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    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?

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    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!!

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard
    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.

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    I may end up wanting to revise this later, but this is what comes to my head at the moment.

    MEN:
    Short -- "Les Patineurs", Brian Boitano, 87-88
    Long -- "Three Musketeers", Philippe Candeloro, 97-98

    LADIES:
    Short -- "Culture", Irina Slutskaya, 00-01
    Long -- "Concierto d'Aranjuez", Caryn Kadavy, 86-87

    PAIRS:
    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)

    DANCE:
    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.

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    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.

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    Long Programs
    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

    Short Programs
    Michelle Kwan: Rachmaninoff
    Michelle Kwan: The Feeling Begins
    Kristi Yamaguchi: The Blue Danube
    Alexei Yagudin Winter

    Exhibition
    Michelle Kwan: Fields of Gold
    Sasha Cohen: Romeo and Juliet

    Pro Numbers
    Kristi Yamaguchi: Doop/Doop as well as Madame Butterfly
    Brian Boitano: Music of the Night

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    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.

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    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)

    Best performances

    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

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm this is tough

    I'd have to go with... *covers eyes*
    Kurt's "Serenade to Sonia" because I fell in love with him from that moment... and it's just such a classic program
    but then I want to say Casablanca, Nyah, Antares.... I should just say "Kurt's Pro Programs" LOL

    but then there's Scott's numerous programs

    and Jamie and David....


    "Bet you can't like just one"

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    This is one of the most difficul choices in FS I ever had to take.

    But it will always remain Alexander Abt's SP on Armenian Selections.

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    Todd's "First Knight" - 1996 Worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard
    My new favorite program is Matt Savoie's short program, especially as it was skated at Nationals. Wow.
    I loved that program. It took me forever to figure out where I'd heard that music, although I knew I'd heard it about a million times. In the last 10 seconds I figured it out. It's the music from the last scene of the movie "Platoon". It's one of dh's all time favorites, the movie that is.

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    Michelle Kwan: East of Eden, Washington pro-am version.

    Rachmaninov short program.

    The Red Violin, 1999 Worlds exhibition version.

    Kristi Yamaguchi: Bridge over troubled waters.

    Kurt Browning: Singin' in the Rain

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    It is so hard to pick just one, but the one that always stands-out to me is Kurt Browning's "Brick House" which was so full of energy and fun and totally rocked the house when I saw it live in Philly during the 1996 Stars On Ice Show, so that is the one that I pick....probably mainly because of seeing it live.

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