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Dance Films Presents: An Evening With Vincent Paterson
August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$10 – $20
Dance Films Presents:
‘AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON’
AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH THE LEGENDARY DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
Featuring film clips and readings from Paterson’s memoir with a reception to follow
Hosted and moderated by Joseph A. Berger
Produced by Paul Galando and Galen Bremer
Thursday August 25, 2016 – 8:00PM
SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
Tickets are on sale now and are $20 General Public; $10 Dance Films Association Members.
DANCE FILMS ASSOCIATION is thrilled to announce ‘AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON’ at the SVA Theatre on Thursday, August 25. The director and choreographer, who, with superstars Madonna and Michael Jackson, created some of the most iconic moments in pop culture, will take to the stage for a presentation of clips and imagery, and a discussion about his career with host Joseph A. Berger. Mr. Paterson will also read excerpts from his new memoir. Join us for a reception in the SVA Theatre lobby immediately following the evening’s program!
Vincent Paterson is a thirty-plus year veteran of music video, film, theater, and television, best known for his co-direction and choreography of Madonna’s BLOND AMBITION TOUR, considered by many to be the greatest pop spectacle of all time. The award-winning artist has been featured twice in the Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center: first in 2006, in the tribute program VINCENT PATERSON: MASTER OF ALL MEDIA, and again in 2014, as the subject of the feature documentary THE MAN BEHIND THE THRONE.
AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON will celebrate Mr. Paterson’s extraordinary body of work, including choreography in music videos like Michael Jackson’s SMOOTH CRIMINAL and Madonna’s VOGUE and EXPRESS YOURSELF; film credits including Mike Nichols’ THE BIRDCAGE, Alan Parker’s EVITA, and Lars von Trier’s DANCER IN THE DARK; and theater work as choreographer on Hal Prince’s Broadway production of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (starring Chita Rivera), and Cirque du Soleil’s VIVA! ELVIS in Las Vegas.
AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON is presented in association with the Museum of Modern Art’s Silver Anniversary screening of MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, the groundbreaking behind-the-scenes documentary of the BLOND AMBITION TOUR, onWednesday, August 24 (tickets available for MoMA Film Plus members). Simultaneously and in coordination with the film’s revival, Metrograph will present MADONNA: A BODY OF WORK, a retrospective of the superstar’s most iconic film roles starting Friday, August 26.
- $10Member Rate
- $20General Admission
About Vincent PatersonAs a director and choreographer, Vincent Paterson created many iconic works for Madonna and Michael Jackson, including Madonna’s 1990 BLOND AMBITION TOUR (on which the film TRUTH OR DARE is based), her unforgettable Marie Antoinette VOGUE performance for the MTV VMAs, and the choreography for her videos VOGUE and EXPRESS YOURSELF. For Michael Jackson, with whom he worked for over 15 years, Vincent created the BAD TOUR (1987-89), SMOOTH CRIMINAL and BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR, and multiple other Jackson music videos and live performances, from the Grammys to the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Paterson’s film work includes direction and choreography for the musical sequences in Lars Von Trier’s film DANCER IN THE DARK (2000), winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Paterson also choreographed THE BIRDCAGE and CLOSER for director Mike Nichols, EVITA for director Alan Parker, HOOK for Steven Spielberg, and the TNT Telefilm, IN SEARCH OF DR. SEUSS, which received seven Emmy nominations. Paterson’s extensive theatre and opera credits include Hal Prince’s KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (for which he received a 1993 Tony nomination for Best Choreography), London’s West End production of LENNY for director Sir Peter Hall, LA Opera’s GRAND DUCHESS for director Garry Marshall, Berlin’s first original production of the musical CABARET at Bar Jeder-Vernunft, and EVITA for Vienna’s Ronacher Theater. Paterson’s direction of the play GANGSTA LOVE earned him a Los Angeles Drama-Logue award for Outstanding Director. He directed Prague’s National BlackLight Theater in a stunning version of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, and is the director, writer, and co-choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s, VIVA! ELVIS in Las Vegas, which ran over 1,000 performances. Vincent directed the critically acclaimed opera MANON with soprano Anna Netrebko, conducted by Placido Domingo. Working with DarkLight Productions, Paterson has directed and choreographed over 150 commercials. He has directed two benefits for AIDS Project Los Angeles, featuring performers Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Logins, Nathalie Cole, Billy Joel, Elton John, Patty Austin, Sarah Brightman, Wynona Judd, Eddie Van Halen, and Sheila E. Paterson has worked with an extraordinary list of musicians, including: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Lee Ann Rimes, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie, David Lee Roth, Slash, and Whitney Houston. To learn more, visit vincentpaterson.com.
About Dance Films AssociationDance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera. Currently, DFA is actively seeking to broaden its audience via new media initiatives and membership drives, to support cutting edge approaches to dance documentation, and to expand partnerships with schools, arts partners, media sites, and other institutions. Alongside the Dance on Camera Festival, DFA offers year round programming such as the Dance Film Lab, Dance Films Presents, and Capturing Motion NYC and additionally acts as a Fiscal Sponsor and offers a Production Grant. To learn more about Dance Films Association, visit www.dancefilms.org.
About Joseph A. Berger
Joseph A. Berger is a New York City based film and theater producer and presenter. Berger was the lead producer on John Epperson’s critically acclaimed return to the Off-Broadway stage in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY (2014). Berger co-produced and distributed the feature documentary about punk icon Jay Reatard, titled BETTER THAN SOMETHING (2012). A film presenter for over thirteen years, Berger has worked with nearly every NYC cinema, and has moderated conversations with guests as varied as Stephin Merritt, Menahem Golan, and Jonathan Demme. His monthly film series THE DEUCE is in its fourth year at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn. On August 24th, Berger will host The Museum of Modern Art’s Silver Anniversary screening of MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, with guests Alek Keshishian, Vincent Paterson, and Jose Gutierrez.