Three-and-a-half delightful minutes with Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez in a piece choreographed by Will Tuckett called Nela.
More delightful again is that it is set to Nina Simone’s version of Feeling Good which, although it feels like an American blues classic, was written by English composers Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for their musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd in 1964. Feeling Good was already on Simone’s 1965 album I Put a Spell On You.
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.