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    Former figure skater and HUGE figure skating fan. n_halifax's Avatar
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    If you could organize your own show...

    If you could organize your own show and invite skaters to participate (amateur, professional, even retired, only rule is that they have to be still living) who would you invite?

    You can pick 5 ladies, 5 men, 3 pairs teams and 3 ice dance teams. I'm curious to see who everyone would pick...

    My picks:

    ICE DANCE: Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay, Susanna Rakhamo and Petri Kokko, Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas
    PAIRS: Anita Hartshorn and Frank Sweiding, Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini, Sarah Abitbol and Stephane Bernadis
    LADIES: Katarina Witt, Liz Manley, Michelle Kwan, Denise Biellmann, Laetitia Hubert-Holbecq
    MEN: Kurt Browning, Robin Cousins, Jeremy Abbott, Toller Cranston, Rudy Galindo

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    5 ladies:
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Yuka Sato
    Sasha Cohen
    Josee Chouinard
    Katia Gordeeva

    5 men
    Kurt Browning
    Scott Hamilton
    Brian Boitano
    Evan Lysacek
    Ryan Bradley

    3 pairs teams
    Jamie Sale & David Pelletier
    Elena Bechke & Denis Petrov
    Elena Bereznaya & Anton Sikharudleze (sp)

    3 ice dance teams
    Renee Roca & Gorsha Sur
    Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto
    Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov


    yeah... so I'm not very diversified...

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    MEN: Johnny Weir, Stéphane Lambiel (I want JW and him to perform together (besides a throw 3A) ), Daisuke Takahashi, Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, and Rudy Galindo (sorry that's 6)

    LADIES: Irina Slutskaya, Sasha Cohen, Mao Asada, Shae-Lynn Bourne, and Fumie Suguri

    ICE DANCE: Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon, and Sinead Kerr & John Kerr (yummy)

    PAIRS: Shen & Zhao, Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy, and Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman (I wish they would skate together again)

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    My main criterion here is that these are skaters whose exhibitions (as opposed to competitions) I have really enjoyed:

    PAIRS
    The Protopopovs
    Babilonia and Gardner
    Shen & Zhao
    Berezhnya and Sikuralidze (but they wouldn't come because my invitation would be lost in the mail, because I misspelled their names )
    I also get a 5th pair, because I am asking both Rudy Galindo and Kristi Yamaguchi, and I want to see them skate pairs as well as singles!

    ICE DANCE
    Torvill and Dean
    Davis & White
    Denkova and Staviyski
    Rahkamo & Kokko
    Bestemianova & Bukin

    MEN
    Ryan Bradley
    Vladimir Kotin
    Rudy Galindo
    Toller Cranston
    Gary Beacom

    LADIES
    Midori Ito
    Michelle Kwan
    Irina Slutskaya
    Debi Thomas
    Dorothy Hamill

    (It's not fair that the dance & pairs fans only get to pick 3! Throws tantrum)
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    Men: Stephane Lambiel, Phillipe Candeloro, Evgeny Plushenko, Daisuke Takahashi, Alexei Yagudin

    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada, Yu-na Kim, Lucinda Ruh, Surya Bonaly

    Pairs: Shen/Zhou, Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev

    Ice-Dance: ANISSINA/PEIZERAT , Denkova/Staviski, Navka/Kostomarov

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    Really great responses so far! There are skaters in EACH of your personalized shows I would love to see. If only this was for real...

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    Ladies


    Miki Ando ( Requiem or Memoirs of a Geisha ), Shizuka Arakawa, Sasha Cohen, Oksana Baiul and Mirai Nagasu.

