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Michael Blackwood Productions

Works: 217 works in 677 publications in 2 languages and 6,546 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Dance films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn
Classifications: ML419.M65, 781.656
Publication Timeline
Publications about Michael Blackwood Productions
Publications by Michael Blackwood Productions
Most widely held works by Michael Blackwood Productions
Thelonious Monk straight no chaser by Thelonious Monk( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 473 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( visu )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 229 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
Deconstructivist architects ( visu )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
The narrator and various architects talk about deconstructivism
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and excerpts from dance performances
Reclaiming the body feminist art in America ( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 128 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
Tadao Ando by Tadao Andō( visu )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 123 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
A composer's notes Philip Glass and the making of an opera ( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 121 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
Mies by Michael Blackwood( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 103 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
Making dances seven post-modern choreographers ( visu )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 102 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
Louis Kahn silence and light by Louis I Kahn( visu )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 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
Sally Gross a life in dance ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Sally Gross demonstrates movement and improvisation techniques
Japan three generations of avant-garde architects by Kenneth Frampton( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Profiles some of Japan's most innovative architects. Includes interviews and extensive architectural photograhy
Beyond Utopia changing attitudes in American architecture ( visu )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 95 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
Yoshiko Chuma a page out of order ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 92 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
Musical outsiders an American legacy : Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley ( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 86 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
The American Ballet Company Eliot Feld, artistic director ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 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
Frank Gehry by Michael Blackwood( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 84 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
A day with Zaha Hadid ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Shows architect Zaha Hadid discussing her current work while taking the camera through her retrospective exhibition "Zaha Hadid has arrived" at Vienna's MAK, a museum for design and contemporary art. Features a sculptural work entitled Ice storm that was created especially for the exhibition
New York composers searching for a new music ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 83 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
Streb pop action ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 82 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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