Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and admired choreographers. For over 50 years, he has given only glimpses into his creative process, but for his 133rd dance, Three Dubious Memories, he opens the door and allows the filmmaker into his creative process. The dance he is choreographing is a Rashomon-like exploration of memory: three characters entangled in a relationship, each believing only in his own dark recollection of it. The dominant voice in the documentary is Taylor’s, and it is alternately soothing, demanding, and amused. Between the guarded and unguarded moments, the viewer is witness to a mysterious work ethic that has created some of the most iconic modern dances of our time. A Dance on Camera 2014 selection. A Resident Artist Films release.

Q&As Opening Weekend:

September 11
4:45pm Amy Young (Paul Taylor Alumna), James Samson (Paul Taylor Dancer), Kate Geis (Film Director), and Robert Aberlin (Executive Producer)
7:00pm Robert Kleinendorst (Paul Taylor Dancer), Sean Mahoney (Paul Taylor Dancer), Kate Geis (Film Director), and Robert Aberlin (Executive Producer)

September 12
2:45pm Tom Hurwitz (Cinematographer), Jamie Rae Walker (Paul Taylor Dancer), and Michael Novak (Paul Taylor Dancer)
5:00pm Amy Young (Paul Taylor Alumna) and Eran Bugge (Paul Taylor Dancer)
7:15 show: Michael Trusnovec and Sean Mahoney (Paul Taylor Dancers)

September 13
12:45pm Parisa Khobdeh and Francisco Graciano (Paul Taylor Dancers)
3:00pm: Bettie de Jong (Paul Taylor Alumna & Rehearsal Director), Andy LeBeau (Paul Taylor Alumnus & Choreographer’s Assistant), and Laura Halzack (Paul Taylor Dancer)
5:15pm Peter Taussig (Composer) and Michelle Fleet & Michael Apuzzo (Paul Taylor Dancers)

  • Directed By Kate Geis
  • 2013
  • USA
  • DCP
  • 82 minutes