And Then We Danced Review: Sundance 2020

Gelbakhiani's fresh and appealing face and skill on the dance floor keep the romantic melodrama feeling lighter than it should, always giving you something to cling to even when other aspects of the film don't work that well.

SummerWorks 2014: Thus Spoke… Review

Thus Spoke… National Series A potent and vibrant mix of dance, movement, performance art, and monologuing, Thus Spoke… makes its English language debut in Toronto by way of its original staging in Montreal. Two men (Frédérick Gravel, Frédérick Lavallée, with Gravel also serving as the artistic director, choreographer, co-creator, and lighting designer) and two women […]

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance is one of those boilerplate hero worship documentaries that lionizes a subject through interviews with adoring friends, fans and colleagues. It does show why Joffrey was important to the craft, and even the fleeting glimpses of archival footage of his company in action are enough to gain an appreciation for the tremendous influence he had on the art form, but it’s a little ironic and very unfortunate that the doc is so pedestrian in terms of filmmaking craft when compared to the style of dance the movie’s subject shunned throughout his career.