    ( If I had more choices I would have Mao Asada performing Por Una Cabeza and Yu Na Kim performing her competition programs Danse Macabre or Tango de Roxanne)


    Men


    Johnny Weir ( Rondo or Fallen Angels with Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov ), Stephane Lambiel, Daisuke Takahashi, Brian Joubert, Evgeny Plushenko


    Ice Dancing


    Navka/Kostomarov ( Pink Panther or Passion ), Grushina/Goncharov, Khokhlova/ Novitsky


    Pairs


    Totmianina/Marinin , Shen/Zhao ( performing Thais by Jules Massenet ), Murkhotova/ Trankov
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    There's a great idea! Saying which program you'd most like to see from each skater. Here are my favourite programs from the skaters in my ideal show:

    ICE DANCE:

    Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay - Missing and/or Missing II
    Susanna Rakhamo and Petri Kokko - The Psalm or Beyond The Invisible
    Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas - Sunrise At Alcatraz

    PAIRS:

    Anita Hartshorn and Frank Sweiding - 1492, Enigma or Voices
    Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini - Fly Me To The Moon or One Night With You/Now Or Never
    Sarah Abitbol and Stephane Bernadis - The Angel And The Devil

    LADIES:

    Katarina Witt - I Belong To Me or Lemon Tree
    Liz Manley - The Impossible Dream, Legends Of The Fall or I Will Survive
    Michelle Kwan - Fields Of Gold or Dante's Prayer
    Denise Biellmann - Istanbul or Goodnight My Angel
    Laetitia Hubert-Holbecq - Tango From Cirque Du Soleil, Dead Can Dance or The Fifth Element (prostitute on drugs)

    MEN:

    Kurt Browning - Antares or Lightning Crashes
    Robin Cousins - Falling In Love With You Again or Satan's L'il Lamb
    Jeremy Abbott - A Day In The Life
    Toller Cranston - I, Pagliacci
    Rudy Galindo - Send In The Clowns

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_halifax View Post
    Rudy Galindo - Send In The Clowns
    YMCA! YMCA! YMCA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I loved Rudy's Village People number as well... his Ice Castles and On Golden Pond pro programs were awesome too... but Send In The Clowns is my all time favourite. Masterful use of that hoop and really dramatic and well timed and constructed program.

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    For an exhibtion type show:

    Ladies:
    Sasha Cohen: this is so hard to narrow down to one, but I guess Dont Rain On My Parade.
    Katerina Witt: Sheindler's List
    Katia Gordeeva: Grieg
    Michelle Kwan: Hands
    Shizuka Arakawa: Cats

    Men:
    Stephane Lambiel: Flamenco
    Evgeni Plushenko: Art on Ice (live with Edvin Marton)
    Johnny Weir: Poker Face or else Ave Maria
    Jeff Buttle: whatever he wants. He makes any music look good.
    Nobonari Oda: Smile

    Pairs:
    S&S: Anything. I loved Titanic though.
    Shen and Zhao: Time to Say Goodbye
    Sale and Pelletier: Come Away With Me

    Dance:
    Davis and White: Across the Sea
    Torvill & Dean: that Arabian one... I think she cane out of a veil or something...
    Anissina and Peizerat: Thier Olympic Freedance

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    filling in programs:

    PAIRS
    The Protopopovs-Schubert's Ave Maria
    Babilonia and Gardner-the Olympic long program they never got to skate in real life
    Shen & Zhao-Turandot
    Berezhnya and Sikuralidze (but they wouldn't come because my invitation would be lost in the mail, because I misspelled their names ) (Lady Caliph)
    I also get a 5th pair, because I am asking both Rudy Galindo and Kristi Yamaguchi, and I want to see them skate pairs as well as singles! (Romeo & Juliet)

    ICE DANCE
    Torvill and Dean-Song of India; Paso Doble OSP; Mack & Mable
    Davis & White-Beyond the Sea; Samson and Delilah
    Denkova and Staviyski-Baroque OD
    Rahkamo & Kokko-Enigma Pro program; Sibelius FD
    Bestemianova & Bukin-Rasputin

    MEN
    Ryan Bradley-Happy Birthday Polka SP or his current Baroque LP
    Vladimir Kotin-Billie Jean
    Rudy Galindo-On Golden Pond
    Toller Cranston-Graduation Ball SP; Tales from the Vienna Woods Pro
    Gary Beacom-Birdland (skating solely to bird song) & I'm Your Man

    LADIES
    Midori Ito-Scheherazade
    Michelle Kwan-Romanza SP
    Irina Slutskaya-Queen of Hearts
    Debi Thomas-1988 SP
    Dorothy Hamill-Tom Thumb (Barnum)

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    Ladies:
    Michelle Kwan
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Yu-Na Kim
    Mirai Nagasu
    Caroline Zhang

    If I could add more, Katerina Witt and Katia Gordeeva.

    Men:
    Brian Boitano
    Paul Wylie
    Kurt Browning
    Scott Hamilton
    Ilia Kulik

    If I could add more, Alexei Yagudin, Robin Cousins, Evan Lysacek.

    Pairs:
    Shen/Zhao
    Underhill/Martini
    Bechke/Petrov (only because I can't have Gordeeva/Grinkov)

    Dance:
    Torvill/Dean
    Davis/White
    Punsalen/Swallow - Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    If I could add more Lang/Tchernyshev, Usova/Platov, Anissina /Peizerat, Virtue/Moir

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    dorispulaski - You just got two sighs out of me... Rasputin and I'm Your Man... awesome, awesome numbers... and Katarina's Schindler's List is another classic...

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    There's a great idea! Saying which program you'd most like to see from each skater. Here are my favourite programs from the skaters in my ideal show
    Ok going off of a similar program as what Stars on Ice has (minus the extra group numbers...

    Opening of show - "Let's Get It Started (In Here)" by the Blackeyed Peas (whole cast)

    5 ladies:
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    - first number: It's Oh So Quiet
    - second number: Desert Rose
    - Encore: Madame Butterfly

    Yuka Sato
    - I Make Him Feel Good
    - Take My Hand
    - Encore: Wine Safari

    Sasha Cohen
    - Moonlight Sonata
    - Romeo & Juliet
    - Encore: Dark Eyes (though I'd have her wear the red dress because I like it lol)

    Josee Chouinard
    - The Sweater
    - Humoresque
    - Encore (she gets two): Rose in the Wind and Prima Donna

    Katia Gordeeva
    - The Ribbon
    - Beautiful
    - Encore: Fragile

    5 men
    Kurt Browning
    - Serenade to Sonia
    - NYAH love:
    - Encores: Antares, Play that Funky Music, Casablanca (yeah I'm gonna make him work for his paycheck.)

    Scott Hamilton
    - Walk This Way
    - With One More Look (At You)
    - Encores: One Week, Double Bogie Blues, I Love Me

    Brian Boitano
    - Wild Elephants (Gap Commercial + Brian = Massive Geek)
    - Gone

    Evan Lysacek
    - Sway
    - Carmen (yes I really do mean that)

    Ryan Bradley
    - Country Medley
    - 2009 LP
    - encore : he'd have something new lol shoot he could skate something entertaining while a dude read the phone book.

    3 pairs teams

    Jamie Sale & David Pelletier
    - Love Story
    - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
    - Encore: La Vie En Rose

    (changing one! LOL)
    Isabella Brasseur & Lloyd Eisler
    - Patricia The Stripper
    - I Just Wanna Fly

    Elena Bereznaya & Anton Sikharudleze (sp)
    - Chaplin
    - The Kid
    - Encore: Let Me Be Your Wings

    3 ice dance teams

    Renee Roca & Gorsha Sur
    - Ghost
    - Everything Must Change
    - Encore: Time To Say Goodbye

    Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto
    - Elvis Medley (only I would want their Exhibition version)
    - Gypsy Dance (2005 FD)
    - Encore: 2008 FD

    Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov
    - Adam & Eve/Fallen Angels (sans Johnny)
    - Black and Gold
    - Pie Jesu
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