Monday, July 9, 2012
Never Stand Still
"Never Stand Still" is the title of a documentary about the Jacob's Pillow dance festival, held every year since the 1930s in the Berkshire town of Becket, Massachusetts and featuring ballet, modern and every other conceivable dance discipline. Among the luminaries featured are Margo Champion, Merce Cunningham, Suzanne Farrell, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris and Paul Taylor. At just 75 minutes, the movie plays like a fundraising DVD, never capturing the joy of dance as did Dan Geller's and Dayna Goldfine's 2005 great "Ballets Russes," or even this year's "First Position."