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The Black Swan Effect

The Black Swan Effect

Julia Erickson   03.16.2015
In the end, it's unfair to presume people are as judgmental as we fear, and we should stop playing our own worst critic. The key for me...
Finding Solutions to Ballet's Diversity Problem

Finding Solutions to Ballet's Diversity Problem

Phil Chan  01.29.2015
Ballet's diversity problem can be distilled to two key obstacles: economics and lack of representation. We can directly address these issues...
Move Over 'Game Of Thrones,' Darren Aronofsky Develops New HBO Book Adaptation

Move Over 'Game Of Thrones,' Darren Aronofsky Develops New HBO Book Adaptation

Bill Bradley  06. 6.2014
HBO is about to corner the market on kids who need to do last-minute book reports. Darren Aronofsky, director of hugely successful films...
A New <em>Swan Lake</em> in Black, White and Intriguing Shades of Gray

A New Swan Lake in Black, White and Intriguing Shades of Gray

Meghan Feeks  03. 6.2014
Directed and choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Lac is a pithy remix of Swan Lake that keeps the central story intact, but dares...
5 Mind-Blowing Movie Easter Eggs

5 Mind-Blowing Movie Easter Eggs

cracked.com  10. 2.2013
Science has largely debunked the effectiveness of subliminal messages (that is, the practice of inserting flash frames that are too quick...
ABT's Isabella Boylston: Defining Space and Being in the Moment

ABT's Isabella Boylston: Defining Space and Being in the Moment

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn  05.23.2013
American Ballet Theatre soloist Isabella Boylston defines space around her by moving through it. As she moves, whether on stage or in rehearsal,...
Winona Ryder Is Nerdier Than You Think

Winona Ryder Is Nerdier Than You Think

Mike Ryan  04.30.2013
There was definitely some nervous apprehension on my part before meeting Winona Ryder -- which, having done this sort of thing hundreds...
The Lost Generation in the Audience

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan  01. 6.2013
It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities...
Lifetime Network's Trick or Treat: Abby Lee Miller's Dance Teacher Disguise

Lifetime Network's Trick or Treat: Abby Lee Miller's Dance Teacher Disguise

Risa Gary Kaplowitz  10.26.2012
I can only hope that Abby Lee Miller's oft said phrase, "Everyone's replaceable," applies quickly to her. Viewers have been tricked for...
On Your First Job, Outsmart the Experts

On Your First Job, Outsmart the Experts

Jonathan Lewis  09.23.2012
The stakes are so high (for ourselves, for humanity, for planetary survival) and yet most of us are struggling with when, what, how to...
Why Are There So Few Black Ballet Dancers?

Why Are There So Few Black Ballet Dancers?

  09.11.2012
Writing in the Guardian last week, Olivia Goldhill and Sarah Marsh noted the complete absence of black dancers at the Bolshoi Ballet. Out...
'Black Swan' Intern Lawsuit Wins Skirmish

'Black Swan' Intern Lawsuit Wins Skirmish

Joe Satran  08.24.2012
Former "Black Swan" interns Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman won a small skirmish in their court battle with Fox Searchlight this morning...

'Black Swan' Breaks Dubious Record For Lesbian Sex Scene

  07.16.2012
The steamy "Black Swan" love scene between Natalie Portman and co-star Mila Kunis may have been the No. 1 selling point for a fair number...