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Alive From Off Center; Summer Dances

Part of New Television Workshop.


Synthesized Childrens Fills

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Alive From Off Center
Summer Dances
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

It is a compilation of excerpts from site-specific out-of-doors dances produced by the New Television Workshop. Segments from “You Little Wild Heart,” “Secret of the Waterfall,” “George's House,” “District 1,” and “From an Island Summer” make up the program, which appears to have aired as an episode of “Alive From Off Center.” For more information on the individual works featured as segments, consult their program records.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Modern dance
Compilation films
Susan Dowling (Executive Producer)
Dunn, Douglas ()
Wagoner, Dan ()
Armitage, Karole ()
Renzi, Marta ()
Atlas, Charles ()
Perez, Rudy ()
Chicago: “Alive From Off Center; Summer Dances,” 12/10/1973, GBH Archives, accessed April 20, 2024,
MLA: “Alive From Off Center; Summer Dances.” 12/10/1973. GBH Archives. Web. April 20, 2024. <>.
APA: Alive From Off Center; Summer Dances. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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