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Favourite Programs by your Favourite Skaters
More off-season fun! Please keep positive
I'll get the ball rolling:
SP: Grand Guignol (2011-2012)
LP: Liebestraume (2012-2013)
EX: Fly Me To The Moon (2013)
SP: Clair de Lune (2011-2012)
LP: Schindler's List (2013-2015)
EX: The Walker: SOI group number 2014
SP: Historia de un Amor (2013-2014) (it was really hard to choose between this and Tron)
LP: West Side Story (2012-2013)
EX: Black Betty (2012-2013)
SP: St Louis Blues (2011-2012)
LP: The Bolt (2010-2011)
EX: Smooth Criminal (2011)
SP - The Feeling Begins
LP - Lyra Angelica
Ex - Fields of Gold
SP - Kill Bill
LP - O
Ex - Love Dance
SP - Cannon in D
LP - Mozart
Ex - Hallelujah, Imagine
SP - The Swan
LP - Winter into Spring
Ex - Moon River
SP - Techno Swan
LP - Turandot, both versions
Ex - You Raise Me Up, Yugao
SP - Dralion
LP - Poeta
Ex - Run
SP - White Legend
LP - R&J 1.0
Ex. Hana Ni Nare
SP - Eye, In the Garden of Souls
LP - Blues for Kook
Ex. Love Letter, Tango Primavera
Also love Jason's Grand Guignol SP.
SP - Danse Macabre
FS - The Lark Ascending, Les Miserables, Adios Nonino
Ex - All of Me
SP - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
FS - Dark eyes, O
Ex - Love Dance, Libertango
SP - Chairman's Waltz, Gabriel's Oboe
FS - Violin Concerto, Carmen, Symohony No.3
Ex - Bolero, Requiem
SP - Canon, Canaro en Paris, Piano Trio No.2
FS - Faune, Bolero
Ex - It's Oh So Quiet
SP - Tango de los Exilados, Take Five, Elegie
FS - Aranjuez, The Four Seasons (13-14)
Ex - Viva la Vida
SP - Chambermaid Swing, Moanin'
FS - Led Piano Concerto No.4, Led Zeppelin
Ex - But not for me
SP - Sing Sing Sing, Primavera Poteno, The Artist
FS - The Artist, Piano Concerto No.2
Ex - Singin' in the rain
Virtue / Moir
SD - Rumba, Finnstep
FD - Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Carmen, Grazunov
Ex - Hallelujah
in 4S we trust
The great gig in the sky
And the waltz goes on
(actually all their programs except Funny face)
Hana ni nare
Ne me quitte pas
Je suis malade
Waltz masquerade SP
SP: Romanza - from the first year she really seems to feel the music
LP: Lyra Angelica - I really liked Michelle best during the late 90s and this program for me was a highlight
Ex: East of Eden - loved the music
SP: Tango de Roxanne - I really just liked his program in Sochi for the team event, he really rose to the occasion he seemed to will one more clutch performance from his body.
LP: St Petersburg 300 and The Godfather - I really loved both, he seemed to have a such a presence with these programs.
EX: None - I've never been as big of fan of his exhibitions as of his competitive programs, i like them alright but none really stand out to me.
Mishkutenok and Dmitriev:
SP: The Swan - Not many to choose from but I liked this best.
LP: Symphony of Emotions - lovely music, lovely program, arguably worthy of Olympic gold.
EX: Somewhere Out There - (Dmitriev and Kazakova) M/D just didn't have many to choose from.
Grishuk and Platov:
OD: Libertango - one of the greatest OD ever performed.
FD: The Feeling Begins - for me this program showcased G/P at their best, they were so inovative and fast but in control and they seemed so confident.
EX: You'll See - my favorite exhibition from any era and any discipline.
Go sonograms & silver foxes
LP: Tribute To Nijinsky, The Godfather
EX: Russian Country Dance, Crazy Bird, Asisai
SP: Rock'n'roll medley, Cyber Swan Lake
LP: Blues for Klook
SP: Duelin' Banjos
SP: White Legend
EX: Hello I Love You
I'm a woman. I can be as contrary as I choose!
