Stéphane Lambiel will help me with my short program, we will change it and make it more interesting... I will work with Stéphane and also another choreographer. With Stéphane we want to rework the short and also do a show program. We will hopefully spend a week or two in Zürich together, maybe at the end of May.
One of the world’ top figure skaters, Turin Olympics silver medalist and two-times world champion 25-year old Swiss Stephane Lambiel has paid a visit to Almaty and Astana on the invitation of Kazakhstan’s figure skater Denis Ten. While in the capital city, the skaters spent two days on ice working on Denis’ new programme and walked around the city.
Denis Ten: "We met with Stéphane only recently, before I watched him as a sportsman, was amazed by him, always took him as a role model, he was my idol, that's why I'm very glad that he was able to visit our country and now he is here with us".
Stéphane Lambiel: "Denis is still very young, there is lots of work ahead, but the most important that he is not going to stop on what he already achieved. He has a potential and in the coming years the grand champion may appear in figure skating. On ice he is skating with his heart, gives all his soul. And for me, as a spectator, this is the biggest pleasure - to see, that someone loves so much the thing that he is doing.
(I would love if someone would translate it better than me...)
About the SP:
This is a story of a magical creature, who lives in the forest. He is in the nature permanently. There he meets, among others, the butterflies. And also a monster. He is going to battle with it. The straight line step sequence tells about this battle. Though the music is classical, the program is modern.
About music: there are some rumours that it's Grieg's "Peer Gynt"
According to what was translated on lambiel_ru: - They agreed with Dai to work together during one of the shows in spring they were together in - Stéphane mentioned also his work with Denis in Kazakhstan. And said that he can't take more students as for now. But he definitely thinks about this profession for his future. The most important for him is that his students would share his passion. He is not doing it for money. - About his retirement. He said he actually never officially claimed about his retirement. He only said about Euros in Bern and other competitions in the coming season. As for now he doesn't continue the doping control program, it's complicate for him, he travels too much at the moment. But he continues his practices. He made a pause in practising his jumps in May but he plans to come back to this soon.