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Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo

Overview
Works: 104 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 917 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Televised ballets  Televised dance  Interviews  History  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Dance films 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee, Performer, Choreographer, Author, Narrator, Speaker, Composer, Costume designer, Host, Honoree, Director
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.8
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Movement (r)evolution Africa a story of an art form in four acts by Joan Frosch( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 125 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
Women's work( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video describes a Museum sponsored project involving the Urban Bush Women, an extraordinary dance theatre company led by artistic director Jawola Willa Jo Zollar. This dance group creates works which celebrate the heritage of African Americans, especially women. Their dances depict the emotions and situations of everyday life
Free to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of African American dance; emphasizes the role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American form of art. Featuring the African American Dance Ensemble and other Black dance groups
Praise house( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the rhythms and rituals of Africa, Praise house is a dance-theater tale of spirituality inspired creativity and its effect on three generations of African-American women
Song of Lawino( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
House arrest( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of the "first edition" of the play by Anna Deavere Smith, which explores American history by addressing the relationship between the press and the presidency
Bones and ash a Gilda story( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 3 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
Urban Bush Women( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program was part of the Splash Festival, a two-week celebration of new dance and music presented for the second year at Jacob's Pillow in 1989
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this two-part program, members of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works choreographed by Ailey himself, as well as a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove. Includes biography of Alvin Ailey
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
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
Song of Lawino( Visual )

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

Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating a career as a young female choreographer
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
National Performance Network (sampler)( Visual )

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

Excerpts from five dance or performance works by artists participating in the National Performance Network. This program, founded by David R. White of Dance Theater Workshop in 1985, provides support to emerging and established independent artists through funding and links to a nationwide group of presenting organizations, which enable new work, tours, and artists' residencies
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

[Bates Dance Festival faculty gala I and II]( Visual )

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

Dance as social dialogue a concert in celebration of the inauguration of Al Bloom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar 1950-

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar American dancer

Zollar Willa Jo

Languages
English (74)

Covers
Contemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community