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KEITH BAIN (1926–) grew up in Wauchope on the NSW North Coast and became a schoolteacher, then a dancer with the avant-garde choreographer Gertrud Bodenweiser, before finding his vocation as a movement teacher in Sydney for the New Wave performers of the 1960s. He became an activist in the setting up of national dance institutions and, at the start of the Australia Council during a period of profound change, extended his influence on dance education to Africa, Europe and Japan.

MICHAEL CAMPBELL, a classical dancer, writer, theatre director, for three years director of the Brisbane Writers’ Festival, is a former student of Bain at NIDA and with other alumni has worked with him to capture the master’s work for future generations.

The Principles of Movement
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The Principles of Movement

Edited by Michael Campbell

Keith Bain

From the writings of Keith Bain, Michael Campbell has collated a comprehensive course and reference guide for actors and performers on the principles and practice of one of Australia's great teachers of Movement. In simple language Bain lays out the secrets of self-knowledge that lie behind understanding the body and mind. 'Movement', he says, 'is both how we move and what moves us, Movement is the look in our eyes, the tensions and the tone in our muscles, our breathing, our thinking, our longings and fears. Movement has equal concern for the inner and outer aspects, with each clarifying the other.'

'He had a profound effect on the way I conducted myself physically and in that sense he is with me all the time.'   Richard Roxborough

'His teachings are the foundation of my technique.'  Cate Blanchett

'He is one of the great mentors of my creative life.'  Baz Luhrmann

Currency House | 978-0-98721-146-0 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB