Category Archives: BLACK SWAN

O, Blog Divine: Ring Out the Old, Bring On the New

By Victoria Looseleaf Greetings, blogophiles, and welcome to my second annual best/worst list (with less on the latter, in keeping with my new positive ‘tude). In any case, I’m thrilled to say that since I finally learned how to post, … Continue reading

Posted in BLACK SWAN, COLIN FIRTH, DAVID FINCHER, DIAVOLO, FACEBOOK, JACQUES HEIM, JESSE EISENBERG, JULIE TAYMOR, KUSC-FM, L.A. OPERA, MARK TAPER FORUM, Natalie Portman, NEW YORK TIMES, TILDA SWINTON, TRUE GRIT | Comments Off

Black Swan Redux & Blessings Galore

By Victoria Looseleaf Who knew that we at The Looseleaf Report would be so completely and utterly tuned in to the zeitgeist at the end of 2010. And being a dance critic certainly didn’t hurt, at least not when it … Continue reading

Posted in BENJAMIN MILLEPIED, BLACK SWAN, CHARLES BUSCH, DARREN ARONOFSKY, GEORGE CARLIN, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO, Natalie Portman, SHOWGIRLS | Comments Off

Pointe Blank: The Tragedy of Black Swan

By Victoria Looseleaf Waterboarding is nothing compared to wearing pointe shoes. Or at least that’s what Natalie Portman would have us believe of her Nina Sayers, the ballerina she portrays in Darren Aronofsky’s latest flick, Black Swan. Indeed, the gorgeous … Continue reading

Posted in APOLLO’S ANGELS, BARBARA HERSHEY, BENJAMIN MILLEPIED, BLACK SWAN, DARREN ARONOFSKY, JENNIFER HOMANS, MILA KUNIS, Natalie Portman, NIJINSKY, PAVLOVA, VINCENT CASSEL, WINONA RYDER | 4 Comments

On Swans, Seasons Greetings and Boxed Sets: Calling All Balletomanes

By Victoria Looseleaf With swans in the air, or at least on screen (my review of the new Darren Aronofsky film, Black Swan, is coming, not to worry, while in L.A. Opera’s misguided premiere of Lohengrin, peeps sing about the … Continue reading

Posted in ALICIA ALONSO, BLACK SWAN, BUD CORT, DARREN ARONOFSKY, FIDEL CASTRO, FIRST RUN FEATURES, KNOPF, LOHENGRIN, LOS ANGELES OPERA, NIJINSKY, NUREYEV, PAVLOVA, SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA, VAI, VLADIMIR MALAKHOV | Comments Off