Inspired by Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, Gramilano has designed a performers version for singers, dancers and actors.
Although Proust didn’t design the original questionnaire, he was, at the time, the most famous person to have completed it. It has now become a feature on the back page of Vanity Fair where politicians, actors, comedians and celebrities of all types succinctly express some some of their ideas and opinions.
To coincide with the arrival of Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo in Milan for Christmas, the series kicks off with dancer Alberto Pretto, one of the newest Trocks having joined the company just earlier this year. It will continue with the youngest of artists and those who have retired; those with their name above the title and those who sing in choruses and dance in the corps de ballet.
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.