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Phoenix Learning Group

Works: 792 works in 931 publications in 1 language and 8,002 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Dance films  Instructional television programs  Educational television programs  Short films  Children's films  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: TH6021, 690.837
Publication Timeline
Publications about Phoenix Learning Group
Publications by Phoenix Learning Group
Most widely held works by Phoenix Learning Group
Women's work ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Interviews and performances of a dance theatre company led by artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Ethnic dance around the world ( visu )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Presents examples of ethnic dances from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia and stresses their social and cultural motivations. Includes festival dances, celebration dances, courtship dances, and dances for recreation. Helps viewers understand why people dance, why dancing and music in many parts of the world are very different, and the role of religion in ethnic dancing
The young person's guide to the orchestra ( visu )
in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Exploration of the instruments of the modern orchestra, concluding with Benjamin Britten's The young person's guide to the orchestra
Molly's pilgrim by Jeffrey D Brown( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A Russian Jewish immigrant girl, teased by her American classmates for her ethnic mannerisms, is given a class assignment to create a doll based on a Thanksgiving character. She creates a Russian immigrant doll, because, to her mother, Russian Jews are Pilgrims too, having come to America for religious freedom
Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party ( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Documents the creation of "The dinner party," an art installation conceived and coordinated by Judy Chicago. A triangular table with 39 textile and china-painted ceramic place settings, each commemorating a historical or mythical woman, the installation was produced from 1974 to 1979 as a collaboration among hundreds of artists, craftspeople, and researchers. Filmmaker Demetrakas spent four years behind the scenes documenting the research, technical problems, financial pressures, and physical labor involved in creating this monumental, symbolic work of art
Twyla Tharp: Making Television Dance ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
An exploration by one of America's most eminent choreographer/dancers, Twyla Tharp, of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. By utilizing the almost infinite creative genius and vitality of the dancer's art and the possibilities presented by television's highly sophisticated science, Twyla Tharp has produced a fusion of the two-a creation which is both television and dance carried to the highest degree. The freedom allowed by video techniques and the creatively provided by Twyla Tharp's choreography complement one another perfectly, and make possible an exciting and innovative dance/video work
Living American theater dance! ( visu )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"Shows how the American Dance Machine, under the direction of Lee Theodore, performs show-stopping numbers from musical plays. Brief interviews with Theodore and teacher Ann Reinking, as well as chats with troupe members about the company's purpose, accompany scenes of their rigorous rehearsals."
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Molly and her classmates learn, first hand, about cultural diversity in the United States
The stronger ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Based on the play written by August Strindberg on 1912, and filmed in New York's Central Park. Two actresses, one a wife and mother, the other living alone, meet in a cafe. While the wife talks, the other is silent. But the wife must finally face the truth: the silent woman is her husband's mistress. Still, their agonizing confrontation, as well as the relief that follows, binds them together: the battle is over and it becomes irrelevant which one is the stronger. Each woman has come to a deeper knowledge of herself through the other
Martha Clarke : light & dark, a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra( visu )
2 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Martha Clarke: Light and Dark portrays an artist's imaginative sources, and the process through which she creates an original evening of theatrical dance. The film departs from traditional dance films by looking behind finished performance to its imaginative sources and the process by which performance grows. A member of Pilobolus Dance Theater since 1971, Martha Clarke left the Company to develop a more openly theatrical evening of her own. Her work is hard to pin down, drawing from modern dance, mime, the traditional clown's repertoire, and form paintings. It is often comic, yet with a pathos wholly original to her own make-up as an artist. Filmmaker Joyce Chopra and Martha Clarke worked together for over one year, filming Martha and her collaborators at her studio. In this way they were able to follow the development of four new dance pieces and the hard work of refining, rehearsing and then learning from audiences. All is interwoven with the remarkable setting in Connecticut where she lives with her family, surrounded by turkeys, peacocks, goats, etc., from whose faces she has learned to mime some of her choicest comedy. Intercut are books, pictures, sketches by beloved artists, masks and dresses - all seen to convey Martha's constant search for images that will cut deeply, moving or amusing people to their core. Martha Clarke's work is about loneliness, about being a woman, about being an animate creature, about the strangeness of performance itself
Sustainable agriculture ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
An inside look at an organic farm and organic retail store, discussing day-to-day challenges and rewards. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to organic farming
Green design ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Explores the exciting race underway to design greener products of all sorts. Jobs profiled in thie program include: Architect, Interior designer, consultant, and Landscape designer
Ballet with Edward Villella ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Edward Villella, virile lead dancer of the New York City Ballet, dissolves the notion that male ballet dancers are sissified in a montage of dances demonstrating the muscular power and control necessary in this art. He shows how the body is transformed into a smoothly working organism adhering to the demands of musical timing while expressing ideas and feeling through beautiful gesture, form and line. With members of his troupe, he shows the importance of the placement of the foot in gathering power for a bravura performance, and of the glove-like ballet shoe in providing freedom of movement. A Pas De Deux illustrates how the male dancer supports and works in partnership with the ballerina. A segment from Giselle reveals the posturing, posing, storytelling qualities of the romantic ballet. Contrasted to this literal style is a sequence from Apollo, a 20th century neoclassic ballet. Total freedom with total control, the paradox of dance, is demonstrated in a brilliant performance of Rubies
Building green ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A look at new opportunities in construction of buildings with green features including energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, etc. Also looks at the high demand for people to do green renovation and retrofits of existing buildings. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to recycling
Mime technique ( visu )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
This is a story of an ape who is transformed into a man. The man takes a walk and finds a book on mime instruction. This book gives live instructions on basic mime techniques, and our hero attempts variations on the instructions. Unfortunately, the Powers That Be cannot tolerate an escaped man-ape, so he is returned to his cage. The artistry of mime Paul Gaulin brings a simple and straightforward, but profound story to life
Water management ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
An overview of the job opportunities in water management: flood control, reservoir management, levee design and repair, designing and operating dams and sewer systems, river management and restoration, monitoring fish populations, protecting habitats, maintaining natural resources, water conservation, irrigation, landscape design and more. Presents on-the-job profiles with people currently working in some of these areas. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to water management
Margot Fonteyn by Patricia Foy( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Just two years before she died, Margot Fonteyn finally agreed to tell the full story of her life for this exclusive television biography. It was made at her home in Panama and is the only personal account of her life and career that exists on film. It includes archive footage of many of her great roles and extensive newsreel coverage of key events in her life
Clean energy : solar power ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Presents the entire range of jobs needed to make solar power a reality from research and development, design and marketing, and financial analysis to construction and project management. Engineers, analysts and managers share how they work in this emerging green industry and how they found the opportunity to be part of the clean energy solution. Jobs profiled in this program include: Research & development engineer, Design engineer, Marketing manager, Financial analyst, Construction manager, and Project manager
Recycling ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
An overview of the job opportunities in recycling. Visit an electronics recycling start-up and a San Francisco municipal program for recycling cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. Various jobs include collection, transportation, receiving and sorting, handling hazardous materials, and aspects of plant management. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to recycling
The swamp dwellers ( visu )
in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A young African returns to his village from the city and discovers that he has grown too sophisticated to accept his parents' beliefs. Disillusioned also by urban life, he is caught between two conflicting cultures, unable to identify with either
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