Demonstration Screen 2 articles

Demonstration

2013

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  • Demonstration admires its subjects’ spunk even as it wonders whether their work transcends sterile spectacle. Neat if not revelatory, it finds middle ground between unflappable activist zeal and reactionary scorn.

  • Kossakovksy's archest touch is to score all of this to Léon Minkus's Don Quixote ballet, which was being performed in Barcelona that night, subjecting all movement, heroic and otherwise, to a finite, repeatable, and timeless composition. It both heroicizes and diminishes the action, which, if you allow yourself to get on the film's wavelength, seems just