Mao's show THE ICE this summer has been announced. It will take place in Nagoya and Osaka in July 24-28: http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/
let's talk, Has the rest of the cast of this summer's "The Ice" been named?
The cast of THE ICE has been announced today. But I am sure it's not the full cast. Some names will be likely added later. For now: Mao, Kozuka, Mura, Buttle, Javi, Wagner, Gold, Shibutanis:
It's so nice to see both Gracie & the Shibutanis get some summer show action
Gracie particularly could benefit from more performance expriences.
Will either D/W or V/M attend any ice shows this summer(besides SoI)? I was surprised to see that D/W were not on the list.
Very exciting to anticipate!
D&W usually do The Ice...I was also surprised. I was surprised they didn't do WTT either. It looks like V&M and D&W are focussing on Olympics as of now
And she's already getting choreo from Zoueva, which is certainly a step in the right direction. Being around skaters like Mao and Kanako without the pressure of competition should give her a better feel for how to really interpret the music.
ETA: Kovtun and Sotnikova are also on the list.
Additional cast members are:
- Narumi Takahashi/Ryuichi Kihara
- Satoko Miyahara, Japan's ladies bronze medalist
(And as already alluded to in other posts: Kanako Murakami, Kovtun, Sotnikova.)
Glad to see that Mirai has been invited! Quite a cast. Are you going Let's Talk?
i don't know if the ICE is the best thing for Gracie. It's a big time commitment and it'll be a busy year for her; esp since she's never really done touring. Also happy that Mirai got invited, I hope she skates her FS because she always starts the season with strong SPs but unconfident FS.
I love the picture they chose for Narumi and Ryuichi. They're both cross-eyed and looking off into space