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Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera
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 (American sculptor, born 1948) (Designer)
Davis, Michael (American sculptor, born 1948) (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 (Contributor)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)
Kraftwerk (Musical group) (Contributor)

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
Frames of reference (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Type dance (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Tango echo bravo Romeo November (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop during the Winter Events 1984 ; choreography by Martha Bowers.
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.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (73 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175350
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 319eea00-6f26-0131-e90b-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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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 July 20, 2024.

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Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera