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2021 NHK Trophy: Rhythm Dance

dorispulaski

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United-States

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy

Nov 12 - Nov 14, 2021Tokyo /JPN

Rhythm Dance
Friday, 12 November 2021
@ 14:20 (UTC +9)


Time in Other Places

ISU Livestream

Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance Starting Order

StN.
Name
Nation
Warm-up Group 1
1Kana MURAMOTO
Daisuke TAKAHASHI

RD: Blues: "Soran Bushi" by Maia Barouh &Hiphop: "Koto" by CloZee ; choreo by Marina Zoueva, Ilia Tkachenko, Koyo Yanai
FD: "La Bayardère" by Léon Minkus; choreo by Marina Zoueva, Massimo Scali

Fan Fest
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JPN
2Sofia SHEVCHENKO
Igor EREMENKO

RD: "I Feel Like I'm Drowning" (Royal Family Mix) by Two Feet
FD: "Heaven I Know" by Gordi
Trio No. 1 in D by Kirill Richter; "Rise of the Instruments" by Havasi; choreo by Alena Samarskaia

Fan Fest
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RUS
3Misato KOMATSUBARA
Tim KOLETO

RD: "Le Freak" by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, performed by Chic; "What You Won't Do For Love" by Bobby Caldwell, Alfons Kettner; "You Make Me Feel" by James Wirrick, Sylvester
FD: "Sayuri’s Theme (Memories of a Geisha soundtrack) by John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman; "Going to School"(Memories of a Geisha soundtrack) by John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman; "The Chairman’s Waltz" (Memories of a Geisha soundtrack) by John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman; "Sayuri’s Theme and End Credits" (Memories of a Geisha soundtrack) by John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman; choreo by Ginette Cournoyer, Samuel Chouinard

Fan Fest
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JPN
4Alexandra NAZAROVA
Maxim NIKITIN

RD: Blues: "Hit The Road Jack" performed by Mariana, Dondi, Iggy
FD: "Backstage Romance" (Moulin Rouge soundtrack) performed by Mario Biondi, Original Brodway Cast of Moulin Rouge; choreo by Sergei Petukhov

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UKR
Warm-up Group 2
5Marjorie LAJOIE
Zachary LAGHA

RD: Funk: "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc.; Blues: "Super Solid Soul Vehicul" by Tom McGuire & the Brassholes; Disco: "Far From Over" by Frank Stallone
FD: "Real in Rio' (from Rio soundtrack) by John Powell;" Locked Up" (from Rio soundtrack) by John Powell; "Bird Fight" (from Rio soundtrack) by John Powell; choreo by Romain Haguenauer; "Ginettedtrack" by John Powell; choreo by: Romain Haguenauer, Gigi Cournoyer

Fan Fest
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CAN
6Sara HURTADO
Kirill KHALIAVIN

RD: "Partition" by Beyonce, "Mi Gente (feat. Beyonce)" by Beyonce, J Balvin, Willy William; choreo by Aykhan Shizhin, Alezander Zhulin, Sergei Petukhov
FD: "Since I've Been Loving You", "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin; choreo by Aykhan Shizhin, Alezander Zhulin, Sergei Petukhov

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ESP
7Lilah FEAR
Lewis GIBSON

RD: Disco: "I Was Made For Lovin’ You" (from "Hard Times") by Kiss; Blues: "Forever" (from "Hot in the Shade") by Kiss; Disco: "Rock and Roll All Nite" (from "Dressed to Kill") by Kiss
FD: "Circle of Life," Nants' Ingonyama (The Lion King soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "They Live In You" (The Lion King soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "He Lives in You" (The Lion King soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "Circle of Life" (The Lion King soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "King of Pride Rock, Circle of Life (Reprise)" (The Lion King soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; choreo by Romain Haguenauer, Samuel Chouinard, Ginette Cournoyer

Fan Fest
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GBR
8Victoria SINITSINA
Nikita KATSALAPOV

RD: "You Can Leave Your Hat On" (from Nine and a Half Weeks") by Joe Cocker and "Brick House" by Commodores
FD: "Piano Concerto #2" by Rachmaninoff, and "Variations on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninov

Fan Fest
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RUS
9Madison CHOCK
Evan BATES

RD: Blues: "Myboi" by Billie Eilish; "Therefore I am" by Billie Eilish; Hip Hop: "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish
FD: "Contact" by Daft Punk; "Touch" by Daft Punk; "Within" by Daft Punk; "Touch" by Daft Punk; choreo by Marie-France Dubreuil (RD+FD), Ginette Cournoyer, Samuel Chouinard

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USA

WD Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER
 
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labgoat

Caretaker of the Pull Arabians
Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 3, 2007
Country
United-States
Rhythm Dance Starting Order
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Kana MURAMOTO / Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN
2 Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO RUS
3 Misato KOMATSUBARA / Tim KOLETO JPN
4 Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN UKR

Warm-Up Group 2
5 Marjorie LAJOIE / Zachary LAGHA CAN
6 Sara HURTADO / Kirill KHALIAVIN ESP
7 Lilah FEAR / Lewis GIBSON GBR
8 Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS
9 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA
 

Andrea82

Medalist
Joined
Feb 16, 2014
Officials

Referee​
Ms. Lolita LABUNSKAIYA​
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RUS
Judge No.1 Mr. John MILLIER
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USA
Judge No.2 Ms. Anastassiya MAKAROVA
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UKR
Judge No.3 Mr. Sho KAGAYAMA
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JPN
Judge No.4 Ms. Julia ANDREEVA
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RUS
Judge No.5 Mr. David MUNOZ
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ESP
Judge No.6 Ms. Janice HUNTER
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CAN
Judge No.7 Ms. Marketa HORKLOVA
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CZE
Technical Controller
Ms. Halina GORDON POLTORAK​
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Technical Specialist
Ms. Julia REY​
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USA
Assistant Technical Specialist
Ms. Nakako TSUZUKI​
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deedee1

Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Literally, it's going to be their debut competition internationally for Kana & Dai. So good luck! :) Team KoKo is still ahead of them technically, but as an old skating fan, I am very curious to see how int'l judges are gonna judge these two Japanese teams here. :coffee:

Good luck to all teams! :cheer:
 

synesthesia

Final Flight
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Country
Germany
Team KoKo is still ahead of them technically, but as an old skating fan, I am very curious to see how int'l judges are gonna judge these two Japanese teams here. :coffee:

Tbh after what I've seen of both teams recently I would say that - apart from the lifts in the FD where they still have a slight edge - Team KoKo aren't technically superior anymore. Skating skill-wise Kana is the strongest skater out of the four and Dai has improved a lot over the past year. Kana and Dai were also stronger in the MB pattern at Labour Day Invitational than Team KoKo at SkAm. I think this will be a neck and neck race.

I'm very excited/nervous to see how this pans out. And I'm wishing both teams well (even if I'm slightly biased towards one of them ;)).
 

Lutzedge

Final Flight
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Sep 6, 2021
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United-States
Tbh after what I've seen of both teams recently I would say that - apart from the lifts in the FD where they still have a slight edge - Team KoKo aren't technically superior anymore. Skating skill-wise Kana is the strongest skater out of the four and Dai has improved a lot over the past year. Kana and Dai were also stronger in the MB pattern at Labour Day Invitational than Team KoKo at SkAm. I think this will be a neck and neck race.

I'm very excited/nervous to see how this pans out. And I'm wishing both teams well (even if I'm slightly biased towards one of them ;)).
KoKo did great at Nationals last season, and did fine at Worlds. But I am really liking Kana/Dai this season. I think they might possibly be the ones going to the Olympics. I am really excited to see how they do this weekend.
 

figureskatingandrainbows

Mother of Team Japan
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 8, 2020
Country
Olympic
I'm so excited to see how the two Japanese teams stack up. I think Dai and Kana have the stronger programs. Their RD is one of my favourites this season. I can't wait to see the crowd react to it.
 

Seven Sisters

Medalist
Joined
Jul 17, 2018
I'm so excited to see how the two Japanese teams stack up. I think Dai and Kana have the stronger programs. Their RD is one of my favourites this season. I can't wait to see the crowd react to it.
Agree that the head-to-head comparison of the Japanese dance teams (in front of a home crowd, no less) will be the most interesting story here.

I’m also curious to see what kind of shape Sinitsina/Katsalapov are in. I would guess, not great, given the eye-openingly high scores awarded to Stepanova/Bukin last week. It seems to me that S/B are generously scored when S/K are having a bit of rough going, and that their scores drop to a more defensible level when S/K look to be out of the woods. (Of course, not suggesting that this is anything more than coincidence—I would never do that :) )
 

SnowWhite

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Joined
Nov 30, 2016
Country
Canada
Agree that the head-to-head comparison of the Japanese dance teams (in front of a home crowd, no less) will be the most interesting story here.

I’m also curious to see what kind of shape Sinitsina/Katsalapov are in. I would guess, not great, given the eye-openingly high scores awarded to Stepanova/Bukin last week. It seems to me that S/B are generously scored when S/K are having a bit of rough going, and that their scores drop to a more defensible level when S/K look to be out of the woods. (Of course, not suggesting that this is anything more than coincidence—I would never do that :) )
That was the lowest Stepanova/Bukin have scored since the 2018 GPF, so I don't know about that theory.
 

Sai Bon

Final Flight
Joined
Dec 28, 2013
Country
New-Zealand
I feel sorry for Team KoKo. Kana and Dai seem have hogged the media attention and IMO they have much more charisma, which doesn't necessarily mean they are better ice dancers. Tim/Takeru has given up his US citizenship for [probably] his only shot at the Olympics. Given Dai's age, I imagine this will be Kana and Dai's only shot at the Olympics as well. I hope both teams skate their best at Nationals, the judging is fair, and there are no bad feelings regardless of who wins. :pray:
 
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Lutzedge

Final Flight
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Sep 6, 2021
Country
United-States
It will be good to see Sinitsyna/Katsalopov. I am not sure of when Nikita first got his back injury, but I do think that S/K will skate good and score well.
 
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