With a performance of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon on 20 June, Roberto Bolle said goodbye to the American Ballet Theatre. He has been a principal dancer with the company over the last decade. Everyone likes Bolle, ballet’s Mr Nice Guy, who is kind to his colleagues onstage, the backstage staff, and his many fans. David Hallberg, who is also dancing in this week’s run of the … [Read more...] about Roberto Bolle – ballet’s Mr Nice Guy – bows out
American Ballet Theatre’s new production of Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, will receive its world premiere at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from 15 – 19 March. It will subsequently be performed in New York at the Met between 22 May and 1 July. The performance on the opening night in California will mark David Hallberg's return … [Read more...] about Hallberg returns to ABT – Ratmansky’s casting for Whipped Cream premiere is announced
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.