Nina Sayer's Role In Black Swan

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A term which is defined as an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes. The ballet industry is not all about grace, music and applauds but it's really about starvation, standard rules, male domination and most importantly giving yourself in plenitude to such art. I believe that it's an atrocious way to present art. Nina Sayer a delicate and suppressed young ballerina is selected among a fictional ballet company as the lead role in the ballet Swan Lake. The role consists of being both graceful white and dark black swan. Nina is meticulous about everything from her make up to what she eats. In the movie (Black Swan) she presents to be bulimic and psychotic. Nina is challenged when pulling of the seductive black swan role because she isn't familiar with being anything other than a sweet girl. Sayer who is expected to always be perfect, lives with her controlling mother, Erica. Being pregnant with Nina, Erica quit dance to raise her daughter, therefore she lived her dream through her daughter.…show more content…
Lily becomes Nina's competition when she learns that she is a sexually induced dancer, she begins having sexual delusions and fantasy in relation to Lily. As Sayer begins to recognize her dark persona or alter ego she begins to hallucinate herself mocking her. In other words, Nina’s transformation was going wrong, doing more harm than good. She eventually becomes a black swan literally, by developing feathers and bird like legs. Nina was put in a very stressful position, the ballet industry is intensely competitive. Nina Sayer was loosing

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