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The Dancer (La danseuse)2016

The Dancer (La danseuse) (2016)



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This biographical period film focuses on the life of Loie Fuller, who was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago before becoming a sensation in the world of art, dance and science in Paris around the turn of the 20th century. Soko plays Fuller and Lily-Rose Depp takes on the role of Isadora Duncan, a fellow American dancer who became Fuller's protégé. Stéphanie Di Giusto makes her directorial debut in this drama based on Giovanni Lista's 2007 book about Fuller.

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Lily-Rose Depp
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Critic Reviews for The Dancer (La danseuse)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (8)

Soko, under the direction of Stéphanie Di Giusto, lets us see Fuller's fearlessness in giving audiences performances unlike anything anyone had ever seen before.

October 27, 2021 | Full Review…

If only Di Giusto more ambitiously broadened her scope, she would have made a fleet-footed tribute for the ages instead of stumbling over such rich possibilities.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Uses much creative licence in retelling Fuller's life.

December 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"The Dancer" seems genuinely hostile to its subject, whose real-life accomplishments deserve better.

November 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Evasions of fact render the project suspect, but the chance to observe Fuller's genius realized onstage almost redeems it.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Like Loïe Fuller's serpentine dance, the film is structured on repetition: spinning and spinning but never actually taking us nowhere.

November 26, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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