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If the Dancer Dances

If the Dancer Dances is a movie starring Davalois Fearon, Gino Grenek, and Meg Harper. If a dance is not danced, it vanishes. If the Dancer Dances follows a group of New York City's top modern dancers as they reconstruct an iconic...

Running Time
1 hours 23 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Maia Wechsler
Actors
Gino Grenek, Meg Harper, Barrington Hinds, Davalois Fearon
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

If a dance is not danced, it vanishes. If the Dancer Dances follows a group of New York City's top modern dancers as they reconstruct an iconic and mysterious work by the legendary Merce Cunningham, revealing what it takes to keep a dance alive. Timed to coincide with Cunningham's centennial, the film confronts one of the most urgent issues facing the dance world today: how do we prevent the loss of masterworks to time?

Comments about documentary «If the Dancer Dances» (23)

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Ethan Reynolds

This documentary is a must see for anyone who has ever loved a woman, especially a mother, and has ever wanted to be with one. I saw this documentary on HBO a few years ago, and I still remember how the camera pans up and down the hallways and up and down the stairs of a high school, as it is filled with mothers. Each mother tells their story in great detail. Some of the mothers are very brave, others are just plain sad. They are mothers of young daughters, and some of them are mothers of young daughters who have gone away to college. I hope this film will make a difference for some of the mothers in the audience, and it did for me. I think it's a great film, and I will definitely see it again.

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Donna Matthews

I was skeptical going into this documentary. I've been a Dancer for quite some time, and I'm still a Dancer, so I figured I'd see it for the looks. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a very engaging and well-made documentary, with some interesting and sometimes funny perspectives on the dance. The dance is, as you might expect, the heart of the documentary, and it's hard to watch this without feeling a bit of sympathy for the dancers. I was also impressed with the documentary's editing. It was never boring and didn't drag. I recommend it highly.

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Katherine

I didn't see this film in its original form when it was released in 1985, and I still don't know why it was so awful. I only found out it was a documentary when I saw it on TV recently. But I guess the only reason I'm writing this review is because of the unbelievable racism and prejudice in this film. I'm not sure why this film has been so poorly received. But I think it's because it's a documentary. I don't think the director or the actors are really to blame, I think it's the director and the people who made the film who were to blame. I'm not sure if it was the actors' performances, the directors' choice of actors, or the writers' choice of story, but I can't see any other explanation for why this film was so bad. This film is a good example of why you should never ever ever ever ever let someone tell you what to do or how to think. It's the only documentary that I can think of that has so much bad acting, bad story, and bad editing. If I was to do a review of the film, I would probably say the director and the actors should be ashamed for making this film. But I guess that would be unfair. I don't think this film deserves to be called a documentary, I think it's a piece of trash. But I still think it's worth a watch. I think the actors were great, and it's not a bad documentary, just a bad film.

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Catherine Wheeler

I really enjoyed this film. It's a film that is not afraid to get down to business and make its point. The documentary format is really good and it's one of the best documentary films I've seen. I thought the interviews were interesting and informative. I liked that the film showed the influence that the music industry had on many people. I thought the film really took a look at the people who were making the music and how their lives were affected by it. I think it's a really good film and one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to see a documentary on the music industry.

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Timothy Stewart

I can't think of a single positive thing to say about this documentary. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know what happened to a few of the people who did this. The people who were involved in the first film are interviewed in the documentary, but all the others are kept out of it. The main point is that they should have been interviewed. They are all clearly very proud of what they did. However, the rest of the people involved in this film are not as well-known as they could be. I think this is a shame, because I would like to have seen the entire story, and the film makers could have had a chance to tell the whole story. In summary, it's a good documentary, but it would have been much better if the documentary makers had had a chance to tell the whole story.

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Tyler E.

Dancing at the Met has always been a favourite of mine. So it was a surprise to see the documentary in the recent New York Film Festival. What a fantastic job of telling the story of the Met's dance department. It's truly a story of a legendary department, and an amazing dance team, all of which were stars at their time, but who have now aged and gone on to achieve much more than they ever did before. The dance team from the 1960s and 70s are now up to their old tricks, and the younger generation are all doing great things. I would highly recommend this documentary to anyone who enjoys dance and history. It's well worth your time.

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Cynthia Franklin

This is a great film. It's a love story about two people who love each other unconditionally. There is a lot of information in this film about the history of the Tango-dance, and how it has been incorporated into Mexican culture. The film is also a look at the two main characters, who are both of Mexican descent, and the environment in which they grew up. The director does an excellent job of showing the two of them on stage in the early days of their relationship. They are both excellent dancers, and the two men's performances are quite convincing. I also enjoyed the interviews with the dancers, and the discussions between the dancers and the dancers' families. The interviews were interesting, as well as the film itself. I thought the film was well-made, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves dance. It's a well-made film, and it really shows what it is like to be in the "Tango-dance" scene in Mexico.

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Arthur

It's been a while since I've watched this documentary, but I must say it was a great experience. I don't like to comment on documentaries that are already been seen, but this one deserves it. The film was a bit slow at first, but as it went on, I found myself very engaged in the story. The story is about the relationship between the children and the parents, and it's very touching. It was a very moving film. It was also very interesting to see how the children were coping with the events in their lives. I found myself thinking about the events in my own life, and it made me want to see the movie again. The film is very well done, and I highly recommend it.

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Jesse

I saw this movie in the theaters when it came out. I was very impressed with the story, the actors, the music, the cinematography. I have been wanting to see it on DVD ever since I saw it in the theaters. I bought the DVD on Amazon.com and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. I am not a big movie critic, but this movie has a lot to say about the way we treat our elders. I am not surprised to see that this movie is not well known. It is probably the most well known movie about seniors that I have seen. The music is very good, the story is well told and the music. I think this is a movie that everyone should see.

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Lori

The story is so simple, and so typical of the movie industry: a group of people decide to make a movie out of nothing. But there is one little twist to the story, that is so brilliant that it is worth mentioning: it was actually done by one of the people who was part of the making of the movie. The people involved in the making of this movie are all extremely talented, and all have done some of the most amazing things I've ever seen. The movie is a very enjoyable film, and the whole experience is something that you can easily get sucked into. It's easy to get sucked into, and easy to forget that this movie is just an attempt at a movie. It's one of those movies that you can watch and feel good about it, but don't want to see it again. I recommend this movie to anyone that wants to see a great documentary, or anyone who is a fan of the film industry. I give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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Jose Howard

I would have rated this film higher if the man who directed it was present to give his opinion. It's a pretty amazing film that I hope to see more of. The film's style is very abstract, and it really makes you think about what you are seeing. It's almost as if the director was trying to make a statement about the nature of art, as well as how much art is taken from the public and what it's worth. It's also a pretty interesting look at how artists think of their art and how they perceive it. The film is interesting because it's not just a film about art. It's about the relationship between artists and the public, and how it can be manipulated. It's also a look at how the public is sometimes able to take art too seriously, and how artists should be careful with what they show in public. I think it's a good film to see.

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Nancy Davis

This documentary is about the life and death of Maurice Sendak, the man behind the wonderful children's book, "The Cat in the Hat." Maurice was born in Chicago in 1939, the year that he was diagnosed with cancer. His father, the late Willie Sendak, had no idea that his son was going to be the man who wrote the children's book. The film shows how his life was changed by cancer, and how he fought to live a long, healthy life. The documentary also features interviews with his wife, who also had cancer, and his son, who was diagnosed with cancer. This is a wonderful story of the man behind the book, and the life he lived. This is a must-see for anyone who loves children's literature.

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Evelyn B.

I went to see this movie on the recommendation of friends. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not the biggest fan of musicals, but I can say that I really liked this one. It was a little long and the actors seemed to be in a bit of a hurry, but I didn't mind that too much. There were some nice dramatic moments. The music was good, but the story wasn't all that great. The first part of the movie was really good, but it seemed to drag on and on. There was a lot of information about the Dancer Dances, which is what made the movie worth watching. The director did a good job of showing the dancers and the music. I really liked the way they portrayed the Dancer Dances. The acting was good, but not great. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a good movie about the Dancer Dances.

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Roger Young

I have not seen the original movie, but I know that the movie was made in the 80's. I saw the movie on DVD and was amazed. It was like the movie was made in the 80's and then remade. The movie was well-done and well-acted. The main actress, Nadia Murad, did an amazing job as a Dancer. The music was also very good and played well. I hope they make a sequel to this movie, because I would love to see it. I would also like to see a remake of "The Dance of the Hours" with the same actress. I give this movie a 7/10.

