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Video clip of Dances: Remy Charlip

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Dances: Remy Charlip

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (D3) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
3 folders

Copyright Date:
1978

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation and
Remy Charlip (Choreography and Drawings)

Materials Date:
1978-1979

Artist:
Charlip, Remy

Scope:
Includes multiple 2" masters, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and multiple 3/4" and VHS screening copies. A file folder contains program descriptions, drawings used to create the "Dance On A Bed" segment, a press clipping about Charlip, and various postproduction notation. Black-and-white photographic prints include promotional photographs of Charlip, images from the set of the "Glow Worm" segment, and a monitor still from "Meet."

A compilation of works by choreographer Remy Charlip. It was created for the series "Frames of Reference." Each piece is introduced by a computer graphic of one of Charlip's figure drawings. Most of the dances were created for the camera. "Dance in a Bed" was created by the dancer following Charlip's directions to connect a series of his figure drawings. The dance was done on a bed and shot from above.

The works included are as follow:
"Glow Worm": Features Charlip dancing in a studio at WGBH on a set comprised of oversized desk accessories from the Boston Children's Museum.
"Meet": A duet performed by two men out of doors; incorporating still images.
"Dance in a Bed": Shot from overhead; a woman in long dress executes a series of movements on a mattress; the work was reconstructed by the dancer from Charlip's drawings.
"Match": Three simultaneous duets in an abandoned building.
"Etude": Shot in the studio; Charlip tap dancing and tossing a blown-up globe.



Directors:
Atwood, David
Joyner, Jerry (Art Director)

Producer:
Mason, Nancy

Editors:
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Editor)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Editor)

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

Performers:
Armour, Toby
Charlip, Remy
Colucci, Mara
Dabney, Ronald
Gameche, Abelarro
Hayden, Patrick
Lundvall, Marlene
Mallardi, Claire
Neenan, Tedd

Subjects:
Drawings
Modern dance


Genre:
Dance





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