Ozfrank Theatre Films


Graeme Watson Archival Project

Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher Graeme Watson is the artist of focus in Ozfrank Theatre Film’s exciting Archival Dance Project.

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Creating oral and visual legacy, the documentary films being produced by Ozfrank Theatre Film look at leading figures in modern dance development within Australia. These films will be educational, fascinating, historical and archival. A legacy to Australia.

Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher Graeme Watson is the artist of focus in Ozfrank Theatre Film’s exciting Archival Dance Project.

Ozfrank Theatre Film is seeking Sponsors and Donors…that is you……to bring this exciting Project to Australia and the World. We need $10,000 to make this happen fully and stylishly.

Your financial help will be bring to completion this excellent new initiative which will bring life, again, to those Australian dance luminaries who have shaped the vibrant dance legacy that we all enjoy today.

The Project has been started. It is intended that the documentary will be completed by September 30, 2020.

Ozfrank principals, John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll, and Executive Producer, Graeme W Brown, are seeking funds to complete and distribute this special documentary on choreographer Graeme Watson.

Funds are needed to repay expenses for travel and accommodation, for research enquiries and follow-throughs, for film editing, filming, studio rental, airfares and travel expenses to and from Sydney, Brisbane, Gosford, Blue Mountains etc., and fees to support the continuing work of Executive Producer Graeme W Brown, Interviewer/Film Editor John Nobbs and Administrator Jacqui Carroll.

Graeme Brown, Project Executive Producer, will be working tirelessly to acquire this essential memorabilia relating to Graeme Watson’s work as much of Graeme’s personal archives were destroyed in the Bundaberg floods!

These films & documents will be a start to put footprints to the history of the Development of contemporary dance in Australia. It has great urgency as some these Artists are in their 70s & 80s. The time is now. In its cultural development these endeavours will bring these luminaries to the focus of every person who has interest in Art of Dance in Australia and beyond.

To date, Ozfrank Theatre Film has invited Graeme to participate in a series of interviews which cover his career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. These interviews, filmed against a green screen, will expand the project by adding visual records to support the interview dialogue, editing of photographic records, videos and reviews are needed to progress this excellent record.

Contact the producers at graemewatsonarchivaroject@gmail.com for further information.

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As a dancer and choreographer Graeme Watson has worked on stage, in film, and on television. He joined the Dance Company (NSW) in 1973 and worked periodically with that company until 1980, by which time it had undergone a name change to Sydney Dance Company.

Graeme’s choreography has spanned many genres and the companies that he has created works for include Australian Dance Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, TasDance, Human Veins Dance Theatre, the Dancers Company, 2 Dance Plus, Expressions Dance Company, the One Extra Company, Meryl Tankard Company, Dance North and the Queensland Ballet.

In March 1974 Watson became the Queensland Modern and Contemporary Dance Company’s guest artistic director and choreographed two works, Something Turbid and Eccentric Foliage, for the Queensland Festival of Arts season. He has also been artistic director of One Extra Company and Dance North, and most recently worked as head of contemporary dance at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association Dance College (NAISDA).

Jacqui Carroll has national and international achievements as a performer, choreographer, producer and director in dance, music, opera, theatre and film.

Jacqui has acclaimed productions with the Australian, WA and Queensland Ballets and was Head of Dance at Adelaide’s Centre for the Performing Arts. She taught dance at the Qld University of Technology, Qld Dance School of Excellence, University of Adelaide, and the West Australian College of Performing Arts.

In 1991, inspired by the training and aesthetic of Japanese theatre director Tadashi Suzuki, Jacqui founded Frank Theatre.

Jacqui returned to ‘big’ dance after an absence of 20 years spent creating more than a score of film and theatre works (most recently the dance theatre, ‘Motel of Memory’; the original musical theatre work, ‘Up Jumped the Devil, based on the music of Nick Cave; and the dance film, ‘Dreams of Nightmares’).


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