Mariafrancesca Garritano, a soloist with the La Scala Ballet Company, wrote a book in 2010 exposing the eating-disorders which afflict one in five dancers, she claimed. “La verità, vi prego, sulla danza!” (The Truth, Please, About Ballet) made international waves, and when The Observer newspaper picked up the story just before the glamorous opening of La Scala's season on 7 … [Read more...] about La Scala’s eating-disorder dancer loses her case and her job
The anorexia scandal, started by Teatro alla Scala ballerina Mariafrancesca Garritano, which has had echoes worldwide, at first led to indignation by the public and fellow dancers alike when the theatre fired her for damaging the its reputation. Then the tide started to turn as various professionals - doctors, teachers - with the company and its school said that the accusations … [Read more...] about Zakharova and Fracci hit back at La Scala dancer’s anorexia claims: “she’s an unknown in search of publicity”
The La Scala anorexia scandal rolls on...Valeria Crippa, in Italy's Corriere della Sera, has been listening to the other side of the argument, as sacked dancer Mariafrancesca Garritano's accusations against the theatre and its school echoes around the world.Luisa Vinci, director of the La Scala Academy (which includes departments of dance and music): This scandal has … [Read more...] about Anorexia at La Scala: here’s the other side of the argument
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?
"One ballerina in five at La Scala suffers from an eating disorder", denounced Mariafrancesca Garritano (known on social networks and as an author also as Mary Garret) to The Observer newspaper.Multiple Facebook declarations, the contents of her book La verità, vi prego sulla danza! (The Truth, please, about Ballet), television appearances and interviews have made the 33 … [Read more...] about La Scala ballerina, who denounced eating disorders in the company, is fired