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  • Hot to Trot is the wrong title for this engaging movie, not least because it was used 30 years ago for a Bobcat Goldthwait vehicle about a talking horse. Focusing on two pairs of same-sex ballroom dancers, Gail Freedman's new doc is...

  • Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer may be the dullest title in the history of moviemaking, but it's not inaccurate; David Barba and James Pellerito's doc foregrounds Marcelo Gomes' beautiful body even as it revels in his good brain, excellent...

  • Call it a bio-fic, this opulent first feature from Stephanie Di Giusto. It looks like a commercial for feminine hygiene products, betraying Di Giusto's background as an art director. It features stunning cinematic re-creations of the choreography...

  • If you're one of those people who eagerly waits for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to show up at the Joyce just before Christmas, well, this is not your year. But a consolation prize is Rebels on Pointe, a delightful documentary...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    Bobbi Jene, a new Scandinavian documentary, explores a couple of years in the life of an Iowa-born modern dancer who builds a career in Israel before confronting the work/life conflicts that hamstring so many women. Despite, or perhaps because of,...

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