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  • Summary: An inside look at one of the most innovative dance companies, the Pilobolus Dance Theatre. This documentary follows the development of the dance from its conception, through the process of improvisation and composition, to the premiere and beyond. (First Run Features)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. One of the thrills of the movie is watching the improvisatory trial-and-error process as the dancers explore psychological themes, contorting their graceful, amazingly limber bodies into visual representations of relationships and emotional states.
  2. While it's not a blistering look behind the scenes, Last Dance gives a fuller picture of the creative process than most others of its ilk.
  3. Reviewed by: Clive Barnes
    Bank's discursive but oddly riveting documentary, Last Dance, offers a glimpse of what was probably the most important, and conceivably the most bitterly contested, collaboration in Pilobolean history.
  4. The real highlight is watching the dancers as they progress from their first, tentative improvisations to the final, complex performance.
  5. 70
    An illuminating glimpse into what goes on in the dance studio.
  6. Reviewed by: Christine Temin
    Rehearsals are frequently more fascinating than the results. Last Dance, whatever its flaws, fulfills one facet of its mission in making me want to find out whether, in this case, that's true.
  7. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Displays, in all its discomfort and occasional fruitfulness, the trouble inherent in aesthetics by committee.

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