Garry Lester, PhD, works in the field of movement-based performance practice and education, with more than 35 years experience as a teacher, choreographer, performer and academic. He is a descendant of the Wonnarua people of the Hunter Valley and has recently worked as Traditional Indigenous Dance project officer for ArtBack NT and as principal writer for the NAISDA Dance College course reaccreditation process. His articles have been published widely in ‘Brolga—an Australian journal about dance’, and his monograph, ‘Regarding Margaret Barr’ is awaiting publication.
Dance historian and scholar, Garry Lester continues his discussion of Margaret Barr's achievements at Dartington Hall in Devon during the 1930s.
Garry offers an excellent appraisal of the dance holdings at the National Film and Sound Archives in Canberra, and reminds us of the value of having dance on film to experience a history of dance.
Dr Garry Lester pays tribute to New Zealand choreographer, dancer and film-maker, Douglas Wright, who has been deeply infuenced by the landscape, geography and culture of the small island nation where he was born and raised.
Dance historian and scholar, Garry Lester introduces us to some of Margaret Barr's achievements at Dartington Hall in Devon during the 1930s. (You can read the second part of this article in Brolga 26.)
New Zealand dancer and choreographer Douglas Wright has been inspirational for many dancers with his innovative approach to both the creative process and to embodying the movement.