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Spring Re-Loaded 1 (8 Parts)

Synopsis
Recordings of contemporary dance performances from the 1994 Spring Loaded season held at The Place, London. The two-camera live mix version does not interpret the work but does capture the spontaneity of live performance.
1 (62 min): Combines of modern techniques including Graham Cunninham, classical ballet and the dances of Polynesia.
2 (59 min): Inspired by the true story of two lovers, a Muslim and a Serb tragically shot while trying to escape Sarajevo.
3 (56 min): Combines juggling with contemporary dance to create a tightly structured and rhythmic dance performance.
4 (64 min): A style which carries ‘a lyric emotional feel unusual in modern male choreographers’.
5 (115 min): ‘Uses non-dance techniques to create theatrical and spiritual metaphors’.
6 (73 min): Combines traditional South Asian narrative dance forms to ‘comment on the role of women in modern South Asian society’.
7 (67 min): Large group works which use unison and canon, ‘a kaleidoscope of varying and repeating movement patterns’.
8 (53 min): ‘Concentrates on the games people play which, as the action develops...take on a more adult perspective, examining deep inner traumas’.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1994
Availability
out of distribution
Documentation
Each tape is accompanied by three essays on contemporary dance, specially commissioned for this initiative: ‘The Video Place: documenting dance on the small screen’ by Anita Bell; ‘Spring Re-loaded’ by Chris de Marigny’ ‘Contemporary Dance in Britain: a brief history’ by John Percival.
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
modern dance

Sections

Title
Mark Baldwin Dance Company
Synopsis
1 (62 min): Combines of modern techniques including Graham Cunninham, classical ballet and the dances of Polynesia.

Title
Earth Fall Dance Company
Synopsis
2 (59 min): Inspired by the true story of two lovers, a Muslim and a Serb tragically shot while trying to escape Sarajevo.

Title
Gandini Juggling Project
Synopsis
3 (56 min): Combines juggling with contemporary dance to create a tightly structured and rhythmic dance performance.

Title
Jeremy James, Jo Chandler and Company
Synopsis
4 (64 min): A style which carries 'a lyric emotional feel unusual in modern male choreographers'.

Title
Motionhouse
Synopsis
5 (115 min): 'Uses non-dance techniques to create theatrical and spiritual metaphors'.

Title
Nina Rajarani
Synopsis
6 (73 min): Combines traditional South Asian narrative dance forms to 'comment on the role of women in modern South Asian society'.

Title
Random Dance
Synopsis
7 (67 min): Large group works which use unison and canon, 'a kaleidoscope of varying and repeating movement patterns'.

Title
Jamie Watton and Fiona Edwards
Synopsis
8 (53 min): 'Concentrates on the games people play which, as the action develops...take on a more adult perspective, examining deep inner traumas'.

Distributor

Name

Place, The

Email
info@theplace.org.uk
Web
http://www.theplace.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7121 1000
Address
17 Duke’s Road
London
WC1H 9PY

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