There are many tbh but I'll choose few, from some of my favorite skaters.
1. Mishkutenok&Dmitriev: LP in Lillehammer
2. Klimova&Ponomarenko: FD in 1990 WC, FD in Albertville 1992, Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5 in 1992 Challenge of Champions.
3. Torvill&Dean: FD Sarajevo, OD Rhumba in Lillehammer.
4. Ilia Kulik: SP Faust, LP Romeo&Juliet both in 1997
5. Alexei Yagudin: SP&LP in 2002, and yes I love his performance in 2001 WC with the Revolutionary Etude.
6. Grishuk&Platov: OD Libertango, FD The Feeling Begins 1997
7. Yulia: LP Schindler's List (and Kung Fu Panda. )
8. Virtue&Moir: Mahler 2010, FD 2011 Hip Hip Chin Chin (Hot, Hot, Hot ), Carmen 2013
Mao, Michelle and Takahashi: I love too many programs (almost all of them ) from these two skaters so I'm not going to list them all.
The Protopopovs: Everything
John Curry: Everything
Moiseeva&Minenkov : Everything
SP: Bolero, Tosca, Moonlight Sonata (this SP IMO was one of his best), Michael Jackson Melody.
LP: Tribute to Nijinsky, Russian Folk/Dark Eyes, Once Upon A Time in America
EX: All, except Only You
SP: Malaguena, Sweet and Tender Beast, Dark Eyes
LP: Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker
LP: Sense and Sensibility, Dreamcatcher
EX: La Valtz (w/Kurt Browning), Malaguena (w/ Kurt Browning), American Tribute to 911
Anissina and Peizarat
SP: Tango de Guell
LP: Romeo and Juliet, Carmina Burana, Man In the Iron Mask
EX: Time to Say Goodbye
Mishkutenok and Dmitriev
SP: Strangely enough, I wasn't a big fan of any of their SPs.
LP: Liebestraum -Dreams of Love, The Symphony of Emotions
SP: Danse Macabre
LP: Lark Ascending, Concerto in F
EX: Someone Like You
Tripping on the Podium
Mao Asada the most from her
Rochmaninoff: Bells of Moscow and Piano Concerto Number 2
Rochmaninoff Piano Concerto 2
Le Corsaire ～ Grand Pas Classique ～ Paquita
Frank Mills's A Classical Rock and Piano Concerto No. 1.
Rochmaninoff Piano Concerto 2
The Last Emperor
Shiraz and Lion of the Desert
Violin Fantasy on Puccini's Turandot
1990 - 1991 LP music (can't find the music)
Bona Fide Member
SP: Ave Maria, Devil's Trill
FS: Bolero, Mozart's Concerto
EX: Sheherazade, Mein Herr
SD: this season's one
SP: Send in the Clowns
FS: Pink Panther
SP: Gabriel's Oboe
FS: Grieg's Concerto
SP: 1998 Rachmaninoff
FS: probably Tosca
Others to follow maybe...
Gotta Have Music
Todd Eldredge - Short Program - Carmina Burana/Mythodea (he expanded it into an interpretative free @ the 2002 Hershey's Spring Challenge) , prior to that Olympic season, my favorite sp or his was "Walk on the Wild Side"
Free Skate - First Knight (1996 Worlds, 1998 Goodwill Games), 1492 (2001 Worlds), Lord of the Rings - 2002 Olympics
Exhibition - Il Mare Calmo de la Sera, The Glory
Meryl & Charlie
short dance - My Fair Lady
free dance - Samson & Delilah, Die Fledermaus (honorable mention)
ex. - their current ones in SOI
sp - Carmina Burana
fs - Henry V
exhibition - JFK, Schindlers' List, Apollo 13
more to come, I'm sure!
Mao liebestraum 2, Rach. C 2, ex ballade
Dai Eye, cyber swan
Shibs. Memoirs of a geisha, cinema paradise, michael buble Sd.
Akiko cirq soleil, hymne al amour