Saturday, April 18, 2015

PA Ballet dancers in "Black Swan," which opens Philadelphia Film Festival

More than a dozen Pennsylvania Ballet dancers will attend the “Black Swan” screening opening the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Annenberg Center (3680 Walnut). The 14 dancers are all featured in the Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “Requiem for a Dream”) film, a thriller set in the competitive world of ballet, which stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder. The dancers shot their scenes at SUNY Purchase in January.

PA Ballet dancers in "Black Swan," which opens Philadelphia Film Festival

More than a dozen Pennsylvania Ballet dancers will attend the “Black Swan” screening opening the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Annenberg Center (3680 Walnut). The 14 dancers are all featured in the Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “Requiem for a Dream”) film, a thriller set in the competitive world of ballet, which stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder. The dancers shot their scenes at SUNY Purchase in January.

Daily News Sexy Single Barette Vance is one of the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers in the film, as are Abigail Mentzer, Adrianna de Svastich , André Vytoptov, Holly Lynn Fusco, Ian Hussey, Kaia Annika Tack, Laura Bowman, Lauren Fadeley, Lillian DiPiazza, Megan Dickinson, Rachel Jambois, Ryoko Sadoshima and Sergio Torrado.

The dancers shot various ballet studio and performance scenes choreographed by Benjamin Millepied.

The film festival runs through Oct. 24. A full film schedule and tickets are available at pff10.org.
 

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