‘Paul Taylor: Creative Domain’ screenings

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain screeningsThis fall is one of the best in a long time for catching dance on film! To recap the last few weeks, we’ve have the opportunity to see live productions screened in cinemas across the county – from The Royal Ballet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet to San Francisco Ballet in Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo and Juliet (as part of the Lincoln Center at the Movies series.) Plus, this last weekend saw the Misty Copeland documentary, A Ballerina’s Tale, be screened in New York at Urbanworld Film Festival and it’s now continuing its North American tour in Vancouver.


All this and not to even mention the Bolshoi Ballet coming to cinemas on October 11 with Giselle and on November 15 with George Balanchine’s Jewels; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in cinemas on October 22 with Revelations, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Ronald K. Brown’s Grace and Robert Battle’s Takademe; Ballet Hispanico in cinemas on November 12 with Pedro Ruiz’s Club. Havana and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia; The Royal Ballet back in cinemas on November 12 and 22 in Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Carlos Acosta’s new Carmen; and New York City Ballet in cinemas on December 5 and 10 in Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.


Paul Taylor: Creative Domain documentaryBut another film that’s not to be missed is the new documentary on iconic choreographer Paul Taylor and his creative process, titled “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” It premiered recently in NYC and is now showing at various theaters throughout the country this fall.


Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post called the film “engrossing.” She wrote, “Unlike many dance documentaries, ‘Paul Taylor: Creative Domain’ doesn’t fetishize every aspect of the dancer’s day. It zeroes in on a mystery…. The mystery is how Taylor, one of the greatest modern-dance choreographers, uses a simple formula of people plus time to make a work of art that pulls you in like an undertow.”


Dancers featured in the film include Paul Taylor Dance Company members Michael Trusnovec, Annmaria Mazzini, Amy Young, Robert Kleinendorst, James Samson, Michelle Fleet, Parisa Khobdeh, Sean Mahoney, Jeffrey Smith, Eran Bugge, Francisco Graciano, Laura Halzack, Jamie Rae Walker, Michael Apuzzo, Aileen Roehl and Michael Novak.


For further information, visit www.paultaylorcreativedomain.com. See screening locations and dates below, as well as the documentary’s trailer.


– Washington, DC – Angelika Pop-Up: now – Oct. 1

– Boston, MA – Boston Museum of Fine Arts: now – Oct. 1

– Greensboro, NC – Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema: now – Oct. 1

– Palm Springs, CA – Camelot Theater: today, Sept. 29

– Santa Ana, CA – South Coast Village: today, Sept. 29

– Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema: Oct. 2 (One Week Only)

– Santa Fe, NM – Center for Contemporary Art: Oct. 2 (One Week Only)

– Spokane, WA – The Magic Lantern Theatre: Oct. 2 (One Week Only)

– Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Museum of Art: Oct. 8

– Berkeley, CA – Rialto Cinemas Elmwood: Oct. 9

– Sebastopol, CA – Rialto Cinemas Sebastapol: Oct. 9

– Chicago, IL – Gene Siskel Film Center: Oct. 9 (One Week Only)

– Hunter, NY – Mountain Cinema: Oct. 9-11

– Bellingham, WA – Pickford Film Center: Oct. 10

– St. Louis, MO – Webster Film Series: Oct. 13

– Pelham, NY – Pelham Picture House: Oct. 15

– Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Museum of Art: Oct. 16 and 18

– Wilmington, DE – Theatre N: Oct. 23-29

– Fort Worth, TX – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Nov. 6 – 8

– Lake Worth, FL – Stonzek Theater’s Lake Worth Playhouse: Nov. 13-19

– Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum: Dec. 4-6