|Nobuo Sato with a student|
photo courtesy daylife.com
Mao obviously had mistakes on the jump elements as well as a big wobble at the beginning of her combination spin, but I have to say that I really like the final position in the spin and the way she is able to hold it for so long. The second half of the program seems like it will be really dynamic if she is "on", so I don't think this first outing (in an exhibition show, mind you) is really indicative of anything just yet. We shall see. Mao's Liebestraum free skate, choreographed by Lori Nichol, is what I am really interested to see.