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Making television dance

Author: Twyla Tharp; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.
Publisher: St. Louis, MO : Phoenix Films & Video, [2000]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. Highlights a new work entitled Country dances, featuring Twyla Tharp, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, and Christine Uchida. In this work, which was choreographed especially for television, the camera is treated as a collaborative partner rather than as a simple observer. Also shows Twyla Tharp and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Twyla Tharp; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video.
ISBN: 0791926664 9780791926666
OCLC Number: 48466333
Notes: Originally produced for television in 1977.
Credits: Editor, Aviva Slesin ; photography, Joel Gold.
Cast: Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, Christine Uchida, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharpe.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Twyla Tharpe, making television dance
Responsibility: WNET presents ; a videotape by Twyla Tharp ; directed by Don Mischer.

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An exploration of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. Highlights a new work entitled Country dances, featuring Twyla Tharp, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, and Christine Uchida. In this work, which was choreographed especially for television, the camera is treated as a collaborative partner rather than as a simple observer. Also shows Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov rehearsing a work entitled Once more Frank.

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