Death of a dazzling critic, 57main
We regret to share news of the untimely death of Giannandrea Poesio, dance critic of the Spectator for several years and a noted authority on dance history.
Italian by birth, he moved to Britain in the early 1990s to complete his PhD. Writing in his second language, his reviews twinkled with wit and passion.
He served as choreographic consultant to the Royal Opera, the Royal Ballet School, the Paris Conservatoire, the Kirov Ballet, La Scala Theatre in Milan and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome.