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Hail to the Swan Queens – Odettes & Odiles Around the World

4 years agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

“Move over, Natalie Portman: You may be favored for the Oscar in Black Swan, but there’s a real-life, flesh-and-blood ballerina generating heat as the swan queen!” says Jocelyn Novek, one of the writers quoted by Milan-based arts blogger Graham Spicer in a roundup of praise for the remarkable Odette/Odile of Sara Mearns. NYCB’s Mearns is [...]
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Natalie Portman’s Black Swan Ballerina Double Cries Foul

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Vulture (4 years ago)

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Entertainment : BuzzSugar (4 years ago)

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