Your favorite program of all time?
I know this has probably been done before, but I looked through at least 7-8 pages and didn't see a similar thread. Besides, I'm curious as to what you all say since I'm just getting into figure skating myself--I figure programs you mention will give me a good list of things to go seek out. (Ulterior motives, bwahahaha!)
It's incredibly hard for me to pick...I think it's a tie between Kurt Browning's "That's Entertainment" and "Nyah." "Entertainment" is just so fun, lighthearted, and always puts me in a good mood, while "Nyah" is just beautiful and emotional and gives me chills every time I watch it.
What are your picks?
Figure Skating Fan
well, it's hard to choose an all-time favorite program, but one that I just love watching over and over is Xue Shen and Honbo Zhao's "Turandot" program. It's just so beautiful!!
My new favorite program is Matt Savoie's short program, especially as it was skated at Nationals. Wow. Following closely is Evgeni's "Moonlight Sonata" SP and his "Adagio" SP from Bofrost 2002. And Alexander Abt's "Russian Sailor Dance" SP, also from Bofrost 2002.
I guess I'm just an SP kind of girl.
Ironcially I'm totally the opposite--I love the technique in the SP, but its the artistry and open-endedness of the LP that I love the most. Different strokes, I guess.
Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard
In my heart, I'm actually Canadian....
I may end up wanting to revise this later, but this is what comes to my head at the moment.
Short -- "Les Patineurs", Brian Boitano, 87-88
Long -- "Three Musketeers", Philippe Candeloro, 97-98
Short -- "Culture", Irina Slutskaya, 00-01
Long -- "Concierto d'Aranjuez", Caryn Kadavy, 86-87
Short -- Sale & Pelletier, 01-02, not sure of the music, but it was the one that was done as kind of a battle of wills type thing between a man and a woman.
Long -- "Love Story", Sale & Pelletier, 99-00 (Ironically, the only time they did it and it didn't thoroughly move me was at SLC)
Original Dance -- Spanish Medley, Anissina & Peizerat, 01-02.
Set Pattern (this goes way back) -- Bestemianova & Bukin, Paso Doble, 84 Olys
Free Dance -- "Barnum", Torvill & Dean, 82-83; I've seen some that I've liked just as much or more, but this is the program that got me truly excited about the possibilites of ice dance.
I have a few favorites
. G and G: Vocalise and the 1988 Long program
Michelle K's long program in 1998 (especially at US nationals)--blue grey dress (angelica?)
Yuka Sato: Pro program to "I Love You always forever"
Brian B-1988 Long Program
B and S- Chaplin program-"City Lights"
I will probably think of more!
You are right, Johnny Coop. That Candeloro program was memorable. I was caught up in it. I wish it was more typical for him.
Michelle Kwan: Salome
Torvil and Dean Bolero
Annisina and Peizerat: Carmina Burana
M and D Liebestram
Gordeeva and Grinkov Moonlight Sonata
Alexei Yagudin: Lawrence of Arabia
Michelle Kwan: Rachmaninoff
Michelle Kwan: The Feeling Begins
Kristi Yamaguchi: The Blue Danube
Alexei Yagudin Winter
Michelle Kwan: Fields of Gold
Sasha Cohen: Romeo and Juliet
Kristi Yamaguchi: Doop/Doop as well as Madame Butterfly
Brian Boitano: Music of the Night
In my heart, I'm actually Canadian....
You know -- I have NEVER seen Doop Doop, but I have heard SO much about it; I would love to get my hands on a tape of it so I can finally see it.
Speaking of just programs, I'll go with:
Michelle Kwan: Miraculous Mandarin, The Red Violin, Ariane
Kristina Czako: The Addams Family 97 LP
Ilia Klimkin: Dr. Diesel
Jeff Buttle: This years LP Naqoygatsi (sp?)
Vanessa Gursmeroli: The Mask 97 sp
Kristi Yamaguchi: Malaguena 92 LP (sooo difficult, incredible)
Kwan: Salome, Romanza, Aranjuez, Fields of Gold, East of Eden exhbition
Julia S.: Tango from last year at Europeans and Worlds
Anissina/Peizerat: Romeo and Juliet, Flamenco OD from 02
Krylova/Ovsianakov: Masquerade Waltz
B/S: City Lights, Olympic sp
John Curry: Don Quixote
Tonya Harding: Her winning LP (Send in the Clowns) when she landed her 3 axel at Nats
YeBin Mok: The Swan 03 sp