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Monday, June 30, 2008

Paul Taylor's Eventide

Few weeks back I saw Matthew Diamond's Oscar nominated documentary, Dancemaker, which takes a look at ace choreographer Paul Taylor and his dance company. It has few amazing dances and their behind the scene stories. This one is called Eventide and is my favorite. I also like Paul Taylor's commentory during this dance.

The other favorite from the documentary is here. After seeing this docu, I also felt how criminally underrated Altman's The Company is. In the recent films which I have seen, none captures the pains and the pleasures of a Performance, on and off the stage, as The Company does. Now Dancemaker stands on the same podium. One more film about dance and music which is an absolute favorite is Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes.