We didn’t have our 8am class with Hitchcock this morning due to our full schedule of school related activities surrounding the weekend. Yesterday we had Libby’s tour and the Irish band performance, tomorrow we have Danielle’s tour, and Sunday we’re going to Dun Laoghaire to support the IADT students with stalls at the Dun Laoghaire market (several of which we graded on presentations last week).

After working on COBOL all morning, Kelsey and I met up with Libby in Dun Laoghaire and saw The Black Swan, which just came out here. For those of you who don’t know, the movie is about a dancer at the American Ballet Academy, and her brush with stardom and insanity. If you’ve seen director Darren Aronofsky’s other great work Requiem for a Dream, you can probably guess how psychologically antagonizing Black Swan was.

The new face of your nightmares.

Watching it sort of made me miss ballet, but it also made me glad I never went on a sociopathic rampage between barre exercises. Personally, I blame it on the pointe shoes and the diet. If Natalie Portman had gotten off her toes for a little while and had a cheeseburger, nothing bad would have happened.


Regardless, it was a great movie.


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