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    Isabelle Duchesnay & Paul Duchesnay

    French ice dancers Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay (brother and sister), now retired, are the 1992 Olympic silver medalists and 1991 World Champions. Paul was born in July 31, 1961, in Metz, France, while his sister was born on December 18, 1963, in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Together, they competed for Canada from 1982-1985, and competed for France from 1985-1992. They are 1985 Canadian bronze medallists and four time French national champions.

    Paul had a serious roller-blading accident which caused the team to retire from skating in 1994. He is currently coaching in Canada.

    Isabelle was married to Christopher Dean from 1991-1993. She wrote a book, Notre passion (Sports pour tous), in 1992.


    Isabelle's Wikipedia
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_Duchesnay

    Paul's Wikipedia
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Duchesnay

    Isabelle on IMDB
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0239830/

    original Post by Min Thea Fitzpatrick
    March 18, 2015


    I am a tremendous fan of the brother/ sister ice dance 1991 Champions Duchesnays. I wanted to express my admiration and love for this innovative, revolutionary pair of skaters. They retired in 1996, but they still have millions of fans who watch their performances on YouTube. My favorites of all time!


    PROGRAMS

    1984-85

    1985 Canadian Nationals FD (excerpt)
    They finished third
    https://youtu.be/JAme5nbtM6w?t=288

    1985-86

    1986 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5wBbjWZy2I

    1986-87
    OSP: Waltz: "The Skater's Waltz, " Op. 183 by Émile Waldteufel
    FD: "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona

    1986 Skate America FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEJ7pecrAss
    1986 Skate America CD1 Westminster Waltz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qnrB2eqsu8
    1986 Skate America CD2 Yankee Polka
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvKix4FMDAo
    1986 Skate America CD3 Rhumba
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTTq-i_JyLk
    1986 Skate America OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gPa334lY8


    1986 St.Ivel tournament FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjQQJ14tOns


    1987 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe-Ichnq2RY
    1987 Worlds OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEzxzupESw
    1987 Worlds CD1 Rhumba
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB0slD5_MZ0
    1987 Worlds CD2 Yankee Polka
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOin9NB1iT8
    1987 Worlds CD3 Westminster Waltz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FaRD0muIvc

    1987-88
    OSP: Argentine Tango; choreography by Christopher Dean
    FD: Savage Rites; choreography by Christopher Dean

    1988 Europeams OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z3oPc6Zbdw
    1988 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkDmhr4-Evs

    1988 Olympics CD1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVV_44_rPXo
    1988 Olympics OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMFxoLjFJr0
    1988 Olympics FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQKawuklMDc

    1988 Worlds CD2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOin9NB1iT8
    1988 Worlds OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEz1xYVO-aw
    1988 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bO1mBvQP-o

    1988-89
    OSP Charleston (Josephine Baker); choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Eleanor Rigby; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1989 Worlds CD Argentine Tango
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeS-CTmfHNk
    1989 Worlds OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4BLtPE8og
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y86VfIqFAjY
    1989 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QhhRDHOri4

    1989-90
    OSP: Samba (samba instrumental version of Late in the Evening by Paul Simon); choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Missing I; Dolencias and Sikuriades Inti Illimani; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1990 Worlds OD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXFZgo9YHs
    1990 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM4d1CQZfs

    1990 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucR_UgA4s3E

    Interview at 1990 Europeans
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxrFCAgaBHk

    1990-91
    OD: Blues; choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Missing II; Atahualpa and Cacharpaya by Inti Illimani; choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD1: Reflections, music: Ocean Waves (0 Mar) by George Winston; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1991 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM

    1991 Worlds OD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yix2zBk_Q
    1991 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkeiamsCew
    Medal Ceremony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRP...wtz21&index=25


    1991-92
    OD Polka: "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music soundtrack;choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Westside Story soundtrack by Leonard Bernstein; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1992 Olympics CD1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-z-_ihVIcY
    1992 Olympics CD2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJofRWCj3I
    1992 Olympics OD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar8AclSXsLA
    1992 Olympics FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_GzLX7ofo

