Class of 2018 UCLA
Class of 2018 UCLA

Education

Margaret Williams has been involved in educational projects since she started her company MJW PRODUCTIONS in the 1980’s.

She has lectured at colleges, given workshops and masterclasses, particularly in the area of dance on screen and music films for television.

MJW’s films CROSS CHANNEL and FLESH AND BLOOD have both been used as set works at GCSE and A Level dance in the UK and continue to be used as valued resources in the teaching of screen-dance.

2019

Margaret teaching two courses LOOKING for the UNSEEN and MAKING DANCE FILMS at UCLA University of California, Los Angeles.

2018

In addition to teaching Video Dance to MFA Dance Students, Margaret designed LOOKING for the UNSEEN, an interdisciplinary course for architecture, climate science, dance, choreography, film, photography, art and design students at UCLA University of California.

2017

Margaret spent the Winter semester teaching Video Dance to MFA Dance Students in the department of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles.

2016

During a Robert Rauschenberg Residency, alongside eleven other artists & poets, Margaret & Victoria Marks made the film CAPTIVA working with dancer Wilfried Souly and local resident Emory Cavin on Captiva Island, Florida.

2015

Margaret was part of the mentorship scheme working with five full-time postgraduate dance students at Bath Spa University, Bath.

2009

FELLOWSHIP Margaret granted a Fellowship by SEDANCE with funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Margaret continues exploring movement of the human body and its interaction with the movie camera.

2008

DANCE4FILM introduced by Jonzi D. Margaret curated dance films from around the world and directed the 76 minute Special, DANCE4FILM. An international co-production between Channel 4 Television, Arts Council England, ABC Television Australia and OzCo.

2005

DANCE4FILM introduced by Jonzi D. Margaret curated dance films from around the world and directed the 90′ Special, DANCE4FILM for Channel 4 Television and Arts Council England.

2004

Greece
5 day workshop Dance on Film and Television at the State School of Dance in Athens.

Denmark
6 day workshop Dance on Film and Television at Statens Teater Skole & Zentropa Studios in Copenhagen.

2003

Finland
Week long workshop Dance on Film and Television in Oulu.

4DANCE Curator of dance films from around the world and director of 2 series for Channel 4 Television. In the second series MJW PRODUCTIONS commissioned 11 new films, 2 of which Margaret directed.

2001-2003

Copenhagen
Chair of the selection committee for Nordic Dance Films. 10 short Dance Films were produced with the generic title MOVING NORTH.

Lillehammer
Adviser to the ‘Nordic Dance for Camera Series’ and gave a seminar during the conference.

London
6 day Masterclass at The Place , for Choreographers – ‘How to make a Dance Film’.

2000

Brighton
Presenter at Arts Council’s Still Moving Conference – Dance on Film.  The State of the Art.

1999

Norway
A week long workshop on ‘ How to make a Dance Film‘ for the Norwegian Film School and Norwegian Senter for the Art of Danse for professional TV Directors, Choreographers and Composers in Oslo.

1998

Italy
A week long workshop on how to make ‘Music and Dance Films and Documentaries’ in Castiglioncello.

1996 – 1998

Wales
A number of workshops and seminars on ‘How to make a Dance Film’ for BBC Wales in Cardiff for professional TV Directors, Composers and Choreographers.

1996 & 1997

Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta Canada.
Two Artist Residences with chorographer Victoria Marks. Time was used to research, develop and make the film MEN.

1994 & 1995

Jacob’s Pillow, Massachusettes, USA 2 Artist Residences with choreographer Victoria Marks where the time was used to develop ideas for Dance Films including the film MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS.

1992 & 1994

TIGHTS CAMERA ACTION! Curator of dance films from around the world and director of 2 series for Channel 4 Television.

London

Margaret has given lectures and seminars on her work at Goldsmiths the Royal College of Art Film School and Kingston University.