The Dancer directed by Stéphanie Di Giusto

Dance has been taking over the small and big screen lately, and frankly, we are LOVING it. Get ready, because on December 1st "The Dancer", a new French feature film directed by Stéphanie Di Giusto, will be released in will be hitting select theaters around the U.S. and Canada. The film is a loosely factual portrayal around the lives of two legendary twentieth century dancers -  Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan.
Loïe Fuller is portrayed by the French singer and actress Soko, while Lily-Rose Depp tackles the role of Isadora Duncan. The film is choreographed by Time Lapse Dance's Jody Sperling.

The film has been gathering a lot of buzz since its premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, as well as its NYC showing at the Lincoln Center Film Society's "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Festival" in early 2017. "The Dancer" was nominated for six César awards, and Sperling was even nominated for a 2017 World Choreography Award.

Though director Di Giusto takes quite a bit of artistic license with the story, we're excited to seeing such iconic and important figures represented in pop culture. For a full review of the film, check out this article from Variety

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Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.