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TallyT

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FAoI practice & rehearsal footage will be broadcast today, it's local but with any luck fans will stream and/or upload it.


(When it says no broadcast for the actual performance, my money is on it being later, all of the FAoIs are being recorded as I understand.)
 

synesthesia

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Here's a tv report:




The show looks even more stunning than Mao's previous productions - very tasteful and sophisticated. Love the incorporation of the orchestra and those costumes by Naho Murata are gorgeous! 😍 Also kudos to Mao-chan and Ryo for daring to peform an aerial number!


A BTS special is currently distributed and the last show on 16 June will be streamed live (both via U-NEXT):




I'm not sure, if there's a way to buy a streaming ticket from abroad, though. The sample video requires a vpn client set to Japan.



Machine translation:

The final performance of Mao Asada's premium theatrical ice show "Everlasting33" will be live-streamed on U-NEXT
2 June 2024, 12:00pm
(Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Tenshin Tsutsumi), a USEN & U-NEXT GROUP company, will live-stream the theatre-style ice show ‘Everlasting33’ produced by Mao Asada on 16 June (Sun), 2024. The show will be broadcast live on 16 June 2024 (Sun).
Everlasting33’ is the third ice show produced by Mao Asada. Since her retirement from competition, she has produced all the cast selection, choreography, direction, music, costumes and tour goods for her ice shows, which has conveyed the new appeal of skating and moved more than 660,000 spectators throughout Japan.
In this show, which will be an even more artistic show, the 30-member orchestra will perform all the songs live and figure skating will collaborate with the audience in the theatre space. In addition, the 10 skaters who gave a spectacular performance in the previous show, as well as other leading Japanese dancers, have also been newly assembled. Please enjoy a premium ice show that no one has ever seen before, featuring Mao Asada.
Mao Asada's comment:
"For this ice show, we will put ice on the theatre for the first time and try something new. And we will deliver the entire ice show live. In the live streaming, you will be able to enjoy the skaters' expressions and angles that you can't see in the theatre, so I hope everyone will be able to see it. Please watch the stage, which is filled with my thoughts and feelings, on U-NEXT!"
In addition, prior to the distribution of Everlasting33, U-NEXT is currently distributing ‘Mao Asada, The Invitation to the Theatre - A New Challenge at 33’, which traces the trajectory of the show up to its performance. Please enjoy it as well.
For more information:
Distribution information:
Live streaming
Sunday 16 June 2024, 16:30 -
Prices:
Advance live-streaming tickets
 Sales price: 4,600 yen (incl. tax)
 Period: 2 June (Sun), 2024 12:00 - 9 June, 2024 23:59
General live-streaming tickets:
 Sales price: ¥ 5,060 (incl. tax)
 Sales period: Monday 10 June 2024, 0:00 - 18 June 2024, 21:00
Please click here for information on available viewing devices:
*Missed transmission will be available at a later date. The content of the missed streaming may differ in part due to rights reasons.
Mao Asada, Invitation to the Theatre - New Challenges at the Age of 33.

Details here:
 
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cohkaix

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Some side-news about the debuting performance of Mao's Everlasting33:

  • Originally, the show was set to a length of about 100 mins (without intermission); in the end, it ran up to over 2 hrs (~134 mins, still without intermission) :drama:
  • The cast performed to about 31 different numbers (covering diverse music genres from ballet dance, tango, musicals, ...)
  • Mao (and Ryo) collaborates with Shibs on the choreography (so there are ID numbers?)
  • Mao skated to Boléro
  • Shoma & Marin were among the audience at the 1st show :)
I hope the live streaming will be viewable from overseas (most likely via VPN)... and I'm looking forward to visiting the show in the later half!
 

synesthesia

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Some side-news about the debuting performance of Mao's Everlasting33:

  • Originally, the show was set to a length of about 100 mins (without intermission); in the end, it ran up to over 2 hrs (~134 mins, still without intermission) :drama:
  • The cast performed to about 31 different numbers (covering diverse music genres from ballet dance, tango, musicals, ...)
  • Mao (and Ryo) collaborates with Shibs on the choreography (so there are ID numbers?)
  • Mao skated to Boléro
  • Shoma & Marin were among the audience at the 1st show :)
I hope the live streaming will be viewable from overseas (most likely via VPN)... and I'm looking forward to visiting the show in the later half!

Thank you for these infos. I'm so jealous you're getting to see the show live - I have seen nothing but rave audience reviews so far! :)



  • Mao (and Ryo) collaborates with Shibs on the choreography (so there are ID numbers?)

So this is why the Shibs sent a bouquet! 😊

https://twitter.com/seno_sena/status/1797182729882366067

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Here's another tv report, which shows glimpses at Mao's and Ryo's aeriel number, their Libertango duet (I understand this one was co-choreographed by the Shibs?), Mao tap dancing and her Bolero performance (plus a little mishap when she slipped as she was greeting the audience at the end of the show - she was fine and able to laugh it off 😅):




A couple of great photos:

https://twitter.com/kyusai_official/status/1798996064797618311

https://twitter.com/go_maomaomai/status/1798675696560247188

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Another location has been added to the Prince Ice World tour schedule. The show will come to Nagasaki (Happiness Arena) for the first time ever in January:

https://twitter.com/gakuonuf/status/1798536033744863592



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The last Kobe performance of Fantasy on Ice on 16 June as well as the last show in Shizuoka on 23 June will be livestreamed in cinemas across Japan:


https://twitter.com/LVJ_culture/status/1797463223496564887

https://twitter.com/Fantasy_on_Ice/status/1798959465976287251


Cast: Stephane Lambiel, Javier Fernandez, Keiji Tanaka, Nobunari Oda, Kazuki Tomono, Junhwan Cha, Deniss Vasiljevs, Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara, Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron, Lilah Fear & Lewis Gibson


Stephane and Guillaume are going to perform a duet:

 
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figureskatingandrainbows

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A new show will be held in Varese, Italy on August 15th. Called Japanese Dream, it features the top Japanese skaters as well as Carolina Kostner. The skaters will be Kaori Sakamoto, Mone Chiba, Hana Yoshida, Mai Mihara, Yuma Kagiyama, Sota Yamamoto, Kao Miura, Shun Sato, and Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara. The link for tickets is here. Interestingly, Varese is a training base that Yuma and Carolina have worked at before, and JSF selected to be the Olympic training base for the 2026 Winter Games. This is a "trial run" of sorts for that base and skating in Italy, it seems. Prior to the show, the team will hold a three-day training camp (presumably with Carolina) in the newly-renovated Varese rink. Carolina has apparently been one of the loudest voices for using Varese for this purpose and getting the rink fixed up. You can read more about it here.
 

synesthesia

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Hyoen – “The Miracle of the Cross” opened yesterday to enthusiastic reviews. This year’s edition is a musical (which, as previously reported, is loosely based on the classic fantasy novel ‘Night on the galactic Railroad’). The story is entirely told through the guest artist’s songs – popular folk-pop duo “Yuzu” from Yokohama, where the show is held – and therefore has been likened to the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia!”. The band itself only performs a short live set towards the end of the show – the rest of the songs are performed / sung live by the cast – not only by the professional musical theatre actors and singers, but also by some of the skaters who have had extensive singing lessons. In typical musical fashion parts of the story are also conveyed through spoken dialogue. According to fans who have attended the first two performances, it is impossible to summarise the show in a few words, as it is a very fast-paced, wild ride with (sometimes drastically) changing moods from scene to scene. An exuberant galactic pride parade led by Koshiro Shimada, portraying a queer character, is just as much a part of the story as a soulful a cappella vocal performance by Daisuke Takahashi!


A short synopsis and report on oricon news:


Machine translation of the synopsis:

The story, which consists of 22 scenes in two acts, opens with the childhood of friends Tokio (Takuro Ohno), Kakeru (Daisuke Takahashi) and Yuki (Kana Muramoto)*, who talk about their dreams for the future and vow to remain cherished friends together forever. When the three eventually grow up, Yuki falls ill and Kakeru loses his life in an accident. The show is inspired by Kenji Miyazawa's “Night on the Galactic Railroad”, and the remaining Tokio takes a ride on the ‘Galactic Railroad’. There he is reunited with the deceased Kakeru, and together they visit various stars.

* The young versions are portrayed by Koshiro Shimada (Tokio), Kazuki Tomono (Kakeru) and Ayumi Urabe (Yuki).




Impressions from the first show:


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figureskatingandrainbows

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I know some of this has been posted previously, but Dreams on Ice, scheduled for June 28th-30th, announced they will have a live broadcast on June 29th from 17:00-20:30 on NTV Plus, and will have reruns on NTV G+. Skaters include Yuma Kagiyama, Kao Miura, Shun Sato, Sota Yamamoto, Kaori Sakamoto, Mone Chiba, Hana Yoshida, Rinka Watanabe, Mai Mihara, Mao Shimada, UtaMori, AzuShin, Ilia Malinin, and Cha Jun-Hwan. The show will be lights-on and feature a 6-minute warmup before skating groups. I expect to see lots of program debuts from skaters here, so I'm super excited they will have a broadcast for this show. The link to the streaming page is here.
 

cohkaix

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Here's an interview of Mao and the 'Everlasting 33' from the magazine Sports Graphic Number, and it includes 111 frames of photos from the performance:

https://number.bunshun.jp/articles/-/861944

There will be two more performances today, and the finale will be streamed live. I'm working on a list of all the numbers performed in the show. I'll post it here after the finale.
 

TallyT

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A couple of pictures from the Fantasy on Ice B Tour, which has some changes to the cast from the earlier A one.

(Yes, the costumes for the B seem to be... something. This is FAoI.)

Apparently Kaori fell and hurt her arm, the video is on Lilah instagram and the x/tweet below, I'm not putting it up on view in case people don't want to see the fall, but it also shows that she is all right. Take care, dear girl...
 

cohkaix

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Show numbers from Mao's 'Everlasting 33' (15 performances, from Jun 2nd~16th)

Together there are 31 numbers (and the poster prefers to refer to this post instead of a direct copy and paste.)


  • Opening: Dance of Curse, from The Vision of Escaflowne by Yoko Kono 🌹🌹
    • All skaters
    • Choreographer: Seishiro
  • Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor 🌹🌹🌹
    • Mao, Yamato and Ryo
    • Choreographer: Seishiro
  • ‘Waltz of Flowers’ from Sleeping Beauty by P. Tchaikovsky, Act I
    • Shu, Ernesto, Takayuki, Haruka, Yura, Leonie, Miku
    • Choreographer: Mai (Asada)
  • ‘Princess Aurora Variation’ from Sleeping Beauty by P. Tchaikovsky, Act III
    • Nagisa Solo
  • ‘Swanilda Variation’ from Coppelia by Delibes, Act III
    • Miku Solo
  • ‘Le Spectre de la rose’ (The rose spirit) by Karl Maria von Weber
    • Ernesto Solo
  • ‘Variation of Esmeralda’ from Esmeralda by Puni
    • Leonie Solo
  • ‘Ali’s Variation’ from Adan’s Le Corsaire by Riccardo Drigo
    • Takayuki solo
  • ‘Giselle’s Variation’ from Giselle 🌹🌹
    • Haruka Solo
  • Grand pas de deux from Don Quixote, Act III:
    • ‘Basil’s variation’ - Shu solo
    • ‘Kitri’s variation’ - Yura solo
    • ‘Coda’ – Shu and Yura
  • ‘Méditation’ from Thaïs by Massenet *in aerial performance 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    • Mao and Ryo
    • (with assistance from Takayuki and Nagisa)
    • Choreographer: Shibs
  • From West Side Story by Bernstein: ‘Prologue’~‘The Dance at the Gym’
    • Nagisa, Miku, Shu, Takayuki, Ernesto, Leonie, Yura
    • Choreographer: Hiromi
  • (Tap dance) ‘Top Hat’ by Berlin 🌹🌹🌹
    • HideboH & Mao
  • (Tap dance) ‘Fly me to the Moon’ by Howard
    • HideboH
  • (Tap dance) ‘Rock around the clock’ 🌹🌹
    • HideboH & Mao
    • (with Yura, Leonie, Miku, Nagisa on ice) Choreographer: Mai
  • Singin’ in the rain
    • Ernesto and Takayuki
    • Choreographer: Mai
  • ‘Cabaret’ from the musical Cabaret, by Kander
    • Yura, Leonie, Miku, Nagisa
    • Choreographer: Mai
  • ‘Love theme’ from God Father by Nino Rota
    • Yamato solo
    • Choreographer: Mai
  • Yiruma: Kiss the Rain 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    • Mao solo
  • ‘Dance Macabre’ by Saint-Saëns
    • Nagisa, Miku, Shu, Takayuki, Ernesto, Leonie, Haruka
    • Choreographer: Seishiro
  • ‘East of Eden’ 🌹🌹
    • Ryo solo
**Music from the Orchestra - Air on the G String by J. S. Bach**

  • ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’ by J. S. Bach (performed by Jennifer Thomas) 🌹🌹🌹
    • Mao (on ice) & Seishiro
  • ‘To Zanarkand’ from FF by Nobuo Uematsu 🌹🌹
    • Seishiro solo (floor)
  • ‘Spinning Globe’ by Kenshi Yonezu 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    • Duet floor dance collaboration: Mao and Seishiro
  • ‘Art on Ice’ by Edvin Marton 🌹🌹🌹
    • collaboration: HideboH (tap dance) and Yamato
  • ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Nino Rota
    • Haruka and Shu
    • Choreographer: Mai (Thanks, Mai, I really like the ending pose!)
  • ‘Oblivion’ by Astor Piazzolla 🌹🌹🌹
    • Mao and Ryo *ice dance
    • Choreographer: Shibs
  • ‘Libertango’ by Astor Piazzolla 🌹🌹🌹
    • Mao and Ryo *ice dance
    • Choreographer: Shibs
  • ‘El Flemanco’ by Ikuko Kawai 🌹🌹
    • Group number (Excepting Mao)
    • With Seishiro (floor dance) and HideboH (tap dance)
    • Choreographer: Hiromi
  • Bolero 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    • Solo by Mao
    • Choreographed by Mao and Mai
  • Finale: ‘The rose’
    • All skaters
 
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rabidline

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June has been such a great month for ice shows! Lots of skating, return of my favorite ice show and new exploration all around.

I also love how Hyoen and Everlasting33 provided much needed great respite for my eyes with their stunning visuals and costumes after all the fashion crimes Fantasy on Ice has committed this year, both tour A and B lol :LOL: I do appreciate that Faoi brought the classic skating that's not necessarily the focus of the other two shows though.

Dreams on Ice has their order of skating AND what program the skaters will be skating up, which I think is a first for them. As someone who loves DOI because it reveals what the programs for next season look like from the Japanese skaters and their costumes, I really appreciate this. I also hope the normal lighting will result in clear photos of what the costumes will look like!



Notable debuts will be: Ilia's new SP, Kaori's new SP (by Rohene), Mai's new SP Grief (by Misha Ge), Shun's new SP Ladies in Lavender (by Guillaume), Sota's new SP (by Benoit), Rinka's new SP OR FS, Kao's new FS (did we ever get confirmation if he's doing Umbrellas?)
 

cohkaix

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Notable debuts will be: Ilia's new SP, Kaori's new SP (by Rohene), Mai's new SP Grief (by Misha Ge), Shun's new SP Ladies in Lavender (by Guillaume), Sota's new SP (by Benoit), Rinka's new SP OR FS, Kao's new FS (did we ever get confirmation if he's doing Umbrellas?)

Since DOI is taken as an ice show, although it's going to be in the special format of competition, I'll leave the starting order in the following:

[For Show 1 (Jun 28th, 16:00) and Show 2 (Jun 29th, 12:00)]
Group 1: Women's single
Ikura Kushida SP
Rena Uezono SP or FS
Mao Shimada SP

Group 2: Men's single
Tudio Suto SP
Haru Kakiuchi FS
Shunsuki Nakamura FP
Rio Nakata SP

Ice dance
Tanaka and Nishiyama RD
Yoshida and Morita RD

Guest skaters
Junhwan Cha
Jungu Ice Messengers (Synchro)

-- Intermission --

Group 2: Women's single
Mai Mihara SP
Rinka Watanabe SP or FS
Hanna Yoshida SP
Mone Chiba SP
Kaori Sakamoto SP

Guest skater
Ilia Malinin

Group 2: Men's single
Sota Yamamoto SP
Shun Sato SP
Kao Miura FS
Yuma Kagiyama SP

-- Finale --


[For Show 3 (Jun 29th, 17:00) and Show 4 (Jun 30th, 12:00)]
Group 1: Men's single
Tudio Suto SP
Haru Kakiuchi FS
Shunsuki Nakamura FP
Rio Nakata SP

Group 2: Women's single
Ikura Kushida SP
Rena Uezono SP or FS
Mao Shimada SP

Ice dance
Tanaka and Nishiyama RD
Yoshida and Morita RD

Guest skaters
Junhwan Cha
Jungu Ice Messengers (Synchro)

-- Intermission --

Group 2: Men's single
Sota Yamamoto SP
Shun Sato SP
Kao Miura FS
Yuma Kagiyama SP

Guest skater
Ilia Malinin

Group 2: Women's single
Mai Mihara SP
Rinka Watanabe SP or FS
Hanna Yoshida SP
Mone Chiba SP
Kaori Sakamoto SP

-- Finale --
 
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rabidline

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I think DOI has done this before- but during the pandemic, if I remember correctly- so it was DOI 2020. It was the same format with the lights on and helped the skaters get the competition vibe they weren't able to get due to cancellations of the competitions. So this won't be a new thing for the skaters (most of the skaters who skated at DOI 2020 are here too).
 

mochizu

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Does anyone know how to get an NTV Plus subscription outside of Japan or whether that's possible at all? Or will anybody be streaming DOI 🥺
 

synesthesia

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Very happy to see that Mao.Asada will be appearing at Friends On Ice!


Now that's a huge, positive surprise! I was convinced we'd never see Shizuka and Mao in the same show! 🤯

Imo, of all Japanese shows FOI has the best cast list this year hands down - almost all my favourites will be there. :love:



ETA:

Here's an article:


Arakawa expressed her gratitude, saying, "We had talked about how it would be nice if we had the chance to skate together, and the timing was right, so she readily accepted."
[...]
Asada recalls with a big smile: "It's a long-running ice show, and there are people who perform every year, so at first I wondered if it was OK for me to participate. I asked her about it, but she said, 'No problem at all', and we decided to perform together for the first time in almost 10 years. 'I get to skate again with the people I worked so hard with when I was an athlete. It's a very happy story, isn't it?'
 
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cohkaix

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OMG! Never, ever thought that Mao would join FOI... :drama:

Perhaps it has something to do with the meet-up (of Shizuka and Mao) during the last show of Everlasting 33?

But I'm happy for Mao's taking part in the show; she really had very nice solo programs from Everlasting 33 ('Kiss the rain' and 'Bolero').
On the one hand, Mao gets to skate with some old friends: Daisuke, Akiko, Shoma!!, even Weaver and Poje. On the other hand, she gets to collaborate with skaters like Shae-Lynn Bourne, who she didn't have a chance to work with before. I think Mao has skated in the same show before with Lambiel. But probably not Jason?

Anyway, a very nice surprise and a good one.
 
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