Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 31, 2014.
Re-posting from the 2014 Worlds forum into this new thread (thanks, rosewood! ):
This is awesome, particularly the men! Others are really good too. I wish we would have similar shows in the USA.
Do you know how to get tickets, if still available??
Shame tickets are sold out. Here is the ticketing site. http://ticket.pia.jp/pia/event.do?eventCd=1401106
They might sell some tickets at the box office in the venue. For further information, make a call to the ticketing company.: 06-7732-8888 (Kyodo Tokyo Japan, 10:00-19:00 Japan Time) http://skatingjapan.or.jp/image_data/fck/file/2013_Figure/Worlds/WFC2014ExinOsaka0314.pdf
If you're interested in SOI Japan Tour, you can see many skaters who skates in both of Osaka Exhibition and JSOI.(Some skaters were added recently) Tickets are still available. My friends were not interested in JSOI so much till last season, but the cast of this season is wonderful(almost kinda Medalists on Ice). So they are excited for seeing the excellent skaters all together in one show.
SOI Japan Tour cast:
Qing PANG/Jian TONG
Narumi TAKAHASHI／Ryuichi KIHARA
Tessa VIRTUE／Scott MOIR
Maia SHIBUTANI／Alex SHIBUTANI
Cathy REED/Chris REED
Tokyo April 11(Fri)-13(Sun)
Nagoya April 16(Wed)-18(Fri)
Osaka April 19(Sat)-20(Sun)
*Click on the cities, you'll see the ticketing companies on the bottom of the site. If you have further questions, feel free to ask me.
Thank you for starting the thread!
Do you have the link of official website?
JFS announces information about Osaka Exhibition shows on their official site.
i wonder why miki doesn't take part in the japan shows? no invitation? rosewood?
but nice to see oda once more.
Don't worry Jeschke, Miki has been very busy appearing on TV. I often saw Miki and Nobu on TV since their retirement. I assume the reason why Miki is not on JSOI cast is partly because SOI is IMG's show. Miki tends to skate in shows organized by CIC(one of Japanese event companies).
Miki is scheduled to Prince Ice World shows.
April 26, 27, 29, May 3, 4
thanks rosewood, you are my personal info of japan figure skating thanks a lot.
@ShibSibs tweeted this SOI Japan group photo on Osaka ice: "Day 1 of rehearsals is in the books! Gonna be an awesome show. Love this cast." http://pic.twitter.com/NBKZnboXxs
^Before the normal version of JSOI they have special version in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Superstars on Ice(April 7-9). SSOI's cast is almost the same as JSOI(Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka). Dennis Ten is added to SSOI , and Shizuka, Satoko, Reeds, Takahashi/Kihara don't skate. Tickets are sold out and they've announced they' don't sell tickets at the box office in the arena.
At the bottom of the page, they have the list of the additional performers. I have very limited knowledge on Japanese. I wonder what I am reading is correct here?
Adelina Sotnikova, Jeffrey Buttle, Carolina Kostner, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Denis Ten, Pang & Tong, Joannie Rochette, and Yuka Sato (She's for April 8 and 9 only)
By the way, am I in the right thread? There are several ice shows discussed here.
Maybe I need to request a thread title change to encompass ALL shows in Japan through April into May? Lucky, lucky Japanese fans!
And 2 more shows already happened in April
“Charity exhibition for the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami victims – from Kobe, the re-born city from the 1995 Earthquake”
Date and place: April 2 in Kobe
Official website: http://www.charity-kobe.jp/
Skaters: Daisuke Takahashi (did not perform because of the injury, but participated in), Mao Asada, Yamato Tamura, Nobunari Oda, Satoko Miyahara and more junior and novice skaters
Photos in articles: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140403-00000033-sanspo-spo
Mao, Daisuke and skaters stood for 3 hours for donation after the exhibition.
“Nagoya figure skating festival”
Date and place: April 3 in Nagoya
Official website: http://event.chunichi.co.jp/figure/
Men: Yuzuru Hanyu
Ladies: Mao Asada
Akiko Suzuki, Miki Ando
Pair: Narumi Takahashi / Ryuichi Kihara
and more junior and novice skaters
The farewell ceremony happened for Miki, Akiko and Nobunari.
'farewell ceremony of miki ando'
News clip of Kobe charity show
Asada, Oda, Miyahara, Marin & Taichi Honda, Takahashi
^^^ Thank you for all the additional photo and video links!
Denis Ten and Yuzuru Hanyu demonstrating their 4T to 3A prowess in practice (Hanyu adds a 2nd 3A to his 3-jump sequence!) via Ten's Instagram video: http://instagram.com/p/mZFtuMu43e/
Denis with Patrick Chan and Scott Moir: http://instagram.com/p/mY8GpgO44e/
Superstars on Ice
May 7(Mon)-9(Wed), in Sapporo
All tickets are sold out(they announced they won't sell tickets at the box office in the venue)
Qing PANG/Jian TONG
Tessa VIRTUE／Scott MOIR
Maia SHIBUTANI／Alex SHIBUTANI
Any news about music list?
Is this thread about show information in Japan? Am I allowed to write a report on April 5 show?
Yes, go for it!
