What a shame there were just two performances of this greatest of all rom-coms. Don Quixote, which the Mariinsky Ballet has been dancing for more than 100 years, is arguably the single most entertaining work in its touring repertoire. Every time it comes to London I marvel anew at its ability to instil joy and delight in its audience.
The production is sunny, colourful and irresistibly jolly, the stage bustling with Spanish frolic and offering the prettiest of vistas. There is plenty of sweet comedy, good-natured amour, gypsy passion and exuberant classical display.
via The Times
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.