What does it say about me, or ballet, that the most exciting thing I’ve seen all year is the most old-fashioned? Watching the National Ballet of Cuba, I kept nudging my companion and pointing out detail after tiny detail that commanded my attention. Are the Cubans old-fashioned? That’s fine with me; we’ve lost a lot, apparently. Are they provincial? Then sign me up for their province.- Ballet.co
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.