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Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera
Bowers, Martha (Choreographer)
Benevento, Florence (Dancer)
Maxwell, Clare (Dancer)
Smith, Hank (Dancer)
Limbach, Elsa (Dancer)
DeLucAntonio, Bernard (Dancer)
Adams, Ginny (Dancer)
Timm, Scott (Dancer)
Cunningham, Danny (Dancer)
Jowers, Christine (Dancer)
Flowers, Roma (Lighting designer)
Lehrer, Scott (Composer)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 (Composer)
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 (Composer)
Deal, Michael (Designer)
Klingensmith, Robin (Costume designer)
Cooder, Ry (Composer)
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 (Contributor)
Hyams-Hart, Christopher (Composer)
Martha Bowers Dance Theatre Etcetera (Performer)
Pittsburgh Dance Alloy (Company) (Contributor)
Video D Studios (Videographer)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Bowers, Martha (Dancer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1988 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Sirens of the stoop (premiere) (ca. 27 min.) / music designed and composed by Scott Lehrer ; additional music, Gluck (Dance of the blessed spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice) and Puccini (Humming chorus from Madame Butterfly) ; set, Michael Deal ; costumes, Robin Klingensmith ; performed by Florence Benevento, Martha Bowers, and Clare Maxwell ; voice-over interviews with Stella Simpson, Beatty Rappaport, and Maria DeConcillio. The fine art of sauntering (premiere) (ca. 15 min.) / music, Ry Cooder (Area code 615) ; sound engineer, Michael Mansfield ; text based on the writings of Henry David Thoreau ; performed by Martha Bowers and Hank Smith. Reel 2. Decoy (New York premiere) (ca. 17 min.) / music, Christopher Hyams-Hart ; costumes, Robin Klingensmith ; performed by the Dance Alloy: Elsa Limbach, Bernard DeLucAntonio, Ginny Adams, Scott Timm, Danny Cunningham, Christine Jowers.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3355
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5263 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Sirens of the stoop (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Fine art of sauntering (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Decoy (Choreographic work : Bowers)
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop as part of the Spring Events 1988 ; choreography and text by Martha Bowers.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at Dance Theater Workshop's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on April 16, 1988, by Video D Studios.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (59 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13282006
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e5b02300-aa0e-0133-de4b-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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  • 1988: Issued
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 29, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera Retrieved from

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Martha Bowers Dance/Theatre/Etcetera