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Set and Reset, Version 1

Alternative Title:
Set and Reset

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (21:25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
8 videoreels of 8 : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (Betacam SP) (21:25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (D3) (21:25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (21:25 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (21:25 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (21:25 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
5 folders

Copyright Date:
1985

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation and Trisha Brown Company

Materials Date:
1984-1989

Artists:
Brown, Trisha
Byrne, James
Anderson, Laurie
Rauschenberg, Robert

Scope:
Includes a 1" master, Betacam SP and D3 preservation masters, and multiple 3/4" screening copies. Eight reels of original footage exist on 1" tape. Five folders contain project descriptions, correspondence, production schedules, grant applications, resumes, dance company information, camera design information, logs, credits listings, budgets, expense reports, and correspondence, contracts, and information relating to possible BBC coproduction.

In this collaborative work choreographed by Trisha Brown and filmed by James Byrne, the camera becomes an active participant. The piece begins in silence, focusing on the activities of a few performers. As the music comes in, the view expands to take in the larger ensemble. The physical presence of the cameraperson is discernible throughout as the camera moves freely and teeters off-balance with the dancers, at times getting very close to them. In Trisha Brown's signature style -- smooth, gliding, and purposeful -- the dancers move in and out of partnering and unison movements. Brown herself is a prominent performer.

The original score, entitled "Long Time No See," was created by Laurie Anderson, commissioned especially for this piece. It is very rhythmic and upbeat.

The costumes, hazy and nearly transparent , were designed by Robert Rauschenberg and feature black-and-gray designs on white cloth.



Director:
Dowling, Susan

Producer:
Dowling, Susan

Coproducers:
New Television Workshop, WGBH
Trisha Brown Company

Funders:
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
Engelhard Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Performers:
Brown, Trisha
Hultman, Irene
Karczag, Eva
Madden, Diane
Petronio, Stephen
Schick, Vicky
Warshaw, Randy





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