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(Final?) Thoughts on Black Swan, and Special Effects Revealed

My reflections on Black Swan are in this month’s issue of The Brooklyn Rail, so I hope you’ll check it out along with the other dance articles in the paper. I’m nearly ready to put Black Swan to rest, but … Continue reading

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Black Swan Reflections on Huffington Post

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 … Continue reading

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Black Swan Opens Today

Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s so-called psycho-sexual dance thriller that everyone is talking about, opens today.  Below is an excerpt from my review of the film.  Go see it. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan explores one dancer’s quest for perfection in the … Continue reading

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Review: Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan explores one dancer’s quest for perfection in the cutthroat world of professional ballet, and her terrifying descent into madness, obsession, and self destruction.  Natalie Portman’s performance as Nina, who is a rising star preparing for the … Continue reading

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Black Swan Trailer

It’s intriguing and scary to think about whether a Hollywood psychological thriller set in the cutthroat world of ballet will alter widespread perceptions about ballet as a profession.

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