love that FD. Easily my favorite program from them.

    Here's Navka & Kostomarov from 1999, choreographed by Linichuk, I think?
     
  14. leafygreens

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    Sarah Meier skated to a different version of Bolero in 2006.
     
  15. briancoogaert

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    That's the one I was going to add. Very beautiful program to Vanessa Mae's version of bolero !
     
  16. smarts1

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    Fumie Suguri- 06-07 season for the SP. I really liked the program.
     
  17. Aussie Willy

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    Bolero is a type of dance, not a variation on a particular piece of music.
     
  18. pinky166

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    Didn't Evan Lysacek skate an exhibition to Bolero a few years ago? And Miki Ando too.
     
  19. SkateFan66

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    Bolero was Lysacek's short program during the 2008-2009 competitive season.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEGLe3AsOMQ
     
  20. Glacier cat

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    In 2000-2001, Plushy skated Bolero as SP :rollin:
     
  21. MR-FAN

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    The brilliant, irreplaceable, legendary John Curry skated the end of his 1974 LP to Bolero
     
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  23. aftershocks

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    Interesting, thanks for posting the links. Didn't recall that so many skaters performed to Bolero. From what I've seen, my faves would be: Torvill and Dean; Scott Williams :swoon:; Urmanov (he was easily a better all-around skater than Plushy and Yags, IMHO -- too bad Urmanov was blamed for winning gold at '94 Olympics, and his career seemed to suffer); and Sasha Abt :) (wow, that costume -- pre Johnny Weir)!
     
  24. misskarne

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    How can I call myself a Sasha fan and forget this? :slinkaway


    I LOVE that costume though. One of my favourites. But can anyone explain the dragon to me? Or is it kinda like how Ilia wore giraffe print with RiB (you know, don't ask)?
     
  25. shah

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    Yes, it was Latino Bolero, but Ravel's piece was the basis.
    Elena Liashenko used the same version of Bolero one or two seasons before K/N...
     
  26. paskatefan

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    Todd E. skated to Bolero in SOI for the 20th Anniversary show tour (as a tribute to T&D).

    Chait & Sakhnosky (sp.?) in 2006 Olympics. Dick Button had a lot to say about their program (and costume comments), IIRC.
     
  27. Ozzisk8tr

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    Have you guys heard this version? Even though many think it's a little taboo for any skater to skate to Bolero I so want to see the likes of Kiira or Alissa skate to this version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQOsUMbU9n4
     
  28. ChelleC

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    Loved this version! Thanks for sharing it.
     
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  29. madm

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    You can search on www.skatemusiclist.com for a listing of who skated competitive programs to Bolero. Here are some of the entries I found:

    [SIZE=-1]Bolero (Ravel) -[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]J[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]ayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]1984 Olympics [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Free Dance[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]J[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]ayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]1984 World Championships [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Free Dance[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Alexei Urmanov (Russia)[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]1992 World Championships[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Scott Williams (USA)[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]1993 Miko Masters [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Long[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]1994 Artistry of Torvill and Dean [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Exhibition[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Olga Markova (Russia)[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]1997 Skate Canada [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Short[/SIZE]

    There are more listings under the pro comps heading as well. Unfortunately it looks like this website does not contain listings after 2008.
     
  30. pat c

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    It's coming. :) We're updating and renovating.