WorldCat Identities

Michael Blackwood Productions

Overview
Works: 210 works in 753 publications in 2 languages and 7,282 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biography  History  Biographical films  Exhibition catalogs  Dance films  Conference papers and proceedings  Music videos 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher, Production personnel
Classifications: ML419.M65,
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Michael Blackwood Productions
Thelonious Monk straight no chaser by Charlotte Zwerin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 482 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 )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butoh is a theatre of improvisation which places the personal experiences of the dancer on center stage. A Dionsyian dance of nudity, erotism and sexuality, Butoh's scale of expression ranges from meditative tenderness to excessive grotesqueness. Shot in Japan with the participation of eight Butoh companies. Contains interviews with dancers and choregraphers, namely Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, on the genesis, the nature and the conditions of their art
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and dance excerpts
Frank Gehry architecture in motion by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 168 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 by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator and various architects talk about deconstructivism, a new international design movement that is now challenging post-modernism and transforming modernism
Tadao Ando by Tadao Andō( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese architect Tadao Andō and others comment on his life, work, and philosophy while viewing architectural projects he designed. Discusses the influence of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright on his works. Filmed in Japan
Reclaiming the body feminist art in America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 130 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."
Japan three generations of avant-garde architects by Kenneth Frampton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles some of Japan's most innovative architects. Documents some of the most convincing, modern architecture of our time
Sally Gross a life in dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Gross demonstrates movement and improvisation techniques
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 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary filmed during the writing, composing and rehearsal of the opera Akhnaten by Philip Glass. Also included are portions of Einstein on the beach, Satygraha and Music with changing parts
Yoshiko Chuma a page out of order( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 118 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
The American Ballet Company Eliot Feld, artistic director( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 111 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
Making dances seven post-modern choreographers by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews, rehersal, and performance sequences with seven contemporary choreographers: Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, David Gordon, Douglas Dunn, Kenneth King, Meredith Monk, Sara Rudner
Louis Kahn : silence and light by Louis I Kahn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects comment on Kahn and his architecture. Includes historical footage of Kahn working and speaking about his work
Oswald Mathias Ungers by O. M Ungers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the life and work of German architect O.M. Ungers. Also highlights problems faced by the architect while completing a project, using Ungers work on Deutsches Architekturmuseum as an example
Mies by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical portrait of the architect, commemorating the centennial of his birth in 1886. Recently rediscovered, rare film footage allows Mies to explain his philosophy and approach to design. Revisits sites of Mies most innovative work including the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Chicago, the first campus designed entirely by one person since Jefferson's University of Virginia, and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, his last work and perhaps greatest accomplishment in the use of the clear span design
The state of architecture at the beginning of the 21st century( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a two part documentary, held March 2003, some of the greatest minds in architecture assemble to discuss the direction of architectural practices
Education of an architect voices from the Cooper Union( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural students at Cooper Union explain the thought processes that went into their creations
6 European architects by Kenneth Frampton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program on modernism in architecture. Includes interviews with six European architects
Streb pop action( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 91 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.29 for Thelonious ... to 0.50 for A composer ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Languages
English (191)

Japanese (15)