Six choreographers, six directors and eighteen dancers gathered together in Sydney to participate in the 1st National Dance Video Course. Under the direction of BBC Director of Dance, Bob Lockyer, the two week workshop aimed to encourage the exploration ofchoreography specifically for the camera. This programme presents some of the dance experiments that came out of this event.
CHOREOGRAPHERS: Meryl Tankard, Rosetta Cook, Libby Dempster, Russell Dumas, Nanette Hassal, Ruth Osborne, Graeme Watson
DIRECTORS: Tricia Canavan, Phillipe Charluet, Rosalind Gillespie, Anne Greig, Chris Lynch, Michelle Mahrer
DANCERS: Neil Adams, Matthew Bergin, Alison Brazier, Carmela Care, Kate Champion, Chad Courtney, Sean Curham, Guy Detot, Anette Evans, Paige Gordon, Ros Harvey, Michael Hennessy, Jo McKendry, Russel Page, Nick Sabel, Belinda Saltmarsg, Leisa Shelton, Chris Shepherd
Video Dance Lectures Part 1
The relationship between dance and the screen. The viewer is taken on a journey through the world of rehearsals and television studios, when choreographers, dancers and directors come to terms with the formidable aspects of video technology and the process of creating dance for the camera. 55 mins.
Video Dance Lectures Part 2
Explores in greater detail the practical craft of the dance/television director. 25 mins.