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January 2017 Update
Vincent Dance Theatre
A funny and moving show about women’s attempts to have it all, Motherland explores the many social pressures that women face today. This includes reflections on youth and beauty obsessed culture, victim blaming, slut shaming, the might of motherhood, and the challenge of childlessness.
Charlotte Vincent is the founder and Artistic Director of Vincent Dance Theatre, an international performance ensemble that challenges conventional values in dance and gender politics.. The Observer described her as ‘One of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today. Contemporary dance fans should beat a path to her door.’
- Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre
Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre was released in 2013 by Michael Craig and Copernicus Films. Vakhtangov was one of the foremost directors of the Russian theatre in the early twentieth century. Talented and enigmatic, his great achievement was the synthesis of Stanislavsky's theories of acting and realism and Meyerhold's studied theatricality. This film by Michael Craig is the third in the series about Russian theatre in the early 20th century.
An event held at the Stanislavsky Center about the life of Vakhtangov, moderated by a panel of scholars.
Michael Craig is a director and producer of independent films and lives and works in Moscow. He founded Copernicus Films.
Over five years, Katrina McPherson filmed renowned improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across Europe, culminating in a performance at the Universal Hall Arts Centre in July 2010. Force of Nature combines specially filmed performance, documentary footage, and in-depth interviews with Kirstie, in which she talks about her life-long practice in improvisation and her passionate belief in the power of dance to bring people together and transform lives.
Award-winning artist, dancer, choreographer, and director Katrina McPherson has been creating screendance for over 20 years. As director and camera-operator, she has collaborated with many different dance artists and companies, both in Scotland and abroad.
- Stanislavski in Practice Volume 2
Stanislavski in Practice - the Film, Part Two: Work on a Role extends and completes the work begun in Part One: Work on the Actor. Nick O’Brien takes a practical approach to the second part of Stanislavski’s system, the actor’s work on a role, with exercises based on those used by Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre.
Maria Kapsali and Dorinda Hulton
Dorinda Hulton and Maria Kapsali’s Yoga and Actor Training (Routledge 2015) is a DVD/booklet that focuses on ways in which the practice of yoga may be applied towards actor training purposes. These workshops are contextualised with a historical overview of the use of yoga in the work of Konstantin Stanislavski, Jerzy Grotowski and Joseph Chaikin.
Dorinda Hulton is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Drama at Exeter University, freelance theatre director and dramaturg. Maria Kapsali is a Lecturer in Physical Performance at the University of Leeds and author of a number of peer reviewed journal articles. She is the curator of the Studio space of the Theatre Dance and Performance Training Blog.