New Television Workshop Collection

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Place to Dance, A

Alternative Title:
Massachusetts Dance Showcase
Mass. Dance Showcase

Copyright Date:
1979

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Artists:
Independent Choreographers and Composers
Atwood, Melinda
Concert Dance Company
Falco, Louis
Dance Collective
Wheeler, Ruth
Beatty, Talley
Dance Company from the National Center for African-American Artists

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 28 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder

Scope:
Includes multiple 2" masters, Betacam SP masters, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies. Some of these tapes were originally labeled "Mass. Dance Showcase," which may account for some of the duplication. A black-and-white contact sheet documents the shoot for some of Nancy Mason's introductions.

It is a compilation of segments of site-specific dance works created in the Boston area mainly by local choreographers. The work is narrated by Nancy Mason, who was the New TV Workshop's Dance Coordinator at the time of production. She introduces each segment in or near the area where it was filmed.

Works featured include Talley Beatty's upbeat dance across city streets,"Cityscape"; Melinda Atwood's re-creation of the Charleston, "High Hot Moons"; Ruth Wheeler's nature study, "As Quiet As..."; Martha Gray's moody "Images Diffused by Time" (referred to here as "Out of Time"); and Louis Falco's meditation on class struggle, "Collisions."



Directors:
Barzyk, Fred
Atwood, David

Producer:
Mason, Nancy (Coordinating Producer)

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

Subjects:
Modern dance
Boston (Mass.)



Genres:
Compilations
Dance

See Also:
Cityscape
High Hot Moons
As Quiet As...
Images Diffused by Time





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