Barlow, Ellen (1993)

The CNDO transcripts

12 Monographs in e-book form. Average length: 20 pages each.

Over twelve months, through 1991 and 1992, the Center for New Dance Development (CNDO), in Arnhem, The Netherlands, in collaboration with the Arts Documentation Unit, U.K., undertook to interview the contemporary dancers and related artists who were teaching residencies at the Centre during that time. In all, some 36 artists from Europe, the United States and Canada, were asked to describe their work and its current development. The intention was to provide a snap-shot of some of the concerns of a generation of dancers in the early 1990s. From this material, separate monographs by dancers and related artists have been produced. (1993)

Ellen Barlow Jerry Hunt Stephanie Skura
Simone Forti Karen Nelson Nancy Stark Smith
Deborah Hay Lisa Nelson Meg Stuart
K.J.Holmes Lee Saunders Christine Svane

Bautz, Fabian (2001)

Eurhythmics and Jaques-Dalcroze

143 minutes

Fabian Bautz's teaching directly descends from Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. This archive observes Bautz introducing a group of dancers and actors to the subtle demands of rhythmic co-ordination of body, music and mind that is one of the hall-marks of Eurhythmics. The record is intercut with Bautz's own reflections upon Jaques-Dalcroze and the development of the Jaques-Dalcroze method. It ends with a talk on Jaques-Dalcroze given by Bautz in London in the summer of 2000. (2001)

Barbe, Fran (2003)

On Butoh

70 minutes

Fran Barbe teaches performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Trained in Butoh (with Tadashi Endo) and Suzuki acting, she received her doctorate on Buddhist meditation from the University of Kent, UK, in 2012. She performs internationally and in this recording, given with some acting colleagues in 2003, she demonstrates some of the basics of Butoh peformance.



Bogdanov, Gennadi (1999)

Meyerhold's Biomechanics and Rhythm

18 hours. (8 Volumes, each 135 minutes)

There is a growing recognition of Meyerhold as one of this century's leading theatre practitioners. This is an unedited record of a five day workshop, organised by the International Workshop Festival, London, and given by Gennadi Bogdanov, a widely recognised practitioner of Biomechanics who teaches at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow. These eight video archives record Bogdanov teaching the many exercises and perceptions involved in Biomechanics training. His Russian commentary is simultaneously translated into English. (1999)

Bral, Grzegorz (2001)

Grzegorz Bral and Anna Zubrzycka

The actor's co-ordination

135 minutes

Two former long-standing members of the Gardzienice Theatre Association, who have now created their own company "Teatr Piesn Kozla", were invited by Royal Holloway, University of London, to work with post-graduates and others in one of the Theatre Department's new spaces.

This archive (edited by Alison Hodge) records aspects of the training given over a two week period, and focuses particularly upon the principle and practice of co-ordination. It ends with both actors in conversation with Hodge, editor of Twentieth Century Actor Training (Routledge). (2001)

Butcher, Rosemary (1997)

Choreography in Retrospect

180 minutes

Rosemary Butcher has, for many years, been one of the UK's leading contemporary choreographers, acknowledged particularly for her sense of spatial relationships and for her collaboration with other artists. In 1996/97 a retrospective season of her work was held in London and elsewhere. This archive comprises two parts. In the first part, Rosemary Butcher talks of the concerns which inform her work, referring specifically to two choreographies, one early and one recent: Spaces 4 (1988) and Unbroken View (1995). Both choreographies are shown in fill. In the second part, she is seen leading a warm-up and reconstructing an earlier dance: Pause and Loss .1976. (1997)


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