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New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsFrames of Reference

Inhabitant of Another Place

Alternative Title:
Ram Island Dance

Copyright Date:

Copyright Holder:

Costa, Sam

3 videoreels of 3 (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
3 videocassettes of 3 (Betacam SP) (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
3 videocassettes of 3 (VHS) (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (3:26 min.) : sd., col ; 3/4 in.
3 folders
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This was originally created for "Frames of Reference" and was broadcast as a segment of "Dance Journeys" and "Landscape in Motion." It also appeared as a segment of Episode 502 of the 1989 season of "New Television."

Includes original footage on three reels of 2" tape with accompanying Betacam SP preservation dubs and VHS screening copies. A 3/4" screening copy of the completed work also exists. Black-and-white negatives and photographic prints and color slides document the production shoot. See related records for descriptions of additional videos containing this work.

"Inhabitant of Another Place" is a short work by choreographer Sam Costa and the Ram Island Dance Company. The work features the rocky seaside landscape of Maine, into which dancers make brief appearances. They are seen hanging from boulders, leaping through the woods, and jumping atop rocks.

Atmospheric original music by F. Karl Boyle accompanies the work.

The dancers wear ragged costumes, designed by Jack Doepp, in the style of wood nymphs.

Atwood, David

Mason, Nancy (Dance Coordinator)

WCBB, Lewiston, Maine

Dowling, Susan

Costa, Sam
Goldbas, Stephen
Jones, Gwyneth
McClure, Molly T.
Salmon, Nancy
Vanhorne, Larry Lee

Modern dance
Natural areas


See Also:
Landscape in Motion
Dance Journeys

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