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Greater Boston Arts; City Motion Space Game

04/05/2003

CH 2 Master of GBArts’ 2003 re-presentation of the WGBH original production from 1968. Contains new packaging at head and tail. Note: this is CH 2 side of a two channel work for simultaneous air on WGBH 2 and 44. RT: 33:15


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Series
Greater Boston Arts
Program
City Motion Space Game
Series Description

A locally-produced, periodic half-hour program that showcases the wealth of creativity in the Greater boston area. Greater boston arts will feature segments produced by independent filmmakers - spanning the spectrum from major institutions to community arts centers, downtown theatres to rehearsal studios, high art to low - as well as a calendar of upcoming events. Series release date: 1/1997

Program Description

WGBH, Channel 2 and WGBX, Channel 44 use two screens to create a single unified program. Viewers were invited to place two TV sets side by side, and tune in radio to WGBH-FM, for a montage of movements and statements by architect - choreographer Gus Solomons, Jr. 4/5/03: GREATER BOSTON ARTS will re-present CITY/MOTION/SPACE/GAME, a dual channel television program from the WGBH Archives, airing simultaneously on WGBH 2 and 44. This 1968 innovative classic features overlapping images of dancer/choreographer Gus Solomons, Jr. Solomons provides narration and movement for the two-channel work, created in collaboration with writer Mary Feldhaus-Weber and composer John Morris when the three were Rockefeller Artists-in-Television at WGBH. Solomons is seen dancing at the Prudential Center, on the Boston Common, in a junkyard and in the WGBH studios. When channels 2 and 44 are viewed side-by-side on separate television screens, the movements and locations combine and overlap. WGBH had just acquired a license for 44 in 1967 when the idea of broadcasting simultaneously on both channels was first proposed. “We came across this piece in the WGBH Archives while researching a story on a new dance work by Gus,” says GREATER BOSTON ARTS’ Stephanie Stewart. “Our first reaction was sheer delight. The late 1960s were a time of extraordinary innovation at WGBH. CITY/MOTION/SPACE/GAME, and its connection to a choreographer who some 35 years later is still making new work, helped us see our series in the context of that illustrious tradition.”

Duration

00:33:15

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Creators
Stewart, Stephanie (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Greater Boston Arts; City Motion Space Game,” 04/05/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AD8D09A317224042AE65D916142F381A.
MLA: “Greater Boston Arts; City Motion Space Game.” 04/05/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AD8D09A317224042AE65D916142F381A>.
APA: Greater Boston Arts; City Motion Space Game. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AD8D09A317224042AE65D916142F381A
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