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    Toller Cranston - Interview

    I thought some folks may find Toller Cranston's interview for Maclean's magazine rather thought provoking. It's from a couple of years ago, but still sounds fresh today. Always controversial and never dull, Toller really left his mark on Figure Skating:

    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.c...=M1ARTM0012591

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    Thanks, Ladskater! I like to read anything related to Toller. He is guaranteed to galvanize you. His 1975-76 short program is a thing of beauty forever. I love to watch that. I also think his interpretation of "Kalinka" in the exhibition at 1975 Worlds in Moscow is as fine as any Russian version I have seen. He has great arm movements which are not random at all and superlative flexibility. He looks like he could dislocate his hip on those leg kicks!

    Here is a copy of the Kalinka exhibition-if anyone is interested! It is not a long clip, but it is WONDERFUL (IMHO!)!

    Toller in Moscow--1975 - clip to "Kalinka":

    http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.ph...8454EE4D11410D
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    Thanks! Yes, Toller really knew how to "sell" a program - he chose the perfect music and choreography for a Russian audience. He always did the best Russian Split jumps I have ever seen of any skater. Toller is one of my all time favorite male skaters and always will be an inspiration to me.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Thanks 76Olympics for that video. I can't watch it right now, I'm at work but can't wait to do so.

    Dee

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olympics
    Thanks, Ladskater! I like to read anything related to Toller. He is guaranteed to galvanize you. His 1975-76 short program is a thing of beauty forever. I love to watch that. I also think his interpretation of "Kalinka" in the exhibition at 1975 Worlds in Moscow is as fine as any Russian version I have seen. He has great arm movements which are not random at all and superlative flexibility. He looks like he could dislocate his hip on those leg kicks!

    Here is a copy of the Kalinka exhibition-if anyone is interested! It is not a long clip, but it is WONDERFUL (IMHO!)!

    Toller in Moscow--1975 - clip to "Kalinka":

    http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.ph...8454EE4D11410D
    Well done Russian character dance on ice. He believed in skating to the beat of the music, and with his excellent technique he was a master. He's among my short list of great musical skaters.

    Joe

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