Diana Vishneva – A Beauty in Motion


(Note: If you are not into ballet, then this will not be of interest for you, or – better – perhaps you should start to be interested?)

I was at a great performance on Saturday evening – Diana Vishneva, the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theater, Kirov Ballet, is the most unique of all.

She is also principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, and has performed in Rudolf Nureev’s Swan Lake in Paris in 2006.

The choreography was done by Alexei Ratmansky, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet.

The whole show was amazing, but the most impressive of all is Diana’s dance. Her body moves as no other ballerina’s. And although you can’t tell from the picture*, it is also the most perfect, all muscles, perfectly shaped, as if designed for the best possible ballet movements. I’ve never seen something like that.

Of the three parts, I liked most the second one, which was called F.L.O.W., which stands for “Form Love Of Women”. Choreographer here was Moses Pendlton, who has done a truly amazing show. This piece was created specially for Diana, and there’s a good reason for that. She dances there with tow other great ballerinas – Maria Shevyakova and Ekaterina Ivannikova. I can’t describe it (yeah, I know, English is my third language), but I can highly recommend it – please, go, and see it.

A good word goes also to Desmond Richardson, Igor Kolb, Mikhail Lobukhin, Alexnader Sergeev, who were also good. It is difficult not to be good, when you are partnering with Diana Vishneva…

Check her schedule, and make sure next time she performs near you, go and see her.
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* picture from the official site of the Mariinsky Theater

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