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    The thread of the ice dance good old days

    To me, 1992 and 1998 Olympics were almost too amazing to be real.
    Here you can list, post links, gush and discuss about any piece of dance you remember and rewatch.
    personally, I'm ready to learn as much as possible about an era that is one of the most sensational artistic discoveries of my whole life.
    so i hope many of you dance ubers join the thread.
    to start,i would like to post this Tango FD by Usova-Zhulin in 1989
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLeFn...e_gdata_player

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    I'll go ahead and be the one to add Klimova & Ponomarenko's Bach program.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-ni...ure=plpp_video

    This is what Ice Dance should like like imo. Just absolutely stunning through and through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudy_Gumdrops View Post
    I'll go ahead and be the one to add Klimova & Ponomarenko's Bach program.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl-ni...ure=plpp_video

    This is what Ice Dance should like like imo. Just absolutely stunning through and through.
    do you know who choreographed it, by chance?

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    Wasn't it TAT? Whoever it was, that FD is an absolute masterpiece.

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    Shanti Rushpaul did.

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    This is my favourite FD of 1998 Olympics - D&V

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z3eLFjvSbE
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudy_Gumdrops View Post
    Shanti Rushpaul did.
    Thanks. From google, he is (or was) a Bolshoi Ballet choreographer. Also did Romeo and Juliet for Anissina/Peizerat (together with Zazoui).
    So both Arena (Us-Zh choreographer) and Rushpaul came from ballet. Interesting! If anyone has more info on them or other creations of theirs, please post here!
    "Aria" is one of the rare programs that makes you cry without actually knowing why

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    I can tell I'm going to this thread.

    Except for 94-96 when the ISU made the mistake of restricting everyone to ballroom, the 90s were fabulous for dance. Not just the FDs either, the ODs were pretty great as well. I feel like ice dance started it's slow downward slide with the death of the single rhythm OD in 2000.

    You also have a whole decade of fabulous compulsory dances. I was watching G&P's tango CD from the 98 Olympics the other day and thinking how I've watched that one compulsory dance more than any program D&W have done ever.
    Thanks. From google, he is (or was) a Bolshoi Ballet choreographer. Also did Romeo and Juliet for Anissina/Peizerat (together with Zazoui).
    So both Arena (Us-Zh choreographer) and Rushpaul came from ballet. Interesting! If anyone has more info on them or other creations of theirs, please post here!
    I'm pretty sure Shanti is a she, and what is interesting is that she's only worked with a select group of skaters, but not just top level skaters. She did K&P's Bach FD and A&P's Romeo and Juliet of course, but also did a FD for Candian's Wing and Lowe in 1999 and US team Handra and Sinneck in 2002, which seems pretty random. (I also have Wing and Lowe's FD. I'll upload it if you want to see.)
    Last edited by casken; 04-20-2012 at 12:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyross View Post
    Thanks. From google, he is (or was) a Bolshoi Ballet choreographer. Also did Romeo and Juliet for Anissina/Peizerat (together with Zazoui).
    So both Arena (Us-Zh choreographer) and Rushpaul came from ballet. Interesting! If anyone has more info on them or other creations of theirs, please post here!
    "Aria" is one of the rare programs that makes you cry without actually knowing why
    Shanti Rushpaul is a 'she'. During the 92 Olympics CBS showed a fluff on her, standing off the ice. The name sounds Indian. Does she have an Indian father?

    I agree that the 90's were great for ice dance, but I have to say that about the 1980's also. Who can forget T&D's Bolero (84), K&P's Beatles FD (88), Wilson-McCall's Ragtime FD (88), and even Engi-Toth's Summertime?

    If we go beyond the eligible competitions, the pros produced many masterpieces too.

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    IMO the ice dance good old days were Pakhamova/Gorshov and Moiseeva/Minenkov in the late '70's & T&D and Blumberg & Sieberts in the 1980's, plus K&P's early years on the side.

    However, I love U&Z, And Duchesnay's Missing I. After U&Z retired, I became less and less interested for quite a while, until the rise of K&O, quickly losing interest again after they retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    (I also have Wing and Lowe's FD. I'll upload it if you want to see.)
    yea, please do!
    so it was the ballroom rule that Zhulin complained about! findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1083/is_n3_v69/ai_16771634/pg_2/
    it kind of resembles the uplifting thing. why does ISU makes such silly, very limiting rules??

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    (I also have Wing and Lowe's FD. I'll upload it if you want to see.)
    Yes, yes, YES! Please upload that FD!

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    I always loved Handra & Sinek.

    My 3rd fave American team after B&A and L&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beabstress View Post
    Yes, yes, YES! Please upload that FD!
    Here.

    It's interesting. The first half is very similar to the first half of K&P's program in style and choreography, but then the second half is like some quasi River dance program. I guess since they are Canadians and it was the 90s they felt they needed a clappy section.

    I also updated the Handra/Sinek link from Nationals to 4CC as I think that performance was a bit cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    This is my favourite FD of 1998 Olympics - D&V

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z3eLFjvSbE
    I pretty much love everything they did but this FD was one of my faves.
    From 98 I also enjoyed P&S 'Oblivion' and A&P 'Romeo & Juliet'. While B&K were my fave team their OD was a struggle all season and 'Riverdance ' just never quite did it for me and they skated it better at Worlds anyway.
    92 I can't speak for as I only became 'obsessed' starting at 93 Worlds in Prague.

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    does anyone know if there is a clip of the famous interview where Dean says: "....and suddenly, we found ourselves in this...hole...this huge, big VOID !! We could do anything we wanted to, our only limits were our own imagination !! It's like floating free, it's like being in outer space !!"

    thank you so much for uploading, casken!
    whose the original Riverdance?

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    Ahahah, watch this: Costume skandals at 1989 Euros
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8ECupWBess

    This was the Rhumba featuring Usova's "skandalous" costume:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6QNE_a5Lpo
    she looks faboulous in it.
    Last edited by martyross; 04-20-2012 at 01:28 AM.

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    The Dean interview was about their "Planets-Venus" pro routine, and it was part of a documentary on them. AFAIR

    I liked Handra & Sinek's Samson & Delilah too

    Not to mention Skate Tape is a fine invention that paid for their training.

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    Are Pro programms allowed? Because this ist one of my favourite Usova & Zhulin programms.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHenO...-VJK1ighyqoRU=

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