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Site Specific Dance [electronic resource]: Martha Bowers & Dance Theatre Etcetera

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Interview with Bowers tracing the origins and development in site-specific performance work. Includes exceprts from On the Waterfront (1993), Blue train (1998), Safe harbor (1998), Safe harbor--Cork, Ireland (2001), The dream life of bricks (2004), Angels and accordions (2005-2006).
Video Other
2007
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The Marriage of Dance & Video: 'Two' [electronic resource]

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This program demonstrates the interaction of video projection and modern dance.
Online
2003
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Ballet Moves Into the 21st Century - Benjamin Millepied [electronic resource]

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This program features a profile of choreographer/dancer Benjamin Millepied, one of dance's rising stars due to his dual careers as a New York City Ballet dancer and sought-after choreographer. The program includes excerpts from his 2006 concert at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Featured is "Closer", a duet with guest artist Gillian Murphy of American Ballet Theatre with music by Philip Glass and "Phrases, Now", a non-stop work by Adonis Foniadakis for four men including Millepied) and one woman that blurs the boundaries between the sexes; plus excerpts from an in-depth interview with Benjamin Millepied.
Online
2006
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Benoit Lachambre [electronic resource]

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Benoit LaChambre - excerpts from "The Water Fait Mal". Stunningly original movement theater by this French-Canadian dancer/choreographer. LaChambre manages to create a highly personal and emotional body language. Recorded in 1996 at Performance Space 122 in New York City. Plus excerpts from a revealing interview with the artist.
Online
1997; 1996
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Dance & Social Change [electronic resource]: Victoria Mark's "Not About Iraq"

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"Internationally acclaimed choreographer Victoria Marks asks, "What is an artist's civic responsibility?" Through poetic, visceral dance, "Not about Iraq" takes a hard look at heroism and truth. Marks and her dancers challenge assumptions about our place in the world. Can dance be a force for social change? "What this is is indelibly disturbing, dazzling art." LA Times. Recorded in 2008 at the Danspace Project, New York City. Includes a revealing interview with the choreographer." -- Cover.
Online
2008
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Dance by Neil Greenberg [electronic resource]

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Features interview with choreographer and dancer Neil Greenberg, where he talks about how he got into dance and discusses at length the works featured on this recording.
Online
1999; 1995
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Doug Varone [electronic resource]

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A video documentary series profiling choregrapher Doug Varone and showing exerpts from his programs "Let's Dance" and "Cabaret" recorded live at P.S. 122 in New York City on December 20, 1996.
Online
1997; 1996
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Douglas Dunn & Jim Neu [electronic resource]

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Choreographer Douglas Dunn and Playwright Jim Neu joined their talents to create "Aerobia" - a dance-theater work that pokes fun at America's obsession with health clubs. This program features excerpts from a performance of "Aerobia" which was recorded at P.S. 122 in New York City in November, 2001. Douglas Dunn is one of New York's most acclaimed choreographers. A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Dunn has led his own company for the past 25 years. Jim Neu is one of New York theater's best kept secrets. An artist who creates language that is comically elliptical and that typically includes phrases that contain both affirm and idea and negate it. In "Aerobia" dancers talk and dance all while gently poking fun at America's fitness craze. The program also includes ex [...]
Online
2003; 2001
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Fractured Light [electronic resource]

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Stefa Zawerucha & David Fritz - "Fractured Light" Choreographer/Dancer Stefa Zawerucha and Lighting Designer David Fritz's collaborative work, "Fractured Light", is a magical exploration of the relationship between movement and light. Lighting designers share their reflections on audiotape about working with light while Zawerucha moves zephrylike though Fritz's sublime lighting patterns. Andy Ross's musical soundscore completes this stunningly visual and dramatic work. This program also features excerpts from an interview the artists. Recorded in 2000 at Performance Space 122 in New York City.
Online
2005; 2000
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Hank Smith [electronic resource]

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Hank Smith - Excerpts from "Three's The One" conceived by Smith and created in collaboration with dynamic performers, dancer Cynthia Oliver and musician David Pleasant. Songs, shouts, tap dancing, riveting percussion, testimonials to the departed. Recorded in 1997 at Performance Space 122 in New York City. Plus excerpts from a revealing interview with the artist.
Online
1997
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Risa Jaroslow [electronic resource]

