I am saving money for next competition
I am saving money for next competition
I went to both shows on April 28th. Prince Ice World corps de ballet is keeping its traditional amplua- spike of youth, athletism, devoted presentation and hard work all around. A good deal of male skaters did 3T, 3S and 2A, Nanri did 3Lutz. Which is a set for gala EX of some so-called "world champion" whose name shall not be named here. Their theatrical line is never cheap, i.e. no 50cents T-shirts. Each exit is in a new outfit that they wear for a couple of minutes. This season they had an excursus to the past, as well as looking for the future (last season the theme was Summer Oly in London). Junko is very positive and joyful in her skating, while Ota takes the lyrical part with her amazing spirals and spins. Soshi Tanaka with his Roxanne is some collage of cocky Plu and sensitive Dai (and he actually looks like the one: http://www.princehotels.co.jp/icesho...wt/piwt_21.jpg ) Takeshi knows how to hook me since he again took Italian vocals with their opera flavours. He did 3T and 3S quite solid, his powerful eagle as usual full of masculinity and reserved passion. In the morning show's finale he tried 3T-3T combo but had a big step-out on the second jump. For Shizuka I need to make a paste of "ice-princess music, prety dress, 3S, 2A, ina bauer, spin, posing, end" in order not to type the same stuff again and again. There is no changes in her skating, which means she can't or doesn't want to skate something diffferent. Fiona with Dmitry were the only representatives of "skating in pair", so they could entertain the not-spoilt-by-pairs J-audience easily, with all their pair elements and acrobatic tricks.
Sasaki was all Sasaki: cool, fun and full of electric energy. He did 3Z, 3F tano, in the afternoon show's finale he went for 3A but fell. Akiko has a new hair-style and now looks like a 45yo obasan. She skated ice-princess stuff (Costello's "She") in a white dress, the choreo was probably done for 5 minutes, so conveyor-ish it looked. In the morning she had a shaky landing on 3S and singled her axel. In the afternoon she fell on 3S, did 2A. In a finale she tried 3S again but had a huge step out with both hands on the ice. Kanako skated some black-gold dress a la Disney image with a black scarf, a little heavy image but she tried to be expressive. She did 3Z, her 3S-2Lo-2lo combo, camel spin was not good. In the afternoon she had a step-ut on 3Z, in a finale did 3S clean. In general her attitude was very enjoyable.
Tatsuki presented his new prog, music is the soundtrack for J-TV drama "白夜行" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inTyy05Ra0k He was in a deep-blue top with a crimson glove on one hand. Did everything clean in both shows: 3F, 3L, 3A, 3S (had slightly deep sit in the morning show though), combo spin and spins were really nice, as well as "telling" the story with soft arms and hands. He had a moment when he was shaking a hand similar to Dai's move in "Pagliacci", and he finished the prog lying on the ice with a torso a little up, like Dai in the mid of his "Tango." In general he was very light and really involved in music. Also, the quality of his jumps means that he has a rather serious approach for the next season.
Mao had a really good day. She was like a skating piano music itself in her Chopin's Ballad, with all its sophistication and romantism. In the morning show she did a good 3F, then doubled her loop, then did two 2A, magnificient spirals and spins. Her doubled loop was her only mistake of the day. In a finale she, probably feeling disappointed, did 3Loop again and landed it clean, making the happy face expression like "Yatta!". In the afternoon show she was absolutely clean in all jump passes, then she did 3F in a finale and she probably planned to add the second jump, i.e. make it a combo, but the landing on 3F was perhaps not that solid, so she didn't add the second jump. I told her that her Ballad was a masterpiece but I am not even sure that she could hear me well in all that fanfest all around. I made some videos and pics with fans but no vids/pics do her any justice- it's a known fact that she is much more charming in real life. Also, her hands are very warm, like Dai's hands. As if there's sunshine inside them that makes them be so warm-hearted/handed.
Pics: http://twitpic.com/e/2n6h Btw, there are many pics made by fans on Twiiter.
Videos/pics of show itself is not allowed. So, it's only news clip for now. But it's yesterday shows, on 27th, not the ones that I attended. PIW is usually not broadcasted at all:
Next time I will go to PIW shows in May 3th and 4th, with Dai and Mura (no Mao). Then updates will follow.
Thank you for your detailed report and all of the video clips! Sounds like a wonderful show and I am glad you enjoyed yourself. I look forward to
your further report.
Thanks for the report, let`s talk!
Looking forward for the update on Dai.
I wonder why do they forbid taking vids/pics of a show which ain't even broadcasted? Like, people won't go to the next shows if they see pics online?
Bolshoi on Ice show in Seoul
This May guest skaters:
5/1-5/6 Tuktamisheva & Gachinski
5/10-5/12 and 5/17-5/19 Voronov
You are indeed lucky, Let's Talk, and I thank you for sharing your luck with us by giving us such "you are there" details. I love what you said about Mao, that her hands are warm as if sunshine is in them. It's great that she had such good skates for both of these shows. Everything I hear about Mao and Dai leads me to believe that they are really nice people off the ice, which adds to my admiration of them.
Was just browsing back through this thread and stumbled upon your post. Out of curiosity, I clicked on your link ... and voila!
The Moir/Buttle/Poje/Abbott tour de force to "Waiting for my Real Life to Begin" is from the 2012 Canadian Stars on Ice tour.
And the professionally-shot version (not uploaded on YouTube until April 2013) is a great find.
Because intricate lighting is an integral part of the program, the performance was difficult for audience members to capture successfully with their own videos (although all efforts were appreciated).
Ice shows are also being held in other countries as well, where the rules are not that inadequately strict, so we can enjoy some stuff that fans filmed.
"Music on Ice", in Geneva:
Brian, "I look to you":
Who are the "Security Knights?" A boy band? Or are these the security people who try to keep the fans from jumping over the railing to mob their favorite skater?