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CON/Text: an interactive dance-sound-video system

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CON/Text: an interactive dance-sound-video system
Additional title: CON/Text (Choreographic work : Solomons)
Solomons, Gus, jr, 1940- (Donor)
Solomons, Gus, jr, 1940- (Choreographer)
Danielson, Alan (Dancer)
Derr, Edward A (Dancer)
Despotakis, Paul (Dancer)
Graf, Pat (Dancer)
Huffstetler, Robby (Dancer)
Thomsen, Carl (Dancer)
Schwartz, Michael (Videographer)
Robison, Mark (Videographer)
Guerrard, Philip (Director)
Pressner, Stan (Lighting designer)
Byrd, Craig (Production personnel)
Johnson, Nancy L (Costume designer)
Tsug, Eva (Costume designer)
Solomons Company/Dance (Performer)
Character Generators/Video (Videographer)
Solomons, Gus, jr, 1940- (Dancer)

The Gus Solomons Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1986-07-03 - 1986-07-04
Table of Contents
Cassette 1 (ca. 31 min.). Camera, Space A -- Cassette 2 (ca. 33 min.). Camera, Space B
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7789
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6274 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: presented by the Solomons Company/Dance ; concept and choreography by Gus Solomons, Jr. ; Costumes, Nancy L. Johnson and Eva Tsug ; lighting consultant, Stan Pressner ; technical coordination, Craig Byrd ; videography by Michael Schwartz and Mark Robison ; video direction by Philip Guerrard
Content: No audio.
Content: Additional data from original cases and containers.
Performers: Danced by the Solomons Company/Dance: Alan Danielson, Edward Derr, Paul Despotakis, Pat Graf, Robby Huffstetler, Gus Solomons, Jr., Carl Thomsen.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Just Above Midtown, New York, on July 3 and 4, 1986, by Character Generators/Video.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Date: Copyright: 1986.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (64 min.) : silent, color ; 3/4 in.
Video footage for a dance work presented simultaneously in two adjacent spaces, A and B. In addition to the live performance, the audience in space A viewed video footage of the action in space B, and vice versa. For documentation of the performance, see: *MGZIC 9-6273.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14649061
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fcd17550-8500-0135-29cd-7d12d37957ea
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1986: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "CON/Text" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986-07-03 - 1986-07-04.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "CON/Text" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 31, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1986-07-03 - 1986-07-04). CON/Text Retrieved from

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