Mao may have a very dramatic program, but I don't feel like she has the expression to pull it off. Mao is not a natural actress on ice...I think if they were going to go with dramatic they should have gone with a music that has some softer elements too.ITA.
Mao with her current LP looks firely and dominant.
Her strong skating and the power, energy that her body generates are impressive.
On the other hand, Mao with her current SP is still totally soft, sweet and delicate.
So, who is who?
Actually in Johnny's talk about sweetness/spice. I actually think that Mao would actually make a better skating partner for Johnny because Mao has a softer/balletic side that Johnny has.
In the sense as a skating partner I think that Yu-na works better with Joubert (for similar reasons) due to dramatic style that Yu-na Joubert both can pull off that Johnny really can't....
I'd love to see Mao partner with a male like Johnny and do side by side triple axels.