Artistry on Ice, June 9-17, China

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  1. WildRose

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  2. Teenes

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    FYI, I'm also posting Kurt's updates to the Kurt Files website, since Facebook is blocked in China:
    http://www.kurtfiles.com/forfun/kbfromaoi12.php

    Also, thanks to our own midori, Google Translate, and my Chinese-English dictionary, I've got a program listing from the Taipei show:
    http://www.kurtfiles.com/events/artistryonice12runlist.php

    Any corrections would be appreciated ;).

    I suspect the runlist will be slightly different in China, what with Yuna skating in Shanghai (and are there additional Chinese skaters - Song Nan and Li Zijun - joining in China as well?).
  3. cmchan

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  4. Teenes

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    Thanks for the YouTube links, cmchan! It's too bad YouTube blocks "I'm Yours" on copyright grounds but it was fun looking at the other videos.

    I don't suppose you'd mind looking at my runlist link http://www.kurtfiles.com/events/artistryonice12runlist.php to tell me if I got anything really wrong?
  5. cmchan

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    your list looks fine. you can't view Kurt's video below?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97mitPLv_Gk&list=UUY5aVOuIcf57ykUK91UJDtw&index=6&feature=plcp
    the video isn't mine though.
  6. luCN

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    can't find too many reports...I don't know how to use taipei's forum very well...

    this is Shen Zhao's first program,Zhao song with a singer,and Shen sit on a "moon"in the sky,then the moon come down,they skate together,very beautiful and romantic:
    http://media.zenfs.com/zh_hant_tw/News/cna/20120609000114M.jpg

    their second program"our 20 years",in red:
    http://media.zenfs.com/zh_hant_tw/News/cna/20120609000128M.jpg

    there are some videos on youtube,you can search for them.

    according to some reports,S/Z and Plushenko are the most popular.
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  7. Teenes

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  8. luCN

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    someone upload the "I'm yours" pro on a chinese website,don't know if you can see it
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  9. RunnersHigh

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    I can see it!!! Thank you, luCN! :40beers:
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  11. Teenes

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    I can! Thanks so much =).

    Kurt *loved* the Korean crowds. If he were invited again and the schedule worked out (unlike the spring show which conflicted with CSOI), I wouldn't be terribly surprised if he went back.
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  12. cmchan

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    Videos:
    http://www.soku.com/search_video/q_冰上雅姿_orderby_2
    http://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ry=冰上雅姿&search_sort=video_date_uploaded&uni=3
    http://so.tudou.com/nisearch/冰上雅姿/cid__time__sort_date_display_album_high_0#top

    Various news links
    http://www.google.com.tw/search?hl=...520.1.1.0.0.0.0.20.20.1.1.0...0.0.8NVfWFos3iw
    http://tw.news.search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&p=冰上雅姿

    By the way, last year's show was only 1/2 sold out even on the upper levels. I was quite surprised they decided to do this again as the sponsors probably lost quite a bit of money last year. This year they had a lot of Taiwan celebs in attendance though.
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  13. luCN

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    well,although they can't sell out those tickets,they give them to collaborator as a gift.the stadiums are always full.
    TV and newspapers talk about the show and it's sponsers for free.The advertising effect is perfect.And it's much cheaper then do a TV ad for a long time.Hold an ice show is not very expensive here.
    actually,most singer's concert here even can't sold out 1/2,their main income is from the sponsers.
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    Thank you everyone who uploaded the vids here to share with us .. who cannot attend the real thing!
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    I really hope so. :D
  16. RunnersHigh

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    Ditto!!!! And I'd like to recommend him to show us another K-Pop.

    JinSeo Kim did this already though I bet it will make Korean fans crazy!!! (JinSeo Kim's version)
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    This show has killer sponsors, killer promoters, and killer skaters!
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    The attendance was pretty good this year, probably boosted by a stronger cast.

