Last Dance
Last Dance (2002)

In 2001, author and artist Maurice Sendak entered into an unusual collaboration with the Pilobolus Dance Company to create +A Selection, a contemporary ballet inspired by true stories of the Holocaust. As Sendak and the Pilobolus creative… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a rare window on an artistic collaboration.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

The movie provides an intimate glimpse of how sensibilities as compatible as oil and water forced themselves to blend and create a successful work despite their aesthetic differences.

Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Stripped of pretentions, Last Dance offers up a wholly human, tantalizingly imperfect struggle to create beauty and resonance.

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Christine Temin
Boston Globe

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.

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Elizabeth Zimmer
Village Voice

Riveting when it focuses on the challenges of crossing a generational divide.

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Daniel Wible
Film Threat

I'll admit: I've never had much exposure to, or interest in, the world of interpretive dance. While I'm not necessarily a convert, I am grateful for at least the brief exposure to this stunning form of art.

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Clive Barnes
New York Post

Discursive but oddly riveting documentary.

Michael Wade Simpson

A fascinating look into the creative process

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The culmination of everyone's efforts is given life when A Selection appears in its final form [in "Last Dance"].

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