8 March 1939 – 7 March 2023 Lynn Seymour died on 7 March 2023 at the age of 83. The Royal Ballet announced: “The Royal Ballet is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Lynn Seymour on 7 March on … [Read more...] about Tributes to the great ballerina Lynn Seymour who has died at 83
Dancing Times’ May issue is out now, with a glorious cover featuring Margot Fonteyn – the only dancer to be given the title prima ballerina assoluta by The Royal Ballet – who was born 100 years ago on … [Read more...] about Dancing Times, May edition – including Gramilano’s Danza in Italia column reviewing world premieres of Winterreise and Carmen
The latest Dancing Times magazine is now on sale. The August 2018 issue contains my latest Danza in Italia column with thoughts on the new Le Corsaire by Anna-Marie Holmes at La Scala, with company … [Read more...] about Dancing Times, August 2018 out now – including latest Danza in Italia column
If you are a ballet lover, use Twitter and don't yet follow the New York Times's Alastair Macaulay, you really should. His timeline is a witty mix of ballet facts and observations, and world views and … [Read more...] about Alastair Macaulay’s A-G of Nutcracker rules!
According to the Wall Street Journal the New York audience was on its feet to applaud the opening of Anna Karenina with the Mariinsky Ballet. Alastair Macaulay in The New York Times was not … [Read more...] about Ouch! The NY Times’ Alastair Macaulay strikes a blow at Ratmansky’s ‘Anna Karenina’
Swan Lake's Rothbart is an extraordinary important character; his power and evilness must be believable if we are to empathise with poor Odette. Yet often the role is almost laughable in its … [Read more...] about Who is Rothbart? An evil Mephistopheles or “a large lump of diseased moss”?
Alastair Macaulay for the New York Times writes: A double climax occurred on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Metropolitan Opera House when the two most idolized interpreters of the title role … [Read more...] about The most luxurious exercise in Giselle compare and contrast since Natalia Makarova and Gelsey Kirkland danced the role at ABT on consecutive nights in 1977
The ever-entertaining and perspicacious Alastair Macaulay in the New York Times has completed his Nutcrackerthon. What’s “The Nutcracker” really about? Within its tale of children, the magician … [Read more...] about Alastair Macaulay completes his Nutcrackerthon
The New York City Ballet dancer whom NY Times critic Alastair Macaulay described as looking "as if she'd eaten one sugar plum too many" appeared on NBC'sToday Show to talk about Macaulay's comment and … [Read more...] about NYCB’s Jenifer Ringer says no need for Macaulay to apologise for weight jibe