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Extemporary Dance Theatre

British modern dance company. It was established in 1976 by students of the London School of Contemporary Dance with G. Powell as director. Under E. Claid (director between 1981 and 1990) ...

Extemporary Dance Theatre

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...Extemporary Dance Theatre British modern dance company. It was established in 1976 by students of the London School of Contemporary Dance with G. Powell as director. Under E. Claid (director between 1981 and 1990 ) it became a successful repertory company performing works by M. Clark , D. Gordon , V. Farber , and others. L. Newson danced with it from 1981 to 1985 . It was disbanded in 1991...

Extemporary Dance Theatre

Extemporary Dance Theatre  

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British modern dance company. It was established in 1976 by students of the London School of Contemporary Dance with G. Powell as director. Under E. Claid (director between 1981 and 1990) it became a ...
Lloyd Newson

Lloyd Newson  

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(b. Albury, NSW, Australia, 2 March 1957)Choreographer. After studying for a degree in psychology, Newson trained at the London Contemporary Dance School. He performed with Extemporary Dance Theatre ...
Fergus Early

Fergus Early  

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(b Worthing, 4 Aug. 1946)British dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the Royal Ballet School and danced with Royal Ballet (1964–8). He was then assistant ballet master and ...
Early, Fergus

Early, Fergus (4 Aug. 1946)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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116 words

... dancer , choreographer , and director . He studied at the Royal Ballet School and danced with Royal Ballet ( 1964–8 ). He was then assistant ballet master and choreographer with Ballet for All, leaving in 1971 to work freelance, including teaching at London School of Contemporary Dance, and in 1976 to become co-founder of the X6 dance collective, a London-based focus of independent dance activity. He choreographed several works during this period including Naples (mus. Paulli , Helsted, and Gade, 1978 for X6, revived 1982 for Extemporary Dance...

Newson, Lloyd

Newson, Lloyd (2 March 1957)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...Lloyd (b. Albury, NSW, Australia , 2 March 1957 ) Choreographer . After studying for a degree in psychology, Newson trained at the London Contemporary Dance School. He performed with Extemporary Dance Theatre ( 1981–5 ) before co-founding DV8 Physical Dance Theatre with Nigel Charnock with their piece My Sex , Our Dance ( 1986 ). Newson's works involve a highly theatrical dance language, integrating often violent dialogue and physically demanding performance, based around the exploration of issues of gender, sexuality and identity. Newson has...

Farber, Viola

Farber, Viola   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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1,108 words

...Dance Company ( 1986–1987 ) in London; and for the Groupe de Ballet of the Conservatoire National Supérieure de la Musique in Lyon ( 1989 ). She taught summer workshops at California State University/Long Beach in 1978 , 1982 , and 1983 , choreographing on the students and performing with her long-time dancing partner (and former husband) Jeff Slayton . She has also choreographed and taught for professional repertory companies, including Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain of Angers ( 1977 ), Ballet-Théâtre Français de Nancy ( 1980 ), London's Extemporary Dance...

Great Britain

Great Britain   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
31,844 words

...and Dance Umbrella seasons, as has that of other innovative choreographers: Lloyd Newson (formerly of Extemporary Dance Theatre and now director-choreographer of DV8), Mark Baldwin, and Laurie Booth. Today, modern dance in Britain competes not only with classical ballet and the more postmodernist approaches to performance, but also with an increasing multicultural awareness. Through groups such as Phoenix and Adzido , black dance is becoming increasingly popular. Also, with performances by several Indian classical dancers in Spring Loaded and Dance...

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