Friday, 4 May 2012

Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva May Appear in Alexey Uchitel's New Film


The prima ballerina of Mariinsky Theater Diana Vishneva may play the lead in the new film by famous director Alexei Uchitel. 
The feature film under the title Mathilde Kschessinska will be dedicated to the life of the renowned Russian ballerina.
Kschessinska graduated from the Imperial Theatrical School in St. Petersburg in 1890 and then danced on stage of the Mariinsky Theater until the revolution of 1917, when she immigrated to France. Kschessinska died in Paris in 1971 at the age of 99.
Alexey Uchitel's last work was the film The Edge released in 2010. The Edge was nominated to Oscar from Russia; however, it was not included in the short list of the American prize.
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