Imaginary Crossing (excerpt)

Commissioned by WGBH New Television Workshop
Choreography: Dawn Kramer
Videography: Robin Doty
producer: Susan Dowling
© Copyright WGBH New Television Workshop 1980
In the early days of video art, the New Television Workshop at WGBH-TV asked me to collaborate with videographer Robin Doty to create a "dance video" without a director. Having been disappointed by the lack of vitality in stage choreography as documented by video, we wanted to make a piece specifically FOR video time and space...a piece that only exists on video. By keeping the camera very tight most of the time, using the dancer's breathing and percussive body sounds, and enhancing some body movements with camera movement, we created a piece that feels very physical and allows the audience an intimacy with the performer that could never be achieved in a theater space.

              Kramer Echo Bridge
Dawn Kramer Echo Bridge, assorted cast