The start of Laetitia Hubert's program set to Dead Can Dance:
You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"
Yagudin, Broken Arrow:
The close-up on his eyes gets me every time.
If this is to end in fire
Then we will all burn together
yuna's 007 medly!
the opening pose just tells what she's gonna do in her program even without the knowledge of her music choice. so hot!
G/P's Memorial is also my favorite. I just fell in love with this program with the start note of their performance.
Chan's Tango de los Exilados, too! But it's rather about his facial expression when the music starts. That was so mesmerizing for me. (olympic performance I'm talking)
I'll ditto the G/P Requiem:
In this video, it is especially spell binding since there is nothing preceding the dance. There is something so powerful in the thumping beat and their slow rise across the ice.
Schwarz & Muller - 1998 LP
MK - 2004 LP
Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992 Olympic FD
Torvill & Dean 1984 OSP
Janet Lynn 1970 LP - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Michelle Kwan 1996-7 SP DoD - esp at Ultimate Four
Natalia Mishkutenok-Artur Dmitriev 1992 Olympics LP
Angela Nikodinov 2001 SP
Chris Bowman 1987 exhibition - Maria
Any of Ilia Klimkin's programs, like this SP from 2003 Worlds or his 2000 LP
Petr Barna's Chaplin exhibition
Paul Wylie's 1992 Olympic LP
Stephane Lambiel's 2007 Flamenco
Okana Bauil 1994 exhibition - Saint-Saens' The Swan
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Philippe Candeloro's D'Artagnan.
Brian Boitano's The Pirate and his 1988 Oly FS.
Oksana Baiul's exhibition to The Feeling Begins.
Dan Hollander's South Park opening to Mrs. Doubtfire.
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto's Gypsy free dance.
Paul Wylie's The Untouchables and Carmina Burana.
Many of Delobel and Schoenfelder's programs had difficult and interesting opening positions. Then there were the dances which started with little mimed stories before they even hit their opening poses (their Euros 08 Yankee Polka, their 07 Folk OD, the Euros version of their Piano FD).
Probably all of Michelle's programs.
But if I were to pick, I'd choose the openings of Song of the Black Swan and Romanza.
Of course, Torvill and Dean's opening to Bolero was epic!
And I have to add Mao's opening to her Nocturne SP (It was simple but perfect.)