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New Television; New Television, Episode 110; Aeros

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Created by video artist Burt Barr, "Aeros" is an impressionistic behind-the-scenes look at the Trisha Brown Dance Company as they rehearse, stage, and perform her choreographed work in a variety of settings, including Moscow, New York, France, and Florida. Here we see members of the Tricia Brown Dance Company during a rehearsal for the performance piece.

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New Television
New Television, Episode 110
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Series Description

"New Television" began as a local pilot production of WNET (New York) in 1986. In 1987, WGBH signed on as co-producer, and the shows were aired in Boston and New York. In 1988 and 1989, KCET (Los Angeles) and WETA (D.C.) became producers in association. In 1991, PBS picked up "New Television," and it was broadcast nationally. The following year, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, replaced WNET, WETA, and KCET as co-producer with WGBH. In 1993, WGBH ceased to be a co-producer for the series, and the "home base" moved to Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) in Hartford, CT.

"New Television" commissioned, produced, and acquired programming. In its early years, "New Television" broadcast works commissioned by The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund. Increasingly, experimental films as well as video works were broadcast as a part of this series. Many of the later episodes of "New Television" contain works that play with and deconstruct the documentary genre. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

Features Burt Barr’s “Aeros.”

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Barr, Burt
Dance--Production and direction
Brown, Trisha, 1936-
Modern dance
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 110; Aeros,” 09/12/1991, GBH Archives, accessed June 17, 2024,
MLA: “New Television; New Television, Episode 110; Aeros.” 09/12/1991. GBH Archives. Web. June 17, 2024. <>.
APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 110; Aeros. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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