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Title Dance of the Instant [electronic resource] : The New Dance Group 1945-1947 / by Shirley Horrocks.

Published Auckland, NZ : Point of View Productions, 2008.

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 UniM INTERNET video    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (46 min.)
Series Dance in video, volume 2
Summary The New Dance Group played a key role in pioneering modern dance in New Zealand in the 1940s – an inspiring example of a young group without money or institutional support, who succeeded in creating something new in the arts by sheer determination and innovative thinking. Their story (which involves some well-known New Zealanders from theatre and education) reflects the excitement of the immediate post-war years in New Zealand.This important, re-discovered slice of dance history - which grew out of research by Marianne Schultz - is told in rich personal detail by director Shirley Horrocks. The documentary features striking archival footage of the group, lively and engaging interviews with surviving members, re-enactments, and many rare photographs. The group was inspired by Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey, pioneers of modern dance, with whom one of the members (Rona Bailey) had studied in New York. The New Dance Group's performances tackled weighty contemporary themes such as the mechanization of factory work and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2015. (Dance in video, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes In English.
Notes Won 2010 Documentary Edge Film Festival, Best New Zealand Short Documentary. Won 2010 Documentary Edge Film Festival, Best Educational Documentary (NZ). Won 2010 Documentary Edge Film Festival, Best Research (NZ) 2010
Won 2010 Documentary Edge Film Festival, Best New Zealand Short Documentary
Won 2010 Documentary Edge Film Festival, Best Educational Documentary (NZ)
Won 2010 Documentary Edge Film Festival, Best Research (NZ)
Dance of the Instant: The New Dance Group 1945-1947
Other author Horrocks, Shirley. Director. Producer.
Subject New Dance Group (Wellington, N.Z.)
Modern dance -- New Zealand -- Wellington -- History -- 20th century.
Dance companies -- New Zealand.
Documentary films.