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27th January 2008, 22:01


Date and Place of Birth: 22/12/83 in Rouen

Height: 1.63 m

Home town: Lyon

Occupation: Student at Management Scool of Lyon

Hobbies: Reading, French cinema, Diving...

Start skating/ Club: 1990, 7 years old in Rouen

Current club : Castres Ice Sports

Former partners: Julien Deheinzelin, Michael Zenezini



Date and Place of Birth: 19/12/80 in Nantes

Height: 1.82 m

Home town: Lyon

Occupation: Student at Lyon University

Hobbies: Movies, video games, reading, computers, gliding

Start skating/ Club: 1987, 7 years old, Skating Club of Brive la Gaillarde

Current Club: Castres Ice Sports

Former partners: Sonia Casagrande, Caroline Truong, Albane Saliou



Practice high season: 18 h/week on ice and 10 h/week out ice in Lyon

Practice low season: 12h/week on ice and 5h/week out ice in Lyon; 20h/week on ice and 5h/week out ice in Moscow

Training place : Patinoire Charlemagne / 100 cours Charlemagne / 69002 Lyon / France



Coach: Murielle Boucher-Zazoui, Romain HAGUENAUER, Alexander ZHULIN

Choregrapher: Laurie May, Antonio NAJARRO, Kader BELMOKTAR, Diana RIBAS

Stylist: Corinne Meunier, Marlène WEBER

Former Coach: Roger Kennerson, Anne-Sophie Druet, Pasquale Camerlengo.



Original dance:

2007-2008 : Flamenco : Guadiana, José Mercé arranged by Maxime Rodriguez

2006-2007 : Tango: Mi Buenos Aires Querido by Carlos Libendinsky Escualo by Astor Piazzolla

2005-2006 : Samba: San-A-Samba by Rene Aubry ; Rhumba: And I love Her by Jose Alberto ; Salsa

2004-2005 : Charleston, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep

2003-2004 : Swing, blues, swing ( 'If I can't have you' by Etta James and 'Swing brother swing' by Casey Mac Gill )

Free dance :

2007-2008 : 'Craziness' DJ Shadow, Michael Simpson and John King arranged by ASN

2006-2007: Four Seasons by Assen Merzouki

2005-2006 : Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg

2004-2005: Cats ( Andrew L. Weber )

2003-2004: Che Guevara ( 'Babalu' by Chano, 'Hasta siempre' by Soledad Bravo and 'Soldiers'dance' from the Red Army chorus )

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27th January 2008, 23:18
doamne cat mi'o placut de ei:groggy:

27th January 2008, 23:43

27th January 2008, 23:56

28th January 2008, 17:31
Frmuosi, frumosi:rolleyes:..parca ei ii sta mai bine bruneta decat blonda:D

28th January 2008, 17:33
si mie la fel mi se pare;)

28th January 2008, 18:46
true true
fiindca nu ma pricep la notele ce se dau la dansuri aboslut deloc, nu-nteleg de ce ei nu au prins podiumul, k mi-au placut mult la liber si original. la dansuri, pt mine fie patineaza sters fie fumos, si multi au patinat frumos, printre care si ei. ce le lipseste?

28th January 2008, 18:53
nu stiu da mie mi'au placut foarte mult...d prins podiumu mai greu tinand cont ce echipe au fost pe podium

3rd February 2008, 22:13
Eu una nu mai inteleg nimic din sistemul de notare actual (imi lipseste enorm momentul acela cand asteptam sa vad un 6.0 pentru o pereche/patinator(oare)).... Insa imi plac ei doi mai mult decat ceilalti - sunt mai originali - si sunt convinsa ca vor avansa. Au pe undeva, ceva din farmecul lui Anisina-Peizerat.

3rd February 2008, 22:25
si eu de cate ori ii vad ( chiar si cand deschid threadul asta ) mereu imi vine sa zic : vai ce frumosi sunt!!!!
sper sa ii tina sanatatea si sa ajunga pretendenti la podium!!!

3rd February 2008, 22:55
Stiti daca formeaza un cuplu si in viata de zi cu zi?

3rd February 2008, 22:59
nu cred da e posibil...sa ne interesam;)

3rd February 2008, 23:32
nu am auzit despre ei ca fiind cuplu. dar mai au timp, nu????

4th February 2008, 19:20
Nici eu n-am auzit, eram curioasa. Asa e, mai au timp.

19th March 2008, 02:07

19th March 2008, 09:53
Mi-au placut foarte mult. Au o tinuta deosebita. Rochia lui Nathalie, parca nu e chiar potrivita cu tangoul argentinian

19th March 2008, 11:02
Abia astept sa vad cu ce ne impresioneaza la dansul original. A fost deosebita rochia ei, frumoasa as spune, nu stiu daca potrivita/nepotrivita. Mi-au placut amandoi. Ii vreau p podium in viitorul apropiat (chiar si sapt asta :) )

19th March 2008, 21:29
Si eu sunt de parere ca mai au multe de aratat:)

14th April 2008, 20:08
More: http://www.scratchspin.com/2008/worlds08/bourzat.html

14th April 2008, 20:19
Frumoase pozele!Multumim:) Ar merita o medalie.

14th April 2008, 21:19
Din punctul meu de vedere sint mai placuti decat banalii Delobel si Schoenfelder. Programele lor sint pline de fantezie si unicitate.

15th April 2008, 00:00
mie mi se par ambele perechi de francezi foarte originali. dar nathalie si fabian sunt mai frumosi ( in special fabian :P )

15th April 2008, 00:33
mie imi place (normal) natalie. tare tare draguta. si ti-ai gasit cu cine sa-i compari. delobel parca e o hangita, iar schoenfelder parca e barney ruble si parca a inghitit o matura.

15th April 2008, 00:44
in ceea ce priveste aspectul fizic i-ai descris perfect pe isa si oli dar mie tot imi plac progr lor.
free danceul de anul trecut al lui nathalie si fabian e una din marile mele iubiri!!!

15th April 2008, 01:02
mai putin salopeta aia , nu, Irina? ca mie nu mi-a placut :) insa a fost original si prin asta, sa recunoastem...

15th April 2008, 01:08
:cry: Ce descriere le-ai facut:cry:
Si mie imi plac mai mult ca Isa/Oliver.

17th July 2008, 01:49
Pechalat, Bourzat to train with Zhulin
French ice dance team leave coach, country
By Jean-Christophe Berlot, special to icenetwork.com (07/16/2008)

Nathalie Péchalat and Fabian Bourzat, the up-and-coming French ice dance couple, have confirmed their decision to leave France and skate under the direction of Alexander Zhulin in Moscow.

Péchalat and Bourzat are the second-ranked dance couple in France, and are considered by many as major contenders for the European and world podiums this season. They placed fifth at Europeans and seventh at worlds in 2008.

The duo has shown fast progress in their last two seasons, with a skating style that is technical and fluid. Their programs tend to have a great emphasis on originality and speed. Péchalat and Bourzat have also become crowd favorites, with original programs such as the "madness" theme of their 2008 free dance.

