Requiem for a Dream.....but only for men's programs. My favourite is Tomas Verner's from 2007 Worlds
I know some think it's been done to death but I was quite happy to watch both Irina and Sarah skate to it at the same Worlds!
Despite overused, I always like listening to Boléro.
For the most part, if I love the music, a program using it works for me. I was going to say that Turandot always works, but then I remembered that I was completely unmoved by Kimmie's version everytime... Otherwise, though, I always love the routine.
Rota's R & J... so far, no matter who skates to it, even if more than one skater uses it in a season, I always enjoy it. I loved a few seasons ago when McBru used it (and I think someone else did, too that season) & someone else used the Tchaikovsky version. I was thrilled
Phantom of the Opera, again I can't think of a time when I didn't enjoy the program.
Good topic! I wouldn't be surprised if some skaters' reading this might take some suggestions, lol!
PS Thought of more: any Rachmoninoff and Polavetsian Dances (sp??).
Last edited by John 3 17; 07-29-2010 at 12:35 PM.
"Harlem Nocturne" - smokin' hot. Guaranteed to make the audience like you.
I meant to add "anything Puccini" (with the caveat of the aforementioned Meissner program). I wish "Madame Butterfly" was used even more often! The aria from that is my fave, fave, fave!
And then there's Don Quixote, which often works for the skaters because it's often used by skaters who were inspired by how well John Curry made it work for him and try to follow in his footsteps . . . er, tracings.
But I find the music really hackneyed . . . although easy to phrase movement to, because it was designed to be danced to.
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The piece is seventy-five minutes long...[l]ong enough for an idea to be developed, but not so long that one starts to measure the number of seats to the exits with desperation if the thing doesn’t work" -- Marina Harss
Oh, I just thought of another piece that I always enjoy: Danse Macabre.
Some of the programs are more macabre than others.