Video Archive | Dance (6)

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Gottardi discusses the Command Post of Agriculture in Menocal, outside of Havana, in which prefabricated elements are deployed...
Mehmet Sander
Mehmet Sander begins the lecture by stating that of all the arts, architecture is the most relevant to dance. For Sander, dance...
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Sander discusses dance as a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander talks about his background and how he...
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Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance....
Bella Lewitzky Dance A Motion Space Time Art Form
Bella Lewitzky explains one aspect of her interest in architecture coming from her marriage to the architect Newell Taylor...
Bella Lewitzky Dance A Motion Space Time Art...
Alberto Bertolli introduces Bella Lewitzky. Lewitzky explains one aspect of her interest in architecture coming from her marriage...

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June 18, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Gottardi discusses the Command Post of Agriculture in Menocal, outside of Havana, in which prefabricated elements are deployed organically. Gottardi describes the Theater Stage for Contemporary Dance, stressing the distinction between architectural space and stage space.


Mehmet Sander

March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

Mehmet Sander begins the lecture by stating that of all the arts, architecture is the most relevant to dance. For Sander, dance is a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander discusses his manifesto on dance and plays two videos of works from the 1980s. Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances, emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance.

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Sander presents two videos. The first, from 1986, features performers uses plywood to change their space. In the second,...
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March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

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Sander discusses dance as a combination of space, time, human movement and gravity. Sander talks about his background and how he became a choreographer. Sander presents a manifesto on dance. Some of his principles include dance being task oriented and gravity being the main initiator Sander explains why he doesn’t use music in his choreographies and discusses the questions he asks himself in order to evolve as a choreographer.


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March 2, 1994 | Video Lecturer:

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Sander and dancers from his company perform four dances emphasizing athleticism, strength, speed and endurance. First, Sander performs a nude solo piece “18.” Next, four dancers perform “Summation of Forces.” In the third, “Initiation of movement,” five dancers work in a 15 x 15 foot square mat. Sander performs by himself the last dance, “Single Space,” in which he moves inside an standing square. Sander recalls that in this piece he choreographs the space and that his body is just a site.


Bella Lewitzky Dance A Motion Space Time Art Form

March 9, 1988 | Video Lecturer:
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Bella Lewitzky explains one aspect of her interest in architecture coming from her marriage to the architect Newell Taylor Reynolds. Lewitzky also discusses her interest in the Bauhaus and especially Oskar Schlemmer. She describes dance as communication, and identifies different types of dance. She stresses the role of Isadora Duncan as the revolutionary creator of modern dance. As Lewitzky talks about the topic of time, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations. The demonstrate duration, pulse, tempo and rhythm. To conclude the topic of time the dancers perform Lewitzky’s newest dance, “Impressions No. 2 (Vincent van Gogh)”. As Lewitzky talks about the topic of space, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations of rectilinear space, curvilinear floor and above floor patterns, and horizontal, vertical and diagonal planes. The dancers perform Lewitzky’s dance “Changes and Choices.” After the demonstrations and performances there is a 25-minute session of questions and answers.

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As Bella Lewitzky talks about the topic of space, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations of rectilinear space,...
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As Bella Lewitzky talks about the topic of time, dancers from her company improvise demonstrations. The demonstrate duration,...
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After the demonstrations and performances there is a 25-minute question and answer session. Lewitzky describes her ideal theater...

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Alberto Bertolli introduces Bella Lewitzky. Lewitzky explains one aspect of her interest in architecture coming from her marriage to the architect Newell Taylor Reynolds. Lewitzky also discusses her interest in the Bauhaus and especially Oskar Schlemmer. She describes dance as communication, and identifies different types of dance. She stresses the role of Isadora Duncan as the revolutionary creator of modern dance.