My deepest gratitude to Manuel Legris for inspiring the creation of "attitude"
Manuel Legris & Ricardo Leitner
Press Conference - Vienna State Opera - May 9th, 2017
After having stoped dancing my relationship with "the ball" had been quite an oblique one...
When, back in 2010, Mr. Legris took over the direction of the Vienna State Ballet and began quite intensively to broaden and change the repertoire of the company by bringing, giving all his valuable knowledge to it, my interest in Ballet (which had been in a sort of “Aurora’s sleep” for some years) began to wake up again.
Indirectly he is the responsible person for this Ballet-platform.
Being a direct witness of the “Legris era” in Vienna, when the whole Ballet world turned into this city’s direction in order to observe and watch more closely what was happening, is an immense luck. And a great pleasure.
With all his enthusiasm, “savoir-faire” and love for dance he not only changed the company, putting it into the international Ballet world but also turned many dancers, which may have had “ordinary” careers, into brilliant Stars of the world of dance.
With my deepest and sincere Thanks.
Ricardo Leitner (extract from the introduction text "about me")