New interview with Stéphane Lambiel

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  1. Nadin

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  2. Willowway

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    Completely charming. Thank you.
     
  3. viv

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    Great interview. :)
     
  4. ros01

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    Great interview. Really looking forward to seeing his choreography. I'll have to look for his new programs on yt.
     
  5. ChelleC

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    Wonderful interview, thank you for posting it!
     
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    Thanks Nadin! Sounds like Stephane is having a lot of fun and staying very busy.
     
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    Thank you, Nadin, for a wonderful, in- depth interview!!!
    I love Lambiel, absolutely love him. More now (even:)) than I did in his competitive years, because he shows every time that he has it all: artistic integrity, creativity, awareness of others, love for skating and that wonderful curiosity that keeps people young. You go Stephane.
     
  8. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    What a beautiful, enchanting young man he is! :swoon: Love his artistic, free-spirited nature and sense of humor. Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  9. shine

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    Ditto. I think in my many years of skating fandom, Lambiel is really one of the very, very few skaters that have never, ever disappointed, for me. And he keeps on improving and impressing me in ways that I didn't think he would. I've always known he was special, but I think we are just starting to see how truly special he is. I always loved his skating, but honestly I didn't know there was so much desire in him to create. I hope to see many of his choreographic works in the future, both for himself and for other skater! So many skaters have said that they love watching him and want to move like him or work with him. :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the link. His interviews never disappoint. I wish we could see more of him in the United States.
     
  11. LilJen

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    I hope his knee recovers OK. Love his assessment of why coaching is not for him:
    (He was referring more to a regular schedule and being responsible for a bunch of skaters.)
     
  12. lauravvv

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    Thank you once again, Nadin. Really good interview :).

    Here's another interesting and new interview with Lambiel. It was originally (well, not quite) in Russian (taken when he was in St. Petersburg for the 'Triumph of Tamara Moskvina'), but some nice person translated it in English. Thanks to marmelatte from the 'ontd-skating' - http://ontd-skating.livejournal.com/1202330.html?view=134472602#t134472602

    I so love Russian translations of Stephane's answers :) (or not). They are so, so perfect, and they make him seem so incredibly serious, wise, mature and, most importantly, so eloquent/well-spoken. Of course, he is all of those things, but his English and his way of talking are not nearly as perfect as those Russian translations. In truth, I love interviews where Stephane's answers are written down in their original form, or at least close to it (like in Nadin's interview). Thankfully, marmelatte's translation is a very precise translation of that Russian translation, otherwise I don't know have many of Stephane's original words would have remained there.
     
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  13. Nadin

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    Thank you for the nice feedback :)

    I totally agree with this, it seems like he's one unstoppable bundle of creation right now, and he just looks like he's arrived.

    I think that many skaters who have retired ooze this feeling of 'having arrived', for example Jeff Buttle and Joannie Rochette who also skated in Turin. You can really feel the sense of freedom with which they skate and it's such a pleasure to watch skaters who are clearly enjoying themselves so much on the ice :)
     
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    Here are Stephane's main programs this year:

    Bring me to life at 'All That Skate Spring' (was originally made for 'Art on Ice' to Katherine Jenkins's version of this song, but I like this performance better)

    Don't Stop The Music at 'Golden Skate Awards'

    And a professional video of it from that same 'All That Skate Spring' (he skated it also at 'ATS Summer', but the "professional" video of it was much worse :rolleyes:)

    (Rachmaninov's) Prelude in G. minor at 'Dreams on Ice' (probably not the most enregetic performance of this program, but quite well filmed and, oh, the blessed silence during it :)). I actually like this performance from the previous day better, but the commentary :(...

    And the most recent performance of 'Rachmaninov' at the 'Triumph of Tamara Moskvina'.

    Finally, Rigoletto from 'Opera on Ice' (there are better quality videos of it from the 'Triumph of Tamara Moskvina', but it seems that Stephane's acting was better here, besides, it was meant for the samll rink of the arena of Verona).

    And the Carolina's Tosca program choreographed by Stephane. In another interview he said that Carolina didn't have enough time to work on those exhibiton programs, so only a small part of his ideas were actually realized. It explains why it looks a bit empty, although the mood is there. Unfortunately, videos of Carolina's 'Carmen' performance are of too bad quality.


    I know that this is too much. But what can I do - I am such a fan, as you can see :).
     
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    Thanks so much for this interview. I especially like this part: "I know I did some tangos and I've been choreographing many tangos for my students but I still want to do a tango in a different way than I have done in the past. So I'll have that in mind and we'll see."
    Stéphane and Tango! One of the best combinations ever :) can't wait to see what he's got planned. I'm so happy he's still around, even if he isn't competing.
     
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    What a beautiful man, inside and out.

    Thank you!
     
  17. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    It is not too much at all! Thank you. :) I don't really follow the pro circuit lately so I've never seen any of them.... I'm going to curl up with a cup of tea and watch them all :swoon:
     
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    Thank you for the interview.

    To make the collection above complete:
    "Last dance" with Donna Summer, Art on Ice 2011
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    "Trouble" with Dima Bilan, show for Mishin's anniversary.

    For two more programs there is no video:
    "I'll Stand By You" by Kim Wilde
    Violin Concerto in D major (Op. 35) by Tchaikovsky

    All in all eight programs in less than a year. Absolutely crazy! :)
     
  20. aemeraldrainc

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    Thank you for all the YouTube links!
    It's nice to have them all together in one place.
    So much easier than just cruising YouTube alone.
     
  21. lauravvv

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    I posted it also :). But I agree with you - although there are no close-ups like in the professional videos, the general view is much better. And the performance itself is better in the sense that Stephane didn't make any mistakes in it. Thank you dear skating4us or stephanie2006 :) for filming it so beautifully.

    Thank you, reut. I didn't post links to those videos just because I thought that it was already too much. Not everyone has that much time or patience, especially if they are not fans. But I am glad that people are interested :).
     
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  22. Jaana

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    Thanks so much for the interview! I really love Lambiel´s skating and off-ice he seems to be such a very nice guy.