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Millar, Marlene

Overview
Works: 33 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 995 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Dance films  Filmed dance  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Biographical films  Short films  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author
Classifications: GV1594, 155.518
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marlene Millar
Byron Chief-Moon : Grey Horse Rider( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolds over the course of a day, marking the progression of time at four key points: sunrise, mid-day, late afternoon, and sundown. Filmed in Southern Alberta on the plains and ancestral grounds of the Blood Reserve, the camera instinctively accentuates dancer-choreographer Byron Chief-Moon's deep connection to the land. The film captures images of nature and the connectiveness with the land, undulating waves of wild grass, the slow passage of clouds, pastoral woodland thicket, and streams. The body as landscape is the central image, where the flesh, bone and muscle become synonymous with the land. Byron Chief-Moon, Grey Horse Rider: Father of three, successful TV actor and artist and proud member of the First Nations two-spirited gay community, Byron Chief-Moon is a fascinating mesh of dynamic personae. But when he dances alone in the forest, the complexity of the real world washes away, and we can see his spiritual self take hold. Interviews combine with mesmerizing footage of his performances to capture the essence of this cutting-edge artist who founded the Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association. By melding the history and art of his Canadian Blackfoot Confederacy tribe with issues of contemporary life, Chief-Moon's work makes profound statements about identity and tradition
Falling( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling, a short dance film presented during the 2010 Winter Olympics is based on the true events of dancer Jeff Hall's journey. A life changing fall left him unable to walk and his subsequent fight to regain his physicality gives us a peek into the emotion and struggle that can bring a man from such an experience
Quarantaine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, directed and produced by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer, written in collaboration with celebrated vocalist, musician and director Charmaine LeBlanc, weaves together dance, song, animation and documentary video. A poetic unveiling of four male dancers at midlife - still vital, powerful and strong - performing unadorned, without masks or shame as they take stock, probe uncertainties about fading youth exploring their hopes, vulnerabilities and regrets. As these celebrated performers shed all inhibitions and confront their past head on, they reveal their need for intimacy and to be understood by their fellow men. The production explores a transformative moment in these men's lives, as their desire to connect, to be comforted and loved takes precedence over all fear
Moments in motion( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven short profiles of Canadian choreographers, each powerful voices from the new generation: Natasha Bakht from Ottawa, Byron Chief-Moon from Lethbridge, Day Helesic from Vancouver, Hinda Essadiqi and Audrey Lehouillier, both from Montreal, Malgorzata Nowacka from Toronto, Sarah Stoker from St. John's. From diverse cultures and backgrounds, these artists are all cultivating new ground, questioning the established codes and redefining the language of choreography. None shy from taking risks. Zeroing in on the creative process, the film presents their distinct worlds through cinéma-vérité and dance for camera sequences. By infiltrating their communities, studios and homes, the camera seizes the essence of their day-to-day worlds. The artists discuss their sources of inspiration, their motivations, preoccupations, methodology, and the message, if any, they wish to convey
Lost Action : Trace (3D)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Action : Trace is an experimental dance film about the revolving cycles of human conflict. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and veteran dance filmmakers Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer commit an urgent act of remembrance inspired by fading legacies of WWI. As much as the film is couched in a war narrative, it is also a moving homage to Pite's mentors and contemporaries, whose lives and short careers are pitted against the fleeting nature of the dance art form. Expressing the notion of the ultimate physical sacrifice, Pite's soldiers echo the universal lament of the dance world. Combining the raw physicality of athletic power with Theodore Ushev's hauntingly distinct artwork, the film resonates universal themes of the shared effects of conflict, loss, and rescue we experience as we cycle infinitely through states of love and war. Inspired by Crystal Pite's internationally-lauded 70-minute dance production, this 4-minute, 3D live action/animation hybrid dance-film is innovating at the crossroads of cinema, animation and dance
Corps fugaces : empreinte (3D)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corps fugaces : empreinte est un film expérimental axé sur la danse et sur la circularité du conflit humain. La célèbre chorégraphe Crystal Pite et les cinéastes chevronnés de la danse Marlene Millar et Philip Szporer font ici resurgir dans l'urgence les souvenirs évanescents de la Première Guerre mondiale. Si la trame narrative du film s'articule autour de la guerre, celui-ci constitue également un touchant hommage aux mentors et aux contemporains de Crystal Pite dont les vies et les brèves carrières se mesurent à la nature éphémère de cette forme d'art qu'est la danse. Les soldats que façonne la chorégraphe incarnent l'ultime sacrifice physique, faisant ainsi écho à la complainte universelle du monde de la danse. En alliant la présence physique brute de la puissance athlétique à l'œuvre particulière et envoûtante de Theodore Ushev, le film s'appuie sur des thèmes universels, à savoir, les effets partagés du conflit, de la perte, mais également du sauvetage. Effets pour le moins familiers, car ne sommes-nous pas condamnés au cycle éternel de l'amour et de la guerre? Inspiré de la production de 70 minutes signée Crystal Pite et acclamée sur la scène internationale, ce film de 4 minutes en 3D dont les images en direct se mêlent à l'animation innove en se situant au carrefour du cinéma, de l'animation et de la danse
Screendance anthology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Screendance Anthology series features many of the film and video projects shown at The International Screendance Festival, presented as part of The American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina (2001-present)"--Container
Raising the bar : the Fresh Voices project( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the Fresh Voices project of the Canada Dance Festival, a creative residency for five choreographers, featuring classes in authentic movement therapy and drawing and discussion sessions. The choreographers and festival director Brian Webb comment on the project and discuss budget difficulties that prevented four of the choreographers from presenting their work at the festival as originally planned. Includes footage from the residency and excerpts of performances by the participants
The greater the weight( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reflection on the moment when one stumbles, whether by accident or on purpose. Sometimes one can recover quickly and get up again ... sometimes it's not that easy
XS stress : teens take control( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three high school students as they reflect on personal frustrations and challenges. Offers insight into the stresses in young people's lives and the coping strategies they've come up with to deal with them
The hunt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intensity of an internal struggle manifests itself externally, as revealed through an intimate, fragmented view of a dancer
Voice of the elders( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories in the oral tradition from Cree and Dene Elders of Northern Saskatchewan
Butte( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic and sensual, Butte unfolds over the course of a day, marking the progression of time at four key points - sunrise, mid-day, late afternoon, and sundown. Filmed on the Blood Reserve in the plains and ancestral grounds of Southern Alberta, the camera instinctively accentuates dancer-choreographer Byron Chief-Moon's deep connection to the land. The film captures images of nature and the connectiveness with the land - undulating waves of wild grass, the slow passage of clouds, pastoral, woodland thicket, and streams. The body as landscape is the central image; where the flesh, bone and muscle become synonymous with the land
Dafeena( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed on location in a crystal mine and an abandoned copper quarry, two dancers clad in gem-coloured silk are captured through prisms of light and through layers of spun glass. The movement of this duet displays recognizable postures and steps from bharatanatyam. This poetic site-specific dance for camera film is adapted from an original work by Natasha Bakht, gives expression to line, colour, light and angles, breaking up the frame in unpredictable and exciting ways. The precise gestures of the choreography are revealed and obscured as the layers of glass shift -- reflecting and refracting the sun as the dancers move through the day perpetually guarding 'dafeena' (the Urdu word for 'buried treasure')"--Publisher's website
A soft place to fall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour saturated, the aesthetic supports the playfulness in the dance as well as the caustic, tender and poignant qualities of the relationship
Standing at the edge, we dance( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Philadanco and its artistic director, Joan Myers Brown
Twitch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental performance video that combines contemporary dance, contortion and acrobatics, Twitch is an ode to overcoming dark energies that lie within; confronting fear and the journey to self-acceptance
Hoop by Marites Carino( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman floats in a black void, swinging through shafts of light, keeping in perpetual motion an incandescent and familiar childhood toy while merging themes of the cosmos, infinity and the cycle of life."--www.maritescarino.com
Dene Honü : stories from the people by Marlene Millar( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron Chief-Moon, le cavalier au cheval gris( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danseur, chorégraphe et comédien, Byron Chief-Moon est fondateur de la Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association. Il est lié à la communauté Blackfoot Confederation, incluse au sein de la communauté Blood Band. La mythologie ancestrale de son peuple et son attachement pour la terre et les siens teintent fortement ses œuvres. Les défis tout comme les combats et les conflits intérieurs auxquels il fait face en tant que membre de la culture autochtone, homosexuel, et père de trois enfants adoptifs, circonscrivent également sa démarche artistique. Le documentaire sonde en parallèle sa façon d'aborder le féminin et le masculin en tant qu'individu considéré dans la culture autochtone comme étant doté d'un double esprit. Contredire les fondements de sa propre culture, ses signes ou ses croyances n'est jamais facile; mais Chief-Moon réussi et c'est ce que le film tend à nous démontrer."--Ciné Fête
 
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English (35)

French (10)