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    Mao confirms Tarasova as her coach

    Nihon-TV has just aired Mao's press conference confirming T.Tarasova as her coach this coming season.
    She's been coachless for half a year.
    Mao says she's the only one this year that TT made LP for.
    The TV also revealed her LP to be "Masquerade" by Khachaturian.

    Read also
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news...OYT1T00464.htm
    where it says her new SP is "Clair de Lune" by Debussy.
    Last edited by sorcerer; 06-24-2008 at 11:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    Nihon-TV has just aired Mao's press conference confirming T.Tarasova as her coach this coming season.
    OMG, what a match!! I can't wait to see her programs.

    Dee

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    Didn't Mao leave her last coach to be able to train back home in Nagoya? If so, will TT just be her part-time coach?
    It seems like a great match though!

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    that is a great coach choice for her. How funny, I cant wait to tell my boyfriend that this is who she chose considering he thought thats who she would be great with. I cant wait to see Mao's new programs. I wish her the best this upcoming season

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    This made my day!!! Every Mao fan should be jumping for joy.

    I can't wait to see her SP. Clair de Lune is a PERFECT choice. I am glad to hear that she did not pick Chopin again, but stayed very much true to her style.

    I am a little skeptical of "Masquerade" for her LP. It really depends on which parts she uses. The waltz (which Domina and Shabalin used last season and Jeremey Abbot used a bit of it for his LP) is great, but very strong, powerful music. I can't picture Mao skating to it. However there are some beautiful selections from the "Nocturne" and "Romance" parts.

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    Another addition to my coaching change score card. I am running out of room!!!

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    That's a great match! And I love "Claire de Lune", it will suit her wonderfully.

    Icenetwork said she's still going to be based out of Japan, but travel to Moscow to receive coaching from Tarasova. That worries me a little. Japan is farther from Moscow than from California!

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    More than likely, it will be the Waltz in the Masquerade Suite. Jeremy Abbott used it in last Worlds. He did fine with it. He knows how to keep the pace of a waltz. We'll see if Mao can waltz.

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    I wonder who is going to be her jump coach.

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    Don't know who her tech coach will be. However, she already started working on correcting the edges and has made a good progress on it. Obviously, Shizuka Arakawa didn't think it wouldn't be too hard for Mao to fix it.

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    IMO this is One Giant Step for Mao toward gold in 2010 if she and TT click.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    IMO this is One Giant Step for Mao toward gold in 2010 if it she and TT click.
    I agree. I think Mao knows exactly what she is doing, and TT has coached to Olympic gold in three out of the four disciplines; I am sure she would love to add the fourth, and with Mao's talent that is more than possible. I also expect that at this point in time, TT has totally caught up on the new scoring system. TT has said that she did not want to do all that travelling any more, so this arrangement may be ideal for her.

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    Good for her.
    I am not used to the Masquerade piece. Any youtube links?
    Last edited by kandidy; 06-25-2008 at 05:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandidy View Post
    Good foe her.
    I am not used to the Masquerade piece. Any youtube links?
    Domnina and Shabalin used it for their FD the past season.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx_zq7FXO1g

    Jeremy Abbott used it for his FS.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGo6tdnRv2g

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycelticblessing View Post
    Domnina and Shabalin used it for their FD the past season.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx_zq7FXO1g

    Jeremy Abbott used it for his FS.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGo6tdnRv2g
    Thank you!

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