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Pleasant, David

Overview
Works: 23 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 126 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Biography  Interviews  Folklore 
Roles: Composer, Instrumentalist, Performer, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about David Pleasant
Publications by David Pleasant
Most widely held works about David Pleasant
 
Most widely held works by David Pleasant
Hank Smith ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Repent by Charles Gayle( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Wired for speed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Looks at how machines are speeding up the pace of life. Can we, will we, could we ever slow down? Robert Krulwich talks with Michael Malone, editor of Forbes ASAP magazine and others about how machines push us to go faster and why speed is so attractive. Also features Silicon Valley pioneer Regis McKenna; performance artist David Pleasant; musical group They Would be Giants, performing You're older than you were before and now you're even older ; silent screen actor/director Buster Keaton having a multi-task lunch; cartoons of New Yorker magazine cartoonist Bill Steig; philosopher Jacob Needleman; Mary, the short-order cook; and video artists, John and Adam, in the role of brain cells in Mary's brain
Silent echoes ( visu )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Videodance work
South's finest : pleasant signs by Jalal Pleasant( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Interview with David Pleasant ( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
David Pleasant is a musical stylist who was raised in the Gullah/Geechee culture of Georgia (Sapelo Island, Darien/McIntosh County and Savannah). His work is driven by the wealth of African retention in Gullah culture, particularly juba, hand jive, pattin', rhappin' and shout, which have played a major role in the development of David's RiddimAthon!®, a performance and teaching method developed from a synthesis of African, Caribbean and African American musical traditions. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist, he presents international programs and lectures on the subject. His work has been featured in theatre, dance and television, and he was featured in the award winning musical Crowns by Regina Taylor. In this interview, conducted at the Hemispheric Institutes 5th Encuentro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2005), he talks about how he began playing percussion, demonstrates the rhythms he uses in his work, and how these shape daily Gullah life. These African-American beats include polyrhythm, call & response, pitched hand claps, syncopation, improvisation, concurrent percussion, and others that exist in much of American popular music. He also discusses Language of the Soul, the show he had performed at the Encuentro a few days before the interview
Mélange of contemporary American performance : Quetzal Guerrero, Larry Yazzie, David Pleasant & Dancing Earth ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mélange of music and dance by contemporary Native American and African American performers, presented at the Francisco Nunes theater in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as a part of the 5th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, titled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices (http://hemisphericinstitute.org/eng/seminar/brazil2005/index.html). This performance brings together four contemporary American performances drawing from the artists' cultural roots: Quetzal Guerrero (Native American violinist and dancer), Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki/ Dine World Champion Fancy Dancer), David Pleasant (African-American