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Macaulay, Alastair

Overview
Works: 205 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 672 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Moderator, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: GV1785.B635, 792.82
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Publications about Alastair Macaulay
Publications by Alastair Macaulay
Most widely held works about Alastair Macaulay
 
Most widely held works by Alastair Macaulay
Mark Morris's L'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato : a celebration by Mark Morris( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Matthew Bourne and his Adventures in Motion Pictures by Matthew Bourne( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
In 1987, a small, aspirant dance group with a striking name made its debut on the London fringe. In 1997, Adventures in Motion Pictures made history as the first modern dance company to open a production in London's West End. From this achievement, AMP sailed triumphantly to Broadway - winning three Tony awards - guided by Artistic Director Matthew Bourne. Even before the interception of AMP, Bourne was fascinated by theatre, by characterization, and by the history of dance. In his early works - Spitfire, Town & Country and Deadly Serious - Bourne brought a novel approach to dance. And in his reworkings of the classics of the ballet canon - Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella - Bourne created witty, vivid, poignant productions which earned AMP great acclaim. The detail in which Bourne discusses his work with Alastair Macaulay is unprecedented. The two explore Bourne's upbringing, his training and influences, and his distinctive creative methods. Bourne's notebooks, his sources and his collaboration with dancers all form part of the discussion in this book
Matthew Bourne and his adventures in dance : conversations with Alastair Macaulay by Matthew Bourne( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Matthew Bourne's company Adventures in Motion Pictures broke all dance box-office records in the West End with their 1997 production of Swan Lake. This is the story of how AMP breathed new life into the classical tradition
Some views and reviews of Aston's choreography by Alastair Macaulay( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
conversations with Alastair Macaulay ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Matthew Bourne's company Adventures in Motion Pictures broke all dance box-office records in the West End with their 1997 production of Swan Lake. This is the story of how AMP breathed new life into the classical tradition
With Northern Ballet Theatre at Sadler's Wells by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Interview with Alastair Macaulay Speaking of Dancing Oral History Project by Alastair Macaulay( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic of the New York Times, is interviewed by Brian Seibert. Seibert begins the session by stating that the theme of the interview will be interpretation in dance. Macaulay gives a brief overview of how he became a dance critic and the course of his career in the field, then discusses the differences between theater criticism and dance criticism, using examples of choreographic images from Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty (based on choreography by Marius Petipa) to illustrate the challenges of describing dance. Macaulay speaks about the relationship between music and dance; how he developed critical skills in interpreting dance; Arlene Croce's essay "Swans," and its discussion of how movement creates meaning; and the challenges of reviewing a ballet after viewing it for the first time, using the example of Paul Taylor's Beloved renegade. On the subject of Merce Cunningham, Macaulay discusses Cunningham's ballets Inlets, Duets, and Sounddance. Responding to questions about ambiguity in dance and theater and choreographic works that challenge interpretation, Macaulay speaks about George Balanchine's The four temperaments; the choreography of Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer; and how personal sensibilities are involved in critical judgments. He next discusses how he addresses other types of dance besides ballet and modern dance, including tango and Indian dance; and how much knowledge critics should have of dance or theater works they review, with anecdotes about reviewing plays by Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter. On the subject of the extent to which critics should consider biographical details of choreographers' lives, Macaulay speaks about Frederick Ashton's homosexuality as it relates to his depictions of sexuality in the ballets A month in the country, Romeo and Juliet, Daphnis and Chloe, and La fille mal gardée; and sexuality in the works of Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Cunningham and Mark Morris. He discusses readers' reactions to his writing for the New York Times; how dancers' interpretations change choreographic texts; Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet as performed by Margot Fonteyn, Merle Park, and Lynn Seymour; Suzanne Farrell's musicality and how her performances varied; the performing styles of Violette Verdy, Natalia Makarova, and Lynn Seymour; and the multiple casts in MacMillan's Manon. Finally, Macaulay discusses his changing views of Mark Morris's choreography
Royal Ballet Swan lakes by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Books: Going to the dance, by Arlene Croce by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The author of La sylphide, Adolphe Nourrit, 1802-39 by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The big sleep : the sleeping beauty at its centenary by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Second Stride, second year by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Umbrelladom by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Gender, sexuality, community by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Nouvelles de Londres by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Young Royals by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Why a swan? by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dancing : Grand concerns by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ivor Guest and the enlightenment by Alastair Macaulay( Article )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
2012 DCA Annual Conference ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Selected sessions from day one of the 2012 Dance Critics Association's annual conference. Most of the cassettes begin with announcements by conference organizers. All of the sessions conclude with question-and-answer periods
 
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English (30)
French (1)
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