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Michael Blackwood Productions

Works: 175 works in 597 publications in 2 languages and 5,182 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Dance films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
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 Charlotte Zwerin( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 464 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 )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 229 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
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( visu )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and dance excerpts
Deconstructivist architects ( visu )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The narrator and various architects talk about deconstructivism
Reclaiming the body feminist art in America ( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 133 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."
A composer's notes Philip Glass and the making of an opera ( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 114 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
Louis Kahn silence and light by Louis I Kahn( visu )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Louis Kahn discusses his work; other architects comment on him and his architecture, which is seen as transcending trend and style, and which focuses on light and timeless qualities
Mies by Michael Blackwood( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A critical portrait of the architect, commemorating the centennial of his birth in 1886
Japan three generations of avant-garde architects ( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Profiles some of Japan's most innovative architects. Includes interviews and extensive architectural photograhy
Tadao Ando by Tadao Andō( visu )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 98 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
Streb pop action ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 97 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
Making dances seven post-modern choreographers by Michael Blackwood( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 94 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
Beyond Utopia changing attitudes in American architecture ( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 88 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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 85 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
A day with Zaha Hadid ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Zaha Hadid discusses 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
Sally Gross a life in dance ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Sally Gross demonstrates movement and improvisation techniques
Frank Gehry an architecture of joy ( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
This film is about Gehry's work of the 1990s: his breakthroughs in architecture and the extraordinary flowering of his work during this decade. It gives insight into Gehry's approach to his architecture through visits with him to some of his key works: The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the primary example of his use of the Dassault computer program; the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, which he designed before Bilbao and without the help of computers; the Vitra Museum at Weil am Rhein, his first European commission; the Energy Center at Bad Oeynhausen, a technical and cultural center; and finally, the DG Bank Conference Center at Berlin's historic Paris Square, a controversial building which Gehry himself thinks may be one of his best works, and whose construction we follow throughout the film
Frank Gehry by Michael Blackwood( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 77 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
Yoshiko Chuma a page out of order ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 75 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
Richard Meier by Michael Blackwood( visu )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Richard Meier speaks about his buildings and his philosophy of architecture
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