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When did actors stop doing their own dancing?

20 January 2011 4:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Movie stars should earn their spurs in vaudeville, then next time a Black Swan comes around, the lead can do her own fouettés

Much as I enjoyed Black Swan (tutus, blood, evil ids – what's not to like?), I thought it was a shame Natalie Portman couldn't do all her own dancing. Don't get me wrong – the girl done good. She nailed the bun, achieved a creditable facsimile of the neurotic thoroughbred physique, and managed Ok with the expressive arm-flapping.

But anyone can dance with her arms. What I would call the "proper dancing" had to be performed by a professional with Portman's face overlaid using CGI. It's not her fault she didn't have the technique; she's an actress, not a ballerina. To pull off the highlight of the Odette/Odile double-role – the 32 fouettés en tournant – you would need to have practised 25 hours a day, from birth, on a diet of Silk Cut, »

- Anne Billson

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