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The photographer, Act III

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The photographer, Act III
Additional title: David Gordon archive
Additional title: Photographer (Theater piece)
Setterfield, Valda (Dancer)
Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)
Glass, Philip (Composer)
Earing, Bob (Producer)
Benson, Terry (Director)

David Gordon Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1984
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3848
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-425 (former)
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Third act of the 1983 music/theater piece, The photographer/Far from the truth. Produced by Bob Earing. Directed by Terry Benson. Movement constructed by David Gordon. Music: Philip Glass.
Creation/production credits: Technical director: Leonard Chumbley. Costume design: Santo Loquasto. Performed by Valda Setterfield.
Creation/production credits: Associate director, Wayne Palmer ; camera, Marc Bauman, William C. Kockler, Dorothy McGrath, Frank Polizzotto ; production assistant, Audrey Jones ; special thanks, Bonnie Brooks, Jed Wheeler.
Content: The dance was shot with four cameras, adding one image after another, mixing all four, or layering them by chroma-key superimposition.
Acquisition: Gift; David Gordon / Pick Up Perfomance Co(s). 2014.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (20 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12162556
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 04003720-9e7e-0132-3790-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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  • 1984: Created
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The photographer, Act III" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The photographer, Act III" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 14, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1984). The photographer, Act III Retrieved from

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The photographer, Act III