Never Stand Still (2012)

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Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage. Founded in the 1930s by … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Nan Penman, Ron Honsa
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On DVD: Jul 17, 2012
Box Office: $13.7k
Runtime:
First Run Features - Official Site

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For lovers of dance, "Never Stand Still" should prove a fleet, enjoyable excursion.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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This film has the everyday vibe of a bunch of friends putting together a summer camp video. Gosh, the substance of Jacob's Pillow should be a little less sleepy.

Full Review… | May 18, 2012
New York Times
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Too often, Honsa will simply let his talking heads ramble on without focus or foundation...

Full Review… | May 15, 2012
Time Out
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It's all pretty loose and formless, but there's enough discipline on display to thrill lovers of movement, whether amateur or advanced.

Full Review… | May 15, 2012
Village Voice
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Full Review… | May 23, 2012
Variety
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The historical footage of Jacob's Pillow is fascinating, and if you've ever slogged through an hours-long tech rehearsal, look no further for your comrades-in-arms.

Full Review… | June 28, 2012
Boston Phoenix

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