After last year's surprise hit at Milan's La Scala of a revival of Petit's “Pink Floyd Ballet” with Svetlana Zakharova, Massimo Murru, Guillaume Côté and Altankhuyag Dugaraa, the company are now touring the production to Turkey. From tonight in Istanbul Congress Centre the La Scala ballet will perform five performances over the next four days.
“Our goal in bringing this project to Turkey is to support cultural and artistic relations between Turkey and Italy,” said businessman Celaleddin Bilgiç, who is responsible for staging the project in Istanbul. “The Pink Floyd Ballet is one of the projects that we have initiated in order to improve relations between Turkey and Italy.”
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.