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Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo

Overview
Works: 109 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 903 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Dance films  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Drama 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee, Choreographer, Performer, Author, Honoree, Costume designer, Director, Speaker, Narrator, Composer, Host
Classifications: GV1624.7.A34, 792.80973
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Movement (R)evolution Africa by Joan Frosch( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movement (R)evolution Africa explores the emerging African dance movement through the voices and performances of a selection of its trend setters. The film is intended to expand and invigorate contemporary dance by illuminating critical innovations of African artists
Women's work( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on a residency by the Urban Bush Women, sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., in April 1995, as seen through the eyes of Pofina Williams, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University. She shares her observations of the company's interactions with the community, including workshops and performances for adults and students of various ages. Additional insights are provided by artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and company members Valerie Winborne, Beverley Prentice, and Christine King, who also discuss some of the issues explored in the company's works. In addition to the dance activities, company musician Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn is shown leading a workshop on Afro-Caribbean songs. Seen in performance excerpts are the dance works Girlfriends, Nyabinghi dreamtime, Shelter, and Batty moves
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, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..."--Container label
Praise house( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual images presented in this film illustrate "spirituality and the gift of artistry in three generations of African-American women"--Prologue
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
Song of Lawino( Visual )

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

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
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( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 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
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

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
River songs (rehearsal) (Videotape)( Visual )

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

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
[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

Song of Lawino ; Where music comes from( Recording )

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

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
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
 
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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 (72)

Covers
Contemporary Black biography, profiles from the International Black Community