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Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Director - Kate Geis
Run Time - 82 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital
Year - 2015
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- Aging, American Studies, Biographies/Profiles, Cultural Studies, Dance, Media Studies, Music, New Releases, Performance

Institutional DVD Price: $295

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From Emmy-award-winning director Kate Geis and Emmy-award-winning cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, here is an inside look at a master at work - creating something metaphysical from emotion, inspiration and bodies in action.

Among the most acclaimed choreographers in American history, Paul Taylor reinvented the roles of music, movement and theme in dance for nearly 60 years. In that time he offered only glimpses into his creative process. Paul Taylor: Creative Domain is a rare in-depth documentation of how he creates a single dance - and the last documentary made with him before his death in 2018.

Beginning with Paul dancing in his youth, describing the nature of dance ("you learn to live day to day, hour to hour"), the film features Paul in his 80's, still living his life in the moment, with his mind intently focused on his next new work - a Rashomon-inspired exploration of memory.

Through the lens of legendary dance cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, viewers see Paul's distinctive non-verbal communication with his dancers up-close. Below the surface of this dance and the many works that came before is Paul's power of acute observation, revealing a side to his choreography that is strangely prophetic. The dominant voice guiding the film is Paul's; between guarded and unguarded moments, we view him with new eyes and new understanding.

CRITIC'S PICK! "Absorbing... approaches the mystical" -Rachel Saltz, The New York Times

"Engrossing...zeroes in on a mystery. It's a process that can only be experienced." -Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post