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    Akiko's next programs?

    Akiko is gloriously musical and can skate, I think, to anything. What do people want to see her tackle? I think she is enchanting, so worth watching. Music ideas?
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    I hope she skates to very melancholy and emotionally rich music , less perky and bold and vivacious on the ice and more serious would be a rather shocking look for her.

    sp: Adagio Albinoni
    lp: Where have all the flowers gone?

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    I hope she skates to classical, balletic and operatic music


    Tosca
    Brahms piano concerto No 2
    Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2
    Rosamunde by Schubert
    Carmina Burana
    Zorbas Suite Ballet

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    She is truly one of the most musical and magical skaters on the ice. I am so happy she was able to finally establish herself as one of the best skaters in the world. Her musicality and danceability is truly unparalleled. Like Dai and Michelle, she has the rare capacity to draw people to her performances. I have seen her 2x live and I have fallen in love with her scintillating skating and adorable personality.

    If she plays her cards next year, she will be one of the favourites, if not the favourite to win Worlds next year along with Carolina and Ashley! I think they will have an amazing rivalry that will go all the way till the Olympics.

    Her PCS will surely be in the 8's if she performs beautifully. Who knows she may challenge Maria Butyrskaya's record. I don't want to preempt things, but I am glad to have been a part of her journey of skating

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    I do hope she would win 4 Continents as well!

    It will be a huge challenge especially with Gracie, Elizaveta, Adelina etc.

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    Akiko played to her strength by using Die Fledermaus and kept pace with Marlie. So many great Japanese ladies-this one bloomed late. If Ashley does not win WC next year, I hope Akiko does. Are there any ideas for upbeat, strong classical music peices or a movie soundtrack that would use her heritage?

    I'd love to listen to suggestions and picture Akiko doing different steps and movies. I have no classical music background. I'd prefer her to avoid Tosca and retreads like that. Dark music would be a mistake. It was for Asada 2010. Akiko is bubbly, dancerly, fast feet, a tiny explosion-I think she is not a ballet pincess but a very sweet enchantress/seductress even. What would she do with Salome? That is dark themed but I could see that being amazing. Should she stay with fast merry waltez or slow it down and add drama?

    It seems the judges want classical music in their champions. olympia- any suggestions to start? I think Akiko would be a great WC as she has climbed her moutain. I pray her 'angel of music' finds her perfect SP/LP. Let's help this wonderful little gal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taan View Post
    I hope she skates to very melancholy and emotionally rich music , less perky and bold and vivacious on the ice and more serious would be a rather shocking look for her.

    sp: Adagio Albinoni
    lp: Where have all the flowers gone?
    Nah, keep the perky for Akiko, Mao should skate to Where Have All The Flowers Gone!

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    Something like this for the SP would score well. This is right up her alley.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl3Pe...eature=related

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    I think something that runs the full gamut of emotions for her would be great. She can be perky, flirtatious, and dramatic!

    *Carmen
    *Swan Lake
    *Malaguena

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    Man in the Iron Mask
    Malaguena is perfect!

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    Danse Macabre for LP!
    Jupiter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BrZZP0eC3o&feature=fvst
    Meditation of the thais
    Madame Butterfly
    Memoirs of a geisha
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    Something like this for the SP would score well. This is right up her alley.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl3Pe...eature=related
    What is the music? Sounds like from the days of Japan's great dominance, pride filled. It suited Midori, but Akiko? No, not so much

    I was listening to Delibes Coppelia Waltz and his Coppelia Mazurka, which would be beautiful, should she stay with waltz/ballet music. I think an epic movie track that is current or well known to get the crowd behind her. But what? HMMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    What is the music? Sounds like from the days of Japan's great dominance, pride filled. It suited Midori, but Akiko? No, not so much
    If someone can skate to Midori's music, I think it's Akiko. Imagine Akiko's step sequence to the drum beats.
    Akiko has that "I so happy" look, which should go well with this.

    All of her good programs have been fun and upbeat. I can't see her skating to Meditation de Thais (too sweet) or Danse Macabre (Yuna owned that one)

    How about the soundtrack from Rent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taan View Post
    I hope she skates to very melancholy and emotionally rich music , less perky and bold and vivacious on the ice and more serious would be a rather shocking look for her.
    I'd love to see her skate to classical music that is emotionally rich as well! It would also be nice if she can stay away from role playing because I think she's wonderfully musical and can very well expand her musical horizon/understanding even further by experimenting with non-program music.
    This Tschaikovsky Trio op. 50 is one of my favourite Romantic pieces. It's emotionally sweeping and musically rich. Definitely skateable music. I think she may have the maturity and sensitivity to pull it off:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2iU8...eature=mh_lolz
    Last edited by shine; 04-30-2012 at 10:42 PM.

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