The year was 1919, the locale was Soviet Russia, and the mood was positively revolutionary. Luckily for him, Dziga Vertov was on the right train, filming Soviet Chairman Mikhail Kalinin on a propaganda tour.
As a young filmmaker and theoretician, Vertov was at the forefront of a roaring debate a
Kraftwerk's reclusiveness is notorious. They've turned down all offers to work with big names-- not David Bowie, not Elton John, nor Michael Jackson neither. They've never re-mixed the work of another artist. They hold the reins over production tightly, to the point of self-management. They haven't e
Picture cascading waterfalls of women, bedecked in identical glittering costumes and moving in eerie unison. Picture abstract, kaleidoscopic shots that slowly reveal themselves to be composed of live, dancing bodies -- dancing bodies in pools of water, on rotating stages, in the middle of grandly the
"A movement without motivation is unthinkable," Doris Humphrey wrote in "The Art of Making Dances," and she lived this statement out in her life, career, and dances. At a time when many dance artists were still acting out a balletic obsession with the presentation of limbs, Humphrey cultivated a deep