Temple of Dreams by Susan Osberg/Winston Roeth, set design/Photography, Nan Melville/Danspace Project NYC

Workwith Dancers Company

Though I am still making films and works in Beacon with WDC, the body of my work was in Manhattan. I am grateful to have made so many performances in downtown New York during the post-modern period of innovation. I’ve worked with a many marvelous dancers over that period and am still moved by their dedication to the amazing process of making something out of nothing. Dance is impermanent, even with videos and photographs, the experience is fleeting.

We weren’t in it for the money. It was a very exciting time to be making dances in New York City. Like butter sculpture of the Tibetan Buddhists, the offering was let go once it was over. Here are some photographs from that period by Ellen Band and the late photographer Nan Meville.

Tangos of Life and Death by Susan Osberg/Set design Jim Long/Photography Nan Melville.
Continuum by Susan Osberg/Peter Barton visual artist/Jon Gibson composer/Ellen Band photographer/Whitney at Equitable.
August Light/Susan Osberg dancer/choreographer/Winston Roeth, spatial design/Malcolm Goldstein violin/Nan Melville, photographer/Dia NYC.
Throwing Coins/Susan Osberg, Choreographer/Winston Roeth, spatial design/Rebecca Bryant dancer/Nan Melville photography/Dia NYC.