2013 "Fantasy on Ice" show in Fukuoka, Japan (July 6-7)

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Starting a new thread for this show from Akira Andrea's post(s) in the Japanese news thread in GSD (note: I've taken the list of names out of the quote box for easier viewing):
    ■ The domestic amateur skater
    < Men single >
    Yuzuru Hanyu (2013 Worlds 4th place),
    Tatsuki Machida (2010 Continents 2nd place)
    Akio Sasaki (2012 Japan Nationals 8th place),
    Tomoyuki Koriyama (2012 Japan Nationals 13th place: Coming from Fukuoka)
    <Ladies single >
    Miki Ando (2011 Worlds 1st place),
    Akiko Suzuki (2013 Worlds 12th place),
    Kanako Murakami (2013 Worlds 4th place)

    &#9632;The overseas special invitation skater
    < Men single >
    Brian Joubert (2012 Worlds 4th place),
    Johnny Weir (2010 Vancouver Olympics 6th place)
    Javier Fernandez (2013 Worlds 3rd place),
    Nam Nguyen (2013 Canada Nationals 6th place)
    < Ice dance >
    Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov (2013 Worlds 9th place)

    &#9632;The professional skater
    < Men single >
    Stephane Lambiel (2010 Vancouver Olympics 4th place ),
    Philippe Candeloro (1998 Nagano Olympics 3rd place)
    <Ladies single >
    Shizuka Arakawa (2006 Turin Olympics gold medalist )

    < Aerial >
    Ekaterina Chesna & Alexander Chesna

    < Acrobat >
    Vladimir Besedin & Alexei Polishuk

    The artist:
    AI

     
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  2. Akira Andrea

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    Sylvia! Thank you so much for starting new thread of "Fantasy on Ice 2013 in Fukuoka ".



    The reharsal of "Fantasy on Ice" was held in July 5th.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GiXGL0pNZNk

    Translating to English from Japanese.
    For the public performance from tomorrow, the rehearsal was held today.
    Some 20 domestic and oversea players, such as 'Shizuka Arakawa who is the gold medalist of Turin Olympics' and 'Yuzuru Hanyu who is expected to get a medal in Sochi Olympics next year', participated to the rehearsal.
    They faced the rehearsal so as to ascertain the condition of the rink elaborately.
    The person who got attention also among them was Miki Ando who appeared to the public place for the first time after releasing the childbirth. She practiced the Jump etc. repeatedly with the relaxing look.

    Miki Ando said, "Because, in any competition also, I had not been nailed to the 100 percent jump from the first, I think that it is good if I can advance forward at one step or even at the half step in a day after doing clear from the such part".
     
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  3. rosewood

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    I heard Wilson and Orser are involved in FaOI as choreographers. If so, I think it's rare for them to visit Japan to choreograph show numbers in these couple of years, right?
     
  4. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in "Yomiuri Shimbun" in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Miki appeared to the ice show and performed to a program "Dear Mama".
    July 6th, 2013

    The photo:
    Photography: by Motoki Nakajima
    Miki Ando who appeared to the ice show.
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130706-00000621-yom-spo.view-000#contents-body

    The former Worlds champion Miki Ando (Shinyokohama Prince Club) who expressed that she will aim at the Olympics after 10 months, participated to the ice show "Fantasy on Ice" in July 6th and showed the performance in front of the audience for the first time after announcing the childbirth.

    The program which she skated to was "Dear Mama" which sang the gratitude to the mother. She showed the smooth skating according to the vocal of an artist "AI". In the second program "Amazing Grace", She received big applause from the audience because she made "the triple jump of the problem" succeed beautifully.

    After announcing the childbirth of a girl, Ando had said, "I was encouraged because there is many voice which cheer me. I would like to keep the determination to achieve both the childcare and the skating, without the hesitation".

    The article:
    'Miki appeared to the ice show and performed to a program "Dear Mama"'
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130706-00000621-yom-spo

    Reference:
    AI's "Dear Mama"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q70LLntqHCc
     
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  5. galaxy

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    According to Yuzuru Hanyu Forum he was the closer of today's show. He skated to a collaboration number with AI "Story". He was in a good shape today and in a quad battle in the finale he went for 4T-3A as always and landed it clean.
    You can see what other skaters skated to there
    http://yuzuruhanyu.forumatic.com/

    Amazing thing is the people there are not native Japanese speakers, most of them don't know a word of Japanese except for one member or two. I'm always astonished at how they are eager and enthusiastic in collecting infos, news , clips, etc of him using online translations. Their speed of updates is one of the fastest among Hanyu fans in the world imo.
     
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  6. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in "Asahi Shimbun" in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Miki Ando participated to the ice show and succeeded the triple jump, too.
    July 6th, 2013

    The photo:
    Photography: by Tadashi Mizowaki
    Miki Ando who performs a performance with other participant, with the smiling face.
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130706-00000030-asahi-spo.view-000#contents-body

    Miki Ando who showed the aureate performance.
    http://www.asahi.com/sports/gallery_e/view_photo.html?sports-pg/0706/SEB201307060009.jpg

    Miki Ando who showed the aureate performance.
    http://www.asahi.com/sports/gallery_e/view_photo.html?sports-pg/0706/SEB201307060015.jpg

    Miki Ando who showed the aureate performance.
    http://www.asahi.com/sports/gallery_e/view_photo.html?sports-pg/0706/SEB201307060012.jpg

    Miki Ando who shakes the hand to the audience in the ending.
    http://www.asahi.com/sports/gallery_e/view_photo.html?sports-pg/0706/SEB201307060011.jpg

    In July 6th, the former Worlds champion Miki Ando (Shinyokohama Prince Club) showed the performance for the first time after announcing that she became a mother.

