Women Hitting the Wall: The Gender Project, 2001 November 4Additional title: Gender Project : Women Hitting the Wall
NamesShaw, 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)
Janis Brenner Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2001-11-04
Table of ContentsIntroduction (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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6922
TopicsDance -- Sex differencesSex discrimination -- New York (State) -- New York
GenresPanel discussionsFilmed performances
NotesContent: 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.Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (116 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionPanel 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19997117Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 087c8ff0-6f1d-0131-bf83-3c075448cc4b
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