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"Even if you don’t know your pliés from your battements frappés, the dance sequences in Dancing Across Borders are a delight." - Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"An illuminating profile … riveting, breathtaking performance."
- S. James Snyder, Time Out New York

"Moving, Cinderella-esque documentary film …a powerful story." - Todd Eberle, Vanity Fair

"An Oscar-worthy delight!" - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Huffington Post

"Dazzling to behold." - Michelle Orange, The Village Voice

"A joy to witness." - New York Magazine

"A heartwarming true-life tale …the film undoubtedly will be appreciated by dance aficionados." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"Whether or not you're interested in ballet, you should still see this very inspiring film."
- George Whipple, NY 1

"Sy is such a compelling personality and his story is so fascinating that you don’t have to love ballet to appreciate it." - Rick Warner, Bloomberg News

"Informative and flavorful..Sar's evident sweetness and talent seem to be guiding him to acclaim from the beginning." - John Neumaier, New York Daily News

"Astonishing! Offers an unusual and exhilarating behind-the-scenes peek at the rigorous art form of ballet." - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

"(A) rich panoply of ballet on display." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"Celebrating human achievement even as it raises questions about the sacrifices demanded for art...Sy’s progress is astounding but agonizing." - Michelle Velucci, Brooklyn Rail

"A remarkable story…engaging documentary." - Heather Wisner, Dance Studio Life

"A work of optimism and belief in hope … every young person connected to Dance should see it; as well as every other young person and all adults."
- Merrill Brockway, Producer and Director, Camera Three and Dance in America

"I was floored and riveted ... an ode to possibility, risk, discipline, and passion…sincere and smart, earnest and heartfelt but profoundly about art and love."
- Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine