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    Those little skating moves....

    By that I mean, those certain choreographed moves in the program that you just love. For example:
    - Lu Chen's 1995 LP: When the drum part part of her program begins and she walks on her toe picks while her arms move up and down
    - Lu Chen's 1996 SP: Her arms moving back in forth in the air as if she was a tree swaying in the breeze(I'm a big Lu Chen fan in case you didn't noticed)

    Little movements like that make the program what it is, IMO.

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    Ohhh fun thread...I have several...99% of them belonging to Michelle Kwan. LOL Here are a few

    **edited to add photos of some of the moves**

    in her Rach SP when the music changes and she kinda slides/skids sideways on her blade with the other foot crossed in front.
    http://www.heatherw.com/mk/pics/rach/9724634.jpg
    In Aranjuez when she hops up on her toepicks right before the footwork sequence
    http://www.kgphotos.com/media/02CIC-Kwan2367-3.jpg

    in Schez i don't know how to describe it exactly, but she is skating forward, but swings her leg around behind the other kinda like shes going backwards but shes not. She does it in Fields of gold too.

    In Sasha's Rach LP she does a little 'jump" in the middle of the footwork and then looks at the judges and brings her arm down in front of her face

    I could make a list a mile long, but i'll stop there
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    sashas claps in carmen...

    Sashas spiral on flat at the start of carmen

    I think the move u were talking about that MK does is the Maribel Vinson... http://www.bahamill.com/2001sa/mkpr003.JPG

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    Thumbs up Gee

    P.Candelero's classic knee-sit- spin during his, I think, Godfather routine, at one of the Oly games; I can't remember. At the time, this move was exciting and different. I also like Sandu's opera impression and foot work from this past season.

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    The nuances of MK are mind blowing. Those fingers change with the change in rythyms, as just one example.

    Joe

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    Well, since I've alread admitted one secret shame, I'll go ahead and admit another: I absolutely love bad choreography!

    Irina is a personal favorite in this regard, definately queen of the arm flails, or as Dick would say "Like hanging so much laundry out to dry.". My favorites are a toss up between the Tosca head roll, the Jack Benney elbow in palm/finger on cheek pose of AH Nastasia, or the opening arms over head flails of Broadway show tune medley (At first I thought she was trying to get the audience to start a wave).

    Two personal favorites that I'd like to share are Tatiana Malinina's Aladin LP (at one point she's just standing still on two feet for several minutes just flapping her arms around her head) and an Eastern European pairs's SP from the 02 season to a Michael Jackson medley that was just subline in it's kitchiness. It probably never made it to US TV as they were way down in the standing, but I saw it live at Euros and then on TV for SLC. Wonderful!

    Like a trip to Graceland.

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    I agree with Joesitz

    I thought that I was the only one to pick up on that. She is great at little things like that. I too belive that her toework is overlooked.

    But, I have also pick on Alexei. I love his down on the ice moves. No I am not taking about the One In Overcome( Though, I love that move to death) But, in Both Gladiator & MITIM he has his Backward slide on his stomach with one hand reaching out to the audincence. I forget the name of this move. Dick B mentioned it once. I can't remember it. But, the judges who loved it by the way. Said that he could not use that move. Something about full body in contact with the ice or something. Another Alexei move that he did( In overcome) His Moonwalk. & Last but Not least when it comes to alexei. His face, while he is skating. The expression is unmatched by any other Male skater. You can feel what he is feeling while he skates. I just rewatched the Canadian Open along, with the Crestwhite Strip & The Hallmark events from last season. Though hurt, I have never seen Overcome skated with such fire. He had to waterdown his jumps But, he more than made up for it with his soul.

    Sasha: Her extensions & positions are unmatched out of the ladies.

    There are more but I have to think some more

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    Though hurt, I have never seen Overcome skated with such fire. He had to waterdown his jumps But, he more than made up for it with his soul.
    Panther, I love that program too. He looked as though he was praying or begging God to help him. It just sent chills down my spine.

    Another move of Alexei's is during Man in the Iron Mask, I love when he put his hands in front of himself right on the beat of the music, like he's sliding. He does this move toward the end of the program.

    A move of Candeloro is when he's finished a program and down on the ice with legs crossed and he just stands up. Wow!!!

    I like it when Evgeny does his hip wiggles in the program Once upon a Time in America.


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    I love all of Evgeni's little hand moves, though I've often heard them criticized (not classical enough for Mr. Button, I guess) - nothing specific, just different things he does w/ his hands/fingers during regular crossovers and jump landings and stuff. Ilia Klimkin has a ton of weird choreographed moves in his programs (those interesting spins, etc.), which makes him fun to watch even though he's not one of my favorites. Ummm... Lambiel's sit spin positions are killer. I like "toe pick moves" too like the ones people described here, as long as they're not done too much. And I agree w/ all the Michelle Kwan moves - she's a master of the "little things."

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    Some more Lulu moves that I love [I'm with you nysk8r ]:

    from her Rach LP - 1) at the beginning she has her head down, then raises it up as the music starts; and 2) when she stops and brings her arms to the side as if she were removing a coat in the middle of the program. There's a wonderful story in Sandra Bezic's book 'A Passion to Skate' about this choreographic moment.

    from her Take Five SP - 1) her beginning pose where she turns to all 4 sides of the audience as the famous piano riff starts; and 2) the roll of her head in the footwork section

    from her Peel Me A Grape program - all the flirtatious looks

    Herm (sk8ngnutt)

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    Re: :)

    Originally posted by BravesSkateFan
    in Schez i don't know how to describe it exactly, but she is skating forward, but swings her leg around behind the other kinda like shes going backwards but shes not. She does it in Fields of gold too.

    Are you referring to the deep edges she does at the end of FOG? It's sort of like forward stroking but her leg crosses behind her instead of in front. I *think* someone once referred to them as cross rolls. I also heard another name for it but can't remember right now.

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    It's the little things in programs that I find i love, at times more than the jumps! Some that come to mind:

    Chengjiang Li's 'Kung Fu Battle cry' right before his footwork in his Kung Fu SP (or, at NHK this year, he stops to clap along with the audience!).

    The long slide in to the death spiral Langlois and Archetto did at the end of their Tosca LP. Also, the section in their Harlem Nocturne SP right after the first throw, where it looks like they're chasing each other (love Anabelle's expression).

    Many moments in Elena Liashenko's Tengo LP, like the part where she skates away, backward, coquettishly (some shoulder action going on there!). Elena may telegraph many of her jumps, but I think she realy works hard on her Choreography and expression.

    Julia Obertas' side-ways kick in the middle of she and Sokolov's LP this year, and the sort of 'flip-around' move that did at the end.

    A lot of moments in Naomi and Peter's Perisian Walkways FD from last year.

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    I like the one time Sasha Cohen did an Ina Bauer into a triple salchow (not the one 'standing up' like in Hernando's Hideaway)...it looked so much better than the Ina Bauer into the double axel.

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    Oksana's swan programs are full of little gems, her graceful head rolls, and those lovely arm and hand choreography are excellent. I guess she captured the essence of the swan

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    Lanie - An ina bauer into a triple salchow is NOT a little move. Neither the ina baue nor the salchow are little moves.

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