Altman thrusts upon the audience the responsibility of connecting the dots. But the dots don't connect, and instead of the resolution that generally follows tension, there is a feeling of having missed something.
This is a dull, lifeless production that will find favor only with those with an insider's perspective or who feel compelled to praise the acclaimed director's every film, no matter how out-of-touch and pretentious it may be.
The dancing is fantastic. We get glimpses of the ballet dancer's life, the extra jobs, the injuries, the sex, the noise, the heartbreak and the egos. But the drama in The Company is all in the legs and the feet.