Dance has been taking over the small and big screen lately, and frankly, we are LOVING it. Get ready, because on December 1st "La Danseuse (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