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Women Hitting the Wall : The Gender Project

Title
Women Hitting the Wall : The Gender Project, 2001 November 4.
Publication
2001.

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Shaw, JoAnna Mendl
  • Fisher, Berenice M.
  • Marks, Linda
  • Wood, Ellis
  • Brenner, Janis
  • Hayes, Aleta
  • Soll, Beth
  • Comfort, Jane, 1946-
  • Pulvermacher, Neta
  • Gender Project (New York, N.Y.)
Description
1 streaming video file (116 min.) : sound, color.
Summary
Panel answers questions from the audience and discusses gender disparity in the dance community including issues regarding funding, the struggle to get work shown, role models, and generational differences.
Alternative Title
Gender Project : Women Hitting the Wall
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed performances.
Note
  • Titles from original cassette label.
  • Janis Brenner reads gender statistics between each performance.
  • The Gender Project started in 1998 out of an informal conversation that Joanna Mendl Shaw had with Ellis Wood. We launched a research project that choreographer Janis Brenner initiated, to look at both New York and national statistics and compare male and female representation. Wishing to disseminate these statistics in an unusual and very visible way, we created a performance project titled Women Hitting the Wall and featuring Janis Brenner as Narrator. Reading of statistics became the thread that wove together a series of solos. We did four versions of Women Hitting the Wall in New York, one in Chicago, and one in Philadelphia. The performances always concluded with a facilitated discussion. -- Joanna Mendl Shaw: The Gender Project, New York Foundation for the Arts (www.nyfa.org).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Performer (note)
  • Performers and discussion participants: Aleta Hayes, Beth Soll, Jane Comfort, Neta Pulvermacher, Janis Brenner, Joanna Mendl Shaw ; narrator, Janis Brenner.
Source (note)
  • Janis Brenner;
Contents
Introduction (5 min.) / by Joanna Mendl Shaw (co-founder, The Gender Project), Linda Marks (director, Crystal Quilt) -- Aleta Hayes (10 min.) -- Beth Soll (8 min.) -- Jane Comfort (4 min.) -- Neta Pulvermacher (7 min.) -- Conclusion with all performers (4 min.) -- Discussion (69 min.) / moderator, Berenice Fisher (NYU Professor, Women Studies & Philosopy) ; panel, Aleta Hayes, Beth Soll, Jane Comfort, Neta Pulvermacher, Janis Brenner, Joanna Mendl Shaw.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-6922
OCLC
  • 864828270
  • 864828270
Title
Women Hitting the Wall : The Gender Project, 2001 November 4.
Production
2001.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
video
Type of Carrier
online resource
Original Version
Original format: 1 videocassette (Hi8) ; 3/4 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Cast
Performers and discussion participants: Aleta Hayes, Beth Soll, Jane Comfort, Neta Pulvermacher, Janis Brenner, Joanna Mendl Shaw ; narrator, Janis Brenner.
Event
Videotaped in performance possibly at Construction Company, New York, N.Y. 2001 November 4.
Source
Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
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Added Author
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl, creator.
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl, speaker.
Fisher, Berenice M., moderator.
Marks, Linda, speaker.
Wood, Ellis, creator.
Brenner, Janis, narrator.
Hayes, Aleta, performer.
Hayes, Aleta, speaker.
Soll, Beth, performer.
Soll, Beth, speaker.
Comfort, Jane, 1946- performer.
Comfort, Jane, 1946- speaker.
Pulvermacher, Neta, performer.
Pulvermacher, Neta, speaker.
Gender Project (New York, N.Y.)
Brenner, Janis, donor.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-6922
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