Good evening there,
Sorry to ask such a simple question that I'm sure everybody out there knows the answer to, but can somebody tell me where Viviana Durante is currently performing? I know at Christmas she appeared in "The Nutcracker" at the Coliseum - does she have any future plans to dance in this country?
I only saw her dance once - it was the pas de deux from "Romeo and Juliet" (when the ballet still had a balcony...) at the Opening Gala of the Royal Opera House. I happened to be in the stalls circle, standing next to a ballerina from the corps and - just to make conversation - I asked her if she was either a Darcey Bussell or Sylvie Guillem fan. Neither she said, it was Viviana Durante she most admired. By the end of the evening, I knew what she meant. (This was the first time I'd ever seen any ballet, except for "The Nutcracker" about ten years before, and was instantly converted.) Recently, I watched the video of Royal Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty" and thought that Durante was just magnificent.
Do you have to fly to Japan to see her dance?!