Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 16, 2013.
rosewood thank you so very much for all the information and links
Mirai has been doing her Ex program so far. I heard it's choreographed by Rippon and maybe the music is "On Goldon Pond".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efTo4szOe8A&feature=youtu.be Some reports said she was in better shape and her spins were amazing. I really hope Mirai will do well at Gracier Falls next week.
It's almost impossible for me to catch up with the news. Hopefully Akira Andrea will come and translate the articles. So I post some pictures from the shows.
Opening group number
to be continued...
I changed the size of the photos. Now you can see bigger ones.
I feel sorry I could find only one photo of Maxim at the site, so I add one more photo from his insta. It's a very nice shot.
Mao and Jeffry
Adelina and Kevin
Chukyo TV has just aired the Aichi show. Hopefully someone will upload the vids sooner or later.
Smile Mirai!! :| She looks elegant in the photos at least.
Thank you for all the great pictures. Everyone is looking good.
thank you !!!!
What are Abbott's and Reynolds's programs? Jeremy looks like a french revolutioner, Kevin looks like a Russian
Thanks for the pics
I went to today's show. As it was the last show of the ICE 2013, the cast seem to have a lot of fun themselves as well.
The place was fully packed and my seat was not the best, but I had a lot of fun.
The cast kept coming back to the ice after the show's finale, and ShibuSibs production took place.
I heard both of them did two programs in the tour( one program in one show. Most of the cast did different programs in the evening shows from those they did in the afternoon shows.) I heard Jeremy did Exogenesis and Les Miserable, Kevin did his new SP and the Ex based on the Japanese animation (Sorry but I don't know the name of the music). I guess the photos are Jeremy's Les Miserable and Kevin's new SP. I heard both of them were so loved by the audience. Some reports said Kevin was much more emoting and contacting to the audience than before and they were surprised. So we'll see.
Mirai looks wonderful, very elegant!
Kevin Reynolds + encore with Sotnikova http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IJOqyAzZnUo
thank you ! wow I like new program of Kevin !
Love, love Kevin's new program, he seems to be skating with a whole new level of confidence too!
I went to see 'The Ice' last show in Osaka.
The arena was full. It's just beginning of the new season, but all skaters are in good shape and performed great! Most of skaters got the standing ovation.
We found Nobunari Oda, Mr. & Mrs. Sato and Machilo Yamada coaches in the seats.
Here are my impression in order of performances.
Karin Honda: she is still a novice skater, but already made an expressive performance.
Satoko Miyahara: performed FP. Perfect! Look forward to seeing who win to go to Sochi Olympic.
Jeremy Abott: also performed FP. Missed a couple of jumps, but passionate and beautiful.
Mirai Nagasu: got back beautiful and fast spins. In the encore, danced Japanese pop song with Gold and Poje.
Kovton: looked well with a red, yellow and black costume.
Takahshi&Kihara: did good job, but necessary to do huge efforts to go to Olympic. Wish good luck.
Takahito Mura: high and beautiful 3A. He was calm and did everything!
Gracy Gold: did not have so impression, sorry.
Men's group number: they took only a skate on the right leg, and a shoe on the left leg. They said it in the interview, that such a performance made big pain in right legs. But especially Kozuka had a beautiful skating on 1 foot, and their performance was powerful and emotional.
Before intermission, Mai interviewed Mura, Abott, Fernandes and Weaver. Happy to hear all of foreign skaters had a wonderful time and enjoyed performing in Japan
After intermission, dance battle happened. It was the last match and Sotonikova was the winner against Leynolds. Honestly I thought her more quiet, but it was happy surprising to see her sexy and passionate dance.
Shibutanis: danced fantastic.
Aderina Sotonikova: performed elegant in a green highlight costume with 2 big clothes like wings.
Kevin Reynolds: it was the lucky arena to win at 4CC competition in Osaka. He looked to enjoy performing there.
Ladie's group number: rhythmic and danseble number.
Jeffrey Buttle: choreographed all group number in these shows and made a beautiful skating. Looked like The Ice show can't miss him.
Kanako Murakami: got another good style of performance.
Fernandes: fun to watch the program, but did great jumps.
Weaver & Poje: original folk dance. Energetic and powerful.
Takahiko Kozuka: after got injury, he recovered and got in good shape very quick.
Mao Asada: performed EX 'Smile' with a gold costume. She looked happy in the last show of 'The Ice' tour.
Finale: Fernandez did a quad and Leynord did 4-3. They looked good rivals.
Great show! Thanks a lot to all skaters for their nice performances!
Thank you NONKO!
Do you recall which show this is? Oaska or Aichi?
Aichi aired today, Osaka on 8/1.
Ah ok. Thanks for the link, also.
Alex posted the cast dinner on his instagram http://instagram.com/p/cTeq9qwmws/
Who's the girl sitting next to Mirai?
ETA: Someone posted a clip of the opening http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12enb9_the-ice-2013-opening-wmv-ver_sport#.UfU8tyBD0Zc.vk
Maia Shibutani posted this one from dinner:
From what I've read, her kimono is too brightly colored to be a Geiko. Maikos get to wear the relatively "flashy" clothes
Thank you so much for all of the links and information!
Sounds so exciting. Is there possible we see some videos?
This is the official channel of The Ice. They used to upload the videos of the latest shows in a couple of days after they aired the program. Aichi shows were aired on Sunday. So I guess they'll upload the new ones in these couple of days.
Hi, alilou. I'm glad that you enjoyed my post. I'm visiting your blog every time you update it. How do you take those beautiful photos? The photos of Mexico are so wonderful. I love the colors of your photos in particular. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Oh, you really know well about Geiko/Maiko, kwanfan1818. As you said Maikos wear more flashy kimonos since they are younger than Geikos. And another good key to distinguish them is hair accessories. Maiko's hair accessories are much bigger and flashy than Geiko's. The design of their kimonos/hair accessories are based on seasons and they change to proper ones month by month. It's like "kigo"(season words) in "haiku"'(one of the styles of Japanese traditional poems).
My images of Maikos are as follows. I see first photo is taken in early spring by the flowers of wisteria and socond one is late in autumun by the ear of rice in their hair.
These are my images of Geikos. They are rather simple comparing to Maikos.
Here is a fluff video of JSOI 2011. Sasha tried kimono in Kyoto. She looks so cool. Now you can see which style she tried, Geiko or Maiko?
thank you !
Do you know which show will be on official The ice Ytube channel ??
some backstage clips
The ICE 2013 - welcome party
The ICE 2013 Backstage
Adelina Sotonikova talked about her new program and The Ice shows with WFS.
In reference, this is her second time to join The Ice shows. I guess she was little nervous last year because it was the first time for her to join a big tour in Japan far apart from her country.
I was guessing Adelina would stay in Japan for some more days to train with TT and Mao. TT was planning to visit Japan just after The Ice finished to brush up Mao's FS. But the article says Adelina is back in Moscow already. I've not heard of any news of TT's arrival yet. I wonder if she visits Japan or not. Sooner or later we'll see, though.
Actually she didn't talk with WFS, but with Team-Russia 2014, full interview (in Russian):
Looking forward to see her exhibition, should be different and interesting according to how she describes it.
Why can't we have show like that in the US? or why can't they bring that show to the us?
They used to have shows like that back in the good ol' days. I remember they used to tour all over the US, there were weekend specials on TV, Champions on Ice was broadcast on TBS and TNT, worlds were broadcast on ESPN...skating was a big deal.
If a show like that came to the US I doubt if it would be even half as successful as it is in Asian countries. The US just doesn't care about figure skating like that. I do think the sport will get more attention starting in January, right before Sochi.
For two weeks every four years people care...after that it will slide right back into obscurity...
Thank you for the original and whole interview, reut. Actually twitter reports said her ex "Oblivion" was so dramatic and beautiful. She used two flashy colored flags as her wings. Her performance as a butterfly was so impressive, they said. i'm looking forward to seeing her Carmen, too. I love her body line and dynamic performance so much.
One more thing about Adelina, they have had dance battles in the shows in these a few years. If my memory is correct, she was one of the finalist last year. Meryl Davis was the champion and got a Nintendo game set or something(sorry I'm not sure). And this year Adelina won the battles! She is such a danceable girl and good at appealing to the audience. She is getting popular and popular in Japan, I'm sure. In reference, the audience and Jeff Buttle were the judges. So I believe one of the reasons she was satisfied with this year's performances was the triumph in the battles. I heard Chernyshev gave big hands to her and he seemed enjoying her performances. Glad that it seems they are in good relationships. Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing the vids.
Yes, me too, I really like Adelina. Looking forward to see her this coming season. I just, by definition, can't be excited about "Carmen". On the other hand it's Tchernyshev, and I really believe in him. We'll see.
And, yes, me too I read about Adelina winning the "dance battles"!
This year Adelina and Kevin were the finalists, and Adelina was the winner in the dance battles. She got a MacBook as the prize. She was very danceable and fantastic
Not sure if this has been posted yet. It's a short clip of Narumi and her new partner performing.
Hijacking the thread to say thank you very much rosewood, it's wonderful to hear you're enjoying the blog. About the photos - I have 2 sisters who have been professional photographers and I've learned a lot from them. One of the biggest things I've learned is not to oversaturate the colours - which I'm afraid many people are guilty of. The result of that is the photos look unnaturally garish, greens are too green, and skin in particular is frequently too red. I pay a lot of attention to make sure, as best I can, that the photo looks like what I saw. It's always lovely to hear of another FSUer following our journey.
And another thank you for all your reporting of skating in Japan. A few years ago an FSUer from Japan sent me a dvd of The Ice - it was one of the best shows of skating on TV I've ever seen. Beautiful production values.
