American Ballet Theatre Achieves Perfection with Giselles starring Marcelo Gomes, Diana Vishneva, David Hallberg, Hee Seohttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/ballet/american-ballet-theatre-achieves-perfection-with-giselle/1334/
Vishneva quite literally embodies the essential Giselle, with her girlish proportions, long brown hair, and vulnerable expression. Her renditions of Giselle’s famous “wilted arabesque” pose is picture perfect. The mutual trust and familiarity between the two no doubt fosters a more profound, responsive performance that was clearly felt by the audience. And of all things to stand out, Gomes’ downstage-bounding series of entrechats six would be least expected. But he took this fairly quotidian, skill-test step and rendered them crisply and with increasing urgency. And he added deeply pliant back arches in his landings, a dramatic flair that signified his willingness to do anything for Giselle, and for us.