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New Television; New Television, Episode 407; Roseland Recollections

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Two female dancers perform a duet in a lush outdoor garden setting. The dance uses techniques of unison and partnering. Often one figure is seen in the foreground. A voiceover provides evocative and mysterious text, which seems at times to relate to the movements being performed. The Roseland referenced in the title was a famous New York ballroom. Cate Deicher is the choreographer. The uncredited music is orchestral ballroom music. Approximate date: 1988

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New Television
New Television, Episode 407
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Roseland Recollections

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

Includes Dennis Darmek’s “Roseland Recollections,” Gaby Agis and Bob Bentley’s “Free Fall,” Burt Barr’s “Trisha and Carmen,” and Myriam Alaux’s “Criss X Cross.”

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Czizek, Jennifer
Darmek, Dennis
Modern dance
Deicher, Cate
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “New Television; New Television, Episode 407; Roseland Recollections,” GBH Archives, accessed June 25, 2024,
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APA: New Television; New Television, Episode 407; Roseland Recollections. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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