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Outstanding , memorable COP programs

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by The Accordion, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

    This comes from another thread - PUNKPRINCESS asked would be considered masterpieces since COP.

    The word masterpieces is a little intimidating - so I am opening up the question to what are the outstanding and memorable programs since COP?

    I would say there have been many actually! I just want a bit of time to compile a more complete list than what comes to mind immediately.
  2. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Two programs jump out at me:

    Nobu's Charlie Chaplin LP. When he was on, I LOVED it.

    Johnny Weir's Olympic LP. Point aside, it was just beautiful skating.
  3. seaner00

    seaner00 Member

    The first one that comes to mind is Irina Slutskaya's 2005 World LP.
    mind you, it was the first year the COP was used at Worlds.
  4. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Daisuke Takahashi's FS last season.

    And Jeremy Abbott's programs from last season.
  5. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    Yuna Kim Tango De Roxanne, Danse Macabre, Gershwin

    Mao Asada Czardas, Chopin Nocturne

    Carolina Kostner Cannon in D Major

    Daisuke Takahashi La Strada

    Evan Lysacek Rhasody in Blue

    Tomas Verner Gypsy Swing

    Jeremy Abbott Organ Symphony
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010
  6. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Takahashi and Lambiel were really the only two that did COP footwork with the same ease as pre-COP footwork and skated like they were performing instead of checking boxes.

    With Buttle and Chan, everyone blended in like a huge step sequence for 4.5 minutes.
  7. vodkashot

    vodkashot Active Member

    No offense, but..:confused:

    Anyways, here are mine:

    Stephane Lambiel, Poeta (in my opinion, the best men's CoP LP ever)

    Matt Savoie, The Mission

    Jeffrey Buttle, Prelude in C Sharp Minor (if only Mao had this arrangement!)

    Daisuke Takahashi, Cyber-Swan (La Strada is great, too!)

    Sasha Cohen, Romeo and Juliet

    Mao Asada, Nocturne

    Akiko Suzuki, West Side Story (love the ending step sequence)
  8. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Pechalat & Bourzat Organ Donor FD

    Dubrieul & Lauzon Somewhere in Time

    Takahashi Hip Hop Swan Lake
  9. doubleflutz

    doubleflutz New Member

    Matt Savoie - The Mission (FS 06-07)
    Stephane Lambiel - Dralion (SP 05-06), Poeta (FS 07-08), William Tell (SP 09-10)
    Johnny Weir - Rondo Capriccioso (SP 04-05), Child of Nazareth (FS 06-07, never skated it clean but it was amazing)
    Daisuke Takahashi - Hip-hop Swan Lake (SP 07-08), The Eye (SP 09-10)
    Patrick Chan - Take Five (SP 10-11)
    Jeffrey Buttle - Naqoyqatsi (FS 04-05), Adios Nonino (SP 06-07/07-08), Ararat (FS 06-07/07-08)
    Javier Fernandez - Pirates of the Carribean (FS 08-09/09-10)
    Jeremy Abbott - Life is Beautiful (FS 10-11)
    Tomas Verner - Singing in the Rain (SP 10-11)
    Amin Mahbanoozadeh - Not sure of the music (SP 10-11), Avatar (FS 10-11)
    Shawn Sawyer - Alice in Wonderland (FS 10-11)

    Kim Yuna - Tango de Roxanne (SP 05-06/06-07), Danse Macabre (SP 08-09), Bond Girl (SP 07-08)

    Savchenko/Solkowy - Out of Africa (FS 09-10)
    Iluishechkina/Maisuradze - Barber of Seville (SP 10-11)
    Volosozar/Trankov - Carmina Burana (SP 10-11), this is kind of grading it for the potential, not quite there yet, but capable of being amazing.

