Dancemaker (1999)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 5, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 29, 2000
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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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.

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Brandon Judell

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

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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

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Arthur Lazere

full of wonderful dancing

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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