The designated coach for jumps was decided for Asada. New FS is “Liebestraum”.

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  1. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Kyodo Tsushin” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    The designated coach for jumps was decided for Asada. The new music for FS is “Liebestraum”.
    June 20, 2010 JST

    In Narita Air Port in June 20th, after returning to Japan from Canada where she had been to for making the new program, Mao Asada (19, Chukyo University) of Vancouver Olympics silver medalist had the interview and revealed that she is learning jumps from Hiroshi Nagakubo coach who grew Shizuka Arakawa of Turin Olympics winner from this month. But, he is the designated coach only for jumps and the coach to succeed Tatiana Tarasova seems not to be decided yet.

    As for the music for next season, it was decided that the music for SP is “Tango” by Alfred Schnittke and the music for FS is “Liebestraum” by Franz Listz. As for the FS which Lori Nichol choreographed, Asada said, "It contains the movement like being falling in love with one male. I think that I can express my own of the present time by this music."

    By the rule revision of International Skating Union (ISU), she is going to try to the high difficult constitution which she put the single triple Axel and Two consecutive triple jump combination as for the short program.

    The article:
    The designated coach for jumps was decided for Asada. The new FS is “Liebestraum”.
    http://www.47news.jp/CN/201006/CN2010062001000427.html
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  2. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Thank you so much, Akira Andrea!

    :)

    I'm really happy with Mao's music choices this season! Glad to know she's going for a 3+3 again! Can't wait to see the programs!

    :cheer2:
  3. Marco

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    :cheer:

    Asada and Liebestraum = :swoon:

    I want to believe TAT is going to choose the nice version of the tango but I think I will reserve judgment until I see it debut :shuffle:
  4. museksk8r

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    :swoon: OMG, FINALLY!!!, Mao is going to have a good piece of music to skate to again! :cheer2:
  5. LuckyCharm

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    :swoon:This is exciting news. I think Mao and Lori are a great partnership and Liebestraum should be great for them.

    I assume this is the tango she'll be using: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFXbikbxT1c. This should be great as well.
  6. Cheylana

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    Wow - looks like Mao will be a force to be reckoned with this season! I wish her all the best!!!!
  7. jenny12

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    Good choices, much better than last season. Libestraum is overused, but I'm looking forward to Mao's version of it. The tango music the LuckyCharm linked is really cool, but I do prefer the version floskate linked. I hope the choreography lives up the music choices.

    When is Mao going to premiere her new exhibition? The Ice? That's in July, right?
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  8. floskate

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    There's some speculation as to which Alfred Schnittke tango she'll be using. This one is far more skate friendly than the other and seems more 'Mao' to me. I'm hoping it's this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65N-wCBwxr8
  9. masofs

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    Yeah, me too. Love that one.:swoon:
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    Great choices for Mao! :cheer:
    Liebestraum is overused, but it suits Mao.
  12. smarts1

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    Woah, isn't Liebestraum what everyone wanted Mao to skate to?
  13. viennese

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    Liebestraum is a wonderful choice for her - really intense. I hope the choreography is lovely
  14. Fallcolor

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    Yes, including me!! :cheer:
    Now, i just hope Tarasova gives her a nice costume for the Tango. :p
  15. igniculus

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    omg! thanks for the info, Akira Andrea! great choices for her! can't wait to see her kick ass again!
  16. Marco

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    YES! I really wanted her to skate to that last year :shuffle:

    But this year is still good :p
  17. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Sports Nippon” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    Mao said also a suggestive comment. She attracts by "adult love".
    June 21st, 2010 JST

    At June 20th, Mao Asada (19, Chukyo University) returned to Narita Airport from Canada where she had been making the new program. As for the music to use for the program for next season, she decided "Tango" by Schnittke for SP and "Liebestraum" by Liszt for FS.

    The "Liebestraum" is a romantic adult music, but Asada said a suggestive comment. She said, "I can express my own of the present time by this music and whether I have a favorite male or not, I can skate while imagining the situation that I want to meet him or that he has appeared in my dream."

    Do you have a boyfriend? Is it one-sided love? She dodged skillfully as for details of question like that, but it says that it is the music which she can reflect obediently her own feelings in.

    She is learning under Hiroshi Nagakubo, 63, who grew Shizuka Arakawa as the designated coach for jumps from this month. Main coach is not decided yet, but there is some possibility not to put it as for this season, too.

    As for Yu-Na Kim who declared that she continues the eligible player, Asada said, "I had thought that she intend to continue the eligible player because she had not said that she retires from it."