Péchalat and Bourzat have skated in Lyon, France, for the last 10 years, alongside Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat, who won the Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City in 2002, and Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder, the 2008 world champions.

"The fact that Isabelle and Olivier have just decided to keep skating competitively for two more seasons has helped us make our decision," Péchalat stated.

Indeed, the two duos have been sharing the same coaches (Muriel Boucher-Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer) and the same ice in Lyon, and coaching two couples competing for the same podium has always proved a tough challenge for any given skating school.

"No split can be an easy one. Yet we do thank our coaches tremendously for having paired us and for all the work we have done together throughout those 10 years," Péchalat explained.

Péchalat and Bourzat quote the strong link that exists with Zhulin as the first reason for their move: "We have always had good professional contact with him last year, as we went to practice with him in Moscow for three weeks last summer and one more week between the European and world championships. He is now the coach who can best help us improve."

Zhulin has led his star pupils, Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov, to the Olympic gold medal in Turin in 2006.

Péchalat and Bourzat's ambition is to reach the Olympic podium in Vancouver in 2010. "Our decision means many sacrifices for us, as we will have to study from abroad [both are university students in Lyon] and find our way in a new city and country. We however believe that this is the best way for us to reach our target."

Often considered as the "upcoming younger ones" to Delobel and Schoenfelder, Péchalat and Bourzat are now making a big step in their own lives, in order to be considered as a major ice dancing pair in their own right. In fact they already are, and there is little doubt that the originality they have developed in their skating, their technical skills and the way they appeal to audiences throughout the world will be a major assets for their success to come.


6th September 2008, 23:57
mie imi place (normal) natalie. tare tare draguta. si ti-ai gasit cu cine sa-i compari. delobel parca e o hangita, iar schoenfelder parca e barney ruble si parca a inghitit o matura.

tare descrierea........mama mea crede ca Oli seamana cu unchiul meu si tot imi zice:'iata unchiul tau patinanad'
nu stie cineva cum se numeste melodia lui nat si fab de la gala?

16th October 2008, 21:54
French couple leaves home to work with Alexander Zhulin

(10/11/2008) - Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat are one of the fast-rising duos on the ice dancing planet. In just two seasons, they have climbed from 15th in the world (2006) to 12th (2007) to seventh in the current icenetwork.com World Figure Skater Rankings. One of their highlights from last season was qualifying for the Grand Prix Final for the first time in their careers. But, after the season, they were still looking to improve.

In the middle of this past summer, after skating some exhibitions in France and Japan, Pechalat and Bourzat announced that they were moving to the next stage of their skating life. After years of training with Muriel Boucher-Zazoui in Lyon, France, they decided to relocate permanently to Moscow in order to train with former world gold medalist Alexander Zhulin. How do they feel about their choice two months later?

"Nathalie and I like to renew ourselves regularly," Bourzat explained. "I have always moved every eight years or so. It was time for us to start again. In Moscow, we are completely focused on our skating. We are on the ice non-stop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and that helps to concentrate. Of course, it is much more demanding physically, and it is not easy to skate your whole free dance after four hours of intensive training. We may be completely exhausted. It is like, 'If ever you want to die in the middle of your program, please do it beautifully.' This is quite good for us, and we like it. We can already feel the difference."

"It is really nice to work with them," Zhulin confirmed. "They are hard workers; they do what I ask."

During the summer, for instance, a hockey team needed to train from morning to night on their rink, so there was no ice time left for them except between midnight and 5 a.m. Zhulin did not hesitate one second. He took it, and Pechalat and Bourzat adapted well.

"One other good thing is that our coaches teach each ice dancing team separately," Pechalat explained. "We are four senior pairs on the ice every morning, but each one gets its own teaching. There is no comparison between us, no lift or figure put in common, no mixing between us. Each one's personality is fully respected."

The French couple has also been very happy with what they've received from their new coaches. "We had built both our original and free dances prior to going to Moscow,", Pechalat recalled. "Sasha took it very nicely. He knows what we are looking for artistically and technically, which is great."

"He understands us and does not want to control everything," Bourzat added. "He does not want to make us look like him or turn into robots."

"They always do choreographic work with different choreographers. It is their style," Zhulin admitted. "They prepare it on the floor, but putting it on the ice is a different story. They listen to my advice. Actually, I really appreciate it. If they bring me ideas and music I like, I'll be more than happy. And yet, at the end, you will see my style anyway. This is a good process, because they look different. They are not just like Sasha Zhulin. I like this couple's style. They are very different from the others. I really think they are great skaters."

What Zhulin brings the couple is obvious at first glance. "He brings us the bases of ice dancing," Bourzat expressed right away.

"They are very strong in the original and free dance," Zhulin confirmed, "but they need to work on the basics."

What are those "basics" then? "Hold position, skate parallel, look the same way, push nice and smooth, increase speed, do exercise with parallel legs ... All those things," Zhulin explained. "Once they have them, their compulsories will improve for sure."

Setting up in Moscow was certainly not the easiest part. "Moscow's climate is cold, it is difficult to live there. Yet we are getting used to it," Bourzat said. "Also, we had one good surprise every day, and things are setting up into place little by little," Pechalat added. "We both have our apartment. Fabian shares an apartment with a German skater who can speak Russian."

"Yeah! He cooks every day, and I do the dishes, so it is cool!" Bourzat said.

Pechalat shares an apartment with a Russian jazz player. Both recognize it is good to be with someone who can speak Russian.

"This helps us a lot. Actually, Nathalie is learning Russian; she can already read some," Bourzat added.

A student at the Management School of Lyon, Pechalat has found some exchange students from her alma matter in Moscow. She is also doing an internship in marketing in a pharmaceutical laboratory two afternoons a week.

"I definitely need to see people," she said. "I can go out visiting with my friends and learn new things, like making a business plan through my job. Also, we have a motto: 'every weekend, one visit'. I must admit that we already know every shopping corner in the city!"

"Which is very important," Bourzat confirmed with laughter. "This way, when the weather is really cold, we know exactly where we need to go shopping for what we need!"

The collaboration with Zhulin might be a long one. "We work closely, and we trust each other," the coach said. "I really hope I can help them improve."

Actually, Zhulin is quick to point out that he likes to work with French skaters. "I worked with Laurent Tobel and Frederic Dambier before, now Nathalie and Fabian. They are all hard workers, so it is easy for me to work with them. Also, they always have nice creativity, and I enjoy that so much." He quickly added, "If I see creativity going a different way than I like, however, I will let them know, you can be sure!"

Pechalat and Bourzat have always aimed at improving in the sport they both love. Learning better edges will surely make them glide faster. It could also make them improve even faster.

18th October 2008, 16:59
Bafta :cheer:

17th December 2008, 22:01
fac putina reclama la site-ul lor.....
imi place foarte mult!!!!
pentru cei interesati : http://nathaliefabian.free.fr/

18th December 2008, 00:21
pai nu se putea decat un site frumos pt 2 frumosi !!!

18th December 2008, 23:12
Multumim, Emi :D si mie imi place site-ul :)

11th January 2009, 23:35
Despre Nathalie si Fabian inaintea Campionatului European:

French ice dancers Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat are showing determination as they work their way to the top. They left their coaches, of ten years in Lyon, France to move to Moscow last summer, knowing that it wouldn't be easy to adapt to a foreign country. They couldn't speak the language and the lifestyle was quite different than that of their former home.

This season, the team placed third at Skate Canada and second at NHK Trophy, and narrowly missed qualifying for the Grand Prix Final. However, just before Christmas, they took their first national title at the senior level in the absence of the injured Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder, and are now aiming at a podium finish at the European Championship.

"At Europeans, our goal is to skate a good program with all we can do and to get a good score," said Bourzat. "The battle will be tough but a spot on the podium is something to envision."

Last year, the French felt they needed a major change in order to achieve their goals. "We've trained with Sasha (Zhulin) for three weeks in the summer (2007) and one week before Worlds last year," Pechalat recalled. "We realized that it worked very well for us because he really worked with us on our weaknesses. We felt he could help us to progress."

When Delobel and Schoenfelder decided they wanted to continue, Pechalat and Bourzat felt there was no room for them in Lyon. "We felt we couldn't progress anymore," said Pechalat, "and so we decided to leave for Moscow. The Olympic Games are not far away now and this was the time to go."

The team moved in in July, and the transition wasn't easy. "We had a lot of stress in June, July and in August," explained Pechalat. "We've been training with Muriel (Zazoui) and Romain (Haguenauer) for ten years and it was not easy to leave them. We had a good working relationship with them. But it is our career and we had to make a choice. We told ourselves we had to go."

The team realized the change wouldn't be easy. "When we did the summer practice with Sasha, we stayed in the outskirts (of Moscow)," recalled Pechalat. "The hotel was really bad, we knew nobody, and we had no friends."

Currently, Bourzat shares an apartment with German ice dancer Alexander Gazsi, who trains with them in the same group, while Pechalat rooms with a Russian artist who wants to study French. On top of the problems of daily life, the couple had to adapt to a different way of training. "We went from two and a half hours of practice in Lyon to easily five hours, including stretching and ballet," said Pechalat.

The skaters felt physically challenged with the change. "We asked ourselves if we could take it because we weren't used to it," said Pechalat. "All these changes happened at the same time. We had to digest all the organizational problems such as the visa and financial issues. The practice is much more expensive than in France. It is a big sacrifice on each level. It became slowly better in the beginning of September. Now we can physically deal with the practices and we know our limits."

The team now feels that their move has paid off. They train with the creative and innovative Alexander Zhulin, who coached Russia's Tatiana Nakva and Roman Kostomarov to Olympic gold in 2006, and with Oleg Volkov. Experienced skaters, such as World Champions Oleg Ovsiannikov and Maxim Staviski, are visiting the practices as well and give important advice.

"Every day when we leave the ice rink we know that we have learned something," observed Pechalat. "This feels really good and this is why we are happy that we went there. In Lyon we were under the impression that we had entered the dynamics of repetition. It was doing and redoing but not necessarily learning something new or going further. Maybe it was just the routine because we've been there for so long."

Bourzat also credits the frequent ballet lessons for their progress. "To have the opportunity to stretch your legs and to achieve more amplitude is very important for what we are doing on the ice, and I think it has improved our skating a lot in terms of width of movement, flow, and the finish of gestures."

Pechalat and Bourzat are the top team in a group of four international senior level couples from Russia, Germany and Bulgaria. "It's fun," said Pechalat. "The four senior couples represent four countries and we have the feeling that we are a real team. At the same time we are learning from each other. With the lifts for example, we've discussed a lot with Alex (Gazsi) to find solutions."

Bourzat agreed, adding, "In this group we all have our strengths and weaknesses and I think Sasha and Oleg know exactly what everybody is doing and what they need. We are also able to look at the other couples and find things to learn from them. So even if not everybody is competing at the same level, we still take something from them and the other way round. For example, there are Natalia (Mikhailova) and Arkadi (Sergeev) who have been working for years on the basic skills with Sasha, and have a way of gliding and a way of moving that we don't have yet. These are things we have to work on and that we learn from them every day."

The new French Champions have made a name for themselves thanks to their creative programs. Last year their theme was "Craziness", set to electronic music which told the story of succumbing to madness. The couple has been choosing their own music and ideas for programs for the past few years, and this season's circus-theme free dance is no exception.

"This dance started to come into being with the beginning of last year's free dance," revealed Pechalat. "The people really liked our dance last year, and they were saying that it is something different. But maybe it was too dark, too stratospheric, and so we were asking ourselves what can we do to change from this. We were looking for something more visual, more colorful, more fun, and we talked about it and suddenly thought of the circus as a theme."

The dancers put it together with Julien Cottereau, a clown who performed with the famous Cirque du Soleil. "I think we had the best week of our whole career! We had so much fun," she laughed. "The advantage was that we didn't work with a choreographer, but with a clown," added her partner.

However, the dancers were in for a big disappointment at Skate Canada, not only because they skated poorly and were ranked third, but also because they received rather low levels for their lifts. They obviously take pride in their lifts that are usually well received and get high scores. Now they had to change their new lifts.

"When we changed the lifts after Skate Canada, we had a difficult time to take back the old lifts that we used two years ago," sighed Pechalat. "There is no evolution when you have to go backwards." "We invested two, three months in the beginning of the season to work on lifts that are different and more difficult and take much more energy in the choreography," added Bourzat. "To come to competition and to get a level two, because the lift doesn't completely fit the criteria for a level four is really disappointing."

The French feel too restricted by the rules and are sometimes frustrated by the limits they set to creativity. "For us, this is a problem of ice dancing," said Pechalat. "What is expected from us technically and strategically doesn't really correspond with what we want to show with our skating and what the audience enjoys. There is always a lack of balance. The more years that pass, the more rules there are, and it becomes more and more difficult for us to find a balance. The choreography, the music, the costumes – this is our favorite part of ice dancing. For us, it's really about creativity from A to Z."

As for the costumes, they also have a lot of input and tell their costume designer what they want and need. For the free dance, they were looking for a "costume change" in the middle of the program to reflect the change of mood from the sad clown to the cheerful clown, and so Bourzat's brown jacket suddenly had yellow sleeves! "The sleeves (of the jacket) go inside," revealed Pechalat. "Even I, when I watched it on the video, had to think for a moment how they disappeared."

The French have been a couple on the ice for eight years now, ever since Muriel Zazoui put them together. Both skated in her group before with different partners, and both didn't like the idea of skating together too much in the beginning.

"When she told me that my new partner was Fabian, I said, 'No, that is the worst case', because we didn't like each other. We weren't friends at all," the dancer recalled with a smile. "But I told myself it is a chance to have a new partner and I should at least try it. So we skated together, but we didn't talk much. Slowly we became friends and spent a lot of time together."

"I've been even longer with Muriel," stated Bourzat. "I came to practice in her group during summer since about 15 years. After I finished school, I moved to Lyon and skated there with another partner for two years. Finally, Muriel put Nathalie and me together."

