Alessandra Ferri brings Martha Clarke's Chéri to the Ravenna Festival in two weeks, with the same cast that accompanied her for the piece's début at The Signature Theatre in New York: ABT's Herman … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ferri’s women: Cherì, Duse and Woolf… and heading La Scala?
At the end of June Alessandra Ferri will return to the stage after an absence of 7 years, and, at the age of 50, will restart her dancing career. At Spoleto, where she is the artistic director of … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ferri returns to dance the end of her marriage
This week, Eleonora Abbagnato became the first Italian étoile at the Paris Opera Ballet for generations. The only other was Carlotta Zambelli who became one of the company's stars at the end of the … [Read more...] about Eleonora Abbagnato talks about becoming Paris’ new étoile
Sylive Guillem will be in Venice tomorrow to receive from the Biennale the Leone d'oro (Golden Lion) for "having redesigned the form of the dancer, defying the laws of physics". Valeria Crippa … [Read more...] about Sylvie Guillem on why she’s still ‘Mademoiselle Non’
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Anorexia at La Scala: here’s the other side of the argument
23 year-old Petra Conti is a dancer at La Scala in Milan, who is being slowly brought before the public by director (ex-director of the Mariinsky) Makhar Vaziev. He first saw her when she spent a … [Read more...] about Being groomed for stardom: Italian ballerina Petra Conti
The Corriere della Sera's Valeria Crippa asked Roberto Bolle what is causing an increase in the numbers of boys studying ballet: There's been a positive trend over recent years. Films like … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle on boys and ballet
Milan's newspaper, the most influential Italian paper, Il Corriere della Sera, almost ignored La Raymonda at La Scala last week, with Valeria Crippa's short article dismissing it quickly. Here the … [Read more...] about The Times celebrates Milan’s Raymonda… but why?