I apologize if this sounds like rehashing what has been posted a million times, but I could not resist starting this thread. Last night I was watching my G&G compilation on tape (actually I have been watching it for several days now, since it is a 3 hour compilation which I had made a few years ago).
This was toward the end of that tape:
Their Pocohontas program, skated in Sun Valley, Idaho, for a Disney TV program. You don't see a lot of skating in this, but I was struck by how happy Sergei looked. Katia always has a smile on her face, but I noticed Sergei's smile in this program. Such a happy couple! So unaware of what was to come!
The next program was Out of Tears (I loved the lift in the first part of it) and then Requiem- their last skate together. I was very impressed with Requiem. It had the difficulty, choreography we have come to expect from skaters. This was only the second time I had seen this program.
Their more famous programs are Vocalise, Reverie, Moonlight Sonata, The man I love -one of my all time favorites-but even in the lesser known programs you see what a beautiful pair they were. Their skate to 'Maria' (West side story) was lovely. From 1986 to 1990 they won mostly because of their consitency, but after turning pros their creativity really blossomed.
In their videos off the ice, they looked so natural and so happy. I don't cry anymore when I see their skating videos. It is wonderful to see them skate. Sergei left beautiful memories for his family, friends and fans. I was very lucky that I saw them skate a couple of times (COI, SOI).