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Two new interesting Stephane Lambiel interviews

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by lauravvv, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

    Two new Stephane Lambiel interviews by Reut Golinsky and Ia Remmel - both are fans, so the interviews are really interesting (for those who are interested in Lambiel, his skating and programs, as well as his thoughts about skating, of course :)):

    http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=interviews&id=2012lambiel (mostly about past, but some interesting answers, about the current judging system, about the "Little Prince"......)

    http://beautyonice.wordpress.com/stephane-lambiel-i-just-want-people-to-know-about-skating-and-to-know-about-this-beautiful-sport/ (about shows, about the new programs and the ideas behind them, about music, fans, audiences, and about the last Worlds)
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  2. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

    The Absolute Skating one is awesome, thank you!

    Don't have time to read the other right now, but will get to it.

    i looooove Lambiel!
  3. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! Great interviews!
  4. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    I love that he's doing more classical numbers these days. I always wished he'd skate to more classical music when he was still competing. But it seems like it was only toward the end of his eligible career that he started to appreciate it more. And he does them so beautifully. Too bad he didn't do one until his last eligible season with La Traviata. Very excited about the Tschaikovsky!
  5. reut

    reut Well-Known Member

    Thank you for PR, lauravvv. :) I do hope it's interesting not (only) because I'm St├ęphane's fan. ;)

    My favourite part is about spins. I wasn't surprised to hear that he is tired when people notice only his spins, but I think he never mentioned that before in his interviews. To tell the truth I hate when they call him King of Spins, there is so much more in his skating than only spins...

    shine, he also had "Four seasons". :)
    I'm not sorry about him using less classical music, I feel that it's a bit overused in skating (maybe because only in ice dance they can use lyrics?). And also I really loved his "Spanish" programs. Yes, he had quite a lot, but every next one was better than the previous, the more mature he became.

    And, by the way, I'd really recommend to watch the program mentioned in Ia's interview if some of you still didn't have a chance to see it:

    My Body Is A Cage

    Looking forward to see the renewed version of it. And of course looking forward to see Tchaikovsky. I wait for it... since last summer! :D
  6. Bournekraatzfan

    Bournekraatzfan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, lauravvv! I especially like the first article. I love Stephane and miss seeing him in competition, but I am happy he is doing so well and still enjoying skating. I look forward to seeing his new programs.
  7. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    You are right, how could I have forgotten Four Seasons?? :lol: Perhaps I never really thought of it as purely classical :) It's true that classical music is used a lot in skating, but I don't think many do it with the authenticity that Stephane has shown us that he is capable of (Traviata and Rachmaninov convinced me of that). Besides, classical music is really just one generic term for music in the past. There are so many different genres in classical music that can be explored, like what Kostner has been doing lately.
    Like you, I have loved all his Spanish themed programs (even the Gotan Project SP he did in 2002), and I particularly loved Otono Porteno, probably because he has reached artistic maturity by then. And My Body is a Cage is absolutely breathtaking. He bares his soul and skates the program with such thorough committment to movement and choreography that is rarely ever seen in skating. What he is bringing to skating nowadays is pure treasure.
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  8. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    Many thanks, lauravvv!

    :cheer2: Reut :cheer2:

    I love this:

    This reminds me of a documentary on the ballerina Suzanne Farrell, who danced in Brussels for Maurice Bejart in the late 60's and early 70's after her break with George Balanchine in 1968. The doc films her as she returns to Brussels to visit Bejart, and she talks about "the smell of Brussels".

    Also the madeleine in Swann's Way, but that was taste.
  9. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    lauravvv - thank you so much for the links to the interviews. :)

    Love both of them, in particular the one for absolute skating as it is a really long one and thus going into much depth. I miss Stephane. :(

    Reut - thank you for the link to his exhibition programme. WOW! It's wonderful, just wish I had a chance to watch this one live. :inavoid:
  10. smileyskate

    smileyskate Active Member

    Yes, thanks for the articles. In the first one, he speaks about being tonic, and having tonic energy. Can someone clarify what he means? Thank you.
  11. reut

    reut Well-Known Member

    I think he talks about muscle tone which gets lower with the age. I don't know much about it so I just had to rely on what he said. I'm not totally convinced in what he said though, especially about the age. With him it was probably so, his peak of physical ability was around 2004-2006, but isn't it more individual? If someone has more knowledge on this subject it will be interesting to read.

    Agree. On the other hand he proved that he can skate with the authenticity, translate to motion and "sing with body" almost any music, not only and not especially classical. Even, LOL, Dima Bilan.

    Yes, me too, I know this feeling of "smell that brings me back to time and place". I think he is a very happy person that with this feeling he doesn't get nostalgic, I think this is very lucky quality to be able to live in the present and not to cherish the past, which in his case had lots of glorious moments he could want to go back to.

    And thank you everybody for your feedback! I appreciate it.
  12. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the interviews lauravvv :) and reut.
    I enjoyed reading them and the positive optimistic vibe :)
    I liked especially the part when he was talking about the rules and the fans who liked his spins and that he is much more than a spin:

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