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Paterson collaborated with Michael Jackson and Madonna on various projects, including directing and choreographing Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour, the centerpiece for the documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare. He created Madonna's "Marie Antoinette/Vogue" performance for the MTV Awards. He also directed and choreographed Jackson's "Bad" tour as well as conceiving and choreographing Smooth Criminal and other Jackson music videos and live performances. He also directed the music video for Jackson's hit "Blood on the Dance Floor".
Paterson directed (with one hundred cameras) and choreographed the musical sequences in Lars Von Trier's film Dancer in the Dark, which was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He has choreographed several films, including The Birdcage, Closer for director Mike Nichols and Evita for Alan Parker. Threnody, his dance-film reflection on September 11, won the Gold Jury Award at the Houston World Film Festival. He choreographed London's West End production