A Tribute to Jason's Pillow
Never Stand Still
Review by Ross Anthony

Opens with a smashing collage of juicy dance-movement highlights. The intro is absolutely breathtaking, a great tease for the rest of the film. Sadly, despite heart-warming and passionate interviewers with sincere dance professionals, the picture doesn't live up to the tease. Quite likely, this could have been a simple duration problem. Perhaps, if its odd length of 74 minutes had been cut down to, say, 45 -- the resulting production would have been far more engaging.

Still, it's an interesting topic and an inspired tribute to "Jason's Pillow" which the press kit describes as "Founded in the 1930's by visionary dance pioneer Ted Shawn on a farm in the Berkshires, today the Pillow is an idyllic Mecca for artists and audiences from around the world, a place where dance in all its forms -- from ballet to jazz to contemporary -- is studied, created, performed, and celebrated."

Myself? I can barely remember the "Fox Trot," but for those serious dancers out there, this modest doc might very well be a gem.

-- Books by Ross Anthony, Author/Illustrator --

  • Never Stand Still. Copyright © 2012.
  • Directed by Ron Honsa. Written and Produced by Ron Honsa and Nan Penman. Narrated by Bill T. Jones. First Run Features.

Grade..........................B- (1.5/4)

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