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Cynthia Keller

The dancing was pretty cool. It was kind of a shame they didn't give any real footage of the performances. The director and a few other dancers did a great job, but the performances were pretty lacking. Not to mention the other dancers. They were pretty bad. The director was the best, but he was also the worst dancer. That's probably the best performance. The director's son did a great job as well. Overall, it was pretty good. It's not a must see, but it's worth a watch.

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Angela W.

I don't know what it was about this movie that drew me in but it did. I saw it at a screening and felt like I had to see it again to fully understand it. I really enjoyed it. It was the best thing I saw this year. I would have loved to see it in 3D but as it is now I would have to watch it in 2D. I have seen the DVD version and I think it is a great addition to the Dancer Dances series. I have seen it many times and it is always interesting to see the different techniques that are used. It is a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone. If you are a Dancer Dancer or a dancer in general I think you should see this movie.

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Patrick

The film follows the lives of the two principals in the former "Dancer" division of the New York City Ballet. What the film lacks in style, it makes up for in energy, a lot of it in choreography. It is a film that will resonate with dancers and choreographers. If you love ballet, you will love this film. If you don't, you might just want to watch the film again. The acting is stellar. I was especially impressed with the two leads, both of whom were born in the same year as the principals. I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys dance or choreography, or anyone who just wants to learn a bit more about ballet.

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Denise

I can't really remember what the film was about, but I know that it's a movie about the death of a young girl and the impact it had on her family. The film focuses on the daughter, who is now a young woman, and the sister, who is now a young woman. They both talk about the events that took place in the years following the death of their daughter. The movie is really well made, but it does get a bit slow at times. The family is a little too self-absorbed, and the sister is a little too aggressive. Overall, though, I liked the film and recommend it.

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Diana S.

I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Festival and enjoyed it. I was surprised that it was very moving and had a powerful message. The film is not for everyone, but for those who can, this is a must see. I saw the film with a group of women in my high school and the discussion was just as powerful as the film. The women in my group were not able to attend the film due to the school's policies regarding its screening. If you have the opportunity to see this film, I recommend it.

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Michelle K.

The cinematography in this documentary is amazing. The movement of the camera is almost seamless and the editing is very crisp. The editing also helps the story tell. There are many scenes in this documentary that would make a great feature length film. I would highly recommend watching this documentary. I give it an 8 out of 10. A great documentary that is worth watching.

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Donna Moore

I was drawn into the documentary by the presence of Kari Wuhrer, who was both a dancer and a film maker. I knew her work as a director was pretty good, but I had no idea she could be so creative and insightful. Kari is a phenomenal dancer, and she is a wonderfully original and unique director. She was also very, very open to the Dancer Dances. She allowed the dancers to tell their story, and allowed me to get a glimpse into their lives. I also had the pleasure of interviewing a few dancers, and I was able to connect with the dancers, even though they were different in their own ways. The documentary was well-made and well-edited, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in dance. The film is also worth a watch for its powerful message. I have never been to a dance festival, but I have seen the Dancer Dances, and I think that the message of this documentary is valid. If you are looking for a great documentary, look no further.

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Cynthia Walters

For anyone who has never seen a documentary, this is a great way to get into the world of the gay community. It is a collection of various interviews and a few short pieces from some of the most famous people in the gay community. The interviews are informative and give a more complete picture of the gay community. The main focus is on the gay community, and the interviewer does a great job of covering the history of the gay community from the beginning of time to the present. There is a lot of information and interesting stories to be learned. The interviews are fairly short and well done, and there is some great music in the background. The DVD has a good sized picture and sound, and the audio quality is good. The DVD includes interviews with several people in the gay community, and the DVD also includes the documentary about the gay community, which is worth the price alone. Overall, I would recommend this DVD to anyone who enjoys documentaries on the gay community.

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Joyce H.

This documentary has a lot of good points. It has a great cinematography and a great soundtrack. However, the documentary has very little information to go on. The filmmakers go into great detail on the dance styles of the great masters, but it is hard to find a picture of any of the masters. I wish that the filmmakers would have found a better way to go about the information, but it is a shame that the information is not given in a more organized manner. The best part of the documentary is the interview with the founder of the dance school, but that is only about 20 minutes of the film. The rest of the documentary was just a bunch of other documentaries and interviews. I think the filmmakers did a great job with the documentary, but they should have put more information in it. The best part of the documentary is that it is free.