Martha Bowers

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Additional title: Tenant (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Additional title: Elements (Choreographic work : Rose)
Bowers, Martha (Choreographer)
Rose, Mitchell (Author in quotations or text extracts)
Lehrer, Scott (Composer)
Ferrucci, Frank (Composer)
Lovelarkin, Sally (Costume designer)
Bowers, Martha (Set designer)
Bowers, Martha (Dancer)
Rose, Mitchell (Set designer)
Rose, Mitchell (Costume designer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980 - 1989 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Tenant (ca. 25 min.) / choreography and performance, Martha Bowers; music, Hoenig, Mozart, Talking Heads, David Crosby, Verdi (excerpt from Aida); tape mix, Scott Lehrer; set, Mitchell Rose, Martha Bowers; voice, Suchi Branfman -- The elements (ca. 12 min.) / choreography and poetry, Mitchell Rose; music, Boccherini, Chopin, Falla; costumes, Sally Lovelarkin, Mitchell Rose; danced by Martha Bowers (Miss Bea). The sections of the work are: Wondrous fluid -- Mater terra -- Mystifying gas -- Fiendish flame -- [Unidentified work] (ca. 18 min.) / danced by Martha Bowers and an unidentified woman, possibly Suchi Branfman. This piece bears structural and choreographic similarities to Bowers' work Weather is here. Wish you were beautiful (recorded on *MGZIA 4-82 Martha Bowers and Dancers), and parts of the women's duet, which includes dialogue, is danced to the same piano score by Frank Ferrucci.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9261
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6323 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance, location and date not identified.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (55 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16039166
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 25f76250-7af1-0135-4376-0b8ae64c7f51
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1980: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Bowers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Bowers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 13, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980 - 1989). Martha Bowers Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Martha Bowers