Adani Artists, the modern Diaghilevs, impresarios, are celebrating their first 25 years of activity with dance galas and also with a luxurious photography book, Impresario: Dancers in New Dimensions.
The 500 page book of commissioned photographs of their most popular tour creations – “Kings of the Dance”, “Beauty in Motion”, “Reflections” and “Solo for Two” – features images by some of the finest photographers of our era: Patrick Demarchelier, Alice Blangero, Lucas Chilczuk, Fabrizio Ferri, Michael Khoury, Jason Kim, Alessio Migliardi, Gene Schiavone, Nina Alovert, Nikolay Krusser, Stas Levshin and many others.
However, this really is a ‘get it while you can’ moment as there are only 200 copies available. Although the price of $250 may sound steep, it is for 500 pages of a limited edition, which makes it very attractive indeed.
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.