Truth Or Dare Special – MadonnaTribe meets Vince Paterson
MadonnaTribe keeps on celebrating the 20th anniversary of Truth Or Dare this week indulging in memories!
We had the chance to chat with Blond Ambition Tour choreographer and director Vince Paterson about the film.
MadonnaTribe meets Vince Paterson
• MadonnaTribe: Hi Vincent and welcome to MadonnaTribe. Truth or Dare turns 20 this year.
When is the last time you watched the movie?
Vince Paterson: I last watched the movie about six months ago…
• MadonnaTribe: Do you still enjoy watching it today?
Vince Paterson: I especially enjoy the parts relating to the Blond Ambition Tour.
• MadonnaTribe: When you watch the movie do you feel like it all seems like done
yesterday or do you feel the 20 years that have passed?
Vince Paterson: I feel both. I feel the work we created for the show was groundbreaking and most of it still holds up today. It is inventive, exciting and non stop energy. It surprises me that there are only a few moments that feel a little dated. Not many.
• MadonnaTribe: If you had to pick up the best number from the show, what it would be?
Vince Paterson: I love the “Like A Prayer” section. I also like the encore of “Keep It Together”.
• MadonnaTribe: And what about the best scenes from the movie?
Vince Paterson: The scenes that illustrate the playfulness of Madonna and her interaction with the cast are the scenes I like the most.
• MadonnaTribe: Describe Truth Or Dare in one word
Vince Paterson: Daring!
• MadonnaTribe: As the show director and choreographer you certainly had a different view on the fact you had a film crew filming all the time. Do you remember how was it and did you collaborate with Alec Keshishian as well?
Vince Paterson: My many years working with Madonna (and Michael Jackson) were inundated with film crews, so after a while, you learned to just ignore the cameras and do your work. I did not collaborate with Alec, actually. In fact, I had made the decision to not appear in the film, except for one brief moment in japan.
• MadonnaTribe: As every Madonna tour show, there are changes going on from the initial concept to the final production. Do you remember of a particular song or number you worked on and that didn’t make the setlist?
Vince Paterson: No, I worked with Madonna to create a songlist and show order and all of those numbers remained in the Blond Ambition show itself, though not all of the show is in the movie.
• MadonnaTribe: What is your fondest Madonna memory?
Vince Paterson: Madonna was always inspirational, intelligent, hard working, exciting, super energetic, creative and fun. I loved all of our collaborations whether on the tour, in videos, other live productions or film. One of my fondest memories is that on opening night in Houston, Madonna wheeled out a huge birthday cake and sang happy birthday to me, I will never forget that!
• MadonnaTribe: Vincent, Truth or Dare?
Vince Paterson: Go ahead, dare me!