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    Welcome to Golden Skate, missweetness! Post long and often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbi991 View Post
    I love his ex programs! He always seems so comfortable in programs that pull his artistry more.
    Absolutely. I also love that he takes his EX programs seriously. The lack of required elements allows for so much freedom, and he really takes advantage of that freedom to fully interpret the music, while still incorporating difficulty and complexity.

    This is one of my favourite EX programs of his: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNH5GwqWKzU

    I am so glad that he is still skating at shows, and his programs still leave me in awe.

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    I'm not sure if anyone has seen this...it's a half-hour tv documentary where Stephane visited Japan after the earthquake. In the first part of the show, he visits the skate shop and rink in Sendai (the famous rink where Yuzuru and Shizuka Arakawa trained...they are mentioned briefly, but not in the video). It must have been soon after the rink re-opened, and he gives a skating lesson to some children there. In the second part of the video he goes to visit a young speed-skater who lost her home and father in the quake. He seems so caring and sweet. The video is all in English, btw.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1397dOognko

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I'm not sure if anyone has seen this...it's a half-hour tv documentary where Stephane visited Japan after the earthquake.
    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the link!

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    Stéphane Lambiel will be the special guest for at least one of the Russian Ice shows put on by Ilya Averbukh this month. Slutskaya,Lipnitskaya, B/S, Sotnikova, etc. will be there but Stéphane is listed as a special guest!!

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    Preview of another documentary what will be screening soon.
    http://www.thera-production.ch/?section=film_data&id=17

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristina View Post
    Preview of another documentary what will be screening soon.
    http://www.thera-production.ch/?section=film_data&id=17
    Oh, that looks interesting! I hope it will have English subtitles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I'm not sure if anyone has seen this...it's a half-hour tv documentary where Stephane visited Japan after the earthquake. In the first part of the show, he visits the skate shop and rink in Sendai (the famous rink where Yuzuru and Shizuka Arakawa trained...they are mentioned briefly, but not in the video). It must have been soon after the rink re-opened, and he gives a skating lesson to some children there. In the second part of the video he goes to visit a young speed-skater who lost her home and father in the quake. He seems so caring and sweet. The video is all in English, btw.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1397dOognko
    Thanks so much! What a lovely guy, both on and off the ice.

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    Hi! I'm new at this forum, and Lambiel is my favorite male figure skater. Maybe Lambiel's technique it's not the best, but I just love the way he can performance everything, he's so expressive and it seems like he would never be angry for anything... I just love that about him... my favorite perfomance is this William Tell's oberture he looks so happy that his happiness is contagious

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYdLhpQx0Y

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lette View Post
    Hi! I'm new at this forum, and Lambiel is my favorite male figure skater. Maybe Lambiel's technique it's not the best, but I just love the way he can performance everything, he's so expressive and it seems like he would never be angry for anything... I just love that about him... my favorite perfomance is this William Tell's oberture he looks so happy that his happiness is contagious

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYdLhpQx0Y
    Welcome, Lette!

    I love William Tell also. How inspired to have a Swiss skater use music that recounts the story of one of Switzerland's greatest heroes. A gorgeous program! And I agree with you about Lambiel. He is one of my forever favorites, along with Kurt Browning and Daisuke Takahashi.

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    Stephane singing chanson - a duet with Yann Lambiel (no relation)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G3bAEN6KvE

    Singing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" at a fan meeting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5PGLHlzFao

    I wasn't too fond of the dance track he did, but his voice isn't bad at all. A man of many talents!

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    He was working with Ziganshina/G. Is he a choreographer?
    http://instagram.com/p/oJQhFdoCQ1/

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    So glad to see this thread here. One thing I LOVE about Stephane (besides a million other things about his skating that cannot be said enough) is that he takes such pride in being a skater and an artist. His passion and respect for the art of skating can be seen in every one of his programs. I think it's so admirable that almost all of his show numbers have just as much thoughtful choreography and complexity as his competitive programs, if not more. I love and respect that he takes every performance seriously, instead of just another chance to milk in the cash or goof off (not that there's anything wrong with that). He's a real artist with integrity.

    My all time favorite programs from him throughout the years have been "Ne me quitte pas", "Poeta", and "Otono Porteno". The fist time that I saw Ne me quitte pas at 2010 Euros, I truly thought that was the most beautiful skating performance I have ever seen that I started a thread here on GS just for that. It had such fluidity, emotional openness and intensity.

    Some others that I really loved over the years:
    Cirque du Sole LP (2002)
    Gotan Project SP (2002)
    Chocolat LP (2003)
    Gypsy Dance LP (2004)
    Caravan SP (2005)
    Dralion SP (2006)
    Blood Diamond SP (2007)
    Nina Rota's Romeo & Juliet Exh (2007)
    La Traviata LP (2010)
    Don't Stop the Music Exh (2011)
    Puttin' on the Ritz (2012)

    Watching these programs one can really see how the charismatic, exuberant, uber musical young skater grew and evolved into a real artist, and still continues to push the envelope of artistic expression. Even those programs from 2002 and 2003 were gems. They were creative and different, compared to what the other top men were doing; and he was performing CoP type of complexity and footwork before CoP was even in place. As a fan since 2003, he has truly taken me on an incredible journey that I wouldn't trade anything else for.

    Quote Originally Posted by colourmeblue View Post
    Absolutely. I also love that he takes his EX programs seriously. The lack of required elements allows for so much freedom, and he really takes advantage of that freedom to fully interpret the music, while still incorporating difficulty and complexity.

    This is one of my favorite EX programs of his: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNH5GwqWKzU

    I am so glad that he is still skating at shows, and his programs still leave me in awe.
    Oh I totally agree with this post. The Romeo and Juliet program holds special meaning for me because IMO that marked the the beginning of the burgeoning artist Stephane has matured into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElenaNikitaFan View Post
    He was working with Ziganshina/G. Is he a choreographer?
    http://instagram.com/p/oJQhFdoCQ1/
    TAHbKA translated and posted on FSU an interview with Stephane by Simonenko and Vorobieva: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-do-a-quad-now
    Excerpt on his work with Zhiganshina/Gaszi:
    Q: How was working with the German ice dancers Zhiganshina/Gaszi?
    SL: First of all I already had an experience working with the Italian team - the European bronze medalists Berton/Hotarek. In 2012 we worked on their Flamenco. The programme was more or less ready and we were working on polishing it, transitions and emotions. I also helped Volosozhar/Trankov in `Art on Ice'. They usually come to Switzerland after the competition and they need to add some life into their exhibition programmes, make them more memorable. So all and all I knew how the pairs work, but working with Nelly and Alexander was quite a new experience for me since we started the choreography from the scratch. What I loved the most about working with a pair was the contact that happens between the partners, how they communicate with each other all the time. Someone gives and someone receives. When you skate alone you just give the audience all you have.
    So sounds like he actually did the choreography for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristina View Post
    Some rock'nroll. Rolling Stones "Paint it black"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5XSemZYSDw
    Thank you for reminding that Stephane can be very different from the soft romantic and/or classical programs that most skating fans seem to associate him with.

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Probably one his best pro programs, reminds competitive programs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wootYsnmw9g
    I think his 'Grieg's Piano Concerto in A. minor' is even better. 'Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto' has more jumps, but 'Grieg's Piano Concerto' has more choreography and different nuances. Better versions without falls from 'All That Skate' are posted below.

    Quote Originally Posted by cristina View Post
    Wow a Stephane thread.
    His latest programs
    Art on Ice 2014
    Grieg's Piano Concerto
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfO3A...eaXZEBQMavMk5g
    Hurts "Water"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dVmJIVa2GU
    'Grieg's Piano Concerto' and 'Water' from this year's 'All that Skate':
    'Water' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwX3QdpRVGg (the TV version from day 3), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_dahvCog5s (good quality fan version from day 1)

    'Grieg's Piano Concerto in A. minor' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fp40GyrIEQ (TV version from day 3), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQFLFlgxfos (fan version from day 1), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMDQ11Davbg (another fan version from day 2 - different angle, close up)

    I think especially 'Grieg's Piano Concerto' has become even better since 'Art on Ice'. Unfortunately, there are no good videos from the (reportedly and obviously) great Denis Ten's show. Although the versions from 'All That Skate' are probably better due to the bigger ice rink and different (live) instrumental arrangement.


    Quote Originally Posted by ElenaNikitaFan View Post
    He was working with Ziganshina/G. Is he a choreographer?
    http://instagram.com/p/oJQhFdoCQ1/
    Yes. Lambiel has choreographed a few competitive and quite many show programs for singles skaters, an also helped some pairs skaters like Berton/Hotarek (with their 'Poeta' LP) and Volosozhar/Trankov (with some EX programs), but this is his first time working with ice dancers. He obviously choreographed their new Paso Doble SD. As for Lambiel's work for singles skaters, he choreographed Denis Ten's tango SP four seasons ago, Tatsuki Machida's 2012/2013 season SP (could be seen on GP events), also SPs for Daisuke Takahashi and Miki Ando that unfortunately have never been performed publicly (Daisuke chose another SP choreographed by Shae Lynn Bourn, as Lambiel's SP was "too difficult" for him, but Miki didn't compete that season in the end, and a new SP was choreographed for her next season). He has done most of Denis Ten's recent show programs, Daisuke's 'Amelie' exhibition program, two show programs for Carolina Kostner (performed at 'Opera on Ice 2012'), an exhibition for Miki Ando, and some more.

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