New York City Ballet
New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas investigates the movement and dance (choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes) in Greta Gerwig's new film adaptation of the beloved classic Little Women:
"Gerwig’s clear cinematic frame allows her to take risks with her approach to movement and to show something of a character’s inner world. When we first see Laurie, played by Timothée Chalamet, he is captured in a slow-motion walk that makes it seem as if he were drifting over water.
Chalamet’s Laurie, especially in the film’s first half, is something of a sprite; is it strange to say that his portrayal is in line with the hypnotizing spirit of the New York City Ballet dancer Allegra Kent? He has a loose silkiness, which makes his control — evident in his ability to balance and turn — so bewitching, especially the way it contrasts with [Saiorse] Ronan’s rough-and-tumble fearlessness. Her physicality is straightforward in its strength; his is imbued with mystery."