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Memorable Short Programs

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Well-Known Member

    Kwan's 1998 Rachmaninoff.. I don't think anyone has listed that one..
  2. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Did you mean 2005 US Nationals? Matt fell in the short program at 2006 Nationals (but more than made up for it with his great freeskate! :D)
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  3. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    You could be right. I was so taken by Matt's LP that I may have forgotten his SP, and thought it was great (other than the fall, it was).
  4. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I knew I was forgetting something when I made the list in the OP. Definitely Kwan's Rach in 98- it could be my most favorite Kwan SP.
  5. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Michelle's Romanza
    Sasha's Dark Eyes
    Irina's Totentanz
    Alexei's Winter
    The Kerr's Scottish OD
    Meryl & Charlie's Bollywood
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  6. lulu

    lulu New Member

  7. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

    Heh. I know, Frau, I am a major fan of this program. After Chin's brilliant performance, Witt somehow got the judges to forget about it. Must have been that head flick during the step sequence. But what was up with all the ruffles? That costume was ghastly.
  8. nguyhm

    nguyhm Active Member

    Berezhnaya&Sikharulidze: Lady Caliph - 2002 Oly
    Mishkutenok&Dmitriev: Don Quixote - 94 Oly
    Gordeeva&Grinkov: Flamenco - 94 Oly
    Mao Asada: Nocturne 2013-2014 season
    Torville&Dean: Rumba OD 94 Oly
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  9. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Savchenko & Szolkowy 2006 Souvenir de Chine is one of my favorite SP ever :)
  10. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    Rahkamo/Kokko's quickstep in 1995.

  11. Lnt175

    Lnt175 Member

    I would add Lulus 1994 and 95 SPs, in addition to Spring Breeze. All masterpieces.
  12. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised no one's mentioned Maria Butryskaya's "Scene d' Amour" program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVt3I4IL18s

    I also think Tara Lipinski's "Little Women" program was the perfectly suited for her at age 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Vqo4EHKJ8

    Vanessa Gusmeroli's "The Mask" program also gets high marks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_oBT_2NZ3U (would still score well under COP)

    And don't laugh, but I think Nancy Kerrigan's program from 1992 was memorable for it's costume, cleanliness, and choreography: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v6qwtKRKeM
  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

  14. Spiralgraph

    Spiralgraph Well-Known Member

  15. lmarie086

    lmarie086 missing my cat :(

    Jeremy Abbott: A Day in the Life

    Carolina Kostner: Canon

    Savchenko/Szolkowy: Send in the Clowns

    Alexei Yagudin: Winter

    Michelle Kwan: Dream of Desdemona, A Day in the Life, Carmen.
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  16. crs

    crs Well-Known Member


    She was at her absolut best in that competiton. Chen Lu's rachmaninoff was out of this world.
  17. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

    Kristi Yamaguchi, "Valencia"
    Olga Markova, "Harlem Nocturne"
    Maria Butyrskaya, "St. James Infirmary Blues"
    Joannie Rochette, "Summertime"
  18. cbd1235

    cbd1235 Well-Known Member

    This program is really very good, I was completely shocked in 2007 by how good it was.
  19. JJS5056

    JJS5056 Well-Known Member

    Ina/Zimmerman (2001-2002): "Shine on you Crazy Diamond" ; Tarasova put together two masterpieces that year, with this and Lady Caliph.
    Shen/Zhao (2001-2002): "Kismet" ; one of the first programs where this team's artistic potential shown through. The powerful music and choreography were a great match to their impressive technical abilities.
    Savchenko/Szolkowy (2011-2012): "Angels and Demons" ; glad to see their Souvenir program already listed; one of greatest COP programs ever.
    Olga Markova (1994-1995): "Harlem Nocturne" ; Markova had a style all her own, and while she would repurpose some signature moves throughout her later programs, they were still fresh when this program debuted. She, Bobek, Lu Chen and Bonaly were all so unique and helped move skating beyond pretty princess types of programs.
    Lu Chen (1996-1997): "Take Five" ; such a departure in style from her other, more lyrical and romantic programs. Wish we could've seen it skated to its potential.
    Krisztina Czako (1996-1997): "Masquerade Waltz" ; Krisztina's partnership with Igor Bobrin gave us some wonderful gems to look back on. This, a clever take on a more traditional piece, landed Czako in the top 5 at Worlds.
    Krisztina Czako (1997-1998): "Nutrocker" ; 2 in a row for Czako. A shame she disappeared following Euros, where this wonderful program placed 4th.
    Carolina Kostner (2014): "Ave Maria" ; we can only hope she'll skate it to her potential at these Games.
    Akiko Suzuki (2013-2014): "Hymne l'amor" ; ditto ^.
    Ilia Kulik (1997-1998): "Revolutions" ; much more unique and voidy approach from Kulik, who tended to use more traditional pieces.
    Katarina Witt (1993-1994): "Peter Pan" ; skated as it was in Lillehammer with such joy makes this one of my favorites to YouTube every so often. Kati was Peter Pan at those Games, placing 7th after 6 years of retirement.
    Nicole Bobek (1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1996-1997): "Moiseev Dances" ; one of Nicole's first sophisticated programs. It's interesting to watch the 1995 version paired with a nice rendition of Dr. Zhivago in the free, and the 1997 version paired with her Giselle free. Each year, Nicole brought more and more to her skating. If only Carlo made it through 1998, I wonder what might have happened in Lausanne and Nagano?
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014
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  20. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    I'd like to add:

    Mikkeline Kierkgaard 2000 sp

    Laura Lepisto 2009 Euros sp

    Shishkova/Naumov 1996 Worlds sp

    Kristina Czako 1998 Euros sp

    Alexander Abt 1998 Euros sp

    W├Âtzel/Steuer 1998 sp

    Stannick Jeannette 2001 Worlds sp (actually his Euros sp, but couldn't find it)

    Rudy Galindo 1996 Nats sp

    Emanuel Sandhu 2004 Nats sp
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  21. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Sonia Radeva - 2009 Euros SP CAW CAW CAW!

    This is the greatest short program in the history of figure skating.

    It's like Radeva ate a kilo of shrooms and had a very bad trip totally freaking out for 2:50 (but may be less).

    The angsty, ridiculously overdrawn posing. It's like she is getting a panic attack. Look at her! She can toe-step on the spot for 10 seconds. Isn't that a remarkable display of skating ability?

    The fact she doesn't really skate but more like walks on the ice throughout. Resulting in hardly any ice coverage.

    The bird noises.


    Why can't more skaters take risks and go for crazy leftfield stuff? :(

    Also fantastic although obviously not in the same league:

    Savchenko/Szolkowy "Send in the Clowns"
    The complexity of the choreography and transitions and the way their movement captured the character of the music were just :respec:.

    Daisuke Takahashi "The Eye"
    Fantastic step sequences, great energy and command of the ice. I still can't believe this didn't lead by a mile at 2010 Olympics. :(

    The attention to detail, the total command from start to finish, the sensuality of her movement, reflecting the character of the music perfectly. This is arguably the best Ladies' SP performance ever. :swoon: (Other than Radeva's of course :D)
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  22. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    Thank you for that one. :)
  23. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for reminding me of Jeanette's incredible SP. ^^

    Damn, we get to see so few crazy-out-there programs nowadays. :(
  24. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    Perhaps Adrian Schultheiss will inspire younger skaters to do something different.
  25. NYScorp6

    NYScorp6 Member

    I too wonder what if with Carlo and Nicole. I also liked her Mask of Zorro program as well.
  26. shady82

    shady82 Active Member


    A couple other gems:

    Yukina Ota's Picasso Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y1pEqiKTmk
    The 2003 SC version is the best but I couldn't find it online. Amber Corwin must have had a real special day to beat this program. :lol:

    Annette Dytrt's Danse Macabre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A87plX6Q7RQ
    Yu-na's Danse Macabre is great but my personal favorite interpretation is Annette's.

    Another voidy SP, Vanessa Giunchi's from 2002: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPVv9p8BpRw
  27. shady82

    shady82 Active Member

  28. lulu

    lulu New Member

  29. JJS5056

    JJS5056 Well-Known Member

    Yes, and given that she was skating with Callahghan again and doing much better in the early season than usual, I can only imagine she would've had a great Nationals if not for injury. Perhaps could've closed her career with a top 6 at Worlds instead of low teens in 97/98.

    As an alternative to Fassi, I wonder how she would've fared had she stuck with Richard from 95 onward. The thing with Nicole was that regardless of coach, she needed to be motivated in order to show up in top shape. She also let themnerves get to her, rarely skating a clean free; I always assumed the hip injury caused her Olympic disaster, but the British commentators mentioned that she was nailing the triples in the warmup. Such a waste. :(