The indefatigable Maina Gielgud is a freelance stager, guest teacher and coach. In 1983, two years after leaving her successful and varied career as a dancer, she became Artistic Director of the … [Read more...] about How to stage a ballet… Maina Gielgud explains
The audiences laugh, sometimes the dancers laugh, but getting a dozen or so male dancers on pointe through more than one hundred performances a year is no laughing matter. Being a Trock is a serious … [Read more...] about The Tricks of the Trocks: powder, ice and pointe shoes
Q&A When did you start singing? I don't remember exactly when… Why did you start singing? Because it felt good. Which singers inspired you most when you were young? ABBA. Which singer do you … [Read more...] about Franco Fagioli answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
Vittorio Grigolo is not normal. While no artist is normal - and some are downright strange - Grigolo is something of an eccentric, both onstage (just look at that marvellous baroque bowing he does) … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo’s new women’s shoes and a song for Hillary Clinton
Dancing, like acting and singing, often runs in the family. There are countless dancers whose parents danced: Zenaida Yanowsky (Royal Ballet), Yury Yanowsky (Boston Ballet) and Nadia Yanowsky (Het … [Read more...] about You choose it out of Love! Dancing with the Khan-MacKay family
Q&A When did you start dancing? When I was 7 years old. Why did you start dancing? Because my Mum, Dad and sister are principal dancers, and also because I love the ballet art form. Which … [Read more...] about Vadim Muntagirov answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
When Roberto Bolle popped out and in of the closet four years ago internet forums and gossip rags foamed at the mouth. Openly gay ballet dancers, like openly gay actors and singers, are few and far … [Read more...] about In and Out: Bolle, Gomes, Stiefel – how easy is it to be an openly gay ballet dancer?
Q&A When did you start singing? I can't ever remember I time where I didn't sing. Why did you start singing? I can't remember the first “why” but there exists now a definite need to do … [Read more...] about Joyce DiDonato answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition