Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart
Part of New Television Workshop.
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
- Frames of Reference
- You Little Wild Heart
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
- Media Type
- Modern dance
- Renzi, Marta
- Rock music
- Film and Television
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart,” GBH Archives, accessed December 8, 2023, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F1D8BD5121A4BAFB4C3E63ECD2ECC9F.
- MLA: “Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart.” GBH Archives. Web. December 8, 2023. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F1D8BD5121A4BAFB4C3E63ECD2ECC9F>.
- APA: Frames of Reference; You Little Wild Heart; Marta Renzi in You Little Wild Heart. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4F1D8BD5121A4BAFB4C3E63ECD2ECC9F