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Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart

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Throughout "You Little Wild Heart," dancers move in and out of choreographed dance and everyday movements in a variety of settings, including various streets, a metal works, and an athletic field. This short excerpt features Marta Renzi in a car dealership. While this sequence features the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in the actual program, it is mute throughout this short clip. Approximate date: 1981


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Series
Frames of Reference
Program
You Little Wild Heart
Title

Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart

Series Description

“Frames of Reference” was a series that began circa 1978. Half-hour shows were produced to showcase commissioned and already created works. It was around this time that the focus of the Workshop shifted, to concentrate more heavily on creating works for broadcast. During its time, “Frames of Reference” was the focus of the Workshop’s national arts programming effort. In an attempt to raise funds and foster collaboration, Workshop personnel approached and visited several public television stations nationwide. The major collaborative relationship was with WGBH’s “sister station,” WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). Among the featured artists were Meredith Monk, Remy Charlip, Trisha Brown, and Peter Campus. In 1981, “Frames of Reference” was packaged and offered to PBS, during what is known as “flex time” and was broadcast by WGBH, WNET (New York), and WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). “Frames of Reference” ended as a series ca. 1983, because of a lack of funding. Series release date: 1978

Program Description

“You Little Wild Heart” is a dramatic dance work, starring a cast of Boston-area teenaged youth. The dancers move in and out of choreographed dance and everyday movements in a variety of settings, including various streets, a metal works, and an athletic field. The program loosely follows the interaction between one young couple, a boy and a girl, who perform both tender and heated duet work. Dramatic group work with some very athletic partnering takes place in a darkened alleyway at night. Marta Renzi appears intermittently, and the work ends with the larger cast joining her in a car dealership. On the whole, the work addresses adolescent coupling and sexuality.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Dance
Modern dance
Renzi, Marta
Teenagers
Rock music
Topics
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F1D8BD5121A4BAFB4C3E63ECD2ECC9F.
MLA: “Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F1D8BD5121A4BAFB4C3E63ECD2ECC9F>.
APA: Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F1D8BD5121A4BAFB4C3E63ECD2ECC9F
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