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Alive From Off Center; Solos, Duets, and Pizza


CHOREOGRAPHERS Part of NTW Master Dubbing: 8/98 Includes Rotary Action.

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Alive From Off Center
Solos, Duets, and Pizza
Series Description

"Alive From Off Center" was established in 1985 as a production of KTCA (St. Paul - Minneapolis) . The show featured independent works by artists in a variety of media. Its showcase format was similar to the Workshop's "New Television" series. At some point the series changed its name to "ALIVE TV." Many works created by or for the Workshop were also shown on "Alive From Off Center." Additionally, some Workshop produced pieces were coproduced and/or commissioned by KTCA specifically for the series. Susan Dowling served as Executive Producer for these programs. Series release date: 1985

Program Description

“Solos, Duets, and Pizza,” 1984, is a compilation of three dance works. These include the Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane duet “Rotary Action,” created by Geoff Dunlap (Illuminations Inc. in U.K.); the Trisha Brown solo “Watermotor for Dancer and Camera,” videotaped by Peter Campus; and Charles Atlas’ “From an Island Summer,” created with choreographer Karole Armitage. For more details about segments, see their individual records.



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Chicago: “Alive From Off Center; Solos, Duets, and Pizza,” 08/10/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A6F844541C14DECA1FA8BCA2A4F0311.
MLA: “Alive From Off Center; Solos, Duets, and Pizza.” 08/10/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A6F844541C14DECA1FA8BCA2A4F0311>.
APA: Alive From Off Center; Solos, Duets, and Pizza. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A6F844541C14DECA1FA8BCA2A4F0311
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