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Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street

Copyright Holder:
Rudy Burckhardt ?

Artists:
Burckhardt, Rudy
Dunn, Douglas

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder
See the record for "New Television, Episode 409 (1988)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 409 of the 1988 season of "New Television."

Scope:
A single 3/4" screening copy of this work exists. Black-and-white photographic prints contain images from the work. See the record for "New Television, Episode 409 (1988)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

This work, which was filmed by Rudy Burckhardt, features the choreography of Douglas Dunn. Named after a collection of dance writings of the same name, "Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street," is "for and from" the dance critic Edwin Denby. The work features street scenes of public life (played forwards and backwards) and scenes of skyscrapers and other architectural landmarks. Dunn and his dancers are seen in rehearsal and, finally, performing the same piece on stage. The work as it appears in Episode 409 is approximately 13 minutes long. Little credit information is provided.

Electronic sounds and music comprise the score by Ron Kuivila.

In the final staging of Dunn's work, the dancers wear colorful tunics by an uncredited designer.



Performers:
Della-Terza, Grazia
Young, Bill
Blankensop, Susan
Frank, Diane
Engler, Paul
Riley, Deborah
Dunn, Douglas

Subjects:
Dance production
Modern dance


Genre:
Dance

See Also:
New Television, Episode 409 (1988)





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