In June ,the ice show, "Art on Ice 2013 in Japan" lands to Japan at the first time

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  1. Akira Andrea

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    In June ,the ice show, "Art on Ice 2013 in Japan" lands to Japan at the first time.
    Date: June 1st- 2nd, 2013

    Venue: Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

    4 performances
    June 1st
    13:00
    18:30
    June 2nd
    13:00
    18:30

    The said ice show is held in Swiss in February in every year and it is popular because the first class musician costar with the top skaters.

    In Japan tour in this time, Fumiya Fujii (50) and English mezzosoprano singer, Katherine Jenkins (32) participate.
    She is a mezzosoprano singer from Wales, England and is a classical diva of new generation. In September, 2012, she made a concert succeed big in Osaka and Tokyo where she visited to after a long interval.
    Hanyu with Fujii, Ando with Jenkins and Arakawa with both singers, they will show the gorgeous performances.
    http://www.artonice.jp/artist.html

    Ladies
    Sizuka Arakawa
    Miki Ando
    Sarah Meier

    Men
    Yuzuru Hanyu
    Stephane Lambiel

    Pair
    Alion Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy
    Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov

    Ice Dance
    Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat

    Special Act
    Break Dance
    Grev Manoukian

    Aerial
    Ekaterina Chesna & Alexander Chesna

    Acrobat
    Vladimir Besedin & Alexei Polishuk

    Guest
    Miyu Honda

    http://www.artonice.jp/skater.html

    Reference:
    Miki Ando "Black Swan" in "Art on Ice 2012 in Swiss" in February 5th, 2012.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHhoWZdDqkw

    (Miki Ando is going to come back to the ice show again after an interval of 9 months since "Fantasy on Ice 2012 in Fukui" at last September.)

    Art on Ice 2011 - Katherine Jenkins & Sarah Meier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v2DS5D6on0

    Art on Ice 2011 - Katherine Jenkins & Shizuka Arakawa
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irP3J3LLiMs

    Art on Ice 2011 - Katherine Jenkins & Stéphane Lambiel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTRPt7uCGJY

    Katherine Jenkins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lJ9oFzMVU0
     
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  2. lily

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    Thank you, great to see AOI going to Japan! I wonder will they be succesful there...
    Nice cast but looks like there will be added more skaters (men, dance?).
     
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    Reference:
    2012-05-26 AOI Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov BMTL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMrLDazj9Q

    2012-05-26 AOI Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov Nessun Dorma
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAjGwa7CGQQ

    2012-05-26 AOI Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat I've Had The Time Of My Life
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Hj5tssgeI

    2012-05-26 AOI Miki Ando Meditation From Thais
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgqG57wJh94

    2012-05-26 AOI Miki Ando Black Swan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT-cDDuKcXk
     
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    Darn, I won't be getting to Tokyo till the second week of June. :(
    Sounds like it'll be a great show.
     
  6. Akira Andrea

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

    Miki Ando who was practicing participates to the ice show in June.
    April 17th, 2013 JST

    The photo:
    Miki Ando who faced to the press conference as for participating to the ice show, while smiling.
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20130417-OYT9I01046.htm

    Miki Ando (25) who is former Worlds champion and has left from the competition for continuous two seasons attended 'the press conference for releasing the creating of the ice show "Art on Ice"' which was held in the Metropolitan area on April 17th, and announced that she shows the skating in the public performance of June.

    It is since she skated in the ice show of September last year that Ando skates in front of the audience.

    Ando who aims at returning to the competition in next season (2013-2014) explained the present situation, saying, "Although I was practicing, the opportunity to skate on the ice was few".
    As for the state of mind that she skates in front of the audience after a long interval at 9months, she said, "I am looking forward to it with feeling as my first event in new season. I would like to show the skating not to be ashamed of to the audience who has been waiting for me."

    After having won the championship in the Worlds in 2011, Ando took a rest last season. In this season having aimed at the returning to the competition, she declined the Grand Prix series with the reason of the absence etc. of the coach and declined the JSF Certified Athlete. She retired from the Toyota Motor, too, which she had belonged.

    As for next season, too, she will not be specified to the JSF Certified Athlete and will not be able to participate to the GP series.

    The article:
    Miki Ando who was practicing participates to the ice show in June.
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20130417-OYT1T01053.htm?from=top
     
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    This is an article in “The news of Nihon TV” in Japan
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Singing a famous music enthusiastically!
    The dream collaboration of Fumiya Fujii and Shizuka Arakawa
    April 17th, 2013

    The producing announcement conference of the ice show "Art on Ice 2013 in Japan" which is held in June this year was held in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo on April 17th and Shizuka Arakawa of professional figure skater, Miki Ando and Fumiya Fujii of the singer appeared.
    "Art on Ice" is the entertainment show which the top skaters who play an active part in the world, skate to the live performance of free style of the first-class artist, on the ice.
    It is held every year in Switzerland in February but it is held for the first time in Japan this time.
    Arakawa who has participated to the same ice show five times at pasts comments, saying "I feel happy that the show is held in Japan. By the collaboration with the artist, I would like to be able to send the live feeling that the way to adjust the timing of breath etc is different even if it is the same program."
    Ando revealed the pleasure, saying "'Art on Ice' is the show of the world highest peak. I feel that it is very glad and glorious to be able to participate to the show."
    This time, Arakawa shows the performance according to Fujii's music "Go the Distance".
    Fujii said, "I would like to be careful that I doesn't make a mistake in the lyrics, with being fascinated by Arakawa's performance. How lucky I am as a singer to be able to sing a song while watching her live performance."

    The article:
    Singing a famous music enthusiastically!
    The dream collaboration of Fumiya Fujii and Shizuka Arakawa
    http://news24.jp/entertainment/news/1627772.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QgSUsxjzvkA
     
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    Not on the AOI official website yet, but by his official blog, Daisuke Takahashi will join the Art on Ice cast on June 1-2.
     
  11. Akira Andrea

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    Thank you very much for your very hot news!

    Daisuke Takahshi's Blog of Kansai University
    http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/sports/message/takahashi/

    Translating to English from Japanese.

    The information as for participation to Ice show
    April 27th, 2013

    Prince Ice Worlds in Yokohama
    Participation date: May 3rd (Fri) & May 4th (Sat)
    Refer to the following URL for more information
    URL:http://www.princehotels.co.jp/iceshow/

    Art on Ice in Japan
    Participation date: June 1st (Mon), & June 2nd (Sun)
    Refer to the following URL for more information.
    URL:http://www.artonice.jp/
     
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  12. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Sankei Sports2 in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Dreamy collaboration with Daisuke Takahashi and Fumiya Fujii in an ice show
    May 2nd, 2013

    The photo:
    Photography: By Sankei Sports
    Anyone might be intoxicated with the stage of ice which the splendid skating of Daisuke Takahashi and beautiful voice of Fumiya Fujii weave.
    Daisuke Takahashi
    http://www.sanspo.com/geino/images/20130502/oth13050205050011-p1.jpg

    Fumiya Fujii
    http://www.sanspo.com/geino/images/20130502/oth13050205050011-p2.jpg

    It was released that Daisuke Takahashi participates to the ice show "Art on Ice 2013 in Japan" which is the highest peak in the world and which lands to Japan for the first time in June.

    The said show is held in Switzerland every year and 'the collaboration among the popular stars' namely, the top skater skates splendidly to the singing voice of famous artist, is very popular. In case of landing to Japan for the first time this time, the choice fell on him who is one also of the highest peak in the eligible.

    It was decided that Takahashi who accepted willingly collaborates with Fumiya Fujii (50) of singer with million hit music "Another Orion".
    Takahashi is full of vigor, saying "I wish everybody feel how big the scale of the show is because it is the show which is full of live feeling. I would like to do my best so as to be able to do the skating which everybody can enjoy with Fujii's vocal in live!".

    In the other hand, Fumiya looks forward to the collaboration with the medalist now, too, saying "I think that this is the collaboration which never happen again in my life. I would like to burn into my memory steadily the appearance which Takahashi is performing".

    Takahashi expressed the intention to retire from the eligible after the end of next season and talked about his determination, saying "I think that there is ups and downs in next season also, but I think that I would like to go forward steadily step by step".
    By the effect of the dreamy collaboration with Fumiya, he is going to stand on the center of the podium at the real Olympics at February next year.

    The article:
    Dreamy collaboration with Daisuke Takahashi and Fumiya Fujii in an ice show
    http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20130502/oth13050205050011-n1.html
     
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    Thank you for the translation! I can't wait!
     
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    Thank you Akira for the translation! Sounds like it will be a wonderful show!
     
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    Thanks for all the links and the translation! The line up of skaters is fabulous!
     
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    In May 10th, the music of performance collaboration with the skater and the artist on "Art on Ice 2013 in Japan" was released.

    Shizuka Arakawa and Fumiya Fujii : "Go the Distance"

    Daisuke Takahashi and Fumiya Fujii: "Another Orion"

    Yuzuru Hanyu and Fumiya Fujii: "True Love"

    Miki Ando and Katherine Jenkins: "Amazing Grace"

    Reference:

    Fumiy Fujii "Go The Distance"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b52iSc8gTY

    Fumiya Fujii "Another Orion"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkzEBFeJA40

    Fumiya Fujii "True Love"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMxG_A8Vj_w

    Kathereine Jenkins "Amazing Grace"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1CGnihFyOE
     
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    can't wait for seeing miki back on ice:cheer:
     
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    Reference:
    Guest: Miyu Honda

    She was born on June 1st, 2004, so doesn't reach Novice class yet. She is the 4th of 5 siblings, such as one elder brother (or 1st sibling), two elder sisters, one younger sister. Her elder brother is Taichi Honda of Junior class and her elder sister (or 3rd sibling) is Marin Honda of Novice B class.
    Except elder sister (or 2nd sibling) among 5 siblings, 4 are learning the figure skating now.
    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDQ2MzIwMjQ0.html

    She skated to “Beauty and the Beast” as the guest skater of the attraction of the opening ceremony of the National Sports Festival of Japan 2013 (This event is not Japan Nationals).
    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTA3NTgzMjky.html

    She skated to this music as the guest skater at the exhibition of 2013 Four Continents at this February, too.
     
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    This is an article in "Mainichi Shimbun" in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Facing to the ice show, Ando showed a conation to the season of Olympics
    May 30th, 2013 JST

    The photo:
    Photography: by Tatsuya Haga
    The Japanese skaters of Ando etc. who participate to the ice show “Art on Ice”. They collaborate to Fumiya Fujii (Second from left in the front row). At Yoyogi National Gymnasium in May 30th, 2013.
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2013/05/31/20130531k0000m050055000c/001.htmlhe

    By Tatsuya Haga
    The former Worlds champion Miki Ando (25) who is expected to come back to the competition in next season which the Sochi Olympics is held in participates to the ice show which is held in Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo in both days of June 1st and 2nd.
    In May 30th, Ando who faced to the press interview showed the conation to the season of Olympics, saying, "I would like to upgrade in the expression aspect. My feelings to the skating has become what is larger than before".

    As for Ando who took a rest for past two seasons, the participation to the ice show itself is for the first time in 9 months. In this time, she faces to the ice show with the composition without jumps, but she said, "There was a period, too, which I was away from the ice during the season, but I practiced tightly for this show".

    The article
    Facing to the ice show, Ando showed a conation to the season of Olympics
    http://mainichi.jp/sports/news/20130531k0000m050055000c.html


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

    Aiming at coming back to the competition, Miki Ando said, "The feelings to the skating became larger than before".
    May 30th, 2013 JST

    Miki Ando, who was away from the competition after she won the championship in 2011Worlds as the last, and who came off from a certified athlete of Japan Skating Federation, too, participated to the open rehearsal of an ice show in Tokyo Metropolitan area in May 30th.
    And she expressed the idea which she comes back to the competition in 2013-2014 season which the Sochi Olympics is held, saying, "I would like to work as an eligible skater in new season".

    It is for the first time since an ice show in last September that Ando showed the skating in the public place, but she showed the quick light moving which she doesn't make feel the blank to everybody.
    Aiming at the season of Olympics, she said, “My feelings to skating has become larger than before”, and facing to the ice show, she was enthusiastic, saying, “I would like to show the appearance which upgraded”.

    The article:
    Aiming at coming back to the competition, Miki Ando said, "The feelings to the skating became larger than before".
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130530-00001101-yom-spo
     
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    Some footage of the cast rehearsing (Hanyu lands a 4T), and a clip of Hanyu speaking:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=9YqjWTzl3Ck
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    00:00
    As for "Art on Ice" being the entertainment on the ice which is held for the first time in Japan, the open rehearsal was held while being waited for the real public performance after 2 days.
    00:09
    On the dream stage where the first-class artist and the top skaters are fused.
    00:13
    Yuzuru Hanyu who was gold medalist in Japan Nationals in 2012 showed a fist pump because nailed a quad jump.
    He is going to face the real public performance with a satisfactory condition.
    00:22
    Yuzuru Hanyu: "Because it is the show which can think really that many person have produced together while skating myself, I hope that everybody feel such a story-like feeling or such an united feeling. Because a show like this is rare, please come to see us".

    Miki Ando rehearsing and speaking:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBAgbDgEwFo
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    00:00
    Miki Ando said about the feelings to skating.
    00:05
    Miki Ando is going to participate to the ice show for the first time in about 9 months.
    00:10
    As for she who is the Worlds Queen in 2011, her passion to skating hasn't become weak.
    00:20
    Miki Ando: "I think that I would like to work as an eligible skater this season. My feelings to skating has become what is larger than before".
     
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    Thanks to all for the photos and video links. Gorgeous 4T from Hanyu! All of the skaters look fit and ready
    to put on great show.

    Many thanks to Akira for the translations.
     
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    This is an article in "Daily Sports" in Japan.
    Translating to English from Japanese.

    Miki came back to the on-ice for the first time in 9months, but sealed the jump.
    June 1st

    In the ice show "Art on Ice" which was held in Tokyo Yoyogi National Gymnasium in June 1st, Miki Ando came back to the on-ice for the first time in 9months from an ice show of September last year.

    In the first half of the show, wearing the silver costume, she performed to "Amazing Grace" which the famous mezzo-soprano singer Katherine Jenkins from England sings.
    In the second half, she performed to "Bolero" with black costume.
    She received a big applause from 8,500 audience, but sealed the jump together in both.

    The article:
    Miki came back to the on-ice for the first time in 9months, but sealed the jump.
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130601-00000053-dal-spo