Seven months have passed since the movie “Black Swan” first rocked the dance world with a hotly disputed and much talked-about portrayal of the tradition of classical ballet. Amazingly, people are still talking about it.

I found this story from the Wall Street Journal and appreciated the recap of events that have transpired since the controversial film’s release. Questions of body doubles and ballet training for Natalie Portman have largely come out and the hindsight is interesting, to say the least. A preview of five fabulous ballet companies that will be taking a certain American city by storm this season is included in the story.

For more commentary on “Black Swan,” take a look at the links below.

“Natalie Portman Embraces Monster and Victim”: an awards-season rehashing of Portman’s role in the film. Find the story from the New York Times here.

Check out an interview from New York Magazine with the “Black Swan” choreographer on instructing Portman on her bird-ish port de bras.

See the film from the director’s perspective in this interview with director Darren Aronofsky from