For me here, she isn’t a ballerina playing the role of Giselle, she is Giselle!
What I really love about this performance is the fact Diana Vishneva is still looking so young, so good technically, but at the same time she brings to this role such kind of maturity incomparable to any other ballerinas… That’s why I am always so touched when we can admire ballerinas at her best as an artist, when you look at them and you don’t think about all difficult variations, attitudes, but you enjoy the real character.
For me here, she isn’t a ballerina playing the role of Giselle, she is Giselle! And I really love to see the growth of such a big talent she certainly has been since far 1994 year when performed and won Prix de Lausanne. I miss her so much in this role and I am more than conviced that even nowadays she could manage to perform it with same passion and technically so strong as we can see here.