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Song of Lawino [videorecording].

Title
Song of Lawino [videorecording].
Publication
1988.

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Description
2 videodiscs (NTSC) (106 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
Song of Lawino (Choreographic work : Vasilevski and Zollar)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Direction: Valeria Vasilevski and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Choreography: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Music: Edwina Lee Tyler and Tiye Giraud. Text: Okot p'Bitek (Song of Lawino), adapted by Valeria Vasilevski. Scenery: Helen Oji. Costumes: Gabriel Berry. Lighting: Beverly Emmons.
Event (note)
  • Sign-interpreted performance. Videotaped in performance by Video D Studios at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on Jan. 31, 1988. Produced by Reduta Deux Ltd. Presented by Dance Theater Workshop's Economy Tires Theater.
Funding (note)
  • This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Contents
Disc 1: Introduction by David White, executive director of Dance Theater Workshop. -- Performance (approx. 39 min.): "Let them prepare the malakwang dish." Music: Tyler. Perf. by Hall-Smith. -- "My name blew among the payira." Music: Giraud ("The roof of my mother's house"). Perf. by Giraud on the berimbao. -- "My husband's tongue is bitter." Music: Tyler, Bavan (drone), and Giraud ("Why" chant). Mudras: Bavan. Perf. by the company. -- "The woman with whom I share my husband." Perf. by the company. -- "I do not know the dances of white people." Choreography: adapted from Hall-Smith. Music: song arranged by Tyler and Giraud; percussion by Tyler and Patrick. Perf. by Giraud (song), Hall-Smith (dance solo), Bavan (sax solo), Cousar (woman in tub), and the company. -- Second part of question-and-answer period (approx. 5 min.). For the first part, see cassette 2. -- Disc 2: Performance (approx. 37 min.): "The mother stone has a hollow stomach." Music: Giraud. Perf. by Giraud (HindeHu [flute]) and Wilson. -- "From the mouth of which river?" Music: Giraud ("She dug the clay," "None of her pots cracked," and "I swallow the questions") and Tyler (percussion). Perf. by Patrick (storyteller), Giraud ("She dug the clay" and "None of her pots cracked"), Bavan ("I swallow the questions"), Tyler (percussion), and the company. -- Percussion solo. Composed and performed by Tyler. -- "The buffalos of poverty knock the people down." Music: Tyler (percussion). Perf. by Sheely (woman with babies), Bavan and Monsod (women in tub), Bavan (Tala scat improvisation), and the company. -- First part of question-and-answer period (approx. 25 min.).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2645
Title
Song of Lawino [videorecording].
Imprint
1988.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Event
Sign-interpreted performance. Videotaped in performance by Video D Studios at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on Jan. 31, 1988. Produced by Reduta Deux Ltd. Presented by Dance Theater Workshop's Economy Tires Theater.
Credits
Direction: Valeria Vasilevski and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Choreography: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Music: Edwina Lee Tyler and Tiye Giraud. Text: Okot p'Bitek (Song of Lawino), adapted by Valeria Vasilevski. Scenery: Helen Oji. Costumes: Gabriel Berry. Lighting: Beverly Emmons.
Performer
Developed and performed by Yolande Bavan, Connie Chin, Terri Cousar, Tiye Giraud, Pat Hall-Smith, Trinket Monsod, Pamela Patrick, Viola Sheely, Edwina Lee Tyler, and Robin Wilson.
Summary
Theater work based on the poems of Okot p'Bitek, a Ugandan poet, with sign interpretation for the deaf and hearing-impaired by members of Hands On: Beth Prevor (coordinator), Lynnette Taylor (interpreter), and Mary Beth Miller (interpreter director). A question-and-answer period with the cast, collaborators, and Hands On members is included in this recording.
Funding
This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details
DVD.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIC 9-3693.
Local Subject
Sign-interpreted performances.
Added Author
Bavan, Yolande, dancer.
Chin, Connie, dancer.
Cousar, Terri, dancer.
Hall-Smith, Pat, choreographer.
Hall-Smith, Pat, dancer.
Monsod, Trinket, dancer.
Patrick, Pamela. Performer
Sheely, Viola, dancer.
Wilson, Robin, dancer.
White, David R. Speaker
Prevor, Beth.
Taylor, Lynnette.
Mary Beth.
Giraud, Tiyé. Arranger
Giraud, Tiyé. Composer
Giraud, Tiyé. Performer
Vasilevski, Valeria. Director
Vasilevski, Valeria. Adapter
Oji, Helen. Designer
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo, choreographer.
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo. Director
Tyler, Edwina Lee. Composer
Tyler, Edwina Lee. Arranger
Tyler, Edwina Lee. Performer
Berry, Gabriel. Costume designer
Emmons, Beverly. Lighting designer
p'Bitek, Okot, 1931- Author
Hands On (Organization)
Video D Studios.
Dance Theater Workshop.
Added Title
Song of Lawino (Choreographic work : Vasilevski and Zollar)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-2645
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