    GALAS AND EXHIBITIONS

    La legende du trophée Lalique (A group number featuring Paul amd Isabelle)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wo4...wtz21&index=35

    1994
    Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4zX...&index=13&t=0s

    Master's Miko
    Skating to Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jllr...Txdklq&index=7

    1994 Oberstdorf Gala on Ice
    Air on G String by Jacques Loussier Trio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8qX...xdklq&index=22

    1991 Worlds Gala - Tango
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHBPVjyQ1Ko

    1991 Europeans Gala - Blues
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va2POs_9cxE

    1990 Skate Electric EX and Interview (Missing I)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln90hhsRdJ0

    1990 Worlds Gala, Missing I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta3anIupqFQ

    1989 Lalique Trophy Gala (invited)
    Malaguena performed by Stanley Black & His Orchestra
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_sNYxva7CM

    1986 St. Ivel's EX Paso Doble/Flamenco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfLn...wtz21&index=19


    INTERVIEWS, MEDIA, ARTICLES

    March 07, 1988 Sports Illustrated
    So Much For Originality by E.M. Swift
    https://web.archive.org/web/20110628...7086/index.htm

    1988 profile of the Duchesnays
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnVrTLqU6zU

    Documentary, The Road to Albertville, about Paul.and Isabelle, in French
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAme5nbtM6w

    The Making of Missing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLOx...Txdklq&index=9

    Stars 90 Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Cz5y15tn4

    Stars 90 Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZf45iUeHyU

    "New York Times archive of Ice dancing" at the Albertville Olympics
    https://web.archive.org/web/20070302...eo&match=exact

    1992 Sports Illustrated
    February 24, 1992
    "Theater Of The Absurd; After making the bizarre the norm, the Duchesnays went conservative and lost" by E.M. Swift

    https://web.archive.org/web/20110628...3438/index.htm


    1992 FR3 INTERVIEW
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLo4B28Gn1U

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRhZyF9jHcU

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0FJcCCJJAo

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWjb-iAoi0E

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjzutiQSr9I

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLyU_5c2AdQ

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wdrEdUE90s

    Isabelle et Paul Duchesnay, deux patineurs déterminés
    by PAUL GABOURY
    Feb. 2019
    https://www.ledroit.com/chroniques/n...dd0d688371e229


    COMPETITIVE HISTORY



    EVENT PLACE
    1981–82
    Canadian Nationals (Junior) 2nd
    1982–83
    Nebelhorn 2nd
    Grand Prix de St. Gervais 3rd
    Canadian Nationals 4th
    1983–84
    International Morzine Trophy 5th
    Canadian Nationals 4th
    Cup of Russia 8th
    Ennia Challenge Cup 7th
    St. Ivel's 5th
    1984–85
    Canadian Nationals 3rd
    La Coupe Excellence, Montreal 3rd
    1985–86
    Worlds 12th
    Europeans 8th
    French Nationals 1st
    1986–87
    Worlds 9th
    Europeans 5th
    St. Ivel's 3rd
    Skate America 1st
    French Nationals 1st
    1987–88
    Olympics 8th
    Worlds 6th
    Europeans 3rd
    1988–89
    Worlds 3rd
    1989–90
    Worlds 2nd
    Europeans 3rd
    French Nationals 1st
    1990–91
    Worlds 1st
    Europeans 2nd
    French Nationals 1st
    1991–92
    Olympics 2nd




    The Planets (by Gustav Holst)

    Starring aul Duchesnay · Isabelle Duchesnay · Brian Orser · Sonia Rodriguez · Owen Montague · Learie McNicolls · Michael Trentas · Graham McKelvie · Members of the Toronto Dance Theatre · Montreal Symphony Orchestra · Charles Dutoit · Choreography by Lar Lubovitch

    A spectacular ice fantasia featuring the world skating champions Paul and Isabelle Duchesnay and former world champion Brian Orser. Set to the music of the symphonic masterpiece by Gustav Holst, this dazzling production incorporates solo and ensemble ice dancing, precision group skating and synchronized swimming
    .

