Bones and ash: a Gilda story Additional title: Bones and ashAdditional title: Bones and ash (Choreographic work : Zollar)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)King, Christine LDorant, MichelleKamara, DionneTabor-Smith, AmaraMonsod, TrinketOffutt, Treva YvonneRoss, Kwame AzaliusDatcher, IreneCarter, NatalieRux, Carl HancockMcKay, StephanieZollar, Jawole Willa Jo (Director)Gomez, Jewelle, 1948- (Author)Reagon, Toshi (Composer)Ross, Kwame Azalius (Composer)Keck, Michael (Composer)Kent, Steven (Director)Smith, Douglas D (Set designer)Smith, Douglas DMar, Stefani (Costume designer)Munson, Kristabelle (Lighting designer)Flowers, Roma (Lighting designer)Holub, Johannes (Videographer)Holub, Jenny (Videographer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Urban Bush Women (Dance company)New York Public Library. Dance Collection
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1996
Table of ContentsReel 1 (ca. 74 min.). Act I -- Reel 2 (ca. 71 min.). Act II.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2399Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5257 (former)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesDanceVideoBlack films and programs
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by the] Urban Bush Women ; based on the novel The Gilda stories by Jewelle Gomez ; conceived, directed, and choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in collaboration with playwright Jewelle Gomez ; composer, lyricist, and musical director, Toshi Reagon ; co-director, dramaturg, and acting coach, Steven Kent.Accompanied by house program.Recording made possible by the cooperation of the Urban Bush Women, the Joyce Theater, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Sound score, Michael Keck ; percussion score, Kwame Azalius Ross ; set and projection design, Douglas D. Smith ; costumes, Stefani Mar ; original lighting design, Kristabelle Munson ; lighting, Roma Flowers ; vocal coach, Bill Young.Performers: Performed by the Urban Bush Women. Cast: Act I: Christine King (Girl) ; Michelle Dorant, Dionne Kamara, Amara Tabor-Smith (Irissas) ; Pat L. Hall (Gilda) ; Emerald Trinket Monsod (Bird) ; Treva Offutt (Theodora) ; Kwame Azalius Ross (Fox) ; Irene Datcher (featured vocalist, High Priestess of the True Death Society). Act II: Christine King (Girl) ; Michelle Dorant, Dionne Kamara, Amara Tabor-Smith (Irissas) ; Natalie Carter (Savannah) ; Carl Hancock Rux (Skip) ; Stephanie McKay (Toya) ; Kwame Azalius Ross (Fox) ; Treva Offutt (Theodora). Some cast members double as characters in the bordello, on the road, and in the beauty parlor.Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, on November 15, 1996 ; video directed and edited by Johannes Holub ; camera, Jenny Holub and Penny Ward.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 2 streaming video files (U-matic, NTSC) (145 min.) :sd., col. ;3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F3NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12747036Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be6b7990-8b65-0135-0c41-056677809b3b
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