posted by Christine Roth from United States on February 17, 2014 10:33 PM
The best ice dance couple of all time! Had to re-watch your 1992 performance in Albertville and the "move" and have made my husband watch it after the victory of Davis and White. Never stops amazing me and giving chills. Perfection. Thank you for your artistry and beauty on the ice. Just amazing...22 years later.
posted by Mark Smith from United States on February 16, 2014 2:03 PM
Greetings! I was watching the games this week when a discussion about skating and ice dance in particular broke out. I have been both a track athlete and dancer all my life and remember so well your performance in 1992, when I knew very little about skating but was blown away by your performance. I was lucky enough to find it on You tube and have since shown it to several people this week who were also amazed. That was such a tough year year for all the athletes from the 'Unified Team' and your performance for both strength and emotion will always be one of my greatest memories of the games. Best wishes. Mark
posted by troy d from United States on February 12, 2014 1:01 AM
Just found your '92 Olympic Performance on YouTube! It brought back terrific memories and still moves me to tears today. Although much has changed in pairs figure skating and ice dancing - your performance still stands as a pinnacle of grace and artistic expression. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with the world! Its a more beautiful place because of your contribution. :)
posted by Elisabeth from France on February 08, 2014 4:49 PM
After a long search on the web, I eventually find your website, and I want to tell you how wonderful the memory of your Masquerade is in my mind. Hearing that piece from Katshaturian has always been so emotional ever since. Back in the early 90's, I would never have missed one of your performances on TV. You two were the epitomy of grace and talent. Thank you so much for having shared your talent with us.
posted by Barbara from United States on January 26, 2014 12:30 PM
I remember being transfixed in front of my TV watching the incomparable ice dance by you both to A Man and a Woman. It was a LONG time ago. I wanted to show it to my husband and spent a long time searching the web because I thought it occurred in the 70s or 80s. I found the '92 video and it indeed is the routine I'd seen so long ago. BUT: unless I am totally out of my mind, I remember watching it when you wore entirely different costumes - my memory says you wore what looked like 'tattered rags' - I swear you weren't wearing the black outfits it shows in the '92 competition. Did you dance that routine in another costume at another time? Haven't found it if so. Thank you !
posted by Jon from United States on January 15, 2014 10:30 PM
I still remember the outstanding performance at Albertville. It seems like yesterday and remains in my mind as one of the best ice dancing performances ever. Thanks for a memorable performance.
posted by G W and Donna Bulman from on December 20, 2013 11:24 AM
We bought your home at Lake Arrowhead when you were getting ready to move on to San Jose. A great pleasure it was to meet you both and own such a beautiful home. Thank you both many times over. I have been watching for Timmy to arrive on the skating scene. G w and Donna Bulman
posted by flo chapgier from United States on December 17, 2013 2:59 PM
Dear Marina and Serguei,
I am french but living in California for the last 30 years. I can't tell you how exquisite I found your performance in 92 at the Olympic Games. I don't think I will ever see something as beautiful in ice skating ever.
Two days ago I e-mailed my group of meditators a youtube of that performance as a Xmas card, everyone who has never seen it, is so amazed and transported.
I don't know how to thank you !!
I wish there was a dvd of excellent quality to keep this alive !! :))))
So much love to you both and your family..
posted by Mina Flores Turner from United States on November 03, 2013 8:57 PM
In early 1995 I was pregnant with my only daughter who was born five weeks early on March 7th. Shortly before she was born, I was alone at home watching ice dancing on TV in my living room, when I saw your Dracula performance. I was immediately captivated by the music you chose, the costumes you wore, the precision and elegance of your dancing, and by Marina’s beauty. I learned that the piece you had skated to was from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and soon after that someone told me that the main female character in that movie was named “Mina.” My name is Mina, and by then I had danced ballroom and swing for seven years, and even participated in some minor competitions. I also love the ocean, and things of the ocean, including marinas. With all these facts coming together at the same time I knew that the perfect name for my daughter was “Marina.” She is now 18 years old. I have never been a fan of horror movies, so I had never seen Bram Stoker’s Dracula. But yesterday, my daughter and I sat down and watched it. Today, when my husband and I came home, my daughter, who knew the story of her name from a very young age, said to me, “Guess what I found?” She presented something for me to see on her iPod and I watched as something resembling a red cone began to rise and lower. She had gone onto youtube and found your Dracula performance. I had not seen it for 18-1/2 years, although I had searched for it in the years before youtube. It was magical watching it again. Thank you for inspiring me. We live in Pasadena, California, but we hope to some day drive up to your studio so that Marina can meet Marina (and Sergei of course).
posted by Maureen from United States on September 30, 2013 2:58 PM
Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko Thank you so much for taking my husbands phone call last fall and helping us find the music you performed too in the 1988 free dance competition. Thank you for sharing you're gifts with the world.