Maia Shibutani's tweeted photo:
Backstage with Tessa and Carolina! http://pic.twitter.com/l52webxJQW
Adelina Sotnikova's tweeted selfie on ice with Maia: http://pic.twitter.com/oMOWixtJnM
Adelina's photo with Tessa Virtue: http://pic.twitter.com/kf77u8FCjh
Yes please!!! Looking forward to reading that!!!
The more we have reviews, photos and videos, the more we enjoy figure skating
I also went to see World Championship EX in Osaka 2nd show on April 5th.
The arena was filled with enthusiastic crowd.
How lucky to see such gorgeous skaters in my hometown!
To all skaters and staff, thanks billions for making a fantastic time!
Performance list: 2nd show on April 5, 18:00
Mai and Shoma were added in the list.
Akiko Suzuki and all skaters in the 2nd act made encores.
Narumi Takahashi/Ryuichi Kihara
Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani
Akiko Suzuki "Love dance" encore "o"
Carolina Kostner "Ave Maria" encore "Bolero"
Javier Fernandez "Satan takes a holiday" encore "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Tatsuki Machida "The Young Girls of Rochefort" encore "The East of Eden"
Tessa Virtue/ Scott Moir
Adelina Sotnikova "Black Swan" encore "Carmen"
Yuzuru Hanyu "White Legend" encore "Parisienne walkways"
great to hear all had a god time
News clip of Osaka Exhibition from a news show yesterday.
Thank you everyone for sharing reports and links to photos/videos. Shame I can't see the gorgeous shows live! I've been waiting for long to see Carolina skating in Japanese shows so it's a shame I can't see her at the rink in this spring. Come again, Carolina! But I'm glad skaters and the audience had very good time in Osaka. Now they're moving to Sapporo for Superstars on Ice.
some other backstage photos
They didn't announce the programs on the official site. According to the reports I read on SNS, they did the programs in Osaka Exhibition shows(three shows in total) as follows:
Mai MIHARA(Jr skater):　？
Shoma UNO:　"Tanguera"
MURA:　"Love Never Die"
MURAKAMI: "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You"
ODA: "Last Samurai"
Shibutanis. "I Lived"
Suzuki: "Hymne a l'amour"/"Love dance" (encore "O")
TEN: "Singin' in the Rain"/Kazakhstan number(sorry I don't know the name of the music) (encore "Dance Macable")
KOSTNER: "Ave Maria"(encore "Bolelo")
FERNANDEZ: "Aerobic Class"/"Satan takes a holiday"/"Charlie Chaplin"　(encore "Pirates of the Caribbean")
MACHIDA: "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" (encore "East of Eden")
V/M: "Staｙ" (encore J-pop "Fortune Cookie" with Japanese skaters)
CHAN: "Steppin' Out With My Baby" (encore "Elegie")
SOTONIKOVA: "Black Swan" /"Come Together" (encore "Carmen")
HANYU: !Hana Ni Nare!/!White Legend!(encore ")Notre-Dame de Paris"）
I read many tweets about Adelina's new ex "Black Swan". It sounded the program is kinda experimental one but her expressiveness of the story was so impressive for the crowd. And also many people reported that Carolina in Ave Maria was truly beautiful.
In the end of the closing they did quad battle as usual.
Hanyu 4T~3A~3A~3A~3A (He did 4S in the opeinig as well)
Ten 4T~2A, 4T
Osaka Exhibition show will be aired on April the 12th.(Osaka Local) Then we'll find some videos on youtube.
Thanks to the FSU mod. for changing/expanding the title of this thread!
Another Kobe news clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOVMPHxk-u4
I believe these news videos are all from the Nagoya show?
Part 1 (Hanyu, Asada, Ando): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAzpBi1I4k
Part 2 (mostly Miki Ando): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-pyY6qjKHQ
Hanyu shows off his medals/interview; Asada clip; flowers presented to Ando, Suzuki, Oda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhaydvxueKA
Clip of Oda's 3T+3T+3T: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTzhz1tubU
This one includes Hanyu's 4Loop attempt (from Sapporo show)
4Lo attempt from Hanyu I read some reports that the crowd had thrown presents into the rink so other skaters hesitated to try quads. Those presents might be in Hanyu's sight when he was in the air too. In the second half of this video shows the exhibition event of Mao's costumes/photos from her childhood. It says they display her 30 costumes, 150 photos and medals. Such a wonderful exhibition. ETA: I found an article about the exhibition event. Mao Asada: Unusual record, over 10.000 people visited the exhibition event on its first day.
BTW it is announced that on April 11th(Fri) after the SOI show in Tokyo they'll have a ceremony for Mao and Hanyu. Mao's World record scores for short program in Worlds and Hanyu's World record scores for short program in Olympics is gonna be listed in Guinness World Records.
Also it is announced that after every SOI show in Nagoya they'll have a special talk show. Kozuka will work as MC. It's still secret who from the cast will appear in them.
Pang/Tong put a glimpse of Hanyu's 4Lo practice on their Chinese site.
P/T's photos in Sapporo(Superstars on Ice).
Maia put photos/videos in Sapporo(SSOI) on her instagram.
Photos in Sapporo(Superstars of Ice) from Ten's instagram.
One more show in Sapporo today. Have a good day, everyone!