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Michael Blackwood Productions

Overview
Works: 171 works in 765 publications in 2 languages and 8,575 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Concert films  History  Biographical films  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Production personnel, Publisher
Classifications: ML419.M65, 781.65078
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michael Blackwood Productions
Publications by Michael Blackwood Productions
Most widely held works by Michael Blackwood Productions
Thelonious Monk live in '66 by Thelonious Monk Quartet( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 482 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 )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 220 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
The New Modernists: 6 European Architects by Kenneth Frampton( visu )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Nine American architects discuss the challenges of modern architectiure
Retracing steps American dance since postmodernism by Sally Banes( visu )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Explores avant-garde dance in the 1980's through interviews with young choreographers and excerpts from dance performances
A composer's notes Philip Glass and the making of an opera by Philip Glass( visu )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Details the background of Glass's opera Akhnaten as it was produced simultaneously in Germany and the United States. Glass provides ongoing commentary as the viewer is taken from background research in Egypt, to staging and preparation, including discussions with both directors and leads, and to opening nights in Stuttgart and Houston
Tadao Ando by Tadao Andō( visu )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 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
Deconstructivist architects ( visu )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The narrator and various architects talk about deconstructivism
Japan: Three Generations of Avant-Garde Architects by Kenneth Frampton( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Profiles some of Japan's most innovative architects. Includes interviews and extensive architectural photograhy
Sally Gross a life in dance ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Sally Gross demonstrates movement and improvisation techniques
Yoshiko Chuma a page out of order ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 134 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
Reclaiming the body feminist art in America ( visu )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 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."
The American Ballet Company Eliot Feld, artistic director ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 127 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
Oswald Mathias Ungers by O. M Ungers( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and work of British born architect Ralph Erskine, with particular emphasis on development of his unique brand of socially oriented architecture. This tape visits many of the projects, including a student center/library in Sweden, designed by Erskine during his forty year career. Filmed in Sweden, Italy, and the United Kingdom
After modernism : the dilemma of influence ( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
The artists discuss an issue of influence in their art work
Ralph Erskine by Ralph Erskine( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and work of British born architect Ralph Erskine, with particular emphasis on development of his unique brand of socially oriented architecture. This tape visits many of the projects, including a student center/library in Sweden, designed by Erskine during his forty year career. Filmed in Sweden, Italy, and the United Kingdom
Making dances seven post-modern choreographers by Michael Blackwood( visu )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 109 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
Richard Meier in Rome building a church in a city of churches ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Richard Meier speaks about his design and the building of the Jubilee Church outside of Rome. Meier also discusses aspects of the design of other Roman churches
The new modernists-- folds, blobs and boxes : architecture in the digital era ( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Visits the 2001 exhibition Folds, blobs + boxes at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Features architect/designers discussing their approaches to digital architecture with Joseph Rosa, curator of the exhibition. Describes how today's digitally educated designers are continuing to redefine architectural pedagogy and practice, producing forms that can be described as folds and blobs as well as the new digital boxes
Education of an architect voices from the Cooper Union ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Architectural students at Cooper Union explain the thought processes that went into their creations
 
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English (177)
Japanese (16)
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