    I've read nothing but raving reviews from skating fans and non-skating fans.
  19. riveredge

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    I saw a pic of Katie Holmes endorsing this show.
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  21. luCN

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    well,Artristy invite her just to promote their cosmetics,to get attention for their goods.whether she can skate, know figure skating or not isn't important.unlike some ice show,ArOI nearly only depand on Artristy's support,not the boxoffice.Artristy needs return on investment.last year,they invited several TV stars from south korea and america too.

    I think it's acceptable

    photo fr Taipei's show:http://sports.qq.com/a/20120610/000452.htm#p=3
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  22. gofigure

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    Figure skating needs all the help it can get when it comes to promotion so having someone like Katie Holmes endorsing it is amazing. When was the last time a Hollywood star was the name associated with a show? Kudos to the Chinese for making this happen.
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    Sarah Jessica Parker was invited to promote "Artistry on Ice" last year: http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/life/sarah-jessica-parkers-next-show-skates-city-211466
    Photos of Parker in Shanghai: http://www.terra.com/mujer/fotos/sarah_jessica_parker_en_china/383640
  25. Angelskates

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    Cameras are not allowed into the stadium tonight :mad: so I guess my iPhone will have to do.
  26. luCN

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    well,everytime they said this,but never come true...you can have a try :D
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  28. Angelskates

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    Every time I have tried, my camera has been confiscated, and once they erased all my photos and once damaged the lens while at the drop off place. I will not be trying again.
  29. RunnersHigh

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    Really??? Then I'll not carry mine there. :wall:

    Was there a stockroom in Shanghai before?
  30. Angelskates

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    Really. I don't know about Shanghai, but they seem pretty strict at Capital Gymnasium. It's not worth lugging my camera across the city - I'll just enjoy the show :)
  31. riveredge

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    thanks..:) i know she's dancer..
  32. Angelskates

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    It seems 50% of the people were not allowed cameras, but the guy next to me had a good one, huge lens and all!!

    The show was great. Loved Jeff and Kurt. Signs for "Johnny Gaga Weir" and Plushenko.

    Really enjoyed it. My photos turned out crap though :lol:
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    How were Shen and Zhao?
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    Thank you!! To tell you the truth, I don't took a picture during the competition or performance. But hope to do that during the ceremony and finale. :(

    Anyway, enjoy it!! ;)
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    to tell the trueth,I think this year's show isn't as good as last year...maybe because it's on Tuesday……

    but,when Shen and Zhao come back at last,Zhao kissed Shen's forehead,then they kneeled on the ice and kiss the ice together,I burst into tears,and can't stop……
    http://slide.sports.sina.com.cn/o/slide_2_730_29068.html#p=21
    http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/large/7da576f2jw1dtvxhnsqztj.jpg

    Nan Song skated to Sarabande Suite.Sui/Han skated Flamenco and a new pro Painted On My Heart,omg it's totally different from their former programs,sexy and powerful LOL

    S/Z was the highlight in last night for sure.Plushenko was so powerful too,beautiful jumps!Kurt Browning's really a great showman,he needs to skate forever!Audience loved his shirt with chinese character :)(oh I forgot to say Jason Mraz also hold a concert last night in beijing! LOL) Johnny's fighter is well accepted,but not that "rocked" compare to his "gaga" programs here. Pity most people don't know Edvin Marton at all,when I felt so excited to see Marton on the ice,some one even don't know why he comes……

    some fans are really enthusiastic,I saw Johnny's,Plushenko's and Buttle's fans club organized very well,they wear the same "member shirt" with special design,carry big poster,banner and beautiful flowers,,each has about 10 to 20 people.

    22 photos:
    http://slide.sports.sina.com.cn/o/slide_2_730_29068.html#p=1

    I'm sorry for you Angelskates.my friends and I all brought our cameras in,maybe you were just not luck...and I saw many people hold big SLR Camera.
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  38. RunnersHigh

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    :wuzrobbed
  39. Angelskates

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    I loved it so much more than last year's show, which was all about S/Z.
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    Thank you, luCN, for the report!

    Sui looks totally different...
    https://p.twimg.com/AvPxEFxCIAAwx0q.jpg