"I knew that she was a suitable partner after the tryouts we did," continued Bourzat. "The lines, the speed, the couple as a whole - everything was well matched. She was quite calm on the ice, so I told myself, 'Well, even if we don't get along too well, at least she will be calm on the ice and we can do our job'. She grew up. She has changed and from being in contact with Marina (Anissina) every day, she picked up something from her."

They competed in juniors until 2002 and then worked their way up into the senior ranks. Now the big goal is to do well at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. "The real question is if we want to continue after that," said Pechalat. "A lot depends on the physical side and also on the development of the rules in ice dancing. I'm asking myself a lot of questions because of the rules. I am very frustrated. We'll see if we still can be creative and can put on a show, and if we are in good shape and still are motivated to keep going."

Sursa: http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2008/011109.shtml

24th January 2009, 00:37
pacat de programul lor frumos care merita o medalie!:(
mi-ar fi placut sa ii vad pe podium,eventual in locul italienilor!:D

24th January 2009, 01:09
Meritau sa urce pe podium

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24th January 2009, 01:10
superbe pozele....ce fericiti erau,pacat de deznodamant!:(
ms de poze!:D

24th January 2009, 01:23
niste frumosi !!!!

24th January 2009, 02:46
In the absence of the French World champions, Isabel Delobel (in recovery after an operation in the shoulder) and Olivier Schoenfelder, present at Helsinki as captain of the team of France, Péchalat-Bourzat remain therefore at the foot of the podium (4th with 184,84 pts).

They however earned the small silver medal ISU for excel them free program, a ludicrous show on the theme of the circus and the public asked again for it.

“A very beautiful free program was made and with it we carried of level 2 (out of 4) one beats our best personal score of five points. One can thus still improve it and to skate it better ", analyzed Fabian Bourzat. “we had our hour of glory in Skate Canada (victory in the free one) where we skated like old shoes. Today we skated well and we're not on the podium. In two months, in Los angeles, we will skate better and if it is necessary to be ten times better than the others, then we will try to be ", he adds.

Nathalie Péchalat, very disappointed, going to burst into tears, did not drop a smile for the photograph to remember of the podium of the small medal. " Thank you definitely for the medal in chocolate. Me I wanted the true one ", she gives way really by telling satisfy " to have given pleasure to the public ".

E o traducere aproximativa -
cine stie franceza sa verifice: http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/23012009/1/euro-de-patinage-artistique-victoire-des-russes-en-danse-les.html

24th January 2009, 23:40
Un articol mai vechi de prin 2007 insa foarte interesant - nu cred ca a fost postat

Pechalat and Bourzat Try Not to be Boring
Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat

March 5, 2007
Article & Photo © J. Barry Mittan

France's second veteran senior dance team is that of Nathalie Pechalat (24) and Fabian Bourzat (27). The dancers won their third straight silver medal at French Nationals after winning the bronze the previous two years. They also won the French junior dance title twice. They couple has placed as high as sixth at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2002, 11th at the Europeans Championships in 2005, 15th at Worlds in 2006, and 18th at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. They also won bronze medals at the Winter Universiade in 2005 and Skate America in 2006. "We plan to go for one more Olympic Games," Bourzat stated. "For three, we would be too old and I want to have a family. And we both have something else to do after skating when we finish our studies."

Pechalat first tried ballet when she was six, then experimented with synchronized swimming. When she was seven, she started skating. "My mom liked to watch skating on television so she decided to take me and my two sisters ice skating one day. I liked it and started lessons. I liked jumping, but not falling so when a new coach for ice dancing came to our rink and told me it would be good for me to skate dance, I began dancing. I was eleven." Bourzat's memories of his beginnings are more vague. "I don't remember exactly but it was something about girl," he said. "I was about eight. My first coach found me a partner and told me it would be better for me, so I started dancing."

"I had five other partners before Nathalie but we became a team immediately," he added. "My partner had retired and there was another girl who wanted to skate with me, but Nathalie can express the music more than other girls." "My last partner had left and I was all alone," Pechalat recalled. "My coach told me he had a good partner for me and put me with Fabian. He is a most beautiful skater. He has great motivation and is a very hard worker. He's the best partner I could have." "We are a couple in each moment," Bourzat added.

The dancers have both worked with Muriel Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer for the last eight years. Four days a week, they spend four hours on ice, and for two days a week, they practice two hours. They only spend about an hour in off ice work during the season, mainly in dance classes. They only take ballet during the summer.

"I like the compulsory dances because it's like a game," Pechalat said. "Everybody does the same thing." "The hardest dances are my favorites, like the Tango Romantica," Bourzat added. "I hate classical music because everyone skates to it and it's not interesting," Pechalat said. "It's too boring. I want to do something with a new theme and new ideas. I like our free dances because of their originality."

Their free dances over the past few seasons have reflected the couple's spirit. "They are our coach's idea," Bourzat said. "She thought it would be better for us to try and express a story. In 2003-2004, their free dance portrayed the story of Che Guevara using music like "Dance of the Soldiers" by the Red Army Choir, "Hasta Siempre", and "Demasia da Corazon". The next season they portrayed scenes from "Cats" although they weren't allowed to use their masks except during exhibitions.

For the Olympic season, they danced to the French favorite, "Les Miserables". And for the 2006-07 season, they skated their free dance to "Four Seasons", composed and arranged for them by Assen Merzouki. Their original dance was to "Mi Buenos Aires Querido" by Carlos Libendinsky and "Escualo" by Astor Piazzolla. Laurie May choreographed their original dance, while Mourad Merzouki did the free. Off ice, Pechalat likes to listen to hip-hop, reggae, jive, and pop music. She likes karaoke and used to play the saxophone. Bourzat likes "any kind that is not boring."

"I like going out with my friends for shopping and going to French cinema and parties," Pechalat noted. "I also want to do road races." She thinks cooking is boring but has one specialty, chocolate cake. His hobbies include dancing and using his computer for music, games, email and surfing the Internet on the computer. He also reads crime stories and books by James Connelly and enjoys watching movies. "I like the movie where we understand it only at the end," he explained. As for other sports interests, he kite surfs while she dives. He used to swim and take judo, while she has also gone wall climbing. She used to collect miniature perfume bottles, while he collected beer coasters.

"I like to travel a lot," Bourzat said. "My favorite trip was to Chad in middle Africa." "I liked Istanbul, Quebec City, and Norway," Pechalat said. "I liked the history and the churches, the food and the ambience in Istanbul." In addition to French and English, she speaks a little Italian while he speaks some Spanish.

Pechalat has finished college in sports management, while Bourzat is nearing the end of university studies to become an osteopathic physician. "I want to be in general practice and perhaps work with children," he said.


26th January 2009, 00:08
Pechalat & Bourzat EX
EC 2009 EX Pechalat Bourzat TVR2.avi

2008 Gala Courchevel
Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat Andy by Les Rita Mitsouko
Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat Cirque

FD CE 2009 Pechalat Bourzat'

Pechalat & Bourzat 2008 NHK OD

Pechalat&Bourat FD NHK 2008 Circus

Montage sur Nathalie Péchalat et Fabian Bourzat

26th January 2009, 01:07
Poze de la gala:

26th January 2009, 19:40
ce pot sa zic, yammy !!!!

