If the Dancer Dances Reviews

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May 3, 2019
Modern dance devotees and fans of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham will find much to appreciate in the lovingly crafted documentary "If the Dancer Dances."
April 25, 2019
Although repetitive at times and, like so many show business documentaries, displaying a tendency toward self-congratulation, the film will prove fascinating for dance buffs.
April 25, 2019
As Wechsler allows rehearsal scenes to play out at length, the perfectionism of dancer-to-dancer lessons becomes improbably poignant.
May 10, 2019
Director Maia Wechsler and her editor Mary Manhardt stayed on point with a difficult editing job to make this film hang together. It is almost too repititious...If you're not into dance particularly modern dance, this might not be for you.
May 3, 2019
I found the film fascinating.
April 29, 2019
Perhaps film can never really capture the essence of dance, but Wechsler does the next best thing and captures what it means to those involved in its creation.
April 27, 2019
Though not a perfect film, I'm glad it is in the world. It's a quality record covering new ground in the dance documentary genre.
April 26, 2019
If the Dancer Dances is obviously a must-see for any dancer, but even more than that, it's a good viewing experience for artists of any discipline.
April 25, 2019
A rare privilege - to have this level of access to the creation of new work which is attempting to honor the legacy of such a legendary choreographer. An important document of an artistic process.
April 25, 2019
While the film doesn't always give us access to its present-day subjects, it still offers valuable insight into issues of artistic preservation.
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