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Alive From Off Center; Rotary Action


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Alive From Off Center
Rotary Action
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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

“Rotary Action,” 1984, is a work created by Geoff Dunlap and produced by the London-based Illuminations Inc. for WGBH. “Rotary Action” features the choreography of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, who perform various segments of a spirited duet in White Hall Chapel in London.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Alive From Off Center; Rotary Action,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 2, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EC312C1C169C43358C3F0D5FE5635DC9.
MLA: “Alive From Off Center; Rotary Action.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 2, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EC312C1C169C43358C3F0D5FE5635DC9>.
APA: Alive From Off Center; Rotary Action. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EC312C1C169C43358C3F0D5FE5635DC9
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