The Last Guru

By: Paul W. Jackson

Catalogue Number: AT7-N42F

The Last Guru

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Dance Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781852731625
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Author's Biography

Paul Jackson trained in both music and dance and has worked in both subjects internationally. He is a past the Chair of the Standing Conference for Dance in Higher Education, the umbrella organisation for British university dance departments. From 1997-2002 he was head of music at Northumbria University where he also founded both dance degrees having worked previously at the Arts Educational Schools, Islington Arts Factory, Central School of Ballet, and at Walter Nicks's school the CFPD in Poitiers, France. In the 80s he was a member of the education teams of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Extemporary Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company. He has written extensively on dance and music and in 1997 was awarded the Chris de Marigny Dance Writers Award. He is the leading authority on the music of Sir Malcolm Arnold and is the author of The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Brilliant and the Dark published by Ashgate Publishing in 2003. This was the basis for Tony Palmer's film commissioned by The South Bank Show; Towards the unknown region: Sir Malcolm Arnold a story of survival. He is currently Principal Lecturer in Choreography and Dance at the University of Winchester, England.

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