Pressure is a funny thing. It can create diamonds, it can crush eggs, and if you are an emotionally unstable ballet dancer, it can do both.
“Black Swan” takes us inside the rise and fall of a timid dancer named Nina Sayers. Nina is brilliantly played by Natalie Portman who endured a year’s worth of ballet boot camp in preparation for the role.
Nina is technically proficient, but is a bit of a wallflower and she seems as surprised as anybody when she lands the coveted role of The Swan Queen in her company’s production of “Swan Lake.”
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