The Ice 2010, July 24,25 Nagoya,Japan

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  1. galaxy

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    :confused:
    Is "White color is lover's'' that old folk song?
    Was the pair program choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto too as usual?

    Anyway, thanks for the info.:)
     
  2. inskate

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    Last year Mao & Mai's program (as well as all the group numbers for The Ice) were choreographed by Miki Sakagami. She will also choreograph the show this year. :)
    Miki is a choreographer for Disney on Ice. She also choreographed Mai's Red Violin EX and Nobunari's gala program for the upcoming season.
     
  3. galaxy

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    Thanks for the info, inskate.
    It's good to see more and more Japanese skaters are starting to have their programs choreographed by Japanese choreographers. They, especially top skaters, used to rely particularly much on foreign choreographers before. There are a lot of great choreographers out there abroad, but it's also good that we have some choreographers growing in Japan.
     
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  4. Akira Andrea

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    It is the hit single which the American woman duo, Betsy & Chris, from Hawaii released in Japan in 1969.
    The folk song which Kazuhiko Kato of the member of The Folk Crusaders composed by the member Osamu Kitayama's doing lyrics writing begins with the intro of the acoustic guitar.

    Reference: Betsy and Chris.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMkJjevfaiY


    Translation of the lyrics into English.

    White is the color of the sweetheart.

    White of the petal is the color of the sweetheart.
    The nostalgic white lily is the color of the sweetheart.
    Of my darling in the home town... The white of the petal of the white lily which blooms under the foot of my darling is the color of the sweetheart.
    Clear color of the blue sky is the color of first love.
    It is the color of first love which is beautiful without limit.
    With my darling in the home town... The clear color of the blue sky in the days when I had seen side by side with my darling is the color of first love.
    Red of the afterglow is the color of the remembrances.
    It is the color of the remembrances which was shaking with tears.
    Of my darling in the home town... The red of the afterglow which was reflected in the wet eye of my darling is the color of the remembrances, the color of the remembrances.
     
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  5. ponta1

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    I love that song from Betsy and Chris--such angelic voices!!
     
  6. galaxy

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    Thanks to everyone, for the detailed infos!:)
    I think the show has already started. I hope everything goes well and successful! and everyone enjoys their time!
     
  7. Lombardia412

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lzMzBTDU4M

    News report on today's show. Looks like a fabulous show.:encore: I can't wait to see that opening number.
    Asada sisters look amazingly beautiful.:saint: Evgeni's jumps are still impressive. But his spin is:scream: ;)
     
  8. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in "Yomiuri Shimbun" in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    Mao Asada said, "A problem to be solved is too much to treat", but her dance was very soft.
    July 24th, 2010 JST

    The ice show, "The Ice" was held in the ice rink in 2005 World Exposition Memorial Park in Nagakute town, Aichi prefecture in July 24th and Mao Asada (19, Chukyo University) etc who won the championship in the Worlds of March participated.
    Mao Asada who had a press interview after the performance talked the aim of this season, saying, "I would like to be able to complete with best condition in the Worlds in next year."

    The performance which she showed in this day was the piano music by Chopin which she chose for the exhibition program in this season.
    Wearing the white costume saying, "It made the back opening wider than one in the ice show in June", she attracted the audience with the soft skating.

    From this season, she is coached by Hiroshi Nagakubo who grew Turin Olympics gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa etc, as the designated coach of jumps.

    While saying, "I am with impatience now because I must arrange using my head as for many problems because a problem to be solved is too much" with bitter smile, she said, "I intend to do sufficiently what I can do."

    The photo:
    Photography: by Haruka Takahashi
    Mao Asada and Mai Asada showed the skating which made a perfect pair as sisters.
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20100724-OYT9I00717.htm

    The article:
    Mao Asada said "A problem to be solved is too much to treat", but her dance was very soft.
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20100724-OYT1T00723.htm
     
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  9. nsima

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    I watched a performance of The Ice the first day.
    The opening was served with a musical.
    Kanako and Adam were the clothes of the selling flowers
    and they pushed the car which they put a flower on and appeared.
    They presented flowers to audience.
    Afterwards, other skaters appeared.
    Kanako and Adam presented flowers to skaters,too.
    Kanako and Adam covered a car with white cloth.
    Skaters skated lady's and gentleman couples.
    Only, Evgeni skated with Joannie and mai.
    Only, Jeffrey alone.
    At that time, Kanako brought the bouquet of the rose and handed it to Jeffrey.
    Jeffrey received a rose, and skated joyfully
    and turned up the white cloth of the car.
    And then, Mao appeared from white cloth.
    Mao and Jeffrey skated couples.
     
