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Michael Blackwood Productions

Works: 220 works in 693 publications in 2 languages and 6,931 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Dance films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: ML419.M65, 781.656
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Blackwood Productions
Thelonious Monk straight no chaser by Thelonious Monk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide-ranging documentary that aims to put Monk's status into context and perspective. It blends the history of Monk's early career in Harlem with archival black-and-white footage of the pianist performing his own compositions for Norwegian and French TV
Butoh body on the edge of crisis by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using contemporary footage of leading Butoh performers, this documentary presents the history of the development of butoh dance, interviews the creator of this Japanese modern dance form, Tatsumi Hijikata, and explores the cultural significance of the Butoh dance form in Japan
Frank Gehry by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film captures an important junction in Frank Gehry's life, the quantum leap from small commissions for private clients to large projects for corporations
Deconstructivist architects( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator and various architects talk about deconstructivism
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and excepts from dance performances
A composer's notes Philip Glass and the making of an opera( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary filmed during the writing, composing and rehearsal of "Akhnaten," a new work by a composer who is winning a growing audience despite his avant-garde associations. The film provides a "behind the scenes" look at the creation of a contemporary opera, while following the progress of two very different productions in Germany and Texas. Also included are portions of Einstein on the beach, Satygraha and Music with changing parts
Reclaiming the body feminist art in America( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loosely based on the two-part BAD GIRLS exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, "Reclaiming the body" goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to the history of feminist art. The film spans three generations of artists from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, to give an overview of feminist art from the 1960s to the present."
Tadao Ando by Tadao Andō( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese architect Tadao Ando proposes a new international architecture that he believes can only be conceived by someone Japanese. His architecture mixes dramatic with contemplative spaces in urban complexes, residences and chapels
Sally Gross a life in dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Gross demonstrates movement and improvisation techniques
Yoshiko Chuma a page out of order( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features performance segments from "Not about Romanian Cinema : POONARC", a chapter from Chuma's on-going performance work "A Page Out of Order" which she started in 2001. Inspired by "A Page of Madness", a silent Japanese movie from 1926 by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Chuma sees a connection between the silent cinema and today's performance art. Movement, beautiful and strange images, sounds and verbal fragments are the trademarks of her performance work."--Based on summary from publisher's website
Louis Kahn silence and light by Louis I Kahn( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects comment on Kahn and his architecture. Examines six of his most significant buildings. Includes historical footage of Kahn working and speaking about his work from "Louis Kahn, architect" by Paul Faulkenberg and Hans Namuth ; "The long step forward" produced by Phillips Exeter Academy ; Eye on Art "Signature against the sky", a portrait of Louis I. Kahn, architect, produced by WCAU-TV Philadelphia; Bob Olander, director; Inez Gottlieb and Carl Charlson, producers
Mies by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical portrait of the architect, commemorating the centennial of his birth in 1886
Making dances seven post-modern choreographers by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews, rehearsal, and performance sequences with seven contemporary choreographers: Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Douglas Dunn, Kenneth King, Meredith Monk, Sara Rudner
The American Ballet Company Eliot Feld, artistic director( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cinema verité account of Eliot Feld's early choreography and the founding of his first ensemble, The American Ballet Company. Its first performance took place in Italy at the 1968 Spoleto Festival. Filmed in New York and Spoleto. Dancers are seen rehearsing excerpts from Feld's Meadowlark, Intermezzo, At midnight and Pagan spring. Choreographer Antony Tudor, Administrator Lew Lloyd, critic Clive Barnes, ballet masters Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis, and company pianists Gladys Celeste Mercader and Barbara Malcolm also appear briefly
Japan three generations of avant-garde architects by Kenneth Frampton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles some of Japan's most innovative architects. Documents some of the most convincing, modern architecture of our time
Education of an architect voices from the Cooper Union( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural students at Cooper Union explain the thought processes that went into their creations
New York composers searching for a new music( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six young composers, the heirs to Philip Glass and Steve Reich, are part of a vibrant generation bred from rock music and pop culture. Unlike their predecessors, who see themselves as coming from the classical tradition, they live in an era of permissiveness in which music comes from sources as diverse and unique as world music, Beethoven, and Led Zeppelin. This work was filmed in the composers' studios and at rehearsals and performances. David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet discusses the experience of performing works by these composers
Beyond Utopia changing attitudes in American architecture( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents six American postmodernist architects discussing their style of design, influences on their work, and recent achievements. Focuses on the work of Philip Johnson, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Michael Graves, Frank Gehry, and Peter Eisenman
Musical outsiders an American legacy : Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on three American composers with musical ideas and forms of expression that are outside the classical European mainstream: Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, and Terry Riley. Includes conversations with Harrison and Riley
Streb pop action( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb discusses the principles of and history behind pop action, a dance movement technique designed by her. Much of the discussion centers on how the development of this technique progressed with Streb's own life and career. Footage of dancers employing this technique is interspersed with the discussion
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