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NG83: When We Were B Boys - The 1980's Explosion of Breakdancing in the U.K.
Five former breakdancers reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant U.K. hip hop scene of the early 1980s, and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life in inner city housing estates. As the wild…
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Dance for Camera 2 - Seven Dance Films from Around the World
From a Butoh-inspired portrait of a demented aristocrat, to a sensual bedroom metamorphosis, to an intimate moment interrupted by a burst water pipe, this latest collection of award-winning dance films from around the world will "bewitch, bedazzle and bewilder." (Deirdre…
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Dance for Camera - Six Dance Films from Around the World
Dance for Camera presents six films that are among the most outstanding examples of a new film genre that merges dance and film. Selected from festivals in Europe and North America, and winners of over 17 international awards, these films…
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Martha Graham Dance Company
Described by The Washington Post as "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe", this groundbreaking and celebrated company is embracing a new vision that showcases masterpieces by Martha Graham, her peers and their successors as well as newly…
Mathinna
Inspired by a girl's journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the history of an Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional life, adopted into western colonial society to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage. Mathinna became the…
2 videos
Patyegarang
Choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Patyegarang was first presented as part of Bangarra's 25th anniversary in 2014. As the colonial fleet arrived on Eora country in the late 18th Century, a young Aboriginal girl, Patyegarang, befriended the colony's timekeeper,…
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Terrain
The timeless wonder and spiritual resonance of Lake Eyre. Described as a hymn to country, Terrain transports us to Lake Eyre the place of Australia's inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Bangarra explores the…
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Dance Theatre of Harlem
The "Dance Theatre of Harlem's" birthplace was in a disused garage in Harlem, a black district of New York. Arthur Mitchell, the founder who still acts as its artistic director, set up the ballet school with the aim of giving…
3 videos
Alvin Ailey - An Evening With The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
In this brilliant studio recording, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country's boldest and most exciting dance company, brings its distinctive style home to you - dazzling, brash and dynamic, yet graceful and poetic. Divining was Judith Jamison's first…
The World Around Us - Walkabout to Hollywood
BBC
Documentary on Gulpilil, Australian Aboriginal actor, dancer and musician. Gulpilil is working to bridge the gap between the tribal Aboriginal and Western worlds. He divides his time between a traditional tribal lifestyle and his artistic work, which has included major…
Returning Home
The body is our home, as is the larger body of the earth. When these two bodies move in harmony, a dance unfolds. Both are made whole. RETURNING HOME is a breathtaking and groundbreaking dance documentary in which 80-something Anna…
Ghostlight
This film portrait of modern dance legend Martha Graham examines the creative process, as well as important events in Martha's pioneering career. Plays thematically with time and memory, using the actual words of Martha Graham who emerges as a passionate,…
Martha Graham: Dance on Film
One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated…
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Dancing Dreams
Two years ago, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For 10 months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and…
New York Dance: States of Performance
Since the beginning of the 1990s, the canvas of dance and choreography has shifted to encompass a multitude of meanings, but it always starts with one brave artistic voice and a calling - to bring a world, born from nothing,…
Streb: Pop Action
A day spent with Elizabeth Streb reveals the extraordinary possibilities of dance. The dancers almost continually bounce, jump, fly; rarely do they have their feet on the ground. For Streb, action is the message. "The sound of bodies on impact…
Butoh: Body on the Edge of Crisis
Although Butoh is often viewed as Japan's equivalent of modern dance, in actuality it has little to do with the rational principles of modernism. Butoh is a theater of improvisation which places the personal experiences of the dancer on center-stage.…
Retracing Steps: American Dance since Postmodernism
The 1960s and '70s saw an analytic exploration of pure dance by the first generation of post-modern choreographers, such as Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, David Gordon, and Lucinda Childs. In the 1980s, a new choreographic impulse burst through…
Making Dances: 7 Postmodern Choreographers
Made in 1980, this film explores the contemporary dance scene through the work of seven New York-based choreographers. They discuss the nature of dance and the evolution of their own work. Filmed at rehearsals, performances, and during interviews, the film…
Ulrich Kahlert (Ulrich Le Snob) & Gerard Vaughan (NGV Gallery)
Part of the Series: Masters of Art
Ulrich Kahlert (Ulrich Le Snob) Glisssssendo S.N.O.B.: Service Nettoyage des Oreilles Bouches (Blocked Ear Cleaning Service) The astonishing gliding orchestra from Europe. They move swiftly and silently, morphing as if by magic into transfixing choreographed routines. And all as they…