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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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Don Quixote with Martina Arduino and Marco Agostino © Brescia e Amisano Teatro alla Scala There was a buzz in the air at La Scala for the last in the short run of Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote. Martina Arduino was to dance Kitri for the first time. Since…
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Don Quixote with Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko © Brescia e Amisano, Teatro alla Scala 2018 Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote is a romp. From start to finish it zips along at a frenetic pace, with frenetic steps. That is, except the prologue — Don…
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Corybantic Games. Matthew Ball. ©ROH, 2018. Photographed by Andrej Uspenski Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, has announced that Matthew Ball has been promoted to Principal Dancer. He said, I’m delighted that Matthew Ball will be a Principal…
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Don Quixote with Timofej Andrijashenko © Brescia e Amisano, Teatro alla Scala 2018 In 1959, Rudolf Nureyev, with Ninel Kourgapkina as Kitri, danced Basilio for the first time at the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad. He was 20. 02 Don Quixote with Nicoletta…
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Lead Principal Aaron Robison has decided to leave English National Ballet at the end of the current season. Robison only joined English National Ballet in June last year and will be returning to San Francisco Ballet where he danced as a Principal from…
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Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote returns again to La Scala with many of the company’s newer Principals and Soloists making role debuts. Tomorrow night’s cast – and that of this afternoon’s dress rehearsal – will see Timofej Andrijashenko dance Basilio for the…
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Olga Peretyatko was in glorious voice for her captivating recital at La Scala. Beautiful on both the eye and the ear she charmed throughout her highly demanding and lengthy programme, bewitching the audience for more than two hours – people headed toward…
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A tweet from Peter Land on Dame Gillian Lynne’s account on Sunday evening, 1 July, announced that the beloved choreographer had died – she was 92: Rest In Peace my darling Gillie. I am heartbroken to write that Dame Gillian Lynne DBE & my dearest wife &…
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The Sleeping Beauty, English National Ballet, © Dasa Wharton 2018 Italian ballerina Elisabetta Terabust, who died in February this year at her home in Rome after a long illness, was a star of the London Festival Ballet, now English National Ballet, from…
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Miyako Yoshida, former Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet, has been appointed Artistic Director of the New National Ballet Tokyo. The Ballet Company is part of Tokyo’s New National Theatre, Japan’s most prestigious centre for the performing arts,…
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