BAFTA quotes: "It is very strange to look back after seven films and remember how wary I was of putting Harry on the big screen. I kept saying no. But being involved with these films has been one of the best experiences of my life." - J K Rowling on the 7 Harry Potter films“It would mean an enormous amount if that were to be the case. Even if the person you were playing … [Read more...] about BAFTAs 2011 – quotes and winners
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 actor prize for his portrayal of the reluctant monarch. Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush won the supporting actor categories.reports Anita Singh in The … [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 Cigno Nero') will be released on the 18th in Italy, but I'll be getting a taste on Monday night. Maybe there'll be a candlelit supper afterwards... … [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 are some recent and current ballet- influenced designs - tutus and cortsets... … [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 Vladimir Burmeister. This version has never been greatly appreciated by the Milanese, partly due to the odd designs by Roberta Guidi di Bagno.Daniel Barenboim is on the podium. "It is … [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 audiences?GM: Ballet movies in general have a lot of stereotypes, but I've enjoyed many of them. I would like to see a dance movie that is more realistic. One of my favorite … [Read more...] about Professional dancers weigh in on ‘Black Swan’