26th January 2009, 23:14

niste poze background

26th January 2009, 23:14

26th January 2009, 23:16
Multumim de poze!
Primele pe care le-ai pus sunt de la repetitiile programului de gala Andy - cred ca am pus linkul ...

Unde le-ai gasit pe ultimele ?

26th January 2009, 23:19
Foarte draguta Nathalie.

26th January 2009, 23:27
hm.....astea sunt poze personale ale lui Fabian, pacat ca are numai putine....
saptamana asta participa la un turneu in Franta, vineri va fi gala la Lyon

27th January 2009, 16:18
ce frumoase sunt !!! super, mersi emi !

28th January 2009, 08:32
Suuper tari pozele :rolleyes:

1st February 2009, 23:40
acum am o poza fff speciala, aici, Fabian zambeste pt mine....
un prieten de-al meu a fost in Franta la Stars sur la glace si i-a zis lui Fabian ca poza asta e pt Emi, fata caruia i-a placut mult gala de la Helsinki, cea fara camasa :D

2nd February 2009, 00:13
ce norocasa esti.:):yeah:

2nd February 2009, 00:23
Felicitari Emi!
Ur lucky!

2nd February 2009, 00:52
Nu aveai camasa, Emii ?!? :shocked:

2nd February 2009, 01:05
super tare,esti norocoasa!:yeah:

2nd February 2009, 01:25
alin, mereu with the twisted mind !!! :P
emi m-a distrat povestea din spatele pozei !!

2nd February 2009, 02:27
Pai Irina, uite aici ce a scris emi:

"fata caruia i-a placut mult gala de la Helsinki, cea fara camasa"

Ce sa inteleaga un baiat ? Subiectul e fata, nu gala. Iar pentru un baiat, subiectul va fi intotdeauna fata in detrimentul galei. In fine, si un mic dezacord, corect era "careia", dar ma rog...

2nd February 2009, 02:31
Ce sa inteleaga un baiat ? Subiectul e fata, nu gala. Iar pentru un baiat, subiectul va fi intotdeauna fata in detrimentul galei.

alin ideea ta e in concordanta cu o faza draguta din body of lies . unul din personajele principale zice : if you're not thinking about pussy you're not concentrating :P

2nd February 2009, 02:33
Reao ! Ma confunzi cu Bumbescu. Eu respect fetele. :kiss:

2nd February 2009, 11:26
si bumbi e mare gentilom :D

2nd February 2009, 11:59
ma bucur ca va amuzati pe seama mea, a povestii mele, ma rog orice......
in primul rand, gramatica limbii romane nu e unul dintre punctele mele forte,
in al doilea rand aseara m-am uitat cam mult timp la poza respectiva + gala
in al treilea rand, daca ma intalnesc odata cu Fabian, in the real life, poate raman si eu fara camasa :D

sunt f bine dispusa astazi :P

2nd February 2009, 12:02
Lucky you :D Uite ce zambet adorabil a tras pt tine :rolleyes:
Alin, sunt sigura ca Fabian s-a gandit la gala lui fara camasa si nu la emi cea fara camasa :P

2nd February 2009, 16:48
alin, dar de unde parerea acesta despre bumbi. indeed e un gentleman, din cand in cand :P

2nd February 2009, 17:15
poate raman si eu fara camasa :D

Poate faci si o poza si ne-o trimiti. :ok:

sunt sigura ca Fabian s-a gandit la gala lui fara camasa si nu la emi cea fara camasa :P

Atunci e ceva in neregula cu el.

2nd February 2009, 17:23
Reao ! Ma confunzi cu Bumbescu. Eu respect fetele. :kiss:

Ce legatura are cu concentrarea? :P

2nd February 2009, 17:55
Niciuna. Dar despre ce concentrare era vorba ? :rolleyes:

3rd February 2009, 15:21

3rd February 2009, 19:59
Tare :D :D

4th February 2009, 00:56
saraca. nu o doare gatul ?

4th February 2009, 21:24
se pare ca nu :P
elementul a fost folosit de ei in mai multe programe

5th February 2009, 05:16
Poate ca o doare de fiecare data :)

Stiu ca a fost folosit, e elementul lor distinctiv.

16th February 2009, 20:43
Pechalat, Bourzat ready for Worlds
Pair plans to build on strong performance at Europeans


(02/16/2009) - Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat, the current French national champions, have come back to their Moscow training base after their impressive showing at the European Championships. The duo was of course disappointed to miss their first European medal by a narrow 0.36 margin. They were ecstatic, however, to skate three perfect programs and win second place for their "Circus" free dance.

Pechalat took the time to talk about their new training methods and give her thoughts to icenetwork.com, just one month before Worlds.

How do you feel about your showing in Helsinki?

Really good. We had reviewed our choreography before and after skating at Nationals. We wanted to polish our style again with our choreographers. Then, we spent lots of time working on our technical elements. So we were really ready. Actually, we feel we are building up: our season started rather low at Skate Canada [where the duo took a disappointing third place], then at NHK Trophy (where they won the silver medal), and now in Helsinki.

This was your first experience with your new coaches at an ISU championship. How did it go?

Excellent. Our coaches, Sasha Zhulin and Oleg Volkov, are very tough, yet they are also quite positive, and they give us trust and assurance. When we arrived at the competition, we felt that we had coaches who were there for us and were really ready to support us. They are available each time we needed them, and at the same time, they leave us space when we need to concentrate or reflect after a performance.

What about your programs?

They went really well. So many people came to us to thank us for our programs. Many coaches, skaters, fans, ISU officials came to congratulate us. Even some Italian spectators came to us (Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali of Italy won the silver medal in Helsinki, although they finished only 4th of the free dance). It was wonderful! Of course it is rather frustrating to miss a medal. At times, we have the feeling that we just passed by something bigger. Yet we really did our job in Helsinki, which is important.

What are the next steps you want to improve upon?

Obviously, we need to change every element that did not get a level 4. So we changed our combined lift in the free dance, which got a level 2, and one of our step sequences. Nowadays, you need to be completely sure that your elements all get a level 4. In fact, it may be rather detrimental to ice dancing and to creativity as a whole.

What do you mean?

The name of the game is to secure your points. It means that skaters could be inclined to take elements that have already been validated as level 4s. It also means that you should not take risks and create new elements. If you watch Jana Khokhlova and Serguei Novitski (the Russian duo who won gold at Europeans), you will see that they have taken out some lifts they had created earlier. Half of the dance couples will do the same rotational lift for the same reason: it is rather simple, and it is validated as a level 4. This of course is detrimental to creativity.

It seems that you have gained new amplitude in the way you dance. Many experts underlined that you had improved on your attitudes and movements. How do you explain this?

In fact, we have started to take classical dance lessons last summer, and it shows. When you acquire some movements off ice, they remain within you when you are on the ice. Our choreographers give it great importance. Classical dance teaches us how to hold a leg, how to carry our head, how to move an arm. At the same time, Oleg and Sasha put a strong emphasis on our unison. The more we skate together, and the more our style becomes visible. Unison is like an amplifying factor.

