MARGARET MORRIS MOVEMENT

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Subjects:

  • Education
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Dance
  • Educational
  • Instructional

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: MARGARET MORRIS MOVEMENT

Reference number: 6756

Date: 1973

Sponsor: Scottish Film Council, Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Viz in association with Glasgow University Drama Department & Television Service

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30.10 mins

Description: A comprehensive explanation and demonstration of the Margaret Morris movement. Exercises are introduced by Margaret herself.

See also refs. 2398, 2399 and 2400

Credits: produced in association with Glasgow University Drama Department & Television Service 1973

The Dancers Jim Hastie, Ruth Jeayes, Eileen Hart
produced by Viz Ltd for Scottish Film Council, Scottish Arts Council Margaret Morris Movement

Shotlist: title (0.04) Margaret Morris to camera explaining the theory behind her techniques and method. A combination of medical and aesthetic points of view. Three features in the movement 1. breathing based on yoga circular breath, 2. natural movements of the spine. 3. opposition movement, the basis of all athletic movement balancing the right with the left (2.27) Jim Hastie demonstrates same, and breathing technique. Moves his hips from side to side. Lateral movements (4.49) Run & Limber Jim Hastie gvs same (5.12) Walking Exercises gvs same (6.11) Breathing Exercises gvs same (7.19) Opposition Exercises gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (8.37) Balance Exercises gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (10.17) Mobility Exercises - Stretching gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (11.12) Tension and Relaxation Jim and Margaret demonstrate (12.05) Eye Mobility c/u Margaret various exercises using the eyes (13.20) Head Exercises gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (14.00) Arm Exercises gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (14.22) Arm Circling gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (15.00) Pelvic and Thoracic Mobility gvs Jim and Margaret (15.32) Pelvic Turning gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (15.58) Quadriceps Stretching Jim and lady demonstrate (16.40) Side Stretching gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (17.27) Swinging Relaxation gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (18.11) Scissors Jim Hastie demos (18.40) Margaret Morris to camera - having now seen the basic exercises, progressive exercises now follow to show how technique develops (19.01) Run & Fly gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (19.23) Toe Walk and Slow Walk gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (20.06) Posture Walks gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (20.46) Alternate Lung Breathing gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (21.43) Greek Positions gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (22.18) Balance Sequence I gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (22.51) Balance Sequence 2 gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrates (23.56) Arm Exercise gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (24.45) Windmill Exercises gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (25.17) Scissors Jim demonstrates (25.46) Twisting gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (26.16) Strong Exercise gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate 27.09 Oblique Line gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate (28.02) Soft Continuity two ladies demonstrate (28.50) Springing Step Jim demonstrates (29.18) Clap & Bend gvs same, two ladies and Jim demonstrate. Voiceover by Margaret Morris regarding technique, improvisation and dance (29.41) ecs (30.10)