Women Hitting the Wall: The Gender Project, 2001 November 4

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Title
Women Hitting the Wall: The Gender Project, 2001 November 4
Additional title: Gender Project : Women Hitting the Wall
Names
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl (Creator)
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl (Speaker)
Fisher, Berenice M. (Moderator)
Marks, Linda (Speaker)
Wood, Ellis (Creator)
Brenner, Janis (Narrator)
Hayes, Aleta (Performer)
Hayes, Aleta (Speaker)
Soll, Beth (Speaker)
Soll, Beth (Performer)
Comfort, Jane, 1946- (Speaker)
Comfort, Jane, 1946- (Performer)
Pulvermacher, Neta (Performer)
Pulvermacher, Neta (Speaker)
Gender Project (New York, N.Y.) (Associated name)
Collection

Janis Brenner Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2001-11-04
Table of Contents
Introduction (5 min.) / by Joanna Mendl Shaw (co-founder, The Gender Project), Linda Marks (director, Crystal Quilt) -- Aleta Hayes (10 min.) -- Beth Soll (8 min.) -- Jane Comfort (4 min.) -- Neta Pulvermacher (7 min.) -- Conclusion with all performers (4 min.) -- Discussion (69 min.) / moderator, Berenice Fisher (NYU Professor, Women Studies & Philosopy) ; panel, Aleta Hayes, Beth Soll, Jane Comfort, Neta Pulvermacher, Janis Brenner, Joanna Mendl Shaw.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6922
Topics
Dance -- Sex differences
Sex discrimination -- New York (State) -- New York
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Panel discussion
Notes
Content: Janis Brenner reads gender statistics between each performance.
Biographical/historical: The Gender Project started in 1998 out of an informal conversation that Joanna Mendl Shaw had with Ellis Wood. We launched a research project that choreographer Janis Brenner initiated, to look at both New York and national statistics and compare male and female representation. Wishing to disseminate these statistics in an unusual and very visible way, we created a performance project titled Women Hitting the Wall and featuring Janis Brenner as Narrator. Reading of statistics became the thread that wove together a series of solos. We did four versions of Women Hitting the Wall in New York, one in Chicago, and one in Philadelphia. The performances always concluded with a facilitated discussion. -- Joanna Mendl Shaw: The Gender Project, New York Foundation for the Arts (www.nyfa.org).
Performers: Performers and discussion participants: Aleta Hayes, Beth Soll, Jane Comfort, Neta Pulvermacher, Janis Brenner, Joanna Mendl Shaw ; narrator, Janis Brenner.
Venue: Videotaped in performance possibly at Construction Company, New York, N.Y. 2001 November 4.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (Hi8) ; 3/4 in.
Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (116 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Panel answers questions from the audience and discusses gender disparity in the dance community including issues regarding funding, the struggle to get work shown, role models, and generational differences.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19997117
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 087c8ff0-6f1d-0131-bf83-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Women Hitting the Wall" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2001. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0d682890-6f1d-0131-07f8-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Women Hitting the Wall" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0d682890-6f1d-0131-07f8-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2001). Women Hitting the Wall Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0d682890-6f1d-0131-07f8-3c075448cc4b

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