La Danse - The Paris Ballet Opera review
10th August 2010
Having spent many years around professional ballet dancers and rehearsal rooms and shared the life of a dancer for over twenty years, La Danse had particular relevance for me. Fred Wiseman has lived up to his surname and left the action to speak for itself. If I have a criticism, it is that the film would have benefitted from some pruning and being shortened by half an hour or so. La Danse gives a real insight into the endless interaction and toil that is involved in a professional ballet company - and the jealousies and pettiness that exists! If you enjoy watching ballet, then La Danse gives a great insight into the hard work that is required for you to enjoy the experience of the final product.