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    Skaters with the most interesting choreographies

    There are many skaters whose good choreographies make them more interesting than others. Which skaters do you find to have the most interesting choreographies?

    My types:

    Ice dance:
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Davis & White

    Pairs:
    S & S

    Ladies:
    Kwan – I don’t get phenomen of “Lyra Angelica” and Tosca (I think Aranjuez was her best LP at nats), but even though that I think she had one of the best choreographies ever. Taj Mahal, Dream of Desdemona, Ariane, the feeling begins, Salome, Rachmaninov, Romanza, Scheherazade- they all are true diamonds to me.
    Cohen – amazing SP and ex
    Asada – all exhibition programs since 2007/8
    Kim- Short programs
    Alena Leonova – FS to “ The Witches of Eastwick”
    Lepisto - last year FS

    Men:
    Takahashi
    Joubert- Matrix, Metallica, rise, malaguena, James Bond
    Lambiel
    Yagudin

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    When it's about interesting choreography, I think of Jeremy Abbott, Joannie Rochette, Stephane Lambiel...
    Patrick Chan has interesting choreo, but I'm not fond of his interpretation.

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    Kurt Brauning
    Torvill-Dean - this is icons in ice dance choreo.

    Buttle
    Lambiel
    Takahashi - Black Swan
    Kim
    Delobel-Shoenfelder
    Dusheny
    Anisina-Peizerat

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    Kurt
    Matt Savoie
    Jeff Buttle

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    Michelle Kwan (early years)
    Lu Chen
    Yagudin
    Daisuke (TechnoSwan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    Daisuke (TechnoSwan)
    ..and last season Tango SP

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    Lambiel
    Yagudin
    Browning
    Kwan
    Abbott

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    Lu Chen!

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    Ice Dance:I don't really care
    Pairs:Abitbol & Bernadis
    Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Women:Amber Corwin
    Carolina Kostner
    Angela Nikodinov
    Men:Ilia Klimkin - Out of all of these, Klimkin's my favorite. Not always a fan of his music choices, though.
    Adrian Schultheiss
    Silvio Smalun
    Stefan Lindemann - but I don't really care for his skating
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    I personally look for difficult composition in terms of how and where the elements are all placed throughout the program and the extent to which they're interconnected to one another (in addition to how they're timed to the music and how they express the character of the program)

    Torvill & Dean (unmatched team)
    Klimova & Ponomarenko (astonishing technical abilities, they could handle such challenging choreography with amazing ease)
    Grishuk & Platov (love their choreography during their Dubova and Tarasova days, not so much during their Linichuk/Karponosov days)
    ETA - Virtue & Moir: they can handle very challenging choreography with a lot of ease, especially for a team so young
    ETA - Denkova & Staviski: during their earlier days, their programs perhaps not the most difficult but they had such a fascinating avant-garde feel and look to them
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    Rahkamo and Kokko
    Paul Wylie
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    Denvoka & Staviski
    Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Jeremy Abbott
    Carolina Kostner, esp. this year.

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    Nakano, Bobek, Savoie, Denkova& Staviski, Delobel & Schoenfelder, Pechalat & Bourzat, B&S, S&S, Kim, Takahashi, Hubert, Lambiel, Kostner, Liang, Czisny.

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    I agree with many of those listed above. No need to repeat. Unless people want to post links to well-choreographed programs and some skaters have many worth posting.

    I'll name a few who haven't been mentioned yet:

    Olga Markova
    Alice Sue Claeys
    David Liu
    Igor Pashkevich
    Michael Tyllesen
    Ryan Jahnke
    Stiegler/Zimmermann
    Annenko/Sretenski
    Usova/Zhulin
    Winkler/Lohse

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    Alena Leonova, Anna Ovcharova, and Kanako Murakami!

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    Yukina Ota
    Stephanie Rosenthal

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    Denkova&Staviski
    Lambiel
    Weir (pre-2006)
    Savchenko&Szolkowy
    Takahashi (esp. TechnoSwan)
    Javier Fernandez (pirates and this year sp)
    Alena Leonova
    Kostner (2005 & 2007 lp)
    Asada - 2009? worlds gala (tango)
    Ilia Klimkin
    Delobel&Schoenfelder
    Davis&White 2010 OD

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    When it's about interesting choreography, I think of Jeremy Abbott, Joannie Rochette, Stephane Lambiel...
    agreed, plus Takahashi's programs this year are to die for

    Sandhu always had creative choreography as well
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    Stephane Lambiel. I predict that his professional career will overshadow his competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Olga Markova
    Igor Pashkevich
    Seconding these
    Adding Krisztina Czako and Vanessa Gusmeroli as well.

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