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    ^Thanks for the info nsima!
     
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    :watch:
    Thanks nsima!
     
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    Kanako's combo was :swoon:!

    And Mao's program looks even more polished than at Dreams on Ice. :encore:

    I wish the show was broadcasted live, or at least in a few days. :( (2weeks, seriously? Is that a training of patience? :lol:)
     
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    noon
    Shoma Uno
    Fly me to the moon.(same DOI)

    night
    Rika Oya
    She won Novice Nationals B.

    Mai Asada
    Mai landed 1A only.:(
    John appeared for the end acting and made collaboration.

    Kento Nakamura
    Bugle Call Rag
    Kento Landded 3A!
    He was the performance that he used a hat for. (same DOI)

    Kanako Murakami
    noon
    Her new SP. 3T/3T, 3F, 2A good.
    night
    Her new EX. (same DOI)

    Takahito Mura
    His new FS.

    Elene Gedevanishvili
    Fever
    Very sexy.

    Florent Amodio
    she's out of my life + Billie Jean
    He kept dancing to music.

    Adam Rippon
    Love theme from cinema paradiso
    Adam landed tano Lutz.
    Very beautiful program.

    Mai and Mao Asada
    There is already a report.
     
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  16. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Thanks for your report, nsima!

    Wow, now she's landing single Axels.

    :(
     
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    I really like Kanako--to me, she has that "it" factor!! She and Adam look so adorable together!

    Mao's outfit in her number with Jeffrey Buttle was so cute!
     
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    Anyone have the video of Mao and Jeffrey? They skate beautifully together.
     
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    LOL at Maoshenko. And waht a huge smile from her!
     
  21. Akira Andrea

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    This is an article in Sports Nippon in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    Mao might rush in this season without an exclusive coach.
    July 25th, 2010 JST

    A possibility that Mao Asada (19, Chukyo University) challenge this season without an exclusive coach has happened. At first, it planned to decide a Japanese coach also among July, but a person concerned revealed saying, "She might go without an exclusive coach although it is better if it is decided before the opening of the season of October."

    Asada participated to the ice show which was held in Aichi prefecture in July 24th and showed the new exhibition, “Ballade No.1 in G minor”. As for jumps, she is re-studying it from basis together with Hiroshi Nagakubo who is also the coach of Akiko Suzuki, but she made complaints uncommonly saying, “It shows an upward tendency, but I think that it is still more yet. I would like to arrange sufficiently in my head. I am with impatience now.” Her big aim in this season is to have held the championship for two seasons running in the Worlds (Tokyo) of next March. She said, "That's enough if I can show the best performance in the Worlds finally."

    Kanako showed a new SP.
    15 years old Kanako Murakami who participates in the GP series from this season, showed the new SP program. She nailed the triple jump securely three times and said, "I did not feel that I am on the real stage because my body moved extremely well" with smiling. As for the music for FS, she said, "The music is extremely cool!" with abundant self-confidence.
    In the NHK Trophy in October, she crashes into Asada from the start, but she said, "I do not feel the pressure at all as for that and would like to do my best delightfully" strongly.

    The photo:
    Photography: by Kyodo
    Asada and Plushenko who perform together in the ice show.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/07/25/KFullNormal20100725202_p.html

    The article:
    Mao might rush in this season without an exclusive coach.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2010/07/25/19.html
     
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  22. yaoyao

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    Any reports about Shen&Zhao?Thanks!
     
  23. nsima

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    noon
    Miu Sato
    HERNANDO'S HIDEWAY
    She She wore clothes of Mao.

    night
    Ryuichi Kihara
    Tango de los Exilados
    He landed 3F, 3Lz, 3S.

    Mai Asada
    Mai landed 2A.:saint:

    Kanako Murakami
    noon and night
    Her new EX. (same DOI)

    Elene Gedevanishvili
    White clothes. music : Monroe
     
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    day 1 noon
    Mai and Mao Asada.

    day 1 night
    Evgeni and Takahiko.(Halfway joined Shoma Uno)
    Evgeni always made fun of Shoma.
    For example, Just before the raising of the curtain of the show,
    Evgeni pushed Shoma out of the backyard in a link.

    day 2 noon
    Joannie, Elene and Akiko.

    day 2 night
    Evgeni and Mao.
    Talk of jump.
     
  25. Lombardia412

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    According to the review I read, Shen/Zhao performed "Turandot" and they got big, huge applause (standing ovation?) from the crowd.
     
  26. galaxy

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    I kind of expected this. She seems so used to competing without exclusive coaches who follow her to competitions. As much as I think it is not the best idea, she won two Worlds titles without coaches anyway. Sounds like her head and mind are being occupied with jumps she's been relearning with Mr. Nagakubo.
     
  27. nsima

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    The person who quitted a lot of number of times of the jump wins.
    day 1 noon
    Double toeloop jump combination
    Adam vs Takahiko, Adam win.(He landed about 16 jumps)
    Elene vs Kanako, Kanako win.
    Florent vs Kento, Florent win.

    day 1 night
    Double toeloop jump combination
    Joannie vs Akiko, Akiko win.
    Jeffrey vs Takahito, Jeffrey win.

    day 2 noon
    The semifinals. Double loop jump combination
    Adam vs Kanako, A tie score (8 to 8), a fresh start. Adam win.
    Florent vs Akiko, Akiko win.
    Jeffrey vs Akiko, Akiko Retirement, Jeffrey win.

    day 2 night
    The final. Double axel jump sequence
    Adam vs Jeffrey, Adam win.
     
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    Sinead Kerr & John Kerr
    Shut Up and Let Me Go
    As always, Sinead lifted John.

    Akiko Suzuki
    day 1 noon, day 2 noon
    Her new EX. (Tennessee waltz)
    day 1 night, day 2 night
    Her new FS. 3F, 2A/3T, 3Lo

    Takahiko Kozuka
    day 1 noon, day 2 night
    His new EX.
    day 1 night, day 2 noon
    His new SP. 3Lz/3T, 3A, 3F
    Encore
    Elene Gedevanishvili appearance, and Takahiko danced with Elene.
    When they left it, Takahiko escorted Elene.
    The jealousy of audiencies influenced an arena.

    Jeffrey Buttle
    Good mother/sympathy for devil
    Graceful music.

    Joannie Rochette
    day 1 noon, day 2 noon, day 2 night
    Die anotherday(?)
    day 1 night
    Sorry, I do not know the title of a music.
    There was a music trouble.

    Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao
    day 1 noon, day 2 noon
    Who whats to live forever
    day 1 night, day 2 night
    Turandot
    Excellent! Xue Shen winded the cloth that is red around a neck of Hongbo Zhao.

    Evgeni Plushenko
    same DOI
    Day 2 noon, he landed 3T/3T/2T/2T.

    Mao Asada
    same DOI
    Excellent!
     
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  29. magnolia

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    I saw the show tonight!
    Jeffrey Buttle's skating skill was superb, as was Mao's. The sound of their edges was just sublime to listen to.
    Takahiko's new ex was really great; he did some pretty cool things with his cap.
    Shen and Zhao's performance was also wonderful. Just wonderful.
    It was not Plushenko's night. However, watching him and Mao together, I got the sense that Mao truly admires him, like a little sis looking up to a strong older brother.
    Adam Rippon did a tano lutz! It was beautiful.

    All the costumes were really well-done. It was a fun show!!
     
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    Kanako and Florent
    They danced very well.

    Jeffrey, Adam, Takahiko, Takahito, Kento
    Adam Rippon continued spinning alone after other four skaters left it.
    They hurled waste of the ice at Adam Rippon.

    Joannie, Elene, Akiko, Mai
    They danced a belly dance. Very cute!!!:eek:

    Xue, Hongbo, Sinead, John
    They lifted ther partners.
    They replaced a partner and left it.

    Evgeni and Mao
    A jump alliance.
    When a finger pointed at Mao Evgeni, Mao landed 2A,
    When a finger pointed at Evgeni Mao , Evgeni landed 2A.
    Next, they are side-by-side landed 2A.

    Grand finalea
    Audiencies danced with skaters.
    Male skaters wear "Happi", female skaters wear "Yukata".
    Happi and Yukata
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/photos/sports/other/100724/oth1007242047017-p1.jpg