posted by Philipp Leibfried from Germany on September 03, 2010 7:51 PM
Dear Marina & Sergei,
the first time I saw you was on TV at a friend's during the 1992 winter olympics, and we were only casually watching - until your free dance started. It moved me to tears, and still does sometimes now, although I've seen it countless times (I bought a video tape a few years later, and nowadays, there's youtube).
That was truly a historical moment, I think there has never been an equally beautiful and moving ice dance performance.
It was so beautiful that one can hardly stand it :-) Thank you!
Regards and best wishes
posted by K from on June 16, 2010 2:32 AM
Dear Marina and Sergei! Your Drakula dance is so beautiful! and really inspiring! and all your programs are. i watch them on youtube all the time and can't get enough! Drakula is one of my favorite free dances now! This year Pnantom Opery by MerylDavis-CharlieWhite and the one by OksanaDomnina-MaksimShabalin also became my favorites, and i watch them all the time too. And i dont know about technical part, i love your programs for their beauty and cause they are so interesting. Watching them is like watching an exiting film or a book. Sorry that sounded awkward! Watching your skating always makes me feel happy and enjoy skating!
And also thanks for the golden waltz! i am not there yet, but steps look really impressive! i so want to learn it!
Thank you so much!
posted by joel libbea from United States on March 04, 2010 5:22 PM
Like many others, I watched the Olympic skating this year. And, like many others, I was drawn back to your performances. Bravo! Nobody ever did it like Klimova and Ponomarenko. You have given so much joy to all of us. Much happiness to you!
posted by Madhulika Somasekhar from United States on March 02, 2010 9:00 PM
Everyone has their memory of magic; mine was in watching the two of you skate that gold medal sequence in 1992. Those were difficult times for us, I never knew your names, but I remember that electrifying dance, with that fabulous ending. Today after all these years, I found it on you-tube, and it is still magical to me. How appropriate the selection of music etc. If you lived in the Boston area, I would come with my 11 year old to personally thank you for your contribution, just to my memory-self. I wish you & your family love your whole lives, and LOTS of success.
posted by Claudia from United States on February 28, 2010 12:42 PM
I watched the 2010 Olympics and enjoyed it; yet, I couldn't help but reach for an old VHS tape of the 1992 Olympics to watch (several times over) that year's ice dancing gold medal champions' performance. To this day, no one has ever come close to Klimova and Ponomarenko's artistry, beauty, and genius...unequaled.
posted by Jane from United States on February 23, 2010 12:30 AM
No one has ever skated with the beauty, emotion, and grace which the two of you offered on the ice. I miss watching you perform as amateurs as well as professionals. I wish you and your sons the brightest of futures.
posted by Linda from United States on February 22, 2010 5:30 PM
So happy to find your website! Tonight as I watch the free dance from the Vancouver games, I will remember the magic you displayed in Albertville and how nothing has come close ever since. Every now and again, I have to go to YouTube and watch your performance from 1992 because it is just so magically stirring and beautiful. It was simply superb. It is very nice to see that you are both well and are teaching. I wish you both love, happiness and success. I miss seeing Klimova and Ponomarenko on the ice!!!! All the best to you both and your boys :-)
posted by Susan Ackerman from United States on February 22, 2010 1:20 PM
I agree that your Bach program stands the test of time. I still watch it. Tonight I am rooting for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir because they are exquisite together. They come closest to achieving what you have accomplished in originality, beauty, musicality and partnering. And they are young so they also have a chance of matching your longevity.
Keep up the good work. You have been such an inspiration.
posted by rebecca from on February 21, 2010 11:07 PM
Dear Ms. Marina Klimova and Mr. Sergei Ponomarenko, No one else compares.
posted by Linda Moon from United States on February 19, 2010 11:17 PM
Your performance in the '92 Olympics, to me, remains the most beautiful ice dancing routine ever! And how wonderful to know your partenship on the ice and off has continued for over 20 years...both an accomplishment in your profession! As I watch the ice dancing tonight my thoughts go back to both of you...no one compares!