Category Archives: NIJINSKY

Dance, Dance, Dance!

By Victoria Looseleaf The brilliant impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev, is a titan in the dance world. Too bad he never wanted his famed troupe filmed during its brief existence. (Founded in 1909, it was disbanded … Continue reading

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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

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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