5 May 2012

Plushenko talks about his work with Camerlengo




Here you can see Plushenko's press conference after the Charity show "Believe" published May, 03 2012 by PlushenkoOfficial. It's in Russian, for those of you who can speak the language.

For the others, like me, who aren't familiar with the language, PlushenkoOfficial provided an English translation of the part where Plushenko talks about his work with choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo. I'm correcting only minor errors.

The preparation for next season is going well. Yesterday I came from Rimini where I skated in the exhibition. The show went well. I performed today, too.

Now I'm going to take a break from the ice. Literally. Tomorrow I'm off to Kislovodsk to the mountains for general physical training and running. I'm going breathe fresh air, drink Kislovodsk water. I'll spend 20 days there. After that I'll be back on the ice and I'll be preparing for next season.

Besides, I want to reveal a secret. Maybe someone already knows... I worked with Pasquale Camerlengo, an amazing Italian choreographer. He created programs for many athletes last year and is one of the best figure skating choreographer. I like him very much, he is a superb choreographer, and he puts his life into his work.

I want to continue our cooperation. We'll make both the short and the long program together. He is a new type of choreographer for me, really: new moves, new ideas, new programs.

So, I continue to prepare for the next season, and of course, what is more important, for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. My 4th Olympics. I will try to skate with dignity there. After the Olympics I plan to do a big world show tour, a farewell tour to the amateur sports. So, now I'm preparing new programs for the next 2 seasons.

- Q: It was said that you were working with Camerlengo for 4 hours.
- Plushenko: We worked for two days.

- Q: But Alexei Nikolayevich Mishin talked about 4 hours overall.
- Plushenko: Well, probably he worked with Camerlengo for 4 hours (laughs). They were sitting together, listened to the music... No, he stayed two days. Of course, our work has not finished yet, it has just started. But more than a half of the short program has been  made already. I repeat, it was very interesting for me, because he has got skills, edges, some new unique moves. That's awesome. He is a former ice dancer and one of the best specialists in choreographing programs now. I really liked it.

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