Merce: A Composite Portrait

Notes

Friends, colleagues and admirers contribute to the special edition of the Dance Theatre Journal, on the occasion of Cunningham's 21st anniversary visit (Sadler's Wells). 

Artist / Author various
Publisher Laban
Reference A0783
Date 1985
Journal Dance Theatre Journal
Journal date Summer 1985
Journal page 6-7
Type Article

Keywords

Similar items

Foreign Maids and Beauty Queens: Filipina labour and amateur performance in Hong Kong

Artist/Author: Jimena Ortuzar | Reference: A0899 | ISBN: 1352-8165 | Type: Article

On Filipina labour and amateur performance in Hong Kong.

Performance Research On Amateurs pg 81-87, Volume 25. No 1 January/ February 2020.

Falling through dance and life

Artist/Author: Emilyn Claid | Reference: P4189 | ISBN: 978-1-3500-7571-9 | Type: Publication

This is a book about falling as a means of reconfiguring our relationship with living and dying. Dancer, choreographer, educator and therapist Emilyn Claid draws inspiration from her personal and professional experiences to explore alternative approaches to being present in the world.

Moving-Writing

Artist/Author: Toine Horvers | Reference: P4186 | ISBN: 9789083003849

‘The book, that started four years ago as a possible form in which my ephemeral works could live on, gradually developed into an intensive writing project about movement and the imaginative power of language.’ Toine Horvers

It Takes Place When it Doesn't: On Dance and Performance Since 1989

Editor: Martina Hochmuth, Krassimira Kruschkova, Georg Schollhammer | Reference: P4182 | ISBN: 3-86588-255-2 | Type: Publication

On dance and performance since 1989 follows the congress of Tanzquartier Wien to which we had invited participants from all over Europe to talk about new geographies and artistic workforms and workspaces in the fields of dance and performance, about the widely interweaved and cross-referencing, often indistinguishable and multiply coded cultural figures of production, reception and reflection.

This Container 08

Editor: Chloe Chignell, Maia Means, Stefan Govaart | Reference: P4178 | Type: Publication

Bringing together thirty authors variously invested in dance, performance and/or choreography; This Container is a zine for texts produced through and alongside dance, performance and choreography.

 

The Stuart Brisley Interviews: Performance and its Afterlives

Artist/Author: Stuart Brisley, Gilane Tawadros | Reference: P4174 | ISBN: 978 1 912570 0 96 | Type: Publication

This series of interviews, held by curator and writer Gilane Tawadros are focussed entirely on Stuart Brisley’s practice and directed by him. The artist’s narration of his practice demonstrates an unswerving resistance to controlling the narrative or fixing the meaning of his works.

The Natural Body in Somatics Dance Training

Artist/Author: Doran George | Editor: Susan Leigh Foster | Reference: P4172 | ISBN: 978-0197538746 | Type: Publication

One of the first books to examine Somatics in detail and to analyse how and what it teaches in the dance studio, The Natural Body in Somatics Dance Training considers how dancers discover and assimilate new ways of moving and also larger cultural values associated with those movements.

Challenging Archives: An encounter with Franco B

Artist/Author: Maddy Costa, Mary Paterson | Reference: P4163 | ISBN: 978-1-5272-5756-6 | Type: Publication

This book was produced as part of ‘Challenging Archives’, at. the University of Bristol Theatre Collection: a Wellcome funded project to catalogue and conserve the archive of the artist Franco B. Maddy Costa and Mary Paterson were writers in residence for the project from 2018-2020.

Mishandled Archive

Artist/Author: Tara Fatehi Irani | Reference: P4162 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-9-5 | Type: Publication

Mishandled Archive offers a way of imagining, creating and disseminating an archive.

Stefanie Knobel: Writing the body with the body (2 volumes)

Artist/Author: Stefanie Knobel | Reference: P4137 | ISBN: 978-3-03746-244-7 | Type: Publication

“Writing the body with the body” consists of fragments taken from performance texts by Stefanie Knobel, which are juxtaposed with a series of pictures created for this volume

Kindly donated for the Swiss live Art Study Room Guide.

 

SWAGGA: A Study on Camera

Artist/Author: Project O, Alexandrina Hemsley, Jamila Johnson-Small, Charlotte Cooper, Kay Hyatt, Katarzyna Perlak | Digital Reference: EF5389 | Type: Digital File

In 2014 Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) began working with Charlotte Cooper and Kay Hyatt on a show called SWAGGA. The work is rooted in dance and draws on other performance traditions, including a live soundtrack by Trash Kit and original compositions by Verity Susman. This collaboration was remarkable because it featured untrained dancers with the kinds of political bodies – fat, queer, older – that are rarely treated as creative, expressive or worthy choreographic subjects. Over two years SWAGGA was refined and performed for audiences around the country. Katarzyna Perlak documented the process and in 2016 created SWAGGA: A Study On Camera, a creative response to the live performance. The result is an extravaganza of mess, antisocial emotions and intersectional feminist sensibility.

SWAGGA: A Study On Camera was first screened by the Live Art Development Agency in 2018 as part of the LADA Screens programme, a series of online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short videos, films and archival footage.