Ms. Eclectic and I are watching the Canadian Figure Skating Championships off and on this week. As we watched the ice dance competition, I was reminded of the very strikingly different performance nearly 25 years ago at the 1988 Calgary Olympics by the Duchesnays. When I saw it then, I was just blown away. It really grabbed me. After their creative dance, the rules were changed (unfortunately).
Here is a YouTube of their performance. It starts about two minutes in.
Now that I have watched more ice dancing over the past 25 years, I can see that there were some minor technical flaws in their performance. But I am still appalled that they received such low scores from some of the judges on artistic interpretation. Here is a link to the Russian narration with, it seems to me, slightly different camera work (It's a long video, but the Duchesnays were first, so you can fast forward to about the 2:20 mark):
Wow. Just Wow.
Side Note: The Duchesnays were from Quebec, Canada, but skated for France because they didn't think they could progress to their satisfaction in the Quebec/Canadian skating hierarchy. I'm glad they made that decision.