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?
^ 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.
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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