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Video clip of Trisha and Carmen

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Trisha and Carmen

See the record for "New Television, Episode 407 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Copyright Date:

Copyright Holder:
Burt Barr

Barr, Burt
Brown, Trisha

Broadcast as a segment of Episode 407 of the 1988 season of "New Television." This piece was "realized through the services of Media Alliance and Broadway Video." -- credits

See the record for "New Television, Episode 407 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

In "Trisha and Carmen," which is approximately 13 minutes long, video artist Burt Barr turns his eye to choreographer Trisha Brown's performance of Carmen at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy. Scenes include details of the ornate theater, both empty and with the audience stirring in their seats before the performance. Backstage, Trisha Brown speaks directly to the camera and prepares for the show with a makeup artist. In rehearsal clothes, a duet is shown over and over again. A woman treads her way across the space to her male partner, who slowly lowers her to the ground. This same movement sequence is shown in performance, with full costumes.

Music is from the opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet.

New Television (Producer in Association)

Barr, Burt
Scaglione, Ralph (Online Editor)

Con Edison

Brown, Trisha
Gries, Lance
Madden, Diane
Sorrentino, Anna Maria (Makeup Artist)

Dance production
Modern dance

Brown, Trisha


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