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Michael Blackwood Productions

Works: 223 works in 702 publications in 2 languages and 7,322 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dance films  Filmed performances  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher, Production personnel
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 218 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 166 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 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
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 137 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
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and excerpts from dance performances
Tadao Ando by Tadao Andō( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 134 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
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."--Catalog
Sally Gross a life in dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 119 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 111 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 104 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 )

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
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
Louis Kahn : silence and light by Louis I Kahn( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 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
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
New York composers searching for a new music( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 93 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
Japan three generations of avant-garde architects by Kenneth Frampton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles some of Japan's most innovative architects. Documents some of the most convincing, modern architecture of our time
Colin McPhee the lure of Asian music( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a short background of musician Colin McPhee followed by a description of the Balinese music which changed his life
Gregory Crewdson the aesthetics of repression( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Gregory Crewdson, the leading figure in a photography movement that favors fantasy over realism and is often inspired by the cinema. Shows how Crewdson works on ten new images in as many different elaborate sets
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
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