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Hazardous Hootenanny

Copyright Date:
1989

Copyright Holder:
Charles Moulton

Artist:
Moulton, Charles

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 4 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
See the record for "New Television, Episode 510 (1989)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 510 of the 1989 season of "New Television." The work was shot at Target Productions in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scope:
A 3/4" screening copy of the piece exists. See the record for "New Television, Episode 510 (1989)" for additional descriptions of videos containing this work.

"A boisterous, slapstick [dance] performance video, characteristic of television's ïLaugh In.'" -- WGBH press release

In this fast-paced work, three women and three men perform frantic gestures. Occasionally, they break into speech. "I see evil up on the hill," one of them proclaims, and is later contradicted with, "I see virtue up on the hill." Though often seated, the group rises to point in innumerable directions with large yellow arrows. Charles Moulton provided choreography for the work, which is performed by members of Concert Dance Company, as well as editing and direction. The piece is just under four minutes in length.

"A raucous saxophone and vocal score punctuate this whimsical dance production." -- WGBH press release
The music was composed and performed by Steve Elson.

The performers wear colorful, campy costumes (evocative of the 1970's) designed by Charles Atlas.



Director:
Moulton, Charles

Editors:
Moulton, Charles
De Pierro, Joe (Online Editor)

Funder:
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities

Performers:
Caso, Renee
di Muro, Peter
Gervais, Louis
Van Horne, Larry Lee
Opperman, Sheri
Wolf, Deborah

Subjects:
Modern dance


Genre:
Dance

See Also:
New Television, Episode 510 (1989)





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