Monday, June 21

Daisuke Had So Much Fun With Stephane That...

While in Switzerland, Daisuke Takahashi completed work on his short program with Stephane Lambiel so quick that they worked on a second program. While I hear that the step sequences in particular make it seem like this might be another option for a short program, it may turn out to be a possible exhibition number. Not meaning to play the "name that tune" guessing game again as I did with the first program they created, I can tell you that this program is a modern movie score that has had quite some popularity in skating since its release, and it is actually one of my absolute favorites. If I had to choose between the two programs solely based just on the music, I'd probably lean towards Daisuke competing with this one. I am sure, however, that both programs will be great and it will be the start of a very successful career for Stephane "behind the scenes" of skating.

On June 18th, Takahashi was added to the cast of the Japanese exhibition show Dreams on Ice, while Lambiel has been listed in the cast for some time. It may be possible to see one of these newly choreographed programs at the show, which takes place the 25th through 27th.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have my fingers crossed for "Requiem for a Dream." That score gives me shivers in the best way possible. And I would love to see Dai skate the crap out of it with a dramatic quad!

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping it's Memoirs of a Geisha. Some really beautiful excerpts there

Anonymous said...

oh - this is exciting! Since they are going to be in the same show in Japan, maybe they are doing a number that will feature the both of them? That would be so much fun! It sounds like they had a great working relationship. Thanks for the updates!

Anonymous said...

Great to hear about their fruitful collaboration and mutual respect. It's a testament to Stephane's talent and charming personality that he's getting work as a choreographer so soon after retiring from amateur ranks. Dai also deserves kudos for taking a chance to go with an untested choreographer like Stephane.

Anonymous said...

Legend of the Fall or Braveheart?

countessmedusa said...

Pirates of the Carribbean (wait, how do you spell that?). Dai would make an excellent pirate.

Anonymous said...

I am grad to hear that.Thank you!!!
Would you mind if I quate some of this airticle on my blog in Japanese?