Forward Motion - a three pack DVD collection of British screen dance films published by British Council

Liz Aggiss

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Forward Motion is a collection of historic, seminal, award winning and ground breaking British screen dance films funded, produced and published by the British Council with South East Dance. The research and development, consultation and curation for this project was made by a steering committee of key UK players that included: Professor Aggiss, Vicky Bloor Head of Screen Dance South East Dance, Steven Brett British Council, Morag Deyes Artistic Director Dance Base, Emma Gladstone Producer Live Screen Sadlers Wells, Cathy Gomez British Council, Nicky Molloy Director Dance4, Mairead Turner Chief Executive South East Dance, Jamie Watton Senior Strategy Officer Arts Council, Marisa Zanotti University of Chichester. Forward Motion comprises a DVD package that includes DVD1 Intros where the genre is introduced and presented by Professor Aggiss. This collection features eleven short screen dance films and artists interviews. Aggiss and (Cowie's) award winning Motion Control and their little known gem Basini, were selected by the steering group for the Intros programme. DVD2 Insights, presented by Dr. Vena Ramphal, is a programme of ten experimental film and which includes artist discussions. DVD3 Artists Choice features high profile British dance makers who select their favourite British dance film. Professor Aggiss was invited by The British Council to present Forward Motion in Singapore(2009) and in 2010 to Damascus Syria, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo South America, Auckland New Zealand, Brisbane, Melbourne Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherBritish Council
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note


  • dance film
  • screen dance
  • choreography for the camera


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