    The photo:
    Photography: by Kyodo
    Mao Asada who returned from Canada.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/06/21/KFullNormal20100621097_p.html

    The article:
    Mao said also a suggestive comment. She attracts by "adult love".
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/06/21/14.html
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  18. RunnersHigh

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    And reportedly, her gala Ex will be "Chopin Ballade No. 1".

    BTW, wasn't there a tread for 2010/2011 Program Info?
    Don't be serious! :p
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    Oh what a wonderful "gala" music this is.. Or not..
    Im going to be so "entertained". I hope Nichol is choreographing this to make it even more dull.. :cold:
  22. Akira Andrea

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    2010-2011 season
    SP:
    Music: Tango
    Composer: Alfred Garyevich Schnittke
    Choreography: Tatiana Tarsova

    FS:
    Music: Liebestraum
    Composer: Franz Liszt
    Choreography: Lori Nichol

    Ex:
    Music: Ballade No.1 in G minor.op.23
    Composer: Fredric Chopin
    Choreography: Tatiana Tarasova
  23. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Daily Sports” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    New jump coach, Nagakubo is curing Asada of a bad habit of all jumps.
    June 26th, 2010 JST

    Mao Asada participated to an ice show in Yokohama city in June 25th.
    Hiroshi Nagakubo coach who coaches her jump from new season revealed there that he is curing Asada of a bad habit of all jumps.
    Nagakubo, an able coach who had coached also Arakawa at one time said, "Because her jumps now have a height but do not have flow, I am curing Asada of making jumps have a flow. As for two consecutive triple jump combination, it is certain that she intends to adopt it in the new program. He will grade up the Olympics silver medalist moreover.

    The photo: 1
    At the ice show, “Dream on Ice 2010”
    http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/2010/06/25/p1_0003132061.shtml

    The photo: 2
    At the ice show, “Dream on Ice 2010”
    http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/2010/06/25/p2_0003132061.shtml

    The article:
    http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/2010/06/25/0003132061.shtml

    Reference:
    The new exhibition program of Mao Asada
    “Ballade No. 1 in G miner, Op. 23”
    Composer: Frederic Chopin
    Choreography: Tatiana Tarasova
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  24. miki88

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    Thanks for the translation, but what is he trying to say here? Does it mean they she won't do 3-3 if she does not adopt the new technique?
  25. Akira Andrea

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    Thank you for pointing out the vagueness of the sentence.
    For avoiding the misunderstanding, I corrected that sentence as follows.
    "As for two consecutive triple jump combination, it is certain that she intends to adopt it in the new program."
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2010
  26. pinky166

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    Maybe it means where Mao flutzes, she would do a 3lo as her solo jump, and then if she were to do a 3-3, it would have to be 3f-3t and not 3f-3lo (can't repeat the solo jump in the combination in the SP I don't believe), and Mao prefers the loop to the toe, so unless she fixes her flutz, she won't do 3-3 because she isn't comfortable enough with 3f-3t. If she fixes the flutz though she could then do 3lz as the solo jump and 3f-3lo and it would be fine.
  27. eusebius

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    Dear Mao,

    Could you please, please, please skate to the original piano version of Liebestraum #3 and not the cheesy orchestral version?

    Yours truly,
    FSU's Resident Piano Snob :p
  28. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Sports Nippon” in Japan。
    Translation into English.
    Mao showed the new exhibition program for the first time. It was adult performance.
    June 26th, 2010 JST

    In the ice show which was held in Shin-Yokoham Skate Center in June 25th, Mao Asada showed "Ballade No. 1" by Chopin for the first time as the exhibition program of new season.

    She performed gracefully with the costume of a snow-white long-dress-like while saying, "I imagined a ballerina also as for a costume and also as for a hair style." Nagakubo coach who is coaching her jumps from this month, revealed that they are tackling the big cure, while saying, "Her jump so far has height but does not have flow ,it may take us two years to cure that bad habit and I am ready to suffer bashing for it."

    The photo:
    Photography: by Sports Nippon
    Mao Asada who shows a smiling face during the performance.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/06/26/KFullNormal20100626165_p.html

    The article:
    Mao showed the new exhibition program for the first time. It was adult performance. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/06/26/21.html
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    I'm not familiar with Liebestraum - at least not the name. If it's common music I'm sure I'll recognize it though.

