2019 Fantasy on Ice shows in Japan: Makuhari (May 24-26), Sendai (May 31-June 2), Kobe (June 7-9) & Toyama (June 14-16)

Sylvia

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Official site: https://www.fantasy-on-ice.com/

Cast (last updated 28 March): https://www.fantasy-on-ice.com/skaters.html

Men

Nobunari Oda (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)
Javier Fernandez (Makuhari, Sendai, Toyama)
Stéphane Lambiel (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)
Jeffrey Buttle (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)
Johnny Weir (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)
Deniss Vasiljevs (Kobe and Toyama)
Elladj Baldé (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)

Ladies

Rika Kihira (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama*) *The appearance of the Toyama performance will be only on the 15th (Saturday) and 16th (Sunday). The 14th (Fri) will not appear to attend the JOC Sports Awards Awards Ceremony.
Kaori Sakamoto (Kobe, Toyama)
Satoko Miyahara (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)
Mai Mihara (Kobe, Toyama)
Shizuka Arakawa (Makuhari, Sendai)
Akiko Suzuki (Kobe, Toyama)
Carolina Kostner (Makuhari, Sendai)

Ice Dance

Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Sendai, Kobe, Toyama)
Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte (Makuhari, Sendai)
 
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Sylvia

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Kostner's :( update: https://twitter.com/msKOSTNER/status/1126765043272445952
Unfortunately I can’t participate in Fantasy on Ice in Japan this year. My hip chondropathy requires a change of my programs. I am sure I will be back very soon. A big hug to all my Japanese fans and friends! 🇯🇵⛸❤

If you need a #CaroOnIce fix: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...-and-friends-may-4-2019-bologna-italy.105551/

ETA - On the :) news front, Yuzuru Hanyu was added today to all 4 cities! https://www.fantasy-on-ice.com/skaters.html
(believed & I posted at the same time)
 
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Photos of show #1 by Kiyoshi Sakamoto (坂本清):

Opening: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131880210041778176
Elladj Baldé: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131880831251697666 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131887730131066881
Satoko Miyahara: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131881081756536832
Nobunari Oda: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131881329115578368 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131888791315144704
Besedin & Polishchuk (acrobats): https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131881765839073280
Acevedo & Campa (aerialists): https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131890000193179649
Cappellini/Lanotte: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131882147734646789 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131890998588559360
Shizuka Arakawa: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131882420825804800 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131890445116567557
Johnny Weir: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131882764049928194 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131891497006067713
Miki Ando: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131883048713146368
Jeff Buttle (revived his "Both Sides Now" choreo. by David Wilson): https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131883312207679489
Liza Tuktamysheva: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131883697731276802 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131887113358548994
Alina Zagitova: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131884083825455104 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131892418217799680
Stéphane Lambiel: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131884329561337856 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131891896979152896
Evgenia Medvedeva: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131884757753552896 & https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131889325103300609
Evgeni Plushenko: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131885623508254720
Javier Fernandez & Flamenco number with Antonio Najarro: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131886602257461248
Rika Kihira: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131888371314221056 (debuted SP to "Breakfast in Baghdad" by Youn Sun Nah choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne)
Yuzuru Hanyu: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131898832537628672
Finale: https://twitter.com/sn_figure/status/1131899873832267778

ETA links to the ensemble skaters:

Alex Rogonov shared 2 group photos that include him & Alina Ustimkina, Martiusheva & Gavrin, Elena Jovanovic & Nodari Maisuradze, plus C/L, Zagitova, Balde: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx17_OiI8yN/

Kseniia Chepizhko's group photo from the first day of rehearsal includes Buttle, David Wilson and Philip Warren: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxthtjEIbju/

Clips shared by Ari Zakarian from rehearsals:
Philip Warren's crazy aerial move: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxy5xEZgHVC/
Clément Pinel's back lunge to back flip into splits on ice sequence: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxzKD9dA933/
 
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Thanks a lot, Sylvia and Tinami Amori. This is a show that I am definitely going to watch when it will be aired - if someone records and uploads it somewhere, as I most likely won't be able to watch it on live stream (if there will be one). Hanyu, the flamenco number from Fernandez and Najarro, Lambiel's new programs, Rika Kihira and Satoko Myahara showing their new SPs, Cappellini/Lanotte (already missing them), Jeffrey Buttle (have not watched him skate for too long), new things from Weir, Shizuka Arakawa and Tuktamysheva, also Nobunari Oda - so many programs/skaters that I want to see. Really looking forward to and excited about this. Hopefully all the programs I wan't to see will be broadcast in the end.
 

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I love that "crazy aerial move" by Philip Warren @Sylvia linked -- and I'm glad he was included in such a great show. I had high hopes of him when he was a junior.
 

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2019 Fantasy on Ice in Makuhari Day 3 broadcast (May 27, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukxr5UHPOPg
Enjoy!

ETA what was broadcast, in order:

Special musical guest Toshi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshi_(musician)

Ensemble group, skater introductions, opening number with Toshi
Satoko Miyahara (new Egyptian Disco SP to Tabla & Percussion Solo, choreo. by Benoit Richaud)
Cappellini/Lanotte (to live singer, Beni)
Shizuka Arakawa (to live singer, Beni)
Miki Ando (Roots of the Throne)
Jeff Buttle (Both Sides Now)
Liza Tuktamysheva ("Infinity" to live violinist)
Alina Zagitova (Carmen Fantasy to live violinist)
Evgenia Medvedeva (Grande's 7 Rings)
Yuzuru Hanyu ("Masquerade" with live singer Toshi)
Javier Fernandez/Antonio Najarro's Flamenco ensemble number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukxr5UHPOPg&t=55m40s
Elladj Balde (Movin' Up)
Rika Kihira (new SP to Breakfast in Baghdad by Youn Sun Nah, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne)
Nobunari Oda (Mission Impossible to live violinist)
Evgeni Plushenko (Albinoni's Adagio)
Johnny Weir (to Toshi)
Stephane Lambiel (to Toshi)
Yuzuru Hanyu ("Crystal Memories" with Toshi)
Finale
 
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Sylvia

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Originally posted in Yuzuru Hanyu's cheer thread (thanks, Claire!):
Catch these while you can. Two videos of Yuzuru's new show programs for Fantasy on Ice:

Crystal Memories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqXQfp18RYg&feature=youtu.be

Masquerade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdQHn5Iqx8&feature=youtu.be
Hanyu performed both programs with Toshi singling live.

In Photos (25 total): Yuzuru Hanyu, global figure skating stars charm Chiba audience: https://mainichi.jp/english/graphs/20190525/hpe/00m/0et/001000g/1
 

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Playlist of 11 videos from the Makuhari show (uploaded on May 30): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIss3fpcJusIhNeyDYwcYHsdBrl18rhYN

Yuzuru Hanyu's "Crystal Memories" by Toshi in Sendai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaPpogS0jps

Deniss Vasiljevs debuted 2 programs (competitive and/or exhibition?) in Kobe this past weekend:

“Bloodstream” by Tokio Myers, choreographed by Ssalome Brunner" (b&w photo): https://www.instagram.com/p/ByZNpqriHct/

“Two Men in Love” by The Irrepressibles, choreo. by by Sarah Dolan (practice clip): https://www.instagram.com/p/Byec-yNDs8k/

Cappellini/Lanotte have been added to the final 3 shows in Toyama next weekend.

TV broadcast schedule in Japan: https://www.fantasy-on-ice.com/broadcast.html

P.S. I think this was meant to be posted in this thread (and not in "The Ice" thread):
ETA:

Nobunari Oda's latest blog with photos from Fantasy on Ice: https://ameblo.jp/oda-nobunari/entry-12477235562.html

Clip from the beginning of Johnny Weir's "Love Story" in Kobe: https://www.instagram.com/p/BybSZuxhw3a/
 
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