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Exploring light Works & process at the Guggenheim

Title
Exploring light [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].
Publication
2008.

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Additional Authors
  • Tipton, Jennifer
  • Reitz, Dana
  • Reitz, Dana.
  • Miller, Samuel A.
  • Jones, Austin.
  • Finn, Crystal
  • Gay, Jackson.
  • Maslik, Aleksandra.
  • Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
  • Cronson, Mary Sharp.
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (105 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
This program focuses on the art of lighting design and the career of Jennifer Tipton. In the first segment, Tipton gives a lecture-demonstration with Dana Reitz as a model; Tipton shows the technique of focusing; the various types of lighting that can be used and their visual effects; and a set of lighting cues presented in various rhythms. Reitz performs dance improvisations, including one derived from Circumstantial evidence, a piece created by Tipton and Reitz in 1988. In the first panel discussion, Tipton and Reitz discuss their collaboration and how they established mutual trust; the interaction between light and movement; and the idea of light rather than music providing the "score" for dance. Jackson Gay and Alexandra Maslik join the discussion about their collaboration with Tipton on a scene from The glass menagerie, and Tipton speaks about the difference between working with a choreographer and working with a theater director. The scene is performed with lighting cues but without scenery, and then with scenery. Between the two performances, Tipton, Gay and Maslik discuss the collaborative nature of theater.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Works & process at the Guggenheim, Mary Sharp Cronson, producer.
Series Statement
Works & process at the Guggenheim collection
Uniform Title
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Video.
Event (note)
  • Recorded as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Apr. 6, 2008.
Contents
Lighting demonstration / lecture by Tipton with dance by Dana Reitz (45 min.) -- Panel discussion / Tipton, Reitz, Jackson Gay, Alexandra Maslik (14 min.) -- Scene from The glass menagerie (without scenery) / by Tennessee Williams; directed by Gay; performed by Crystal Finn (Laura) and Austin Jones (Jim); lighting cues by Tipton (19 min.) -- Discussion / Tipton, Gay, Maslik (8 min.) -- Scene from The glass menagerie (with scenery) / by Tennessee Williams; performed by Crystal Finn (Laura) and Austin Jones (Jim); lighting cues by Tipton; scenery and costumes by Maslik (19 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3735
OCLC
232993663
Title
Exploring light [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].
Imprint
2008.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Works & process at the Guggenheim collection
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
Performer
Moderator, Samuel Miller. Panelists, Jennifer Tipton, Dana Reitz, Jackson Gay, Aleksandra Maslik.
Event
Recorded as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Apr. 6, 2008.
Local Note
For program notes see *MGZB Works and process at the Guggenheim [programs]
Added Author
Tipton, Jennifer, interviewee.
Tipton, Jennifer, lighting designer.
Reitz, Dana, dancer.
Reitz, Dana. Interviewee
Miller, Samuel A. Moderator
Jones, Austin. Actor
Finn, Crystal, actor.
Gay, Jackson. Director
Gay, Jackson. Interviewee
Maslik, Aleksandra. Set designer
Maslik, Aleksandra. Interviewee
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Glass menagerie.
Cronson, Mary Sharp. Producer
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3735
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