    She participated to the ice show which was held in Fukuoka. She fell once in Triple Salchow which she skated to according to "Dear Mama" which expressed to gratitude to a mother, but she landed the same jump according to "Amazing Grace".

    Ando who disclosed that she gave a birth to a girl in April showed the recovery toward the earnest return by making succeed the jump which she had troubled about to one month ago. She did not answer the press interview.

    This article:
    Miki Ando participated to the ice show and succeeded the triple jump, too.
    http://www.asahi.com/sports/update/0706/SEB201307060008.html?ref=yahoo
     
  7. Akira Andrea

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    This is the photo gallery of Miki Ando in "Fantasy on Ice " in "Mainichi Shimbun" in Japan.

    Miki Ando who is skating elegantly on the ice in the ice show.
    July 6th, 2013

    Photography: by Toyokazu Tsumura
    As for the performance of Miki Ando in "Fantasy on Ice" in July 6th, 34 sheets of photographs are showed.
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2013/07/06/20130706org00m050002000c/001.html
     
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    Correction:
    Miki Ando said, "Because it hasn't been fixed by 100% which competition becomes my first competition, I think that it is good if I can advance forward at one step or even at the half step in a day, after doing clear it".
     
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    According to twitter reports, Hanyu landed 4T+3A+3A+3A+1A at the finale of the show today. :eek: :rofl:
     
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    Miki Ando "Dear Mama" with AI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YkKZpXb4kik

    Ando said, "If there was not my mother, I hadn't gotten a life in this world.

    The Lirics of "Dear Mama"
    Mama! Thank you for giving me birth.
    Mama! You taught me gentleness, kindness and love.
    Mama! You show me hope, future and all.
    I love you.
    I love you.
    I caused trouble for you scores of times, but you loved me still. &#12288;
    Will I have become like you in the future?

    This is an article in "Mainichi Shimbun" in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Miki Ando's performance for the first time after announcing the childbirth&#12289;superimposing herself above AI's "Dear Mama".
    July 6th, 2013

    The photo
    Photography: by Toyokazu Tsumura
    Miki Ando who is skating elegantly on the ice
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2013/07/07/20130707k0000m050018000c/001.html

    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2013/07/07/20130707k0000m050018000c/002.html

    By Tatsuya Haga, Takahiro Tauchi
    In July 6th, Miki Ando (25, Shinyokohama Prince Club) who announced the childbirth of a girl in April in 1st in this month participated to the ice show, "Fantasy on Ice" which was held in Fukuoka city. In front of about 5,500 audience, she showed the performance which is for the first time after announcing the childbirth and made the triple Salchow succeed.

    In the show, the singer AI (Ai) costar with. Ando danced to her number "Dear Mama". In this day, Ando didn't answer the press interview, but was introduced in the venue, saying, "Ando selected this music without hesitating.&#12288;She danced superimposing herself above this music".

    The woman office worker (27) who visited with 4 years old daughter cheered at her, saying "Because I am an unmarried mother, too, the tears flowed by her performance. I think that she will be terrible variously from now on. The gold medal, too, is good in Olympic but I wish her to become happy by all means".
    Yoshiko Shibahara (60) said, "I felt the spirit of the woman in her performance. Her performance of Today was most shining among having seen so far".

    The article:
    Miki Ando's performance for the first time after announcing the childbirth&#12289;superimposing herself above AI's "Dear Mama".
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130706-00000055-mai-spo
     
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    Thank you, mathil! I just copied the links I saw, didn't have time to check what was there. :)
     
  17. Sylvia

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    Did Johnny just skate once? All I saw was his Born This Way program..
     
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    Thank you very much for the links of the programs. Very much appreciated.
     
  20. Akira Andrea

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    Johnny skated to "Swan Lake", too.
     
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    Do you know which video above that is in? I don't know how I missed it! lol
     
  22. Akira Andrea

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    It seems that there is not in the above video. It is sure that you didn't miss it.
     
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    when did :shizuka1: become so thin?

    haven't i seen her for that long?
     
  24. lauravvv

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    The broadcast was two hours long, but the actual show was longer, so all performances were not included in the broadcast. Unfortunately, although Johnny is a great show skater, he is neither one of the most titled ones in that show, nor Japanese, so they only showed one program from him.


    Shizuka has been very thin for a long time. Actually, she goes from being this thin to being just a bit less thin all the time, but the last year or so she has been very, very thin indeed.
     
  25. VarBar

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    Is it me or Besedin/Polishchuk are in as high demand on the figure skating market as the champions of figure skating? I bumped into B/P in China, then Korea, now I see them in Japan and I'm pretty sure they also performed in Russia. In the same season. Who says one would need titles or medals if they want to go really international in ice shows? lol ;)
    Good for them.:kickass:
     
  26. rosewood

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    If my memory is correct, they have performed at PIW, Prince Ice World, Tours in Japan for many years. I guess they succeeded in expanding their market in Asia mainly because of the high qualities of their performances. And the other reason is Sochi&#12288;Olympics is coming. Anyway good for them.:) Talking about their market, I guess their biggest rival is Zaldua /Sukhanov ;)


    Thanks for all the links everyone!
     
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  27. lauravvv

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    They represent a different genre of skating (if it can be called that :D), and are considered the best in that genre, so that's not exactly the same. Actually, I remember reading somewhere that they are world champions in that genre (acrobats on ice), although I have never heard/read of such competitions. But, if I don't know of them, that doesn't mean that they don't exist.