    Davis/White - Bollywood (OD 09-10)

    This is using a few very specific criteria. The programs have to be clearly constructed to maximize points under COP: lots of transitions, difficult entries to jumps, spirals or steps that would receive high levels even today, complex spins, all that kind of stuff, and that has to add to the interpretation of the music, or at the very least not take away from it. There are some great programs that were skated under COP, but that aren't really "COP programs", they're just 6.0 with maybe some transitions or fancy lifts or other bling added in. You see a lot of that in dance. Also a lot of interesting and complex COP routines that aren't really "programs", because they don't really have anything to do with the music other than just a backdrop.
  10. ltnskater

    ltnskater Active Member

    Hmmm...interesting...seems like COP hasn't "sucked" the light out of skating programs as much as people think...
  11. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Meryl & Charlie - Samson & Delilah FD (2009)
  12. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

    Virtue and Moir.........Mahler FD, Valse Triste, Umbrellas.
  13. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    Well, I think that program showcased all of Evan's strengths, and he did win the World Title with it. Everything in that program was constructed to gain points under COP, and it worked. Of course it wasn't the most interesting or inspiring program, but it was VERY COP friendly.
  14. Andrushka

    Andrushka Well-Known Member

    Takahashi's free skate last year.
  15. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva


    Mirai Nagasu - Pirates of the Carribbean, I Got Rhythm :D

    Joannie Rochette - Aranquez

    Alissa Czisny - Sabrina

    Carolina Kostner - Flamenco

    Laura Lepisto - Adios Nonino

    Miki Ando - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

    Kanako Murakami - Jumping Jack

    Anna Ovcharova - Jazz Medley

    Brian Joubert - The Matrix :)

    Patrick Chan - POTO (when he skates it clean it will be a masterpiece)

    Denis Ten - Sing, Sing, Sing (sorry, but he just sold the hell out of that program)
  16. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Sandhu - freeskates - 2003 GPF, 2004 Skate Canada.
  17. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    Since there's been said CoP has had the worst impact on dance, here are some outstanding CoP dances:

    Drobiazko/Vanagas 2006 FD Phantom - a one in a lifetime phenomenon for me. No other FD has made such a huge impression on me, neither before, nor after.

    Davis/White 2008 FD Eleanor Rigby, 2009 FD S&D and especially their 2010 OD (one of the best, if not the best OD ever)

    Delobel/Schoenfelder 2008 FD

    Kerr/Kerr 2008 OD

    am I the only one who sees that these 3 were practically the same dance over and over again? :p
  18. doubleflutz

    doubleflutz New Member

    Not really a COP program. He first skated it under 6.0, and didn't update it much when he returned to it the first time.
  19. Nomad

    Nomad Celebrity cheese-monger

    Thanks for posting, Squibble. :cheer2: Jorik!
  20. DinDonShamu

    DinDonShamu Well-Known Member

    Patrick Chan's Take Five, Tango de los Exilados, Rach Concerto no. 2
    Savchenko/Szolkowy's Mission, Schindler's List, Out of Africa
    Delobel/Schoenfelder 2008 FD (forgot to what music)
    Davis/White Bollywood OD
    Virtue/Moir 2010 Olympic FD
    Yuna Kim's Dance Macabre, Gershwin (?)

    Already a lot more than I expected :eek:. Who says CoP kills program/choreography/etc?
  21. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Savchenko&Szolkowy 2006 SP (souvenir de chine) and 2010 LP (out of africa)
    Delobel&Schoenfelder 2008 FD (Piano lesson)

    So many more !
  22. VarBar

    VarBar Well-Known Member

    Daisuke - Phantom of the Opera 2007 and his 2010 Olympic SP
    Lysacek - Rhapsody in Blue
    Chan - Tango de los Exilados, Take Five
    Savcenko/Szolkowy - Out of Africa
    Virtue/Moir - 2010 Olympic FD
  23. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    I also agree with everyone on the Out of Africa by S/S. It was truly a masterpiece. It amazes me how they managed to create such a wonderful program in such a short period of time.
  24. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    It was still an awesome program when it reemerged during COP :)
  25. SmallFairy

    SmallFairy #teamtrainwreck #vladmorosovsfreckles #teamjapan

    this!! :respec:
  26. senorita

    senorita New Member

    :confused: then I have no guilt mentioning Plu Godfather as skated the first season before the olympic one.

