A Game Of Thrones Ballet Set To Metal Sounds Just About Perfect

If you're going to do a Game of Thrones inspired ballet, you could set it to traditional classical music. Or, you could do the right thing and perform it to music it deserves: savage, crushing heavy metal. Meet the Brutal Ballet company. » 9/22/14 3:40pm 9/22/14 3:40pm

This Gorgeous Ballet Sequence Was Shot Entirely By A Robot

By programming a robotic camera to follow a 3D representation of a ballet sequence, director Tarik Abdel-Gawad managed to capture a stunning performance that could scarcely be called mechanical. » 7/22/14 9:30am 7/22/14 9:30am

Slow-Mo Video of Ballet Dancers Defies Gravity

This video from the Washington Post of Washington Ballet dancers performing their hardest moves is pretty incredible. The slow motion shows that the incredible skill of these dancers appears to ignore the laws of physics. » 5/26/14 11:00pm 5/26/14 11:00pm

Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: The Vampire Ballet No One Knew Was Needed

A few weeks ago, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance ended its tour in Los Angeles, California. Much has been made of the way the well-known story was changed, but what was really striking was that the ballet actually felt like the natural collision of two of the biggest trends of the last decade:… » 12/22/13 1:00pm 12/22/13 1:00pm

A mesmerizing ballet performed by dead insects and spiders

If creepy crawlies freak you out, you might want to skip this video. But if you're fascinated by animated films that do something unusual with their medium, take a few minutes to watch The Death of an Insect, an animated dance performed by bits of dead bugs. » 8/25/13 10:00am 8/25/13 10:00am

A ballet audition turns into a cyborg battle in this animated short

Gene Kim started his NYU Tisch undergraduate thesis film Fighting Spirits before Black Swan came out, but it also plays with the classic image of dueling ballerinas in black and white. But when these ladies battle on stage, they fight with something heavier than toe shoes. » 5/26/13 7:30am 5/26/13 7:30am

More Famous Historical and Cultural Figures Who Could Become Monster…

This weekend, the grown-up versions of Hansel and Gretel become witch-hunters. They join Abraham Lincoln, who hunted vampires on the big screen a while back. But why stop there? Our historical and cultural landscape is crammed with amazing figures, who could be out there getting some monster fighting done. » 1/22/13 1:02pm 1/22/13 1:02pm

In Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, a ballerina is both monster and victim

So, Darren Aronofsky's scary ballerina movie. It's like nothing he's done before, or anybody else for that matter. Is it breathtaking? Is it profound? Is it silly? Does it get a bit muddled? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Spoilers ahead! » 12/03/10 9:00am 12/03/10 9:00am

Darren Aronofsky's new movie trailer: a bizarre bird mutation, or just…

Everybody connected with Darren Aronofsky's next film has been all but mute about what's happening to star Natalie Portman. And now the first trailer raises more questions. Is Black Swan a psychological ballet thriller, or a surreal story about mutation? » 8/18/10 7:00am 8/18/10 7:00am