Interview with Maxim Kovtun. About preparation for the new season, new programs and work with new coach.
Maxim, you has already told about free program made by Peter Tchernyshev to “Muse”, what about the short?
Maxim: Recently we’ve completed the work on the short program. Ilia Averbukh and Elena Maslennikova did it. Also Artur Gachinski helped us on the ice.
Choreographers are artists, creative people who want to make the program spectacular and beautiful. But to did a and to skate a program it’s quite different things. Each skater must to adapt all moves of the programs to himself. In this case Artur was very helpful. As a single skater, he feels some things, can help, can show. So initially this short program was done correctly and turned out balanced, so that it’ll easier to skate.
The same thing we did with the new free program. Everything remains as Peter did. But we changed some jumps’ entries, direction, order of elements.
Inna Goncharenko attended every such work with choreographers. She has been actively involved in the process. At first I was unusual, because in the past I’ve always worked alone with choreographers. And here a lot of people was on the ice – Ilia, Elena Maslennikova, Artur, Inna Germanovna … The best thing that it was very easy and pleasant to work in this company. Everyone was interested, everyone offered his ideas.
We worked at nights. And I’ve skated the whole day. Has spent for 5-6 hours on the ice, excluding work in gyms, workouts, and so forth. I told the coach that I won’t have strength to skate. And Inna Germanovna said very calmly: “Go out, and strength will come.” And indeed, so it turned out. Apparently, the working process draged in and I forgot about tiredness.
It was the first time you work with Averbukh?
Maxim: Yes, for the first time. Prior to that, I participated in his show, but there I skated a ready programs. And then, fortunately, I got a chance to work with Ilia on a new program. He can confirm, after the first few hours, I wrote to him, “Ilia, thank you. I even couldn’t imagine that it’s so nice to work with you. It’s easy, interesting, on the positive. ” The most important thing that he liked what I was doing. And that pushed me forward.
I won’t tell much about the short program. The music is for dancing. But it’s name not directly related to what I’m going to show on the ice. The program has another story. This is a distinctive feature of Ilia, he always tries to show a particular story. Plus a bit of acting. But see for yourself.
Moving to a new coach is always associated with certain difficulties. People will compare, discuss, comment. In this regard, how will you set yourself for the upcoming season?
Maxim: I just need to do my job and all will be fine. I have a coach who knows how to set me, what to say. Anyway, I think only about good things.
the source: fsrussia.ru