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She Dances Alone (1981)

A drama documentary about the daughter of the Russian dancer Nijinsky. Along the way it sheds light on the woman, then 60 years old, who had tried to pursue her own career as a dancer, with... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Dornhelm

Writers:

Jon Bradshaw (screenplay narration) (as Jon Bradshaw), Paul Davids
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyra Nijinsky Kyra Nijinsky ... Herself
Patrick Dupond Patrick Dupond ... Dancer
Max von Sydow ... Himself / Nijinsky (voice)
Sauncy LeSueur Sauncy LeSueur ... Little Kyra
Rosine Bena Rosine Bena ... Ballerina
Jeanette Etheridge Jeanette Etheridge ... Girlfriend
Franco DeAlto Franco DeAlto ... Patient
Laura Hoover Laura Hoover ... Little Ballerina
Walter Kent Walter Kent ... Doctor
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Bud Cort ... Director
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A drama documentary about the daughter of the Russian dancer Nijinsky. Along the way it sheds light on the woman, then 60 years old, who had tried to pursue her own career as a dancer, with the problems and profits of such illustrious forbears. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Drama

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Country:

USA | Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hon dansar allena See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Artsy and insightful!
11 August 2008 | by ClassicFilmEraSee all my reviews

The format of "She Dances Alone" is the making of a movie within a movie, allowing the viewer to feel as though they are participating in Cort's dealing with the aggrivating, hysterical, and almost historical, Kyra Nijinsky. Symbolizng lost dreams of dance and the career of her father, Bud Cort gives her a chance to re-create the latter and escape reality by basking in her dreams. Nijinsky is comical, but at times, one can't help but look on her with sympathy, as sometimes she never seems to want to give up the past.

The director, played by the beautifully talented Bud Cort, was, for me, the hi-light of "She Dances Alone." His reactions to Kyra's outlandish comments and dancing is so underwhelming, understated, and marvelously deadpan. The way he handles Kyra and the young ballerina is gentle and empathetic.

Also listen to the song played at the very end- it is Bud Cort! He has a very soft, melodic voice!

Furthermore, this movie is sadly underrated, but it went far beyond my expectations.


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