Climbers (TEFC)

Australia, 1980

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A visually dramatic film which can be used to promote discussion and interest in the art of dance, dance interpretation, choreography and communication. ‘Climbers’ presents an allegory in contemporary dance of the international struggle for women’s liberation, the theme being drawn from the Japanese Women’s ascent of Mount Everest in 1975. An excellent example of contemporary dance in Australia in the 1980’s - Margaret Barr was a significant figure (as a choreographer) of this period and earlier. Film direction by Rosalind Gillespie shows original approach.



Rosalind Gillespie

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Australian Film Commission

Silver Films







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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Japan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Japan

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Japan

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Mountaineering

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports for women - History

Music & Performing Arts → Barr, Margaret, 1904-1991

Music & Performing Arts → Choreography

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Modern dance

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

People → Barr, Margaret, 1904-1991

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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