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    Kristi Yamaguchi & Denis Petrov: One day I'll fly away
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    I used to really like exhibitions but not so much anymore. There were skaters I like watching skate exhibitions:

    Michelle Kwan
    Duh. :D My favorites were Dante's Prayer, Winter, Fields of Gold, One More Time, East of Eden and This Time Around (we've all seen them so I won't bother with posting links). She often put a lot of thought and care into creating her exhibition numbers and they were always so special and touching.

    Sasha Cohen
    Sasha's had a zillion exhibition numbers but I think Hernando's Hideaway was my favorite. I also like her Romeo and Juliet one as well.

    A few others from back when: Kristi Yamaguchi (It's Oh So Quiet), Oksana Bauil (Feeling Begins, Sadness, Rock Around the Clock duet with Victor Petrenko), Rudy Galindo, Surya Bonaly, and Kurt Browning (mainly Brick House and Singing in the Rain).


    In terms of current skaters, there are only a few:

    Mao Asada
    Queen of the exhibitions for this era of skaters. I did a blog post about it a while ago. She consistently puts out beautiful programs that really show a side of her that we don't get to see much in competition. Ballade, Por Una Cabeza and her recent Jupiter are my favorites. She's simply breathtaking in her exhibitions.

    Akiko Suzuki
    Her Libertango exhibition is the gatekeeper of that music; no one can touch it. That was the program that made me fall in love with her and made me realize just how amazing she is as a performer.

    Kanako Murakami
    Her most recent exhibition (I don't know the name) confirmed my belief that she is a versatile skater when it comes to music. The song is beautiful even though I don't understand the words and she relates to it so well; you can really see the feeling in her performance and I love that. It's a really lovely program and she skates it beautifully.

    Adelina Sotnikova
    Her Swan Lake exhibition blew me away last year and her Hernando's Hideaway did it again. I love her carriage, lines and extension; she is so gorgeous to watch. Also her expression and the way she hits the accents on the music makes her stand out from the nearly all of the other up-and-coming ladies.

    That's about it, though I did recently watch US Novice Champ Karen Chen's exhibition and I have to say I was quite impressed with her. I loved the fans and the way she utilized them in the program, though I do think it'd have looked better if they matched her costume. She has a presence about her that is really good for someone so young. It'll be interesting to see how she develops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by periperi View Post
    Knew I was missing a certain exhibition in my first post that I just couldn't put my finger on. I also wish we could've seen more of it this season.

    Now that we're on Kozuka, thought I'd add that his spread eagles alone endears me to his "Free Fallin'" EX.

    Right? I hope he keeps this exhibition for next season too--we need to see more of it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    YES to both! Loved those programs so much from him!

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    Some older exhibitions that I watch from time to time

    Debi Thomas & Vladimir Kotin doing their Michael Jackson Exhibition at the Goodwill games makes me smile
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ainW6rWLwaA

    Debi Thomas's Wanda Beazel EX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mm3Fud7Jmo

    Klimova & Ponomarenko do ballet on ice
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uop0jFV8tcA

    Not strictly an exhibition, but I love Rahkamo & Kokko's performance in the music video for Enigma's Beyond the Invisible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eX64wMyVwM

    Brian Boitano skating on a glacier to Water Fountain
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MleTnhI-lOw

    Tonya Harding 1987 NHK When you Wish Upon a Star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU9K1W6w-Vw

    Sinead Kerr & John Kerr Scottish Dance EX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LehA1TOwnEI

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    A few more:

    Kurt's Don't Fence Me In, That's Entertainment

    Kristi - Doop, Doop, It's Oh, So Quiet

    Michelle - Hands, Winter, Just Around the Riverbend (actually it's a medley of songs from "Pocahontas")

    Melissa Gregory, Denis Petukhov, & Johnny Weir - "Fallen Angels"

    Scott Hamilton - I Love Me (the one in which he plays a lounge lizard)

    SOI group numbers - Fun & Games (1998), Peace, Love, & Skating, Hard Steele is Back
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Tonya Harding 1987 NHK When you Wish Upon a Star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU9K1W6w-Vw
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    That's soooo beautiful, and knowing what happened makes it all the more poignant to watch.

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    Surprised no one mentioned Plushenko's Sex Bomb program. I'm not a fan of his but this program is comedy gold!!!!!!!!

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    ^ Oh, I love Plushy's "Sex Bomb." It's a hoot! I must say that I thought his "Baby Sex Bomb" was ridiculous (there was a discussion about that one quite a while ago on this board.

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    This is not exhibition perse, rather TV entertainment. But you will definitely feel your heart beating with those guys while watching it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPhKE9IF8wk Scott Hamilton & Kurt Browning Upside Down&Move It.

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    There was a Interpretative Skating Competition ever held, at Skate Canada 1990. It was won by 12 year old Joanna Ng.

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

    This was basically a competitive exhibition event, with only small jumps allowed.

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    IMO this is the BEST exhibition program ever: Kurt Browning's Singin' In The Rain:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtd7xq7URM

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zOoV9QsjRQ

    Wanna see some MANLY PERFORMANCE?! This is for you. Kurt sure knows how to play with his body and blade. Complete and precise control, I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    IMO this is the BEST exhibition program ever: Kurt Browning's Singin' In The Rain:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtd7xq7URM
    I didn't qualify that one in my post because it was obviously made for tv and not to be repeated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I didn't qualify that one in my post because it was obviously made for tv and not to be repeated.
    I think we can modify the rules on "Singin' in the Rain" by majority vote. Just because!

    And I agree that "Nyah" is a stupendously good program, and evidence of Kurt's range of expression.
    Last edited by Olympia; 04-14-2012 at 05:32 PM.

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