In the film, Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character who happens to be an apprentice dancer in a professional dance company and later, a choreographer. The movie is sprinkled with a number of scenes which show her dancing on and off stage. But Greta/Frances comes off (at least to my unfamiliar eye) as being rather clumsy and awkward. She does not possess the svelte body of a dancer either.
So, my question is, is Frances not really a good dancer? Was she purposely made to look comical? Or is it Greta Gerwig who is simply not a good dancer?
A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.
I'm unsure how official this summary is. But if Frances is not really a dancer, how does she get a paying position (even as an apprentice) in a professional dance troupe? Also, as the audience, are we supposed to understand that Frances is not a good dancer based on her movements or is there any dialogue to reinforce this attribute?