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    Tonichelle I am happy you got to see Brian Orser skate to Ebbtide....I saw it on tv and thought it was great.

    Another skater that I've always enjoyed is Matt Savoie. He got a standing ovation in 2006 at Nationals to his program to the Mission. He just channeled the music ...brought tears to my eyes. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRqY2Q2WUl8

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    Don't forget this one:
    Judy Blumberg/Michael Seibert 1984 Olympics,Scheherazade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcmLc...eature=related

    Their lunge sequences leave me speechless!

    I have really enjoyed looking at everyone's selections -- keep 'em coming!
    Last edited by Kitt; 06-09-2010 at 09:39 PM.

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    For Mao Asada, I would add her "so deep is the night" exhibition to her other chopin programs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51vXb...eature=related

    I can watch this again and again!

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    Thoughts while reading this thread.

    1. THAT'S Gary Beacom! Sakes alive, I LOVED him as a kid. He would do these funky spins and was so weirdly cool. I cheered when I clicked the youtube link and saw who it was. Mathman, you just made my day.

    2. Matt Savoie's The Mission was gorgeous. The way the camera moved around during the spin with the climaxing music was practically poetry. Kudos to whoever shot that, and kudos to Mr. Savoie for skating that program so gorgeously.

    3. Jeff Buttle's "Naqoyqatsi". It's not a program I can watch repeatedly because it gives me the heeby-jeebies, but the construction and skate is just stunning. The bent-legged spread eagle collapse thing sends shivers up my spine.

    4. Stephane Lambiel's "Poeta." If someone could explain the physics of that final spin, that would be great.

    5. Daisuke Takahashi's "Swan Lake (Hip Hop)" was electrifying. I think if I were trying to convince people that figure skating's a sport and richer than stereotypes suggest, I'd show them this performance.

    6. Missing... one of the all time great programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    2. Matt Savoie's The Mission was gorgeous. The way the camera moved around during the spin with the climaxing music was practically poetry. Kudos to whoever shot that, and kudos to Mr. Savoie for skating that program so gorgeously.
    Director Doug Wilson can be thanked for some of the BEST skating photography on television. He was a genius. Skating on TV has not been the same since his retirement. Fantastic individual. Totally dedicated to showcasing the sport. I think his retirement was the real reason ESPN lost interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
    Don't forget this one:
    Judy Blumberg/Michael Seibert 1984 Olympics,Scheherazade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcmLc...eature=related

    Their lunge sequences leave me speechless!

    I have really enjoyed looking at everyone's selections -- keep 'em coming!
    Thanks so much for putting up the link to this! It's a gorgeous program, and you're right about the lunge sequence. It's as good as anything people are doing nowadays.

    Edit: I just went back and watched Mao's "So Deep the Night." A gorgeous piece. Her expressiveness, both of face and of movement, is so engaging. I think that's also my favorite costume of hers--a beautiful, intense color, simple lines, perfectly suited to the music. That and "Por Una Cabeza" are probably my two favorite pieces of hers. I know they're both exhibition numbers, but they also tell us a lot about her skating skills. She's not phoning it in here. I agree with you, SkateSkates, that I could watch this again and again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
    Don't forget this one:
    Judy Blumberg/Michael Seibert 1984 Olympics,Scheherazade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcmLc...eature=related

    Their lunge sequences leave me speechless!

    I have really enjoyed looking at everyone's selections -- keep 'em coming!
    That was wonderful. Thanks for posting . Did they win a medal?

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    I seem to recall that they were just edged out for a medal. I think it was Torvill and Dean for gold, Bestemianova and Bukhin for silver, and Klimova and Ponomarenko for bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Thoughts while reading this thread.

    1. THAT'S Gary Beacom! Sakes alive, I LOVED him as a kid. He would do these funky spins and was so weirdly cool. I cheered when I clicked the youtube link and saw who it was. Mathman, you just made my day.

    2. Matt Savoie's The Mission was gorgeous. The way the camera moved around during the spin with the climaxing music was practically poetry. Kudos to whoever shot that, and kudos to Mr. Savoie for skating that program so gorgeously.

    3. Jeff Buttle's "Naqoyqatsi". It's not a program I can watch repeatedly because it gives me the heeby-jeebies, but the construction and skate is just stunning. The bent-legged spread eagle collapse thing sends shivers up my spine.

    4. Stephane Lambiel's "Poeta." If someone could explain the physics of that final spin, that would be great.

    5. Daisuke Takahashi's "Swan Lake (Hip Hop)" was electrifying. I think if I were trying to convince people that figure skating's a sport and richer than stereotypes suggest, I'd show them this performance.

    6. Missing... one of the all time great programs.
    Thank you for posting that brilliant performance that I had never seen before. What original choreography! David Wilson, of course. The best!

    (Great reaction from Joannie Rochette at the end of that clip, too. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyria View Post
    For Johnny Weir, my vote goes to My Way:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug7F_jI1yYY

    It sort of sums up his whole career, doesn't it?
    Yes it does, but in 10, 20 years I think everyone will remember The Swan and "Camille."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Yes it does, but in 10, 20 years I think everyone will remember The Swan and "Camille."
    I agree, though, for me, Otonal will be teh first program that comes to mind.

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    Matrix is absolutely right for Joubert!

    Oddly, I always think of P&S's Race Cars Fd which they skated at their first worlds, and their Tango FD which they skated at their last one. I have totally forgotten what their version of UoC looked like.
    Race Cars (this is a hoot of a program) They line up for the start, pass and repass each other, have pit stops, and a final crash.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og2Ngb-FJjk
    Their final (last ) tango program
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqvN2SSZgHo

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    Another for Jeffrey Buttle:

    Jeffrey Buttle - "Eclogue for Piano and Strings"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgoBjmzl0U

    Matt Savoie - 2005 US Championships SP
    Can't find it on youtube.
    I wept in the arena.

    Jeremy Abbott:

    2010 US Championships LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9cFTx2jig

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    Blumberg/Seibert were at least vindicated at Worlds that year and won bronze; too bad they didn't win an Olympic medal that year though.

    and to think he did those lunge sequences with a groin injury!

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    Nicole Bobek, Dr. Zhivago
    Nicole Bobek skates to Dr. Zhivago at 1995 US Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be1ERAMEsPc

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