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Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo

Overview
Works: 105 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 979 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Interviews  History  Dance films  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Biography  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee, Choreographer, Performer, Author, Host, Speaker, Composer, Director, Narrator, Costume designer, Honoree
Classifications: GV1624.7.A34, 792.8
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Movement (R)evolution Africa by Joan Frosch( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 95 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 )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 81 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; 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 65 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
House arrest by Timothy Van Patten( 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
Walking with Pearl-- Africa diaries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographed to honor the artistic legacy of Pearl Primus. Africa Diaries (2004) refers to the trips to Africa that Primus took, beginning in 1948, to conduct the anthropological research. Southern Diaries (2005) refers to the trip which Primus made during the summer of 1944 to live and work with poor migrant workers in the rural South
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
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
Philadanco( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide shots of four dance works (My science, Hand singing song, Labess II, and Enemy behind the gates), probably recorded in dress rehearsal onstage; followed by close shots, recorded in performance, of Hand singing song (excerpts), Labess II (excerpts), and Enemy behind the gates (complete); and a wide shot of Exotica, recorded in performance. For credits, see contents list
Song of Lawino( Recording )

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

Song of Lawino( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 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

Urban Bush Women( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2007 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
Monkey dances : a geographical trapeze( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 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
Urban Bush Women( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Ragsdale v. Lumpkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 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
 
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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 (78)

Covers
Contemporary Black biography, profiles from the International Black Community