Royal Ballet principal dancers Marianela Núñez and Thiago Soares have helped launch a £1.2 million adult eating disorders unit. They have worked with Professor Jon Arcelus, who is a consultant psychiatrist at the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, to raise awareness of eating disorders among other dancers and staff in their industry. The Leicester Mercury quotes … [Read more...] about Marianela Núñez and Thiago Soares launch eating disorders unit
Mariafrancesca Garritano (aka Mary Garret) who denounced anorexia in the La Scala school and company, and was sacked by the Milanese theatre two days ago, hasn't been backed up by all her colleagues. Eleonora Abbagnato, who is also 33 like Garritano, told La Repubblica newspaper, Nothing of what she says is true. I have worked with many theatres up and down Italy and have not … [Read more...] about Sacked Italian ballerina is just an attention seeker, or a victim?
Sant'Ambrogio (Saint Ambrose) is Milan's patron saint, and on his Saint's Day, 7th December, Milan's opera house La Scala opens its new season. However, one of the ballet soloists has chosen the eve of this glittering occasion to speak with The Observer about problems in the company. Mariafrancesca Garritano is 33, and has been at the theatre's ballet school since she was … [Read more...] about A ballerina speaks out: Mariafrancesca Garritano, La Scala soloist, talks frankly about the eating-disorders which plague the company
On the publication of Deborah Bull's new book The Everyday Dancer she talked to The Observer's Kate Kellaway. Here are some of her words: On family It was a singing and dancing family… My mum was the principal boy and dad was the dame in all the pantomimes." On ambition It was never: I want to be a dancer. It was: I am going to be…" On a Don Quixote in Japan It grew out … [Read more...] about The Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull: ‘ There is no reason for any of us to be missing lunch’
Deborah Bull, ex-Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet and now Creative Director of the Royal Opera House, has written a book, The Everyday Dancer, which is to be published October 6. The publisher's blurb says, The Everyday Dancer is a new and honest account of the business of dancing from a writer with first hand experience of the profession. Structured around the daily … [Read more...] about Extreme Leanness – the Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull and the damage of dieting