View Poll Results: Which Don Quixote FS performances(2) did you like the best?

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  • Viktor Petrenko (LP)

    8 6.45%
  • Yuka Sato (LP)

    7 5.65%
  • Takeshi Honda (SP)

    13 10.48%
  • Irina Slutskaya (LP)

    10 8.06%
  • John Curry (LP)

    60 48.39%
  • Mishkutenok-Dmitriev (SP)

    27 21.77%
  • Shishkova-Naumov (LP)

    1 0.81%
  • Other

    16 12.90%
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    Whose Don Quixote performance did you like the best?

    I just returned from watching the ballet Don Quixote. Many pieces of the music reminded me of old figure skating performances. Obviously a very overused music, but it's a wonderful music for skating. I hope you remember those performances and programs. I don't remember what year they skated in, with the exception of Petrenko (88,89) and Yuka Sato (93 &94), so I have left out the years and competitions. I hope that won't pose a problem.

    Question: Which Don Quixote performance did you like the best? Short or long does not matter.

    ETA: You can pick two performances.
    Last edited by Vash01; 02-13-2011 at 07:34 AM.

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    John Curry, 1976 Olympic LP

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    No one could touch John Curry's 76 Olympic LP performance to DQ.

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    John Curry

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    No surprise from me : John Curry had the best Don Quixote (and the best Sheherazade) ever.
    I like the program of Yuka Sato but in term of interpretation, it's not the best.

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    Add another vote for John Curry; just exquisite.



    (Although I'll always have a soft spot for Junior Worlds Plushenko, if only for the cuteness factor. He was so little! )

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    John Curry, no question. I can't even remember what the other ones look like, but Curry's performance is engraved in my mind.

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    John Curry of course.

    And I'd give honorable mention to Mark Mitchell's 1993 long program and Alizah Allen's 1996 and '97 long program.

    But I really find that music to be pretty boring and I wish Curry had chosen more interesting music for his masterpiece that has inspired so many followers.

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    I knew John Curry would win running away, that's why I made it a multi-choice poll, where you can pick 2 (I edited my original post right after I posted it). I was thinking Curry would get first place votes. Who will get the second place?

    I love Don Q music, even though it's overused. I loved Viktor Petrenko's 1988 Olympics LP. At age 18 he was so mature artistically that I thought he would become a great artistic skater, but it seems later he focused more on the jumps (and still was inconsistent with them). He does have a great presence on the ice.

    I thought the music fit Irina really well because of her vivacious personality.

    Who can forget M&D's SP to this music at the 1994 Olympics where they unexpectedly delivered a clean performance, with Artur falling on the last pose. Again, great energy in that performance.

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    Sarah Hughes's is not a choice? ;-) That, to me, is the most unforgettable.... but not in a good way. The arm movements, all one beat off the music, are burned in my brain forever.

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    What year did Yuka sato use it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-FAN View Post
    What year did Yuka sato use it??
    93 & 94 I think

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    Artur!!!!! My wooly-bear. Bravo Natalya! So fast over the ice. Such interesting choreo. The complete package.

    And here's the fabulous John Curry.

    Baby Plush Quixote - what a little cutie.

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    I must admit to not having seen half of the DQ performances on the list. Anyone knows which version to view for which skater (and if you have links?)? I know I should watch Curry's at the 76 Olympics, Sluts at the 99-00 GPF and Honda's at the 02 Olympics. Don't know much about the others

    Curry was awesome, no doubt about it.
    Last edited by jlai; 02-13-2011 at 08:13 PM.

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    John Curry's for competition & Klimova & Ponomorenko's fabulous exhibition number after a Skate America comp. (1990?) They didn't compete for some reason but did appear in the exhibition.
    Last edited by merrywidow; 02-13-2011 at 06:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyNit View Post

    And here's the fabulous John Curry.
    Thanks, LadyNit!

    Here's an (almost) commentary-free version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z79TMsYRnEc

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyNit View Post
    Baby Plush Quixote - what a little cutie.
    Thanks for the link. Such a cutie! I noticed he did the Biellman on both sides like Irina in this program. Even at that young age (13?) he had such confidence on the ice!

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    Anna Ovcharova

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2_EytmJFwk

    Love the footwork section!

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