La Danse Libre de Malkovsky
Born in Czechoslovakia, Francois Malkovsky (1889 - 1982) discovered France in 1910. In 1912 he met Raymond and Isadora Duncan. These contacts deeply influenced his approach of an art of movement. Malkovsky observed and analysed movements of animal life and nature. These were the basis for his own movement vocabulary.Through his technique and his dances Malkovsky aimed for a free body, a "danse libre", a free dance.

From 1959 to 1970, Suzanne Bodak was one of Malkovsky’s students in its Parisian studio. Twenty years ago, she decided to pass on this heritage.
The choreographic studies created by Malkovsky's between 1922 and 1936 give an insight to the historical dance context and highlight the aesthetics and ethics underlying Malkovsky's research.

From 1997 to 2000, Suzanne Bodak was helped in this project by Karin Hermes-Sunke, who transcribed in dance notation exercices of Malkovsky’s key movements and 10 choreographies, according to Suzanne Bodak’s remembrance and interpretations. These notations were published in the book: "Memoire vive d’un heritage, la Danse Libre de Francois Malkovsky", (also available in its english version : Living heritage, Malkovsky’s Free Dance). To complete and enrich this book, Suzanne Bodak worked on a DVD project, with aims at presenting Malkovsky’s exercices and dances. The film sequences were shot in october 2004 with two professional dancers trained in dance notation : Emmanuelle Carabin and Philippe Reinaldos, who learned first the dances by oral transmission.

This DVD includes a lot of different stuff : a short documentary about Malkvosky, some archives stuff, a making-off, interview with the dancers and dvd maker, the dance's notation of Malkovsky and the largest part of the dvd is dedicated to choregraphy of Malkvosky, with some exercices.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 7.00 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Deutsch
Genre: Documentary

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