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Cross Body Ride

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Jeff McMahon

Artist:
McMahon, Jeff

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 510 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 510 of the 1989 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 510 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"A celebration of busy movement performed by male dancers jumping, stretching, bumping, and sliding across Venezuela's beaches." -- WGBH press release

In this duet, two men perform spirited partnering phrases against an oceanside background. Repeatedly, the two are seen lying together in a thin bed, lending an air of eroticism to the work. Black-and-white sequences and still photographs are juxtaposed against the vibrant colors of most of the piece. The work is just over 12 minutes in length.

The score by Charles Nieland features rhythmic electronic music, which incorporates a sound like the crashing of a wave, emphasizing the ocean setting.

The performers sport colorful summer clothing with primary colors of red and yellow.



Director:
McMahon, Jeff

Editor:
McMahon, Jeff

Performers:
Zambrano, David
Fleming, Donald

Subjects:
Modern dance


Genre:
Dance

See Also:
New Television, Episode 510 (1989)





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