Dame Darcey Bussell talks about loves and dislikes from Astaire to Jane Fonda, from Chorus Line to Romeo & Juliet, from dyslexia to diamond earrings.
Strictly Come Dancing
Carla Fracci, Rosita Missoni (founder, with her husband, of the Missoni fashion house in the 1950s), Marco Tronchetti Provera (Chief Executive of Pirelli), Javier Zanetti (the footballer) and Italy’s Women’s National Volleyball Team were recipients of the prestigious Grande Milano (not to be confused with Gramilano) Award for being Ambassadors for Italy throughout the world. […]
Dirty Dancing comes to Milan with the biggest advance booking since Stage Entertainment took over the Teatro Nazionale, beating even Beauty and the Beast and Mamma Mia! The producers must be breathing a sigh of relief as the Italian economy’s bumpy ride doesn’t seem to be affecting ticket sales, such is the film in the cultural […]
Nobody could have failed to be moved by Darcey Bussell’s farewell to the stage in 2007. It seemed more an outpouring of grief than a sad farewell. She told The Sunday Times, My God, I cracked. I just wanted to do the show really well, so that I’d be happy to finish. But I just bawled. It was pathetic. […]
BBC Worldwide is suing an Italian television network owned by Silvio Berlusconi over claims that it has copied Strictly Come Dancing. A hearing is due to take place on tomorrow about a new show called Baila!, which is set to debut on Mediaset’s Canale 5 later this month. BBC Worldwide contends it copies Strictly’s concept, which […]