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A dance critic's take on Black Swan

WARNING: This article contains spoilers regarding the ending of Black Swan .
Bad-girl chat
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 17, 2010

Portman, Aronofsky dance on the edge

Barre code
Barre code
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2010

Review: Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky's bizarre and brilliant Black Swan might remind you of many other movies, from All About Eve to David Cronenberg's The Fly . But it's also like nothing you've ever seen before.
Fowl play: Aronofsky, Portman take flight
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2010
AUDIO: Press conference for "Black Swan" [MP3]

AUDIO: Press conference for "Black Swan" [MP3]

Laugh, cry, or gasp -- in horror, delight, or incredulity -- but chances are you won't be bored by Darren Aronofsky's sui generis extravaganza, "Black...
By Peter Keough  |  December 02, 2010

Review: Boston Ballet's La Bayadère

The Ballet's opening-night performance confirmed that La Bayadère should visit the Hub more often.
Theme and variations
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 05, 2010

Review: The Trocks at Jacob's Pillow

Seeing Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo a week ago Wednesday in Jacob's Pillow's rustic Ted Shawn Theatre, surrounded by nattering mosquitoes, katydids, and picnickers, was probably no more incongruous than the mission of the company itself.
Also Kyle Abraham
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 20, 2010


Sunset Rubdown | Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown's 2007 release, Random Spirit Lover , is an underappreciated tour de force , a sprawling indie-rock epic imbued with a spirit of anarchic glee. Their third album is as ambitious as its predecessors but mutes the joy in favor of a more
Jagjaguwar (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 19, 2009

Love prevails

Swan Lake is second only to The Nutcracker as a familiar entity for those with a nodding acquaintance of ballet.
Festival Ballet’s emotional Swan Lake
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2008