As part of Classical Week on America's Dancing With The Stars, the season's first “Macy's Stars of Dance” performance featured three of the most famous ballet dancers in America today, though all three are Cuban. They danced a specially choreographed segment from “Swan Lake.”
The Los Angeles Times quipped,
The Macy's Stars of Dance performance was a real treat. Of course, they were capitalizing on the Oscar and box-office success of “Black Swan,” but I absolutely loved this rendition of “Swan Lake” created especially for “DWTS”…
… Love how the show has gotten so classy with the serious ballet pedigree, yet still maintains its fun-loving “DWTS” disposition with the audience cheering the dancers on. Hoity-toity and hoi polloi unite. Bravo to all!”
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.