    In 1996, the Duchesnays were nominated for a Gemini Award (Canadian Cinema and Television awards) in Best Performance - Performing Arts Program or Series for their performance in “The Planets”.




    Intro
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_s...Txdklq&index=8

    1. Neptune
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT4F...Txdklq&index=4

    2. Uranus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Xp...Txdklq&index=3

    3. Venus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL36...Txdklq&index=2

    4. Mercury
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Z2MqPcB38

    5. Mars
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJda...Txdklq&index=1

    6. Saturn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdSc-Lo8Yl0

    7. Jupiter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rSL...xdklq&index=26
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_o7EJJus8
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    Welcom to Golden Skate, Min Thea Patrick! The Duchesnays were wonderful

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    I love them, too, and I never get tired of watching them.
    They were inspiring and creative, some skaters still name them when asked for their favourites and role models - especially the many brother-sister-teams in ice dancing. The Duchesnays helped a lot to overcome prejudiced thinking regarding siblings pairings in this sport. They had a noticeable connection and complemented each other so well.
    I wish them all the best and hope they are doing fine.

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    Thank you for starting this!! I'll never forget their unorthodox jungle routine that helped to advance ice dance at the Calgary Olympics, but was met with low scores from the judges despite their innovation in presentation and great ss. Their "Missing" was a masterpiece. And I enjoyed their West Side Story from the Albertville games, shame that injury and personal circumstances prevented them from polishing it into a great program, even if it wasn't as forward-thinking or experimental as their previous works. Still, they remain faves from my childhood.

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    I liked the West Side Story program, too, anyanka, and my heart really went out to them as I learned what a hard year they had had during the run up to the Olympics. I especially admired the way they stood by one another, always.

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    always loved them too! they did so much for the sport.

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    1984-85

    1985 Canadian Nationals FD (excerpt)
    They finished third
    https://youtu.be/JAme5nbtM6w?t=288

    1985-86

    1986 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5wBbjWZy2I

    1986-87
    OSP: Waltz: "The Skater's Waltz, " Op. 183 by Émile Waldteufel
    FD: "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona

    1986 Skate America FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEJ7pecrAss
    1986 Skate America CD1 Westminster Waltz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qnrB2eqsu8
    1986 Skate America CD2 Yankee Polka
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvKix4FMDAo
    1986 Skate America CD3 Rhumba
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTTq-i_JyLk
    1986 Skate America OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gPa334lY8


    1986 St.Ivel tournament FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjQQJ14tOns


    1987 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe-Ichnq2RY
    1987 Worlds OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEzxzupESw
    1987 Worlds CD1 Rhumba
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB0slD5_MZ0
    1987 Worlds CD2 Yankee Polka
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOin9NB1iT8
    1987 Worlds CD3 Westminster Waltz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FaRD0muIvc

    1987-88
    OSP: Argentine Tango; choreography by Christopher Dean
    FD: Savage Rites; choreography by Christopher Dean

    1988 Europeams OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z3oPc6Zbdw
    1988 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkDmhr4-Evs

    1988 Olympics CD1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVV_44_rPXo
    1988 Olympics OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMFxoLjFJr0
    1988 Olympics FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQKawuklMDc

    1988 Worlds CD2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOin9NB1iT8
    1988 Worlds OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEz1xYVO-aw
    1988 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bO1mBvQP-o

    1988-89
    OSP Charleston (Josephine Baker); choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Eleanor Rigby; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1989 Worlds CD Argentine Tango
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeS-CTmfHNk
    1989 Worlds OSP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4BLtPE8og
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y86VfIqFAjY
    1989 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QhhRDHOri4

    1989-90
    OSP: Samba (samba instrumental version of Late in the Evening by Paul Simon); choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Missing I; Dolencias and Sikuriades Inti Illimani; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1990 Worlds OD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVXFZgo9YHs
    1990 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM4d1CQZfs

    1990 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucR_UgA4s3E

    Interview at 1990 Europeans
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxrFCAgaBHk

    1990-91
    OD: Blues; choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Missing II; Atahualpa and Cacharpaya by Inti Illimani; choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD1: Reflections, music: Ocean Waves (0 Mar) by George Winston; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1991 Europeans FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaqag3LTHM

    1991 Worlds OD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yix2zBk_Q
    1991 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkeiamsCew
    Medal Ceremony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRP...wtz21&index=25


    1991-92
    OD Polka: "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music soundtrack;choreo by Christopher Dean
    FD: Westside Story soundtrack by Leonard Bernstein; choreo by Christopher Dean

    1992 Olympics CD1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-z-_ihVIcY
    1992 Olympics CD2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJofRWCj3I
    1992 Olympics OD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar8AclSXsLA
    1992 Olympics FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_GzLX7ofo

    GALAS AND EXHIBITIONS

    La legende du trophée Lalique (A group number featuring Paul amd Isabelle)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wo4...wtz21&index=35

    1994
    Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4zX...&index=13&t=0s

    Master's Miko
    Skating to Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jllr...Txdklq&index=7

    1994 Oberstdorf Gala on Ice
    Air on G String by Jacques Loussier Trio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8qX...xdklq&index=22

    1991 Worlds Gala - Tango
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHBPVjyQ1Ko

    1991 Europeans Gala - Blues
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va2POs_9cxE

    1990 Skate Electric EX and Interview (Missing I)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln90hhsRdJ0

    1990 Worlds Gala, Missing I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta3anIupqFQ

    1989 Lalique Trophy Gala (invited)
    Malaguena performed by Stanley Black & His Orchestra
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_sNYxva7CM

    1986 St. Ivel's EX Paso Doble/Flamenco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfLn...wtz21&index=19


    INTERVIEWS, MEDIA, ARTICLES

    1988 profile of the Duchesnays
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnVrTLqU6zU

    Documentary, The Road to Albertville, about Paul.and Isabelle, in French
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAme5nbtM6w

    The Making of Missing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLOx...Txdklq&index=9

    Stars 90 Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Cz5y15tn4

    Stars 90 Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZf45iUeHyU



    1992 FR3 INTERVIEW
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLo4B28Gn1U

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRhZyF9jHcU

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0FJcCCJJAo

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWjb-iAoi0E

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjzutiQSr9I

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLyU_5c2AdQ

    Career of the Duchesnays Part 6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wdrEdUE90s

    Isabelle et Paul Duchesnay, deux patineurs déterminés
    by PAUL GABOURY
    Feb. 2019
    https://www.ledroit.com/chroniques/n...dd0d688371e229
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 07-03-2019 at 09:34 AM.

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    The Planets (by Gustav Holst)

    Starring aul Duchesnay · Isabelle Duchesnay · Brian Orser · Sonia Rodriguez · Owen Montague · Learie McNicolls · Michael Trentas · Graham McKelvie · Members of the Toronto Dance Theatre · Montreal Symphony Orchestra · Charles Dutoit · Choreography by Lar Lubovitch

    A spectacular ice fantasia featuring the world skating champions Paul and Isabelle Duchesnay and former world champion Brian Orser. Set to the music of the symphonic masterpiece by Gustav Holst, this dazzling production incorporates solo and ensemble ice dancing, precision group skating and synchronized swimming
    .

    In 1996, the Duchesnays were nominated for a Gemini Award (Canadian Cinema and Television awards) in Best Performance - Performing Arts Program or Series for their performance in “The Planets”.




    Intro
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_s...Txdklq&index=8

    1. Neptune
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT4F...Txdklq&index=4

    2. Uranus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Xp...Txdklq&index=3

    3. Venus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL36...Txdklq&index=2

    4. Mercury
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Z2MqPcB38

    5. Mars
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJda...Txdklq&index=1

    6. Saturn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdSc-Lo8Yl0

    7. Jupiter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rSL...xdklq&index=26
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_o7EJJus8
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 07-03-2019 at 06:38 AM.

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    Okay, Isabelle & Paul's OP is complete

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