In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Filmmaker Kate Geis about her documentary “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain” and John Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and admired choreographers. For 60 years he has given only glimpses into his creative process but in this fabulous documentary for his 133rd dance performance ‘Three Dubious Memories,’ the audience is allowed into his studio for an in-depth exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single work. In 1998 director Matthew Diamond released the Oscar nominated film “Dancemaker” about the story of the then 69 year-old choreographer’s life, his company and his dances. Creative Domain is the next chapter in the creative life of Mr. Taylor. Through the intimate lens of award-winning cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, we witness Taylor's verbal and non-verbal communication with his dancers. We talked to Kate Geis and John Tomlinson about this must-see documentary “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain” and their spin on our LGBT issues.
When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Tomlinson stated, “Well I happen to be a gay man and I have a husband and we are thank God legally married finally and very proud of that. I’ve been with my husband almost 20 years and we’ve been married for four years now. I will also say just in general I’ve always been thrilled to work in an industry where LGBT issues are basically non-issues. We don’t have issues with that. We understand that the work we do has nothing to do with the sexual orientation of the people doing it. I think part of me was drawn to this part of the world because of that because I wanted to work freely in an environment where it wasn’t an issue of what my sexual orientation was. I also think it’s important to celebrate that fact that we always were on the frontlines in that. On top of which, I work for an artist who is so broadminded and sees the world in so many ways and explores all those issues on the stage and gives you a sense of great equality throughout his work.”
Filmmaker Kate Geis is an Emmy winning documentary producer who began her career at Saturday Night Live and went on to produce documentary programming for WNET, Channel Thirteen, History Channel, A&E, and Metro TV. John Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation has been working with dance companies for more than 30 years including some of the greatest names in modern dance. The film’s Executive Producer Robert Aberlin has co-produced two award winning documentaries both of which appeared on WNET the New York PBS affiliate and he also serves on the board of The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain” opens in New York City at The Film Society Of Lincoln Center on September 11th with Filmmaker Kate Geis, Executive Producer Robert Aberlin, dance luminaries and dancers featured in the film attending a Q & A following the film. “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain” will be released theatrically in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other key cities throughout September giving a rare glimpse of the process and creator of The Paul Taylor Dance Company.
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