Five Dances

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  • Summary: Chip (Ryan Steel), an extraordinarily talented 18 year-old dancer from Kansas joins a small downtown modern dance company. In his first weeks of rehearsal, Chip is initiated into the rites of passage of a New York dancer's life, where discipline and endless hard work, camaraderie andChip (Ryan Steel), an extraordinarily talented 18 year-old dancer from Kansas joins a small downtown modern dance company. In his first weeks of rehearsal, Chip is initiated into the rites of passage of a New York dancer's life, where discipline and endless hard work, camaraderie and competitiveness, the fear of not being good enough, and the joy of getting it just right, inform every minute of every day. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Nov 14, 2013
    80
    The sensual movement of bodies through space creates a visual language whose infinite variations seduce and fascinate over the course of the film’s numerous rehearsals.
  2. Reviewed by: Diego Semerene
    Oct 4, 2013
    63
    It's the moments when director Alan Brown stops worrying about clarifying plot and character motivation and lets the performances bring those into being that makes this an authentic project.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Sartin
    Oct 11, 2013
    63
    It's a lovely way to open a film that is at its best when it is displaying dancers in motion and exploring the complex dynamics of a rehearsal space.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 8, 2013
    50
    The gorgeous physicality is more impressive than the sketchy storyline of this dance-centric drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Violet Lucca
    Oct 1, 2013
    40
    If only verisimilitude equaled quality. But unfortunately, schmaltzy music and drab melodrama drag down the otherwise graceful moves of Five Dances.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 3, 2013
    40
    Though the film’s untested cast struggles with the drama, and the sketched-out story is often banal (there are several amateurish calls-to-mom scenes), the presentation of a specific city subculture is etched from the heart.
  7. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Oct 3, 2013
    40
    A promising, though static, new film that never leaves its taciturn shadows for a single emotionally gripping moment.

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