“You have only so many variables you can hold in your brain. If those variables are stage elements, one must be actively engaged with all of them to draw a rich experience from a show. If the music and dance are somehow synchronized and coherent, they become one entity. If the tempo of the music and speed of the dancing is not in register in any way, they don’t become one entity. You are forced to either look at the guy jumping or listen to the music.”
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.