Lightness of Being: Diana Vishneva in For the Love of Women

© Didier Descouen with CCLicense
© Didier Descouens with CCLicense

Diana Vishneva performs as principal ballerina with the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, but you might remember her best from her performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics. She is a recipient of the Prix Benois de la Danse and, at her graduation from the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in 1995, she attained the highest marks in the history of the famed school.

Vishneva has played heroines in traditional pieces, including Swan Lake, Don QuixoteRomeo and JulietSleeping Beauty, and Giselle, as well as modern works. This video below features her in a mesmerizing piece that reminds me of a seed blowing on the wind, perhaps from a milkweed plant or dandelion. This is the third part of For the Love of Women, F.L.O.W., choreographed by famed artist Moses Pendleton. Gorgeous!



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