Five Dances Synopsis
A gifted young dancer arrives in New York City and joins the downtown contemporary dance world.
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Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
The sensual movement of bodies through space creates a visual language whose infinite variations seduce and fascinate over the course of...
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RogerEbert.com

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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...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
It's the moments when director Alan Brown stops worrying about clarifying plot and character motivation and lets the performances bring...
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The Dissolve

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[An] occasionally awkward but finally light-footed movie.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The gorgeous physicality is more impressive than the sketchy storyline of this dance-centric drama.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though the film’s untested cast struggles with the drama, and the sketched-out story is often banal (there are several amateurish...
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40

Village Voice

If only verisimilitude equaled quality. But unfortunately, schmaltzy music and drab melodrama drag down the otherwise graceful moves of...
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40

The New York Times

By David DeWitt
A promising, though static, new film that never leaves its taciturn shadows for a single emotionally gripping moment.
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