“By avoiding dancing, Shakespeare’s Jacques refuses the embrace of his own foolishness,” writes Michael Newton in the Guardian in a review on dance on the big screen. And I would add that this aspect of dancing is gaining a new currency at a time when life is increasingly measured, standardised and accounted for. Read the full article;
From Singin’ in the Rain to The Full Monty and Strictly Ballroom, dance films celebrate our human capacity for improvised, limitless joy.
Michael Newton, The Guardian, Saturday 28 June 2014