Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 11, 2012.
Splitting this post off from the Japanese skater news thread:
short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vfCiYTb9M
Mao looks so lovely.
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
^^ Very honorable of them!
What a lovely thing to do!
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I cannot wait to see Mao
Mai looks so charming!! Wheeee　I heard girl's group number is annouced to be coreographed by Mai and Yuka Sato together. Can't wait to see it.
All skaters got safely arrived.
A short video clip of rehearsal:
thaanks for new clip
There are a total of 9 performances this time. I am really looking forward to the show.
Here is a pic from Alex's tweet.
More pictures from Alex!
The first show just started.
Mao and Jeff (Mai was the moderator) had a talk session during the intermission.
Jeff and Mao
and a short clip
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.
Thanks for the report, magnolia!
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!
I love Mao's Mary Poppins dress. Her exhibitions dresses are always such a better look than the competitive ones.
Thanks for the report. Mao looks so sweet as Mary Poppins!
More pics from Alex Shib.!
The club can't even handle us right now...
And Adelina Sotnikova photos.
when is footage going to be uploaded? I AM DYING TO SEE...
Sometimes the organizers upload it themselves.
We'll just have to wait.
I know i know but surely someone sat in the crowd and uploaded some footage...i'm dyin here.
sometimes i wonder when Nichol will retire
yes... where the hell did mary poppins come from? did Mao even know about her? Do japanese children really grown up with Poppins? hmmm...
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