Torvill and Dean and also The Duchesnays
I find Kerrs quite creative. And Khokhlova-Novitsky.
Stanick Jeanette is missed.
I loved Olga Markova and Ilia Klimkin too much LOL
The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.
Dmitri Dmitrenko usually had very unique programs. He's gone into coaching and choreography but unfortunately hasn't produced any interesting work for other skaters, yet.
The whole program is skated counter-clockwise. They're just skating around the rink and around the rink and around the rink.
There is a lot of flailing but no actual skating ability is showed.
I can totally understand why they were being dumped by the judges and no, not because they skated outside the box.
I remember seeing some of their programs that I liked in the past but this was just awful. But then, most of pre-COP skating seems to me.
Ivan Dinev and Stannick Jeannette! I loved Stannick´s Le Petit Prince program 2003. IIRC, the choreography was by Gwendal Peizerat.:ap1
Dinev was : many times, he should have had at least one EM medal. He was sportive and creative same time, and a very nice guy. He also had some other assets
Creativity is subjective (though I do recognize that it is possible for there to be standards that most people may agree on) and can be defined beyond technical difficulty, transitions, and the COP, as difficult as that may be to grasp.
Sometimes the most simple things can be the most creative.
Exactly! Like Lucinda Ruh's spins
Or with the way they use the rest of their bodies above the blades?
Or with the kinds of images they choose to present in terms of music choice and costumes aside from the skating itself?
If you're looking for creativity in one or two of the above, if you do find it you might forgive the skater being pretty conservative in the other area(s). Or if you don't find it where you're looking, you might miss other areas where the skater is breaking new ground.
Of course, moves and style choices that were creative when the first skater performed them later become ho-hum years later after many followers have jumped on the bandwagon.
Although I've only ever seen it once, Ilia's routine that used the bowler hat amazed me at the time of seeing it. The use of blade work way before cop was introduced was incredible. Forgive me for not remembering it, but I'm sure others will fill in the blanks, and possibly post a link. For me, that was creative.
If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.
Dinev yes how did you remember him