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Seeking African-American values

Author: Marlies YearbyCelia IpiotisPat Hall-SmithJawole Willa Jo ZollarJulie DashAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Arc Videodance, ©1991.
Series: Eye on dance, 315.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : NTSC color broadcast system : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marlies Yearby and Laurie Carlos discuss how they developed and maintain a sense of their racial identity in their art. They recall black stereotypes on film and television in their youth, and the slow evolution towards a multicultural outlook. They contrast the integration of voice, drumming, and movement in African art with the separation of similar elements in Eurocentric art. Carlos is seen performing with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Video
Interviews
Black films and programs
Named Person: Marlies Yearby; Laurie Carlos; Celia Ipiotis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marlies Yearby; Celia Ipiotis; Pat Hall-Smith; Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; Julie Dash; Jeffrey C Bush; Richard Sheridan; ARC Videodance (Firm)
OCLC Number: 34402178
Notes: Title on container.
Credits: Program director/host, Celia Ipiotis ; television director, Richard Sheridan ; technical supervisor, Jeff Bush.
Performer(s): Guests: choreographer Marlies Yearby and performance artist Laurie Carlos.
Event notes: Recorded on June 17, 1991 ; telecast on WNYC/TV 31, New York, on November 18, 1991.
Description: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Series Title: Eye on dance, 315.
Responsibility: produced by Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush.

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Marlies Yearby and Laurie Carlos discuss how they developed and maintain a sense of their racial identity in their art. They recall black stereotypes on film and television in their youth, and the slow evolution towards a multicultural outlook. They contrast the integration of voice, drumming, and movement in African art with the separation of similar elements in Eurocentric art. Carlos is seen performing with the Urban Bush Women in Julie Dash's film of Praise house, and in Monkey dances, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Yearby and others perform excerpts from her work Pushing through a tight place.

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