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Jaroslow peels back the veneer of our culture's assumptions about maleness and masculinity, and exposes an explosive physicality. The piece asks what masculinity could mean if we reconciled our attraction to and repulsion from the assumed power of maleness. It draws from the experiences of a diverse group of community members, including NYC firefighters, corporate lawyers, gay teens, and senior adults and men recently out of prison. In addition to the four dancers Resist/Surrender features a chorus of twelve men from diverse backgrounds, including a math teacher, a firefighter, a sociologist, and a waiter. Composer Scott Johnson has created a riveting score for Resist/Surrender based on recordings of interviews with many different kinds of men, as well as an all male poker game. The [...]
Online
2007
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Charles Dennis: Vol. 1 Greenhouse [electronic resource]

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Featuring the commentary of choreographer and director Charles Dennis, this video presents excerpts from Greenhouse, a dance/theater work that explores the evolution of human damage to the natural environment. Choreographed and directed by Dennis, the work features an interracial, intergenerational cast.
Online
1997; 1996
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Physical Theater [electronic resource]: The Joe Goode Performance Group

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Features the San Francisco-based company the Joe Goode Performance Group's performances of both Maverick strain and Wonderboy. Includes interviews with Joe Goode.
Online
2009
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STREB [electronic resource]: Extreme Action as Dance

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This video profiles Action Architect Elizabeth Streb and her innovative investigation of movement in two parts. This program features a complete performance of their 2009 program "Catapult" which was recorded at SLAM, The Streb Action Lab in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. Catapult featured 14 different action events including a KidAction event featuring students from the company's classes. Streb uses the action laboratory to test scientific principles on the body. The outcome is a mixture of slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight and a wild action sport which captures kids, older people and the general public's hearts and minds and bodies. Bonus features include a revealing interview with Elizabeth Streb and documentation of Streb working with the company. Part 1 features 5 A [...]
Online
2009
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Hunger [electronic resource]

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Eiko & Koma - Archaic Landscapes & The Power of Stillness: Japanese born and American based artists Eiko & Koma are masters of their own unique form of dance-theater. Eiko & Koma dance about what matters to them. Their subjects are elemental; their message pitiless yet humanistic. Both their choreography and stagecraft are characterized by bold, highly theatrical strokes and offers an organic, conceptual environment on the stage. The result is stark, infused with a relentless stillness that subverts and transcends our everyday notions of time and space. This program features a complete performance of their 2008 work "Hunger" which was recorded at the Joyce Theater in New York City and a revealing interview with the artists.
Online
2008
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Choreographing With Non-Professional Performers [electronic resource]: Risa Jaroslow's Resist/Surrender

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[Risa] Jaroslow's work Resist/Surrender ... explores maleness and masculinity. The work is based on the experiences of a diverse group of community members, including firefighters, lawyers, gay teens, senior adults, and men recently out of prison, and features a chorus of men, including a math teacher, a sociologist, and a waiter.
Online
2007
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Benoit Lachambre [electronic resource]

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"Presents excerpts from The water fait mal, a movement theater work by French Canadian dancer and choreographer Benoit LaChambre. The program showcases LaChambre's highly personal and emotional body language and includes an interview with the artist"--Distributor's catalog.
Online
1997; 1996
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Doug Varone & Dancers [electronic resource]

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A video documentary series profiling choregrapher Doug Varone and showing exerpts from his programs "Let's Dance" and "Cabaret" recorded live at P.S. 122 in New York City on December 20, 1996.
Online
1997; 1996
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Homecoming [electronic resource]

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Documentation of choreographer Jennifer Monson's work that was originally showcased in the film Homecoming -- Celebrating 20 Years of Dance at P.S. 122. Features an interview with dancer Jennifer Monson, musician Zeena Parkins, and excerpts from her homecoming Improvisation and La Mer.
Online
2000
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Douglas Dunn & Jim Neu [electronic resource]

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Discussion and demonstrations of the collaborative work of choreographer Douglas Dunn and playwright Jim Neu, including excerpts from a performance of Aerobia.
Online
2003