    Lambiel: Poeta, 4 seasons, King Arthur
    Buttle: 2008 Ararat, Sing
    Savoie: Mission
    Sluts: 2005 Lp
    Cohen: Romeo and Juliet, Dark eyes
    Akiko: West Side story, Dark Eyes
    Shizuka: Turandot
    Mao Claire de Lune/Fantasia
    Yuna :Dance Macabre, Bond girl, Tango de Roxanne
    Abott: Adagio/ A beautiful mind/ The beatles sp/Santana sp
    Oda Chaplin
    Schultheiss: The psychic Lp
    Takahashi almost everything: Romeo and Juliet, Phantom, Swan lake, La Stada, The eye
    Weir Love is war, Swan
    Kozuka: Take five
  27. chaerae

    chaerae Active Member

    Some off the top of my head....

    Stephane Lambiel: Dralion (05-06 SP), Poeta (06-08 LP), Carne Cruda (07-08 SP)
    Jeremy Abbott: A Day in the Life (09-10 SP), Life is Beautiful (10-11 LP)
    Jeffrey Buttle: Naqoyqatsi (04-05 LP)
    Matt Savoie: The Mission (06-07 LP)
    Shawn Sawyer: Amadeus (08-10 LP)
    Takahiko Kozuka: Take Five (08-09 SP)

    Yu-Na Kim: The Lark Ascending (06-07 LP), Danse Macabre (08-09 SP)
    Mao Asada: Nocturne (06-07 SP)
    Joannie Rochette: Samson & Delilah (09-10 LP)
    Akiko Suzuki: West Side Story (09-10 LP)
    Carolina Kostner: Canon in D (06-07 SP)
    Alissa Czisny: Sabrina (06-07 LP)
    Sasha Cohen: Romeo & Juliet (05-06 LP)

    Savchenko/Szolkowy: Souvenir (05-06 SP), Out of Africa (09-10 LP)

    Pechelat/Bourzat: Flamenco (07-08 OD), Organ Donor (07-08 FD)
    Davis/White: Samson & Delilah (08-09 FD), Bollywood (09-10 OD)
    Weaver/Poje: Phantom of the Opera (09-10 FD)
    Virtue/Moir: Mahler No. 5 (09-10 FD)
    Kerr/Kerr: Scottish Folk (07-08 OD), Ruled by Secrecy (08-09 FD)
    Denkova/Staviiski: Libertango (06-07 OD)
  28. Doubletoe

    Doubletoe Well-Known Member

    The two IJS masterpieces that come to mind first are Takahashi's Cyber Swan and Matt Savoie's "The Mission", which have already been mentioned numerous times. I love Fernandez' "Pirates" program, but don't like that it rips off Braden Overett's drunk pirate and swashbuckling pirate step sequences from the previous season (Braden is a wonderful IJS choreographer and skater, just never had the consistency on his jumps).

    I'd like to add Mao Asada's 2009 SP to "Clair de Lune" to the list. It was seamless and magical, without compromising on difficulty. I think that among the ladies, Mao has exemplified IJS skating (especially as one of just a handful of ladies who have earned level 4's on their step sequences).

    I also agree with YuNa's SP to Danse Macabre (as performed at 2009 Worlds) and her Olympic FS to Gershwin.
  29. Indra486

    Indra486 Well-Known Member


    Daisuke Takahashi: Cyber Swan Lake and Eye
    Matt Savoie: The Mission


    Sasha Cohen: Romeo and Juliet (most ideal CoP program during that time)
    Yuna Kim: Danse Macabre and Lark Ascending
    Mao Asada: Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
    Joannie Rochette: Concierto de Aranjuez (probably the best one as of late, if not ever) and Samson et Delilah

    Ice Dance:

    Isabel Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder: Flight of the Dove (I have this FD memorized :D )