-･- From My Everyday Life to Japanese Culture -･- Why don't you see the real Japan, not the typical foreigners' version.
An ice show, Carnival on Ice was held last night in the train of Japan Open 2010.
Mao Asada, Miki Ando, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Evgeni Plushenko, Joannie Rochette, Cynthia Phaneuf, Adam Rippon, Julia Sebestyen, Sarah Meier, Michal Brezina, Shizuka Arakawa, Sasha Cohen, Jeffrey Buttle, Yuko Kawaguchi & Alexander Smirnov, Takeshi Honda, Cathy Reed & Chris Reed, and Yuzuru Hanyu
Though this isn’t a figure skating blog, I try to write about the events only seen in Japan when I actually watch them.
I could watch only the last third part of the TV program this evening, but I did watch a must-see part!
Yuko Kawaguchi & Alexander Smirnov
Also Sprach Zarathustra by R.Strauss
I’m always impressed with their performance at an ice show or exhibitions. They never ease up on the job. It was their new SP in this season. I hope they’ll perform well and get assessed fairly.
Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart
He stood in the spotlight and skated wearing sunglasses. Super! I think he couldn't see anything. Though Canadians don’t know, he often appears ice shows in Japan and is a popular person.
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
After winning the gold medal in the Olympics, she’s steadily made strides forward. She simply retired from competitive skating, and then she produces and directs a show and teachs younger people while being a professional figure skater. She still tries to keep her skating skills.
Amélie by Yann Tiersen
Though Takahashi looked like ‘petit Lambiel’ when I saw the program in June, he performed 'his Amélie' this time. His little movements were just like him, but he tried to present the world view that was transparent without a strong and popular theme which anyone could imagine easily. He said that the program is completely different from what he did until then and, for this reason, it’s worth pursuing. He also said that it’s meaningful when he doesn’t move.
Daisuke’s new SP, “Latin Mix“
He performed it as an encore! It was the must-see part. He didn’t fall short of expectations. The program’s going to be a center of attention this season. I’m sure you can vividly imagine how he mambos on the ice. That’s it! While he kept moving, the program finished as quick as a flash. I can’t wait NHK Trophy next month.
(Personaly, I think he needs to work on eveloping his LP.)
Ballade No.1 by Chopin
She got relaxed this time, and I could watch her with an easy mind because she performed this exhibition program many times. Beautiful sensitive skating.
A full version of this show will go on air the week after next. I have to see it.