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 … [Read more...] about La Scala’s eating-disorder dancer loses her case and her job
While the opinions expressed by theatre critics are always different, the five or six reviews that I read on major productions of plays, operas and ballets nevertheless head in the same general … [Read more...] about Compare and contrast: The Sunday Times vs The Observer
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about A ballerina speaks out: Mariafrancesca Garritano, La Scala soloist, talks frankly about the eating-disorders which plague the company
In one of the most elegant, poetic and precise pieces of criticism I've read this year The Observer's Luke Jennings sums up the essence of Ashton's 'Les Patineurs' in a single paragraph: 'Les … [Read more...] about When critics are artists: Luke Jennings on Les Patineurs