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Dancemaker (1999)

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Dancemaker is a film that tells the tale of this extraordinary, peculiarly American company. Cutting from stage to backstage, the film looks at the rise of Taylor from solitary child to star dancer to master choreographer. It is filled with both historic and contemporary footage of Taylor's remarkable creations and the wonderful dancers who have performed them. Interviews with current and past members of the company give the audience glimpses of the pain, joy, obsession and love that motivate the artists. The film travels with Taylor and Company from the rehearsal studio to an embassy-sponsored tour of India through a strike-threatened Broadway season. And finally, it gets to the core of Taylor's talent, as he wrestles with the making of a new dance that is the centerpiece of his company's season and of the film.

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Critic Reviews for Dancemaker

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Though the dances themselves are sometimes histrionically shot or overedited, Diamond ultimately succeeds in putting Taylor's best foot forward in this wholly memorable film.

June 28, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A pleasingly full portrait of an important American artist, struggling to work in an ever-endangered field.

January 9, 2007 | Full Review…

Only a director entranced with dance could have made a documentary as fresh and fine as this one about choreographer Paul Taylor.

March 3, 2002 | Full Review…

. . . not only one of the finest documentaries ever made on dance, it's one of the most superlative documentaries of the nineties.

April 8, 2001 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

full of wonderful dancing

January 1, 2000

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