New Television Workshop Collection

New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsDance for Camera



District 1

Copyright Date:
1973?

Artist:
Perez, Rudy

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
4 folders

Background:
Perez made several visits to WGBH to prepare for the creation of "District 1." One trip was devoted to scouting locations. On a second trip, Perex brought visual consultant Stephen Price and a group of dancers with him. Using still photography, portapak equipment and a small crew, Perez was able to create a series of studies for the work, which were used to carefully plan shots during the production of the actual work. "District 1" was originally broadcast as a segment on "Dance for Camera" and later excerpted in "Summer Dances" and "Dance in Open Spaces."

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master and VHS and 3/4" screening tapes. Tape labels indicate that there may be multiple version of this work. A file folder contains correspondence with Rudy Perez, drafts of credits, press clippings on Perez, and information on potential performers. Several folders contain color slides, including some that may have been integrated into the completed work.

"District 1," 1978, which was one of the first dance works created for the New Television Workshop. Choreographer Rudy Perez and visual consultant Stephen Price worked with Fred Barzyk to create this work, which features a large group of dancers working in downtown Boston at City Hall. The choreography is comprised of simple movements that interact with the architecture of the site. Still photographs are incorporated.

At several points, marching bands enter the picture, creating a built-in sound score.

The performers wear simple, brightly colored costumes of jeans, sneakers, and T-shirts.



Director:
Barzyk, Fred

Producers:
Barzyk, Fred
Tappan, Olivia (Associate Producer)

Coproducer:
New Television Workshop, WGBH

Funders:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
National Endowment for the Arts
Rockefeller Foundation

Performers:
Bartler, Thaddeus
Perez, Rudy
Price, Sukey
Teitelbaum, Larry
Theodorakis, Dean
Brack, Ruedi
Berman, Joanna
Goldberg, Jane
Hanlon, Julia
Hardy, Fred
Kristal, Richard
Kattman, Hannah
Kendall, Elizabeth
Lurie, Elizabeth
Malone, Rylin
McCall, Debra
Mills, Francine
Newell, Midge
Nowe, David
Perwin, Jean
Rose, Mitchell
Simard, Denise
Valinsky, Barbara
Weiss, Leslie Jane

Subjects:
Marching bands
Modern dance
Boston (Mass.)



Genre:
Dance

See Also:
Summer Dances





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