The ICE 2012 tour in Japan, July 21-29

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  1. Sylvia

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    Splitting this post off from the Japanese skater news thread:
     
  2. kittyjake5

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    Great cast!
     
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    Mao looks so lovely.
     
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Davis and White headline tsunami relief shows (press release): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120712&content_id=34860486&vkey=ice_news
    ETA video of Mai Asada teaching dance moves to fans for this year's show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgLpgqv5d80&feature=plcp
     
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    ^^ Very honorable of them!
     
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    ^^^
    What a lovely thing to do!
     
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    YAY:cheer:Great Tour!!
     
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    I cannot wait to see Mao
     
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    Mai looks so charming!! Wheeee:respec: I heard girl's group number is annouced to be coreographed by Mai and Yuka Sato together. Can't wait to see it.
     
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    thaanks for new clip
     
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    The first show just started.
    Mao and Jeff (Mai was the moderator) had a talk session during the intermission.
     
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    I saw the afternoon version of The Ice last night! It was the night where the men shone, I thought.

    Jeff, of course, made me cry with his beauty, but the one that impressed me the most was Kozu!! He was THE master of edges, and I think he is skating much more powerfully than before. I really think many aspects of his SS surpass Patrick's.

    Also, I was impressed with Takahito Mura's performance. His style reminded me of how Yuna used to skate. Very powerful, broad strokes.

    I was a little startled with Mao's new Mary Poppins exhibition. It does not measure up to the majesty of Jupiter, but I suppose she is just showing another side to her performance ability. She does a double-axel holding an umbrella, and her outfit is quite elaborate and makes jumping difficult, I think. She succeeded in doing a very nice flip but doubled or singled her loop. I think there were some transitions leading right up to all the jumps so what with her costume, I believe jumping in her exhibition is going to be something of an ordeal for her.

    The men's group number that Jeff choreographed was just wow.
     
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    Thank you for your report, magnolia! :)

    I've read tweets about the men's group number, and I really, really want to see it! It sounds amazing! I'm so jealous of those who were able to make it to the shows. I'm glad you had a good time!
     
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    I love Mao's Mary Poppins dress. Her exhibitions dresses are always such a better look than the competitive ones.
     
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    Thanks for the report. Mao looks so sweet as Mary Poppins!
     
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    when is footage going to be uploaded? I AM DYING TO SEE...
     
  26. shan

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    Me too!!
     
  27. skatesindreams

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    Sometimes the organizers upload it themselves.
    We'll just have to wait.
     
  28. arakwafan2006

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    I know i know but surely someone sat in the crowd and uploaded some footage...i'm dyin here.
     
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  30. arakwafan2006

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    yes... where the hell did mary poppins come from? did Mao even know about her? Do japanese children really grown up with Poppins? hmmm...