I was interviewed for a Huffington Post article by Jordan Zakarin about “Black Swan” and how it reflects the professional ballet world. After seeing and reviewing the film, it has been interesting to read the plethora of reviews and articles on whether the film accurately portrays the professional ballet environment. I was happy to share some thoughts for Zakarin’s column, and dancer and blogger Taylor Gordon also contributed to the piece. Here’s an excerpt:
“Beginning in early childhood, ballet and contemporary dancers devote their lives to the art. But when they’re not performing, dance is less an art than extreme sport, with often times unrealistic expectations, driving dancers to their physical and mental limits — and beyond. The result, far too often, is a loss of an inner self that so few outsiders can see.” Read more here.