Women Hitting the Wall: The Gender Project, 2001 March 19

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Women Hitting the Wall: The Gender Project, 2001 March 19
Additional title: Gender Project : Women Hitting the Wall
Additional title: Secret History of Water (Choreographic work : Nebrida)
Additional title: Hindsight (Choreographic work ; Shick)
Additional title: Default Setting (Choreographic work : Marcotty)
Additional title: Ordering Greens (Choreographic work : Porter)
Additional title: For Charlotte (Choreographic work : Latsky)
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl (Creator)
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl (Speaker)
Reiter, Rayna R. (Moderator)
Marks, Linda (Speaker)
Wood, Ellis (Creator)
Brenner, Janis (Narrator)
Nebrida, Tessa (Speaker)
Nebrida, Tessa (Choreographer)
Nebrida, Tessa (Performer)
Shick, Vicky (Speaker)
Shick, Vicky (Choreographer)
Shick, Vicky (Performer)
Marcotty, Fiona (Performer)
Marcotty, Fiona (Speaker)
Marcotty, Fiona (Choreographer)
Porter, Claire, 1942- (Performer)
Porter, Claire, 1942- (Speaker)
Porter, Claire, 1942- (Choreographer)
Latsky, Heidi (Performer)
Latsky, Heidi (Speaker)
Latsky, Heidi (Choreographer)
Gender Project (New York, N.Y.) (Associated name)
Shaw, JoAnna Mendl (Stage director)

Janis Brenner Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2001-03-19
Table of Contents
Introduction (9 min.) / by JoAnna Mendl Shaw (co-founder, The Gender Project), Linda Marks (director, Crystal Quilt) -- The Secret History of Water (excerpt) (8 min.) / choreography and performance, Tessa Nebrida -- Hindsight (excerpts) (8 min.) / choreography and performance, Vicky Shick -- Default Setting (7 min.) / choreography and performance, Fiona Marcotty -- Ordering Greens (13 min.) / choreography and performance, Claire Porter -- For Charlotte (8 min.) / choreography and performance, Heidi Latsky with daughter Charlotte -- Conclusion with all the performers (3 min.) -- Discussion (ends abruptly) (61 min.) / moderator, Rayna Rapp (NYU Professor, Anthropology & Women's Studies) ; panel, Tessa Nebrida, Vicky Shick, Fiona Marcotty, Claire Porter, Heidi Latsky, Janis Brenner, JoAnna Mendl Shaw.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6923
Women dancers -- New York (State) -- New York
Women choreographers -- New York (State) -- New York
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Janis Brenner reads gender statistics between each solo performance.
Bibliographic history: 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 Mendle Shaw: The Gender Project, New York Foundation for the Arts (www.nyfa.org).
Venue: Videotaped in performance possibly at Construction Company, New York, N.Y. 2001 March 19.
Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (Hi8) ; 3/4 in.
Acquisition: Gift; Janis Brenner; 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (123 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Panel answers questions from the audience and discusses the realities of gender disparity in the dance community including issues regarding coping mechanisms, career strategies, and funding.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19997121
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f4f0b70-6f1d-0131-8ac8-3c075448cc4b
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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. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/37189d60-6f1d-0131-5804-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Women Hitting the Wall" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/37189d60-6f1d-0131-5804-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2001). Women Hitting the Wall Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/37189d60-6f1d-0131-5804-3c075448cc4b

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Women Hitting the Wall