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Phoenix Learning Group

Works: 772 works in 952 publications in 1 language and 8,453 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Dance films  Instructional television programs  Educational television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 690.837
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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 249 libraries worldwide
Documentary on a residency by the Urban Bush Women, sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., in April 1995, as seen through the eyes of Pofina Williams, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University. She shares her observations of the company's interactions with the community, including workshops and performances for adults and students of various ages. Additional insights are provided by artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and company members Valerie Winborne, Beverley Prentice, and Christine King, who also discuss some of the issues explored in the company's works. In addition to the dance activities, company musician Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn is shown leading a workshop on Afro-Caribbean songs. Seen in performance excerpts are the dance works Girlfriends, Nyabinghi dreamtime, Shelter, and Batty moves
Trifles by Sandy Nervig( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The scene is the bleak Midwest plains. Five people enter a farmhouse in an attempt to solve a crime that one of them discovered the day before. While the three men search upstairs for evidence, the two women sit in the kitchen, talking, observing - and then realizing that they may have found the solution simply by piecing together certain "trifles."
Twyla Tharp: Making Television Dance by Don Mischer( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 140 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{u2019}s art and the possibilities presented by television{u2019}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{u2019}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 138 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
The stronger by Myron Butler( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 135 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
The young person's guide to the orchestra by Benjamin Britten( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"A focus on the unique qualities of each instrument from its creation by the manufacturer to the musician who skilfully channels its sounds. This video concludes with a rendition of Benjamin Britten's monumental work."
Molly's pilgrim by Barbara Cohen( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Told to make a Pilgrim doll for the Thanksgiving display at school, Molly is embarrassed when her mother tries to help her out by creating a doll dressed as she herself was dressed before leaving Russia to seek 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 114 libraries worldwide
Documents the creation of the Dinner party, an artistic tribute to women of achievement throughout history. Consisting mainly of painted ceramics and needlework, the exhibit was conceived by feminist artist Judy Chicago and created through the cooperative efforts of numerous women and men during the late 1970's. Those working on the project talk about their feelings and the reactions of viewers are presented
Mime technique ( visu )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 112 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
Ballet with Edward Villella ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 112 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
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Molly and her classmates learn, first hand, about cultural diversity in the United States
Sustainable agriculture by University of Michigan( 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 )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 75 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
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
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
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
Peege ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A young man home for Christmas accompanies his family to visit his dying grandmother in a nursing home. Peege (the grandmother's nickname) has gone blind, and has lost some of her mental faculties. The visit is awkward, because none of the members of the family know how to deal with the non-responsive shell that was once a vibrant woman. When they find an excuse to leave, the young man remains with her for a few minutes. He tries to trigger some response by whispering into her ear some of his early memories of her. He uses simple human touch to form an expression of closeness. His efforts succeed, and he is able to communicate despite the barriers of disease and age. When he leaves, she is alone again, but now with a feeling of worth, knowing that someone cares. --Container
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