last time I remember hearing it in elite competition, it was Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze who were skating to it at Nagano 98. Maybe that's who you mean, or maybe there was a dance team who used it after that, but I don't follow dance anywhere near as closely as the other disciplines (especially in the post Anissina/Peizirat era), so I can't really say.
Shen and Zhao's Nutcracker Pas de Deux was a masterpiece. Their performance was romantic and dramatic because they played off each other so well, and the piece had great emotional impact.
Sorry, but I don't see how any single skater could ever even come close to what the Chinese were able to give to the audience. And their performance is still fresh in everyone's mind.
Keeper of Michelle's Nose
ITA, but I guess we each see different things.
Originally Posted by chuckm
As soon as I hear the opening cords of Malequena my mind shouts "Kristi!" and Swan Lake will always belong to Oksana to me, I don't know why anyone would even tackle it, even with a 10 year space, but, as we all saw last season, the Sasha praise was non stop.