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Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera
Additional title: Frames of reference (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Additional title: Type dance (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Additional title: Tango echo bravo Romeo November (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Bowers, Martha (Dancer)
Bowers, Martha (Choreographer)
Bowers, Martha (Speaker)
Bowers, Martha (Designer)
D'Elia, Mary. (Dancer)
Oberstein, Donna (Speaker)
Oberstein, Donna (Dancer)
Dabney, Ronald (Dancer)
Davis, Michael (Designer)
Davis, Michael (Dancer)
Rose, Mitchell (Speaker)
Rose, Mitchell (Designer)
Ferrucci, Frank (Composer)
Lehrer, Scott (Speaker)
Sandström, Phil. (Lighting designer)
Mitchell, Denise (Costume designer)
Anderson, Leroy, 1908-1975 (Composer)
Baptista, Cyro (Musician)
Kirschner, Jan (Author of dialog)
Merola, Geanna
Dance Theater Workshop
Video D Studios
Kraftwerk (Musical group)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1984
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (49 min.): Frames of reference / music, Frank Ferrucci ; percussion, Cyro Baptista ; sound design, Scott Lehrer ; scenery, Martha Bowers with Mitchell Rose and Michael Davis ; slides, Geanna Merola ; costumes, Denise Mitchell ; prologue voices, Mitchell Rose, Donna Oberstein, Scott Lehrer, Martha Bowers. Cast: I, Door jam / performed by the company -- II, Your eyes / performed by Ron Dabney and Martha Bowers with Mary D'Elia and Donna Oberstein -- III, Open window / performed by Michael Davis, Mary D'Elia, and Donna Oberstein -- IV, Point well taken / performed by the company.
Reel 2 (24 min.). Type dance (8 min.) / music, Leroy Anderson ; script, Jan Kirschner ; performed by Martha Bowers -- Tango echo bravo Romeo November (16 min.) / music, Frank Ferrucci, with additional music by Kraftwërk ; script adapted from the New York Times, United Nations publications, and Ruth Leger Sivard's World military and social expenditures ; scenery and costumes, Martha Bowers ; slides, Eros, U.S. Geological Survey ; performed by Martha Bowers, Ron Dabney, Mary D'Elia, and Donna Oberstein.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2616
Dance Theater Workshop
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop during the Winter Events 1984 ; choreography by Martha Bowers.
Creation/production credits: Lighting, Phil Sandström.
Performers: Performed by Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera: Martha Bowers, Mary D'Elia, Ron Dabney, Donna Oberstein, and Michael Davis.
Venue: Videotaped onstage by Video D Studios for the Dance/Video Access project at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, N.Y., as part of the Winter Events 1984, on Feb. 24, 1984.
Funding: This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System details: Streaming video.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
2 streaming video files (NTSC) (73 min.)
Sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175350
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 319eea00-6f26-0131-e90b-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1984: Issued
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 25, 2019.

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Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera