Digitised videos - dance
Broadcast: 1982 by BBC
First performed in 1977 the Ballet Rambert drama is inspired by the life and work of Frederico Garcia Lorca. Choreographed by Christopher Bruce, conceived by Lindsey Kemp. A sequence is devoted to ‘Blood Wedding’, realised as a puppet play.
South Bank Show: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Broadcast: ITV London on Sun 4 April 2004 (60mins).
A behind the scenes look at one of the most enthralling and extraordinary ballet companies in the US today. Formed over 30 years ago by Arthur Mitchell in a garage in Harlem to, in his words, ‘get young people off the streets’, the company has prospered on the international scene. Includes interviews with dancers, choreographers, and teachers.
Dice life: the random mind of Luke Rhinehart
Broadcast: Saturday, 20 Mar 2004, 18:15 (30 mins).
Luke Rhinehart, author of the novel The Dice Man, teams up with Mick Jones of The Clash to produce words and music for a unique piece of dance inspired by his book. Six sequences, choreographed by Wayne McGregor of the Random Dance Company, reflect the six sides of man, from birth to rebirth, in this lyrical and philosophical journey.