Natalia Osipova, who was forced to withdraw from commitments until the end of this year for a recurring problem with her foot, seems to be ‘back on her feet'.
The Royal Ballet sadly announced in mid-September that, “Due to injury, Natalia Osipova will not dance her scheduled performances during Autumn Season 2015”.
The good news for her many disappointed fans and, above all, for Natasha herself, is that she'll be arriving in Milan to start rehearsals at the end of this week. Her two scheduled performances of MacMillan's Manon at La Scala on 18 and 20 November will go ahead as planned.
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.