Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Five Dances is a compelling dance drama, juxtaposing cool, abstract modern dance and soulful music with the reality of an artist's daily struggles amidst the endless dedication, camaraderie, and competition that are required to make a dance company succeed. It's also a tense, emotional love story about commitment to both high art and to one another.


Thomas Warfield said...

Last night at ImageOut I saw a very tender and sensually expressive film 'Five Dances'
It was a story that deeply resonated with me as it unfolded a dancer's story in NYC that so closely resembled mine 30yrs ago. The luxurious fluidity of both movement and emotion captured those early years of innocent searching - with no money, moving often, sleeping on floors, friend's couches ...and uncovering the depth of yourself day after day, rehearsal after rehearsal... In that world dance becomes the very air you breathe. It absorbs and transforms everything you believe you are and all you believe your not. The dance strips you to naked honest expression.
This movie is a gift to dancers; an homage to the hard dedicated work and passion beyond reason that dancers live. In some ways it wasn't easy for me to watch because I miss that NYC dancer's life of uncertain, unexpected, irrepressible beauty.

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
― Martha Graham

Chris Mc. said...

A very enjoyable movie. After all that rehearsing, I wish we could have seen at least a glimpse of the final performance. That would have been the icing on the cake.