I love that Kevin was a finalist in a dance competition Oh the irony
I'm aware that Kevin is not the most graceful skater, neither does he have wonderful basic skating skills, but I appreciate his perseverance, and he seems like a really nice person. I <3 Kevin.
"Body Letters" video from ShibSibs:
THE ICE 2013
■ Opening ◇Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall / Coldplay
1 Satoko Miyahara ①POETA(FP)②Mambo(EX)③Solace④Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
2 Takahashi/Kihara ①Samson and Delilah(SP)②les miserables(FP)
3 Maxim Kovtun ①Flamenko(SP)②Summertime/Billy Stewart (EX)
4 Mirai Nagasu ①Golden Pond
■ Encore　（Mirai Nagasu, Kaitlyn Weaver, Gracie Gold)　◇Fashion Monster / Kyarypamyupamyu
5 Takahito Mura ①Jumpin’ jack(SP)②LOVE NEVER DIE(EX)
6 Shibutanis ①I Lived/OneRepublic②Anthing you can do
7 Jeremy Abbott ①Exogenesis②Bring him home
8 Adelina Sotnikova ①Carmen②OBLIVION
■ Men's Group Number ◇On the Nature of Daylight / Max Richter
■ Dance Battle ◇That’s the way
9 Gracie Gold ①All That Jazz
10 Javier Fernandez ①AEROBIC CLASS②Charlie Chaplin
■ Ladies' Group Number ◇Bom Bom / Sam and the Womp
11 Jeffrey Buttle ①Just in Time②In This Shirt
12 Kanako Murakami ①King of Anything
13 Kevin Reynolds ①Hungarian Rhapsody②But not for me
■ Encore　（Adelina Sotnikova, Kevin Reynolds) ◇My Boi and Me / Ashley Tisdale
14 Weaver/Poje ①First Nation②je suis malade
15 Takahiko Kozuka ①Unsquare Dance(SP)②Bang Bang(EX)
16 Mao Asada ①Nocturne(SP)②Smile/What a Wonderful World (EX)
■ Finale　◇
1. Aiii SHOT THE DJ / Scooter
2. When You Wish Upon a Star /　Celtic Woman
3. Call Me Maybe / Carly Rae Jepsen
4. El Choclo / Orchesta El Arranque.
5. Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie / The Brian Setzer Orchestra
■ Grand Finale ◇CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
Although I see some programs might need to be added "SP/FS/EX", I just copied the lists on the original site and translated into English.
Videos from THE ICE 2013
Mao Asada (short program) - Nocturne
Takahashi & Kihara
Weaver & Poje
Women's Group Program
Men's Group Program
^^^Thank you, iceberg08. They uploaded Aichi show aired by Chukyo TV(Aichi local). I loved Kozuka's SP, Mao's "Smile", and Adelina's "Obrivion" among the programs aired in full version so far. Unfortunately many of the performances were edited into digests. I' m so disappointed that some of them were edited into very short clips. BTW Fuji TV is just airing the Osaka shows in a couple of hours. I hope they air other programs that Chukyo TV didn't. As for Mao, she skated Noc again and I heard she did better and more relaxed in another costume. So I'd love to see Osaka version, too. But Fuji TV really S*CKS and they like airing crappy fluffs better than skaters performances. In addition, the announcer of Fuji talks too much, even telling his meaningless poems/jokes. So I don't expect too much of them. On August 17, Chukyo TV is planning to air the whole Aich show, then we'll be able to see all the programs skaters did in full version. Chukyo TV will upload the full version on the official channel of THE ICE 2013. I really hate that the copy right is so strictly protected in Japan that people cannot record the shows at the arena or upload them on youtube.
Fuji TV has just finished airing Osaka shows. I have to tell that the announcer i mentioned above didn't disturb us too much today. That's the good thing and another good one was they didn't shortened the prgrams of the individual stakers. The bad thing is they aired only eight of the programs except for the group numbers. Those are Satoko's "Poeta"'(FS), Kozuka's "Bang Bang"(Ex), Gracie's "All That Jazz"(Ex), Fernandez's "Aerobic Class"(Ex), Takahashi/Kihara's "Les Miserables"(FS), Kanako's "King of Anything"(Ex) They said it's newly choreographed by Yuka Sato), Mao's "Nocturne"(SP) and "Smile/What a Wonderful World" (EX). Satoko's Poeta was something and her single triples and the first triple of the cascade actually seemed higher than last season. The second and third jumps of the cascade didn't seem changed visibly, though. Takahashi/Kihara still have a lot to work but they really progressed in six months. I was impressed by their performance. I can't help loving Mao's Smile" . How nice to see her skating happily after a few really hard years with her mom's passing away and reworking her jump techniques I'm with something depressing in my real life, I don't tell you further here, so I feel somewhat thankful to be encouraged by this number. My impression of Nocturne is that she is truly matured as a skater and as a human, too. It's a kind of wonderful feeling to see the first　love came back being matured in every aspects.　Sorry　but I wrote my poem although the silly announcer didn't.
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