The first time I saw U/Z (and remember seeing them) was the 1992 Olympics. I was 12 at the time, and I still remember perfectly watching that FD in my parents' living room while working on homework. That performance made me love U/Z, it made me love ice dance, and it's what helped make me into a classical music fan. To this day, U/Z are still my all-time favorites out of all 4 disciplines.
My favorite program/performance of theirs (actually, still my favorite skating performance ever) was the 1993 Worlds FD.
Their 89 FD to Planets is one of my fave FD's EVER.
I must say that U/Z are the only team ever whose exhibitions I liked more than the competitive programs.
Maybe Gordeeva/Grinkov too. And perhaps Boitano
But that's it.
In Soviet Russia, the skaters lobbychick YOU.
This has become a U&Z uber thread. but I don't mind it.
Well, in the day, I was a U&Z uber...I still am, for that matter
They had the best CD's ever, IMO.
Toller: "If this is the new trend in ice dancing, they'll be naked by the year 1992." Well, not by 1992, but he was sort of close - we did get dancers pretty close to naked in the '00's, didn't we?
Where is esta?
"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."
^ Too busy blowing smoke in Usova's face??? lol
"Four Seasons" were amazing, but I also love their 1991 FD. So deliciously weird and gorgeous.
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improving my ballad- like lines
wasn't the concept statues coming alive?
I thought they were totally robbed that year.
The piece is seventy-five minutes long...[l]ong enough for an idea to be developed, but not so long that one starts to measure the number of seats to the exits with desperation if the thing doesn’t work" -- Marina Harss
Back during the 6.0 days it was all about reputation. You had to wait your turn especially if you were a Russian team. That's why it was a bit shocking when Platov/Grishuk who were the Russian and World number 2 won the Olympics in 1994 they had never beaten Usova/Zhulin. 1998 in Nagano was supposed to be their time.
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