Tokyo http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/tokyo.html (Apr 11, 12, 13)
Nagoya http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/nagoya.html (Apr 16, 17)
Osaka http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/osaka.html (Apr 19, 20)
Buttle, Rochette, Arakawa, Oda, Mao Asada, Suzuki, Kanako Murakami, Virtue/Moir, the Shibutanis, the Reeds, Takahashi/Kihara.
ETA: Kozuka, Chan, Pang/Tong, Fernandez, Hanyu, and Machida have been added to the SOI Japan cast.
Yeah I love that US cast. It was smart of them to include Nagasu. The team seemed to get along well in Sochi so that should make it easier to tour together.
I assume that Polina will guest star in CA.
I do think Jason on tour is the best thing that could happen to the fledgling show circuit in the US. And Marissa & Simon's Royals program also is an old school, well choreographed crowd pleaser- the way Champions on Ice programs used to be instead of the thrown together exhibition that most current skaters seems to have now.
I'm so glad they included Nagasu. I've been wondering this whole year if she's been having financial issues. I even thought that maybe Rippon choreographed her exhibition because she couldn't afford a more established choreographer (although that turned out so well, maybe she just has an eye for talent!)
Too bad I don't live any where remotely near any of the stops :( I would love to see that exhibition program live.
I went to the SOI show in Long Island NY 4 years ago. The skaters were pretty much all from North America. Pang and Tong was in the cast in the early announcement but they were not able to make it. I believe the new Russians are more likely to join the shows in Europe.
SOI doesn't pay what it used to. Wasn't Weiss talking about that several years ago? That the pay was so low it wasn't worth the risk?
I'm going to the Long Island show on Sunday. Today while checking out the SOI website I just realized Davis & White will be skating their Scheherazade program for one of their numbers. I'm very excited to see it in person!
It is a shortened, show version of Scheherazade.
They take out the twizzles and replaced them with one of the lifts from Samson and Delilah, in terms of major changes.