    Who else has skated to it?
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    Jennifer Robinson 2002 Olympics LP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHczVxIWIX4

    This program was choreographed by Lori.
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    I love Mao's musical choices, all very high quality music. How can Chopin's Ballade #1 ever be boring? :) If the program is horrible ( which it will not be , even the 5- second- clip looks good) , I'll just close my eyes and listen. I hope it's an original piano version and a pianist is good. Chopin's Ballades and Mao for me go beautifully together- it' s a shame it is not a competitive program, though Liebestraum and Schnittke should fit as well.
  34. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Sankei Sports” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    Mao showed the new program.
    June 26th, 2010 JST

    The Sinsei Bank Presnts "Dream on Ice 2010", hosted by Sankei Shinbun etc, was opened in Shin-Yokohama Skate Center in June 25th. (till June 27th) and Vancouver Olympics silver medalist, Mao Asada (19, Chukyo University ) etc showed the new program of this season. Mao skated to the music "Ballade No. 1 in G miner" (by Chopin) of new exhibition program and performed gracefully with a snow-white costume which she imagined a ballerina by.

    In fact, she is curing herself of jumps bigly now with Hiroshi Nagakubo (63), the special coach for jumps whom she asks for coach from this season. From Axel jump which she is good at to Salchow jump which she is no good at, she is starting learning all jumps again from single rotation jump. Nagakubo said, "Her jump so far has height but does not have width, so I am curing her of bad habit of jump while spending time for it." On this day, there was a scene to mistake a double Axel on the way of the performance, too, but Mao looked like being feeling the response sufficiently while saying, "It is well in its own way if it can connect as the tomorrow problem."

    The photo:
    Photography: by Kumiko Chubachi
    Mao who is greeting to fan with jeans. She fascinated everybody by cute charm which can't see usually.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/photos/100626/spm1006260504000-p1.htm

    The article:
    Mao showed the new program.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/100626/spm1006260504000-n1.htm
  35. Frau Muller

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    PERFECT choices for Asada - a bit edgy in the SP, romantic & flowing in the LP.

    I am soooo looking forward to this!!!!!
  36. Frau Muller

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    Uh-oh. :confused:
  37. oleada

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    Tarasova choreographed Mao's Tango & Caprice exhibitions, which were wonderful.
  38. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in “Yomiuri Shinbun” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    June 26th, 2010 JST
    The new rule revision in figure skating may be a favorable wind for Mao.

    In the Congress in this season, International Skating Union (ISU) decided some rule revisions as for figure skating.
    As for the required element in short program (SP) of Ladies, the choice of triple Axel which had not been recognized so far was added, so it seems to be favorable to Mao.

    As for the required element in SP of Ladies so far, the Axel type jump was the designation only of the double Axel jump but got to be able to choose "the double or the triple".

    For Asada, there are two merits. In Rostelecom Cup in Last season, because her triple Axel combination was judged as under-rotation and was downgraded to the double Axel, the double Axel which was attempted as required element and succeeded in cleanly became 0 points with being regarded as "repetition of element". The unfairness on the rule like that is corrected.

    Moreover, for Asada, some latitude in determining the assortment as for jump element widens, too. In SP in Vancouver Olympics, Asada jumped triple Axel-double jump, triple jump and double Axel, but the base value was 18.5 points. It was lower than 19 points which was the base value of Yu-Na Kim (Korea). In June 25th aiming at this season, Asada revealed, “I am thinking that, leaving the double Axel, I put in single triple Axel, Loop combination and triple Flip.”, but the base value becomes near 20 points in this case (in the case of triple-double combination).

    But, how much score Asada can get actually depends on how steadily Asada can nail each element. The score is the one to have added or deducted "the grades of execution (GOE)" to the base value and Kim increased the gap between herself and Asada in the Olympics, getting a big adding point at GOE of each element. Oser coach who coached Kim said, "The key of present judging system is GOE", but that undercurrent does not change still.

    On the other hand, in SP of Men, as for the quad jump which was only once admitted so far, it got to be admitted to jump it 2 times, if being the kind to be different. In June 25th, the Olympics silver medalist, Plushenko who came to Japan for an ice show, evaluated, saying, "I had said that it should have it jump two times even from 8 years ago, but it realized at last. I am satisfied with the revision of this time because I think that to challenge jumps of high difficulty level such as quad jump and to pursue a technical height are the future of the figure skating."

    As for the rule revision in Ladies of this time, Japan Skating Federation appealed to do so. The criticism that the risk of the players who challenge the skill of a high difficulty degree are too high and they don't receive proper evaluation, rose so that Plushenko had directly appealed in Olympics. In response to that, ISU eased the points to deduct by the turn lack in May, but the revision of this time is the movement which continues to it. The value of the revision of this time will live truly if it decreases the risk of the challenge to high difficulty skill and leads the opportunity which improves evaluation of skill itself.

    The article:
    The new rule revision in figure skating may be a favorable wind for Mao.
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20100626-OYT1T00873.htm
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