Do you have a special professor for classical dance?

Absolutely. In Russia, everybody takes classical dance. The whole team Sasha coaches takes a class three times a week. A professor comes here, at our skating complex, where we have a special room for it. She is still a dancer herself. She speaks neither English nor French, yet we have technical language to understand one another! Also, she watches us skate to correct us on the ice as well.

What new directions would you like to explore while you are training in Moscow?

I think we have found a great way of working. Russian technique is based upon classical dance and ice dancing technique. We bring a theme and some originality à la Française (in the French way). This is a great alliance for us, and we really want to keep working in that direction. We are still far from having learned everything we need. We are still in the exploration and learning phase. We need to work on the basics extensively, on our presence, our unison, on the cleanness of our step sequences. And at the same time we need to develop choreography, and the vivacity and freshness we have cultivated in France.

Some experts quote your programs, especially your original and free dances, as some of the most interesting in the field. How do you work for that?

This has to do with the difficulty we were discussing earlier. It is not easy to have a story to convey, when you have points to grasp at the same time. Ice dancing may be penalized by the levels awarded to the technical elements. Skaters could feel they are encouraged to take as many points as they can by piling up elements. They could feel they do not need to think about the theme they skate to. You can not criticize them, we need to understand it: we are all here to win medals. Yet if you wish to make the audience feel interested, you need to think of emotions. You need to entertain them. Each one of your technical elements should bear a meaning... and give you the maximum number of points at the same time.

What is next for you then?

We will see... You know, this year, I have realized that skating was really a passion for my whole life. I really hope that we can transfer that passion to the judges and to the audience alike. Just like we did in Helsinki. This is in fact the reason why we are working so hard. We hope it works!


21st February 2009, 23:34
Photos time ...

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4 seasons


Gala Andy

Cu Zhulin la Moscova:

Campionii Frantei:

Pe podium la un Gp din 2006
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22nd February 2009, 00:13
multumim pt poze......favoritul meu e cel din Andy ;)

22nd February 2009, 00:57
Gala Andy:

Si video:
2008 Gala Courchevel - Pechalat / Bourzat 2

2009 SSG Grenoble - 14 - Pechalat/Bourzat - Andy

22nd February 2009, 01:08
m-am uitat pt a 100000 oara...nu mi se pare f special, dar totusi imi place ;)

22nd February 2009, 01:28
Montaje cu NAthalie si Fabian:

5th April 2009, 02:35
Poze din sezonul acesta:

9th April 2009, 03:55
O biografie destul de detaliata a carierei lor ( in franceza)

9th April 2009, 16:53
Iulia, ai cumva un vid/link cu programul lor din CATS? sunt tare curioasa :)

9th April 2009, 17:24
sigur ...acu uploadez (atat programul in competitie cat si gala )

9th April 2009, 17:28
merci beaucoup :floricica: :kiss:

9th April 2009, 17:29
Cats ..2005 FD Campionatul european de la Torino

si imediat si gala
2005 TEB Gala CAts:

Daca tot suntem la capitolul programe mai vechi:

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat - Worlds junior 2002 OD
Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat - Worlds junior 2002 F

Nathalie Péchalat and Fabian Bourzat - 2004 WC FD

Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat OD CDF Rennes 04
Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat FD CDF Rennes 2004 ( CATS)

2005 Pechalat & Bourzat Free Dance "Les Miserables" TEB

2006 Worlds Pechalat & Bourzat CD

11th April 2009, 14:24
Un interviu cu Nathalie:

13th April 2009, 22:39
Nathalie injured herself at the 3rd show. She fell on her back during the "candle lift" (the one where she's upside down on Fabian's shoulders). She did the last 4 shows with a big blue plaster on her back.


13th April 2009, 23:31
aoleu, sa nu mai aud din astea acum inainte de 2010.

15th April 2009, 03:00
Un alt interviu cu Nathalie -tot in franceza:

15th April 2009, 05:39
Pozitia aia e periculoasa. Daca mai cad multi din pozitii din astea, ISU o sa le interzica.

11th May 2009, 16:04
Les bienfaits de l'école russe

23rd June 2009, 18:27
Un alt articol - tot in franceza:

14th September 2009, 14:18
Poze de la Masters:]





14th September 2009, 16:17
f interesante costumele !!!

9th October 2009, 16:40
Péchalat and Bourzat have new ambitions
Ice dance team looks forward to wowing judges, audience


17th October 2009, 00:18
Poze de la TEB

Dansul impus:


Dansul Original:

Si od-ul - merge cu real player

18th October 2009, 01:55
TEB 2009 Dance FD Pechalat & Bourzat FRA


12th November 2009, 04:36
In sfarsit au si ei un site oficial:

18th December 2009, 14:50
Nathalie si Fabian s-au retras de la nationalele Frantei din cauza problemelor medicale ale lui Fabian de la glezna ( a avut pb si la Skate Canada si Finala de gp ).

3rd January 2010, 06:04
Momentan cei doi se afla intr-un cantonament undeva pe langa Moscova pregatind Europenele.

Pana atunci:

16th February 2010, 17:59
Pechalat, Bourzat emerge as ice dance force
Team ready to take the lead for France

27th April 2010, 23:38
Un interviu cu Nathalie si Fabian

1st August 2010, 20:21

22nd September 2010, 20:57

26th September 2010, 19:04

5th October 2010, 19:38

Péchalat-Bourzat 2010 French Master's short dance

Péchalat-Bourzat 2010 French Master's free program


2010 Nebelhorn Trophy - Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat SD

2010 Nebelhorn Trophy - Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat FD

5th October 2010, 23:59
iulia, tie cum ti se par noile programe? pt ca pe mine sincer nu m-au emotionat asa cum ma asteptam.

6th October 2010, 00:38
Fd-ul are potential, la Sd mai au de lucrat.
Dar am rabdare, de obicei programele lor arata bine abia pe la mijlocul sezonului.

6th October 2010, 13:29
Poze de la Nebelhorn Trophy si Masterul Francez:

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7th October 2010, 17:06
eu's multumita de programe, imi place foarte mult muzica de la SD.
O sa fie niste programe cu potential :D
they're like a breath of fresh air

16th October 2010, 21:40

11th November 2010, 17:12

12th December 2010, 17:39

19th December 2010, 21:10
LA MULTI ANI, FABIAN!!!:bere::floricica: Aur atat la CE cat si la CM:great::ok::no1!


30th January 2011, 02:17

30th January 2011, 02:25

30th January 2011, 02:27
ce frmosi sunt doamne!
vreau sa vad si pe ei la Nisa!!!!
dar se vede pe pozele astea frigul din arena aia, parca sunt la polul nord

31st January 2011, 00:19

31st January 2011, 00:33
Nu imi plac in mod special dar imi plac foarte mult majoritatea programelor lor de gala :)

31st January 2011, 00:38
Sunt frumosi foc!!!:)

31st January 2011, 15:59
La George of de jungle pe noi ne-a luat un frig, Fabian la bustul gol si Nathalie in pantaloni scurti aruncata pe gheata brrrr. Dar programul a fost super! Intotdeauna gasesc melodii interesante pt gala. Dar aveam si eu o curiozitate, sa ii vad pe Nathalie si Tomas patinand impreuna. Am sperat eu sa ia si Tomas aurul ca sa patineze ca doi campioni.

5th February 2011, 04:01

25th February 2011, 14:50

5th April 2011, 22:34

14th April 2011, 22:55

28th April 2011, 11:34

28th April 2011, 13:51
Si interviul de care vorbesc in articole:

1st May 2011, 23:44
Interviu dupa FD

3rd May 2011, 22:35
Interviu dupa FD
Vazand clipu asta nu poti sa nu fii trist vazand tristetea si dezamagirea lui Natalie si vinovatia si durerea lui Fabian:(:(:nope::sad::sad:

5th May 2011, 00:33

20th May 2011, 01:44
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14th June 2011, 17:17

16th June 2011, 22:08

19th June 2011, 20:25
Nathalie si Tomas in vacanta

Si cateva poze din Detroit cred - de pe patinoarul pe care se antreneaza in prezent
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Si un interviu

20th June 2011, 01:09
Mersi pentru materiale, Iulya.

Ma bucur sa aflu ca Nathalie si Fabian nu s-au aruncat complet in necunoscut, am inteles din interviu ca Angelika a venit de cateva ori la Moscova si le-a dat unele sfaturi, iar metoda de antrenament a lui Pasquale o cunosc deja de cand Pasquale lucra la Lyon.

Impresionante conditii de antrenament la Detroit, trei patinoare, sala de fitness, sala pentru lectii de ballroom si sala pentru lectii de balet - dar nu ma mir, Detroit este un centru de pregatire foarte puternic.

Tomas lucreaza si el cu Camerlengo - cel putin n-am auzit sa-si fi schimbat coregraful - asa ca el si Nathalie se vor vedea mai des decat inainte - sper ca asta sa nu-i distraga totusi de la ceea ce au de facut pe gheata.;)

Iata si o fotografie de vacanta a noilor antrenori.


Angelika si Pasquale cu cei doi copii ai lor, Stella si Anthony.

20th June 2011, 12:38
Foarte frumoase pozele! Angelika arata fabulos chiar si dupa 2 copii:yes: bine, in general sportivele arata bine chiar daca fac 1000 de copii dupa ce se retrag :D Abia astept sa vad ce programe vor avea Nathalie si Fabian anul urmator

20th June 2011, 22:58
Ce draguti sunt Nathalie si Tomas:great::), le sta extraordinar de bine impreuna:ok:, eu sper ca intr-o zi sa se casatoreasca:cheer:!
Dar si Fabian arata f bine:ok:, ar fi cazul sa-si gaseasca si el o patinatoare dragutza:D
Si tb sa recunosc ( chiar adca atunci cand patina nu-mi placea deloc de ea:D:drak:) ca si Angelika arata f bine:ok:, nici nu se vede ca are 2 copii:)

12th July 2011, 18:37

22nd August 2011, 18:03
Summer Notebook: Rockin' the ice in Detroit
Pechalat, Bourzat prepare season debut

14th September 2011, 14:53
Fantasy on Ice 2011

14th September 2011, 16:07
Le sta tare bine intr-un dans mai clasic, s-au maturizat dpdv artistic. Ma cam saturasem de crocodili.

14th September 2011, 16:36
Ma cam saturasem de crocodili.


Intr-adevar si, oricum, un program ca acela s-ar incadra mult mai bine in repertoriul lui Philippe Candeloro decat in cel al lui Fabian.


16th September 2011, 03:18
Programul lor competitional:

Masters -Orléans, France ; 6 october - 8 october
Skate America - Grand Prix - Ontario, California, USA ; 27-30 october
Skate Canada - Grand Prix - Mississauga, Ontario, USA ; 20-23 october
Trophee Bompard - Grand Prix - Paris, France ; 17-20 november

French National Championships - Dammarie-lès-Lys ; 16-18 december
European Figure Skating Championships - Sheffield, Great Britain ; 23-29 january
World Figure Skating Championships - Nice, France ; 26 march - 1 april

4th October 2011, 12:54
Nathalie si Tomas au fost in vacanta in Mexic:): http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=ro&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.sports.ru/others/figure-skating/125153951.html&usg=ALkJrhhw6THnizFm-3k_hRt6Z_rMnLvXWg

11th October 2011, 23:07
Poze de la Masters:





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23rd October 2011, 19:23

Finishing with the silver medals were France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat, who performed far below their normal level in today’s free dance.

“It was a nightmare for me,” said Bourzat, who is still suffering the lingering affects of bronchitis. “It was less difficult for me today because I did not go into the program with the same spirit (as the short dance). Before we competed, our coach said that we should focus on the elements and approach this more like an exhibition. We just had to get through the program, so we weren’t really trying to put everything into it.”

Skating to the theme The Pharaoh and the Mummy, it was obvious that Bourzat’s heart was not in the performance. Instead it was a laundry list of elements that he and Pechalat were checking off as the program wore on.

“A few years ago, we did an exhibition with a similar theme, and we thought that it could one day be a good competitive program for us,” Pechalat shared. “We waited for a good year to do it, and this was the year. As the season goes on, I can tell you that the program will get much better when we are completely healthy and can put everything that we have in to it.”

The silver medalists finished with 156.29 points, more than 20 points ahead of the bronze medalists Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas from Lithuania.


European champions Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France fought through Bourzat's severe bronchitis to win silver.
Pechalat and Bourzat's Egyptian-inspired free dance was highlighted by three striking lifts, but it looked a tad slow and careful. The team was clearly handicapped by Bourzat's illness.

The skater doubled over at the end of the routine and had to be helped into the kiss and cry by the couple's coach, Pasquale Camerlengo.

"It was a nightmare for me today but we made it through the end with no major mistakes," Bourzat said between coughing fits. "It is still a raw program from the beginning of the season . . . it was a nice performance -- not great, but nice.

"We talked with the coach and he told me just try to go through the elements and go through the end, like it is an exhibition."

5th January 2013, 21:02

Nathalie Péchalat and Fabian Bourzat win the IFS award for the most creative gala performance of the year.

20th February 2013, 23:02






Imi vine sa-l mananc pe paine pe Fabian :great::Phttp://data20.gallery.ru/albums/gallery/37290-36f2e-62818522--u4c88b.jpg


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20th February 2013, 23:59
Pechalat stays productive while Bourzat heals up
Ice dancer served as French team captain at Europeans, earned internship credits

12th March 2013, 13:55

21st April 2013, 13:43
Icenetwork :

"Péchalat and Bourzat build their new programs

Péchalat and Bourzat took a disappointing sixth-place finish at worlds, and could not skate in Tokyo for the World Team Trophy.

"We were not ready to compete there," Péchalat confirmed.

Bourzat's injury (a detached abductor muscle) in early January forced the duo to withdraw from the 2013 European Figure Skating Championships. Worlds proved to be too early for Bourzat to get enough practice, but he and Péchalat wanted to skate at worlds to secure two spots for the French team at the Olympics.

"It is now coming back steadily," Bourzat said. "The whole muscle seems to be all right. It is just very sensitive at the moment, so we try not to push too much on it."

"Actually, we have taken the time we had to prepare for the Olympic season earlier than usual," Péchalat said. "It was so frustrating for us to be forced not to skate that we figured that we needed to think ahead to avoid being depressed. We had finalized our concept at the Cup of China, in the fall of 2012, and we made our music choices last February."

"We are skating all day long now," Bourzat explained. "We have one week to create our two programs, and that should work."

The duo has elected to create their programs with their longtime choreographer, Laurie May, and renowned comedian and clown Julien Cottereau, with whom they created their "Circus" and "Charlie Chaplin" routines.

"For us, this is the best time of the season," both Péchalat and Bourzat emphasized. "We love creating new programs, building new characters, devising a storyline."

"We should announce our programs at the end of June," Péchalat said. "Right after we come back from our gala tour in Switzerland, Japan and China."

"Then in July and August, we will be working full speed in Detroit again," Bourzat added. "We will be ready for our first Grand Prix, you can believe me. We will make sure that we can skate with our closest rivals, just to show what we are capable of!

"Spending four months without competing made us eager to come back," he continued. "Our motivation has become quite acute these last months. We are at the top of our technique and maturity now, and we will be ready for the Olympics." "


27th April 2013, 18:40
Nathalie / Fabian 2013 Music on Ice, Geneva 25.04.2013

8th May 2013, 20:30
Interviu cu Nathalie si Fabian: http://www.absoluteskating.com/interviews/2013pechalatbourzat.html

20th May 2013, 17:55
Nathalie si Fabian si-au schimbat din nou antrenorul trecand la Igor Shpilband:

"Les double champions d’Europe et médaillés de bronze au championnat du monde, Nathalie PECHALAT et Fabian BOURZAT ont décidé de changer de coach pour l’année olympique afin de donner à leur dernière saison une impulsion supplémentaire.

Ils se préparent désormais intensivement à Détroit (USA) avec le fameux Igor SHPILBAND, qui a entrainé les plus grands couples de danse de la planète dont les médaillés d’or et d’argent lors des derniers Jeux Olympiques de Vancouver 2010."

Sper sa fie o schimbare de bun agur pt ei:ok:

21st May 2013, 16:59
Igor, cea mai buna alegere. E suficient sa ma uit ce a facut cu C/L intr-un sezon si creste inima in mine :D
C/L au reusit sa obtina level 4 la pasi cu Igor, singurii care au reusit daca imi amintesc bine sezonul trecut. Este exact ce le trebuia francezilor, un antrenor bun pe partea tehnica. Locul 3 e foarte realizabil pt ei, W/P au si ei probleme mari cu nivelele, de rusi nu mai zic, locul 3 la mondiale a fost cam chinuit, la programul liber au avut probleme mari cu tehnicul, foarte mic punctaj obtinut la TES. Fratii Shibutani si Ilinykhii s-au indepartat de podium (si pana nu schimba antrenorii nu se vor apropia). In schimb Madison/Evan si Anna/Luca infloresc cu Igor:)

21st May 2013, 23:01
Poate ca e un pas inainte, dar asta depinde numai de ei.

30th May 2013, 13:22
Din acest articol am inteles ca trecerea la Igor Shpilband e mai mult alegerea lui Didier decat a lor:rolleyes: iar Pascuale Camerlengo este destul de suparat din aceasta cauza ( intr-un fel il inteleg si pe el :( )
Si am aflat ca si Ryazanova/ Tkachenko se antreneaza tot cu Igor,nu stiam acest lucru, dar cred ca si pt ei e o schimbare de bun augur:ok: ( verificand pe wikipedia am vazut ca ei se antreneaza din 2012 cu Shpilband, clar am ramas in urma cu stirile :)) )

31st May 2013, 10:39
Ryazanova/Tkachenko doar colaboreaza cu Spielband pe timpul verii in principiu, nu si-au schimbat antrenorii. Spielband teoretic ii ajuta la partea tehnica (practic nu si-au imbunatatit tehnicul foarte mult). Toti elevii lui Gorshkov merg la Igor pe timpul verii. Kosigina/Moroshkin spre exemplu (juniori) au avut un debut la Short dance senzational in primul lor JGP acest sezon, cu level 4 la pattern dance insa dupa, usor usor, a inceput declinul. S-a vazut mana lui Igor acolo dar daca nu s-au antrenat cu el constant din pacate progresul a fost de scurta durata

7th August 2013, 20:42
Interviu cu Nathalie si Fabian

30th October 2013, 15:39

30th October 2013, 16:58
wow, ce diferit arata nathalie cu un machiaj mai natural. ii sta mult mai bine.

30th October 2013, 19:55
Site-ul lor oficial: http://www.pechalatbourzat.com/

17th November 2013, 22:28
de abia astept sa-i vad si live :D

12th December 2013, 23:18
Multe, multe poze cu Nathalie si Fabian : http://www.imageforum-diffusion.afp.com/ImfDiffusion/Search/Results.aspx?numPage=1&srchMd=8&fsearch=pechalat+bourzat&ID_Fulcrum=-1326616434_0&mui=1

18th February 2014, 17:12
Dupa aceste JO Nathalie si Fabian si-au anuntat retragerea:( http://fskating.com/2014/02/pechalat-bourzat-announced-retirement.html
Nu intotdeauna au avut programe pe gustul meu dar i-am apreciat pt originalitatea si inovatia programelor, pt faptul ca au perseverat, au depasit multe obstacole in cariera lor si au luptat frumos pana la capat:ok:! Si imi va fi dor de programele lor de gala:)...

18th February 2014, 18:20
Mesajul de pe pagina de FB:
Fabian and i said that we didn't feel rewarded enough for what we did and brought to ice dancing... This is wrong, it may be nothing we can count as medal, as points, but we have been through many emotions and get rewarded by your love, kindness, happiness, tears and smiles. Thank you so much You are our judges, and we bow you out Nathalie

Declarati mai pe larg:

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2nd April 2014, 18:20
Jean Dujardin (oscar -The Artist) se pare ca este un sustinator al patinajului francez, si mai ales a lui Nathalie. A fost si la Saitama:

30th April 2014, 23:54
Nathalie Pechalat si Jean Dujardin sunt inseparabili:

1st May 2014, 11:07
Nathalie Pechalat si Jean Dujardin sunt inseparabili:
Pe mine vestea asta m-a lasat masca:o:, eu stiam ca Nathalie e impreuna cu Tomas Verner de mai multi ani:groggy:

23rd November 2014, 23:02

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12th June 2015, 15:27
Interviu cu Nathalie: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/06/11/129967112?tcid=fb_share

1st July 2015, 20:02
Natalie Pechalat si Jean Dujardin asteapta un bebe. Felicitari viitorilor parinti.

8th September 2015, 17:37
Nathalie in postura de viitoare mamica :) https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/11988238_10203234894991736_6849966046368488535_n.j pg?oh=48cac653ce778afa7862292d46167d74&oe=56740929

30th June 2016, 19:10
Interviu cu Fabian: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/06/28/186678166