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Graham “Gramilano” Spicer
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Bal­let, opera and theatre writer and photographer
Bal­let, opera and theatre writer and photographer

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Constance Quéniaux Gustave Courbet’s explicit L’Origine du Monde, now hanging in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, caused a scandal when it was first displayed in the mid-1860s. It even caused a squeamish Facebook to censor the profiles of people who posted the…
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Ivan Putrov, former principal of The Royal Ballet who conceived and produced the Men in Motion galas starting in 2012 — which he continues to produce — has a new venture. Against the Stream, a one-off gala performance, will celebrate some of ballet’s…
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La Scala at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in Don Quixote with Timofej Andrijashenko, photo © Shanghai Grand Theatre La Scala’s Ballet Company have been touring China for almost a month, taking in four cities and dancing 15 performances of Don Quixote and…
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Lots of empty seats were available for the Bolshoi Ballet at La Scala in The Taming of the Shrew. La Bayadère – great; Swan Lake – ooh yes; Giselle – lovely; Taming of the Shrew? – err. Word of mouth did its bit after the opening night, but with just…
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Alyona Kovalyova And Jacopo Tissi In La Bayadére, Photo By Damir Yusupov, 2018 How secretly gratifying it is when wine experts trip up, rating High Street plonk higher than the Premier cru. Ballet music could benefit from unlabelled listening. Minkus is…
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Choreographer and filmmaker Kim Brandstrup’s latest film project is to be shown in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre as part of Open House London on 22 and 23 September. Brandstrup’s latest film project, Faces, is an intimate portrait of Carlos…
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Nureyev is an important new documentary about Rudolf Nureyev’s extraordinary life which will be shown in cinemas around the UK from 25 September. BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris have interviewed Nureyev’s colleagues from the dance world…
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Bezalel Graduates Exhibition 2018,Hadar Neeman, P-ROUETTE, Fourth Year Industrial Design Hadar Neeman, a graduate from Israel’s national school of art, the Bezalel Academy of Art, has designed a personalised pointe shoe made using 3D-printing technology.…
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Myriam Ould-Braham and István Simon performing the white swan pdd in Barcelona, photo by Josep Guindo On 1 and 2 September the annual, starry, late summer gala organised by American Ballet Theatre’s Xiomara Reyes and Ballets du Monte Carlo’s Elías García…
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Luisa Mandelli in La figlia di Jorio, 1955 Luisa Mandelli, Maria Callas’ Annina at La Scala, died last night, just short of her 96th birthday. Daniel Barenboim called her the ‘eternal Annina’ having sung alongside Callas in Luchino Visconti’s production…
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