Women Hitting the Wall: The Gender Project, 2001 March 19Additional title: Gender Project : Women Hitting the WallAdditional 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)
NamesShaw, 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 / OriginDate Created: 2001-03-19
Table of ContentsIntroduction (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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-6923
TopicsWomen dancers -- New York (State) -- New YorkWomen choreographers -- New York (State) -- New York
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (123 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionPanel 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19997121Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f4f0b70-6f1d-0131-8ac8-3c075448cc4b
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