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Alive & kicking. Site specific dance [videorecording] : Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera

Title
Alive & kicking. Site specific dance [videorecording] : Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera / produced and directed Charles Dennis.
Publication
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Charles Dennis, c2007.

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Description
2 videodiscs (NTSC) (70 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
  • Alive & kicking ; program #89
  • Alive & kicking ; program #91
Alternative Title
  • Angels & accordians (Choreographic work : Bowers)
  • Blue train (Choreographic work : Bowers)
  • Dream life of bricks (Choreographic work : Bowers)
  • Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera
  • New directions in dance & performance art
  • On the waterfront (Choreographic work : Bowers)
  • Safe harbor (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • Dance excerpts: Disc 1 includes On the Waterfront (1993), Blue train (1998), Safe harbor (1998), Safe harbor--Cork, Ireland (2001). Disc 2 includes The dream life of bricks (2001), Angels and accordions (2005-2006).
  • Site specific dance, part 1 and part 2.
  • Includes part 1 and part 2.
Credits (note)
  • Editor, Charles Dennis.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Biography (note)
  • On the waterfront was performed on Beard Street pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Blue Train was performed at a train yard in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Safe harbor was performed in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Safe harbor/Cork was performed on June 23, 2001 as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork, Ireland.
  • The dream life of bricks was performed at the Marshall Street Industrial Complex, Mass MOCA in North Adams, Mass. with the performers Lesley Farlow, Bethany Formica, Judith Sloan, and Scot Willingham.
  • Angels & accordions was performed in Green-wood cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. A more detailed description of the performance may be found at
  • Detailed descriptions of each choreographic work may be found at
Contents
Disc 1 (part 1) (ca. 35 min.) -- Disc 2 (part 2) (ca. 36 min.).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3944
OCLC
191751490
Title
Alive & kicking. Site specific dance [videorecording] : Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera / produced and directed Charles Dennis.
Imprint
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Charles Dennis, c2007.
Series
Alive & kicking ; program #89
Alive & kicking ; program #91
System Details
DVD.
Credits
Editor, Charles Dennis.
Performer
Dancers include: Lesley Farlow and Scot Willingham.
Summary
Interview with Bowers tracing the origins and development in site-specific performance work, her creative process when developing work, the relationship between performance and site, choreographing for community members opposed to professional dancers, and how to fund large and expensive site-specific works. Includes several dance exceprts from 1993-2006.
Biography
On the waterfront was performed on Beard Street pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Blue Train was performed at a train yard in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Safe harbor was performed in Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Safe harbor/Cork was performed on June 23, 2001 as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork, Ireland.
The dream life of bricks was performed at the Marshall Street Industrial Complex, Mass MOCA in North Adams, Mass. with the performers Lesley Farlow, Bethany Formica, Judith Sloan, and Scot Willingham.
Angels & accordions was performed in Green-wood cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. A more detailed description of the performance may be found at http://www.accordions.com/index/art/angels.shtml
Detailed descriptions of each choreographic work may be found at http://www.dancetheatreetcetera.org/projects.html
Local Subject
Site-specific performance.
Open air performances.
Added Author
Dennis, Charles. Director
Dennis, Charles. Producer
Dennis, Charles. Editor
Bowers, Martha, choreographer.
Bowers, Martha. Interviewee
Farlow, Lesley, dancer.
Willingham, Scot, dancer.
Added Title
Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera
Added Title
On the waterfront (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Blue train (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Safe harbor (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Dream life of bricks (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Angels & accordians (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3944
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