The day when you left I stopped dancing”. When the main character pronounces this phrase its ending sounds like “I stopped living””.
“The last dance” is the film of Patrick Swayze, in which he also plays one of the main roles. The movie tells about three dancers coming back to the troupe after 7 years break.
The plot, however, serves more as a background than as a basis of the film. All the feelings: the pain of loss, uncertainty, fear that it’s too late are shown in the movements. Characters talk little, but t’s a pleasure to quote them:
“Use the steps instead of words. Write a book. Tell it all in the movements,” – Max explains a dance to his students. “What comes first, feelings or movements?” – his question, remained without an answer.
Step by step the dancers are remembering who they were and whom they dreamt to become. Their dream resurges and comes true thanks to the passion, inspiration and team spirit.
Krissa doubts whether she wants to come back. Bad experience affects her perception of the dances. She believes that it might be harmful, even dangerous, but in the end she realizes:
“Everything that was important for me I left behind with that dancing girl. But today…I have realized that there is something that cannot be killed. So does it make sense to afraid of?”
The final dance is the one that brings harmony. The characters act as if they are connected but everyone remains him or herself.
The movie leaves an impression of dancing spectacle in a theater. Swayze has succeed in creating a feeling that you watch everything behind the scenes, where the heroes are dancing their not last dance.