From top left to right: Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca in Carmen; Carla Fracci and Massimo Murru in Chéri; Roland Petit and Carla Fracci rehearsing Chéri;
Roland Petit and Loipa Araujo in Coppélia; Zizi Jeanmaire in Mon truc en plumes; Mikhail Baryshnikov in Le jeune homme et la mort;
Nicolas Le Riche in Le jeune homme et la mort; Rudolf Nureyev and Zizi Jeanmaire rehearsing Le jeune homme et la mort; Marie Agnes Gillot and Wilfried Romoli in Notre-Dame de Paris;
Matthieu Ganio and Stéphane Bullion in Proust ou Les intermittences du coeur; Massimo Murru and Zvetlana Zakharova in Pink Floyd Ballet; Roland Petit and Zizi Jeanmaire
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.
Wonderful pictures! However there is a mistake. Picture number 4 is not Karen Kain but Loipa Araujo in “Coppelia”
Oops, you’re right – her face is clearly visible if you zoom in. That’s why putting an article together quickly, and trusting other people’s labelling, is dangerous. I will change my labelling immediately! Grazie.
You`re welcome. just lucky I lived in Marseilles when the ballet was created on those 2 beautiful ballerine (I hope this time no one will jump at me for using this word for those 2 ladies…).
I have to add… are you sure about the Baryshnikov picture being from “Jeune homme et la mort”? I remember this as postcards and posters when I was young but thought it was from a Twyla Tharp piece
Push Comes to Shove? Don’t think so, this, I believe, is a studio shot by Max Waldman when Baryshnikov was dancing Le Jeune Homme in 1975. A couple of years later (similar studio, similar lighting) they shot publicity shots for the Tharp piece.