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What makes me think "This is a well-choreographed program!" are the small details, the refinement in creating a character, when you're watching a skater/pair and you feel into another world, when he/she/they is/are able to create something unique and, when I hear that music again, I think "This is the music that that skater skated to!", and these are good example for me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOf6-8lT9t0 Kostner 2012 FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IutFxNBUujU Kostner 2012 SP (both Lori Nichol)
Davis /White Bat, absolutely!
John Curry Don Quijote
Michelle Kwan's Rachmaninoff
Savchenko/Szolkowy's Pink Panther
Katarina Witt Carmen (yes, a lot of posing, but it remains one of my favourite programs ever!)
Yu Na Kim 2010 FS (the perfect example for what I mean with a sophisticated program!)
Tripping on the Podium
I love almost everything Michelle did, but Salome was the one I still think is incredible.
Love Yuna Kim's Gershwin LP (really sophisticated and sublime), Danse SP and Tango SP
I still love Alexei Yagudin's Winter SP. We'll never see such step again tho.
Hanyu's Romeo & Juliet LP
Almost everything done by Dai, but then he can make the most drab choreography look like the most electrifying thing you've ever seen. (So this is in a way very biased. I really liked his Oly LP)
The reason why I included the Kerrigan example in my previous post is that I don't think the skater is particularly charismatic or expressive, but she does what the choreography asks her to do, in time with the music, and I feel that the choices of movements in connection with that music do make an emotional statement, especially at the end of the program (the part that would be considered the "choreo sequence" in today's rules). So I feel like Mary Scotvold is the artist in this case.