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Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo

Overview
Works: 102 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 903 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Documentary films  Dance films  Periodicals  Filmed performances 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee, Choreographer, Performer, Author, Director, Host, Costume designer, Honoree, Speaker, Composer, Narrator
Classifications: HV8706, 792.8
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Movement (R)evolution Africa by Joan D Frosch( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movement (R)evolution Africa explores the emerging African dance movement through the voices and performances of a selection of its trendsetters. The film is intended to expand and invigorate contemporary dance by illuminating critical innovations of African artists
Miriam Mahdaviani, Sara Skaggs & Jawole Willa Jo Zollar( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating a career as a young female choreographer
Les écailles de la mémoire = The scales of memory( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking African-American values( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlies Yearby and Laurie Carlos discuss how they developed and maintain a sense of their racial identity in their art. They recall black stereotypes on film and television in their youth, and the slow evolution towards a multicultural outlook. They contrast the integration of voice, drumming, and movement in African art with the separation of similar elements in Eurocentric art. Carlos is seen performing with the Urban Bush Women in Julie Dash's film of Praise house, and in Monkey dances, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Yearby and others perform excerpts from her work Pushing through a tight place
MaMa's pushcart : Ellen Stewart and 25 years of La MaMa E.T.C.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With virtually no financial resources, Ellen Stewart created the La Mama theater in New York in 1961, where writers and actors such as Sam Shepard, Elizabeth Swados, and Harvey Fierstein found both encouragement and a home for their work. Includes footage from the early days, interviews and brief excerpts from some of the theater works. Stewart also talks about her experiences as a "colored" working at Saks Fifth Avenue between 1950 and 1957
Song of Lawino( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bones and ash : a Gilda story( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop performance of an evening-length dance/theater work. Due to technical problems, the recording ends before the conclusion of the work
Song of Lawino( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monkey dances : a geographical trapeze( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interdisciplinary dance and performance residency : at Yellow Springs Institute( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Glory hole and Bones and ash are text-based performance pieces developed during residencies at Yellow Springs Institute
Urban Bush Women : 20th anniversary season( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Informational video about three dance works to be performed during the 20th anniversary season of Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble based in Brooklyn, N.Y., whose stated goal is to produce "bold and life affirming Dance Theater based on women's experiences, African American history and cultural influences of the African Diaspora" [from the Urban Bush Women WWW site]. The company's founder and artistic director, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, discusses the works Batty moves (1995), Girlfriends (1986), and Walking with Pearl, inspired by Pearl Primus (1919-1994), the African-American modern dancer and choreographer, anthropologist, and activist. [Walking with Pearl took shape as two works: Walking with Pearl--Africa diaries, first presented in 2004, and Walking with Pearl--the Southern diaries, commissioned and presented by the American Dance Festival in 2005.] Excerpts from all three works are shown; Walking with Pearl is portrayed in b & w rehearsal footage. Pearl Primus dances in a brief clip filmed at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in 1950
River songs (rehearsal) (Videotape)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philadanco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Promotional video featuring brief performance excerpts from five dance works (see contents list)
 
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Alternative Names
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar 1950-

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar American dancer

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Amerikaans danseres

Zollar Willa Jo

Languages
English (54)

Covers
Contemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community