#Yuzuruhanyu leaves nothing to chance with an extraordinary determination to learn his new program Seimei to perfection. He controls most of the elements and internalizes with passion.
To perform Seimei, an Astrology legend in the Heinan era, he visited the shrine in Kyoto at age 20, talked with an Onmologist and actor Nomura Mansai, master of Kyogen and listened to inputs on simplicity and meaning of movements (Docu 15.11.15).
To get into the spirit of Seimei he worked on the choreography with Shae-Lyn Bourne, costume inspired by the habit of the character, music meticulously to pace and to highlight the drama and lastly, the artistry and technical of the movement to convey the story.
|Photo from the Washington Post|
Watching him perform the 2015 and 2018 Free Skate program, I appreciate Yuzuru’s winning performance with a Japanese heritage even more. As Yuruzu mentions in his interview, adopting a Japanese material to his program will give him a winning edge.
On the day he performed in PyeongChang, even with an injury, he won. The Gods must be with him. Inputs on the shrine visit and talks from the docu https://youtu.be/4phoKS2IL98
Amidst the foot ligament injury, the clean performance of Javi who preceded before him at the 2017 ISU Grand Prix in Barcelona , and the jeering crowd who would not pay attention to him, #Yuzuruhanyu faced the hurdles and overcame himself. Through control and a mental calculation on how to score to beat his own record. Yuzuru shares with us generously his insights revealing to us what makes a champion. View it here at https://vimeo.com/235626067 a docu last 2017 Sept, with Yuzu comments on 2015 SEIMEI:(subbed in English by Gladi)