New Television Workshop Collection

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Imaginary Crossing

Artists:
Kramer, Dawn
Doty, Robin

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 11 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 11 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 11 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 11 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
3 folders

Background:
"Imaginary Crossing" was featured in the special "Dance Journeys."

Scope:
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies of the work. Black-and-white negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints showing images from the production location exist. Additional black-and-white photographic prints contain monitor stills from the work.

In "Imaginary Crossing," by dancer Dawn Kramer and videographer Robin Doty, two distinctly different environments overlap. At the beginning of the work Kramer dances alone in a studio. The camera follows her closely as she makes contact with the walls that surround her. Out-of-doors on a bridge, Kramer faces a group of dancers. They back up slowly and she weaves in and out of participation with them. The work occurs mostly in silence, although occasionally the sounds of the environment are amplified, so that we hear the dancers' labored breathing or whispered remarks. The work is 11 minutes in length.

The dancers wear sporty "street clothes." Kramer wears a slip dress when she is outside on the bridge.



Coproducers:
WGBY, Springfield
New Television Workshop, WGBH

Performers:
Kramer, Dawn
Blackman, Hamish
Buck, Stephen
Lane, Dawn S.
Laviana, Ellen
Peeden, Terry
Pomerantz, Janet

Subjects:
Modern dance


Genre:
Dance

See Also:
Dance Journeys





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