Five minutes in the company of Tamara Rojo and you don’t just want to interview her: you want her to be your best friend. Funny, clever, phenomenally articulate, she responds to each question with … [Read more...] about Tamara Rojo interview: “I start from zero – I go back to the steps to find all the feelings again”
In her first television interview on ABC's "20/20's" with Elizabeth Vargas, Sarah Lane, the ballerina who was Natalie Portman's dance double in "Black Swan," accused film-makers of lying about how … [Read more...] about Sarah Lane’s back, this time on ABC, talking about being Natalie Portman’s ‘Black Swan’ Dance Double
As part of Classical Week on America's Dancing With The Stars, the season’s first “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance featured three of the most famous ballet dancers in America today, though all … [Read more...] about José Manuel Carreño and the Feijoo sisters on Dancing with the Stars
The question that the newspaper is asking is: "A row has erupted over whether Natalie Portman danced most of her ballet scenes in Black Swan. Does it matter whether it was her or 'ballet double' … [Read more...] about The Guardian says: vote for ballet… online
Responding to claims that Black Swan star Natalie Portman didn’t do the majority of her on-screen dancing in her Oscar-winning role, director Darren Aronofsky released the following statement through … [Read more...] about Darren Aronofsky defends Natalie Portman in ‘Black Swan’ controversy
A claim by Natalie Portman’s ballet double from the movie Black Swan alleging that the Oscar-winning actress did not perform the majority of that film’s dance sequences has quickly been challenged. … [Read more...] about ‘Black Swan’ controversy: ‘Natalie herself did most of the dancing,’ insist filmmakers. Her double disagrees.
Well you can't blame them for trying. "Black & White: featuring the Black Swan pas de deux" was the cringe-making publicity for the English National Ballet's mixed programme. It didn't however … [Read more...] about Lifar’s Suite en Blanc “a clever, intriguing and intricately patterned work”
The new ABC pilot follows dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance and it’s from "Grey’s Anatomy" writer Krista Vernoff. Eric Roberts will play patriarch Michael Grace in … [Read more...] about “Grace”, ABC’s new tv drama set in the world of professional dance, will star Eric Roberts
Mearns, who joined the New York City Ballet in 2004, became a soloist in 2006 soon after her début in Swan Lake. She became Principal Dancer in 2008. This is an interview she left soon after her first … [Read more...] about Sara Mearns, swan queen extraordinaire, in a 2006 interview with Time Out magazine: A Swan is Born
With the Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet offering Swan Lakes in the theatre, and the Black Swan BAFTAing and Oscaring all over the place, we should be getting sick of the little flyers. But … [Read more...] about Swans everywhere! Are we sick of the little flyers? Not a bit of it, and Sara Mearns is one of the reasons why
The story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a stammer, aided by his devoted wife, dominated the Orange British Academy Film Awards. Colin Firth continued his winning streak by taking the best … [Read more...] about The King’s Speech, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman – so no surprises at this year’s BAFTAs
The Milan Town Council have a funny idea of a San Valentine's evening. In the land of fashion no red roses and candles but an invitation to see some crazy ballerinas. The 'Black Swan' (or rather 'Il … [Read more...] about My romantic Valentine’s Day invitation from Milan’s town council – to see Il Cigno Nero!
Ballet's in. Ballet's cool. Ballet means fashion. After the popularity of Black Swan, Natalie Portman had been given the Vogue cover. But fashion over the years has never ignored the stage. Here … [Read more...] about Natalie Portman ‘Strikes a pose’ – still dancing in Vogue
The ballet season 2010-2011 at La Scala in Milan has opened with 'Swan Lake'. The company has returned to the Rudolf Nureyev version which it abbandoned ten years ago in favour of the that by … [Read more...] about Nureyev’s Swan Lake returns to La Scala after 10 years: Leonid Sarafanov and Alina Somova talk about the choreography
The Los Angeles Times interviews Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg after having see the film Black Swan: Q: As professionals, is it difficult to watch ballet-themed movies that are aimed at general … [Read more...] about Professional dancers weigh in on ‘Black Swan’