According to a report online in Paris Match, Benjamin Millepied is on the verge of leaving the Paris Opera Ballet. He took up the position as head of one of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies just over a year ago, saying that he would shake it up a little, bringing also a little Hollywood glamour with his actress wife, Natalie Portman. His arrival was controversial … [Read more...] about Benjamin Millepied to leave Paris Opera Ballet… Is La Scala the new POB?
You’ve heard of the NYC Dance Project and seen its beautiful series of dance photos: carefully lit and glamorously shot. Its images, featuring some of the world’s best dancers, adorn thousands of blogs and Facebook timelines. There are so many NYCDP images out there that it a surprise to learn that the first post on the NYC Dance Project blog – with American Ballet Theatre’s … [Read more...] about New York City Dance Project “capturing emotion through movement”
After Roberto Bolle's Romeo and Juliet with the American Ballet Theatre in New York, Italy's gossip magazine Chi sent their editor Alsonso Signorini to interview him, and photographer Fabrizio Cestari to snap the dancer in various iconic Big Apple locations. You are among the few Italians who have made it in America. Was it difficult? It happened naturally. It began in 2007 … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle: I conquered America… ABT, Black Swan and solitude
International Movie Database's Top 10 Stars list this year: Natalie Portman Mila Kunis Johnny Depp Emma Stone Chris Hemsworth Olivia Wilde Jennifer Lawrence George Clooney Ryan Gosling Christian Bale Why Portman? “You can see why,” says IMDb managing editor Keith Simanton. “She won a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan, was in the news welcoming a son … [Read more...] about Top 10 actors on IMDb in 2011
The Bolle and Friends tour is in full swing, and one of the stops is Istanbul where Roberto Bolle was photographed last month. He talked to Giancarlo Dotto for Italy's Gioia magazine: Would you have given Natalie Portman the Oscar for Black Swan? I would have, yes, until I found out that she was not doing the more complicated steps. She said that she'd been working hard for … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle on why Natalie Portman should give back her Oscar… and more
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 excitement, wit, fury and intelligence - and so begins The Telegraph's long interview with the Royal Ballet star. Rojo on returning to a role: I start from zero. I don’t have … [Read more...] about Tamara Rojo interview: “I start from zero – I go back to the steps to find all the feelings again”
"I'm going to Sydney now for the very first of the openings in Australia. ... I think Sydney is going to be invaded by all branches of the Hemsworth clan. [Chris Hemsworth] says anybody he ever knew has called and said they're coming." "At 47, I thought, what an amazing adventure it would be to attempt a big, popular entertainment piece. You have to go on such a steep … [Read more...] about Kenneth Branagh’s thoughts on ‘Thor’ and it’s star Chris Hemsworth
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 much she danced in the film, and trying to cover it up. I'm not speaking because I feel I should be heralded, I'm just speaking because they're completely lying about the amount of … [Read more...] about Sarah Lane’s back, this time on ABC, talking about being Natalie Portman’s ‘Black Swan’ Dance Double
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' Sarah Lane?" Go here to vote. … [Read more...] about The Guardian says: vote for ballet… online
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. Sarah Lane, the American Ballet Theatre soloist who doubled for Portman during some of that film’s most difficult dance sequences, told Entertainment Weekly that the Oscar-winning … [Read more...] about ‘Black Swan’ controversy: ‘Natalie herself did most of the dancing,’ insist filmmakers. Her double disagrees.