New Television Workshop Collection

New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsFrames of Reference



Dance in Open Spaces

Copyright Date:
1979

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Materials Date:
1978-1979

Artists:
Solomons, Gus, Jr.
Concert Dance Company
Wagoner, Dan
Perez, Rudy

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
4 folders

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies of the completed work. Also included are a 1/2" open reel transfer of Maya Deren's "A Study in Choreography for Camera" and a 3/4" with unspecified film transfer. Two folders contain correspondence about the development of the piece and the acquisition of footage to be included and various drafts of the credits. Black-and-white negatives and contact sheets from the production locations exist.

This compilation, which opens with "Frames of Reference" talent Midge Graves in dance class, is a showcase for works created by the Workshop and other filmmakers, showing dancers working out of doors. Film clips featured include Thomas Edison's film of a Maypole dance; Doris Humphrey's "A Hoop and Scarf Dance"; Irma Duncan (an Isadora Duncan disciple) and her dancers in a garden with great columns; an underwater ballerina; Maya Deren's "A Study in Choreography for Camera"; John Butler's "Carmina Burana"; Donald McKayle's "Rainbow Round My Shoulder"; and an Italian television commercial.

Workshop pieces featured include segments of "George's House," "City Motion Space Game," "District 1," and the complete "As Quiet As...."



Director:
Barzyk, Fred

Coproducers:
WGBY, Springfield, Mass.
New Television Workshop, WGBH

Editor:
Mason, Nancy

Funders:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
National Endowment for the Arts
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities

Performer:
Graves, Midge

Subjects:
Modern dance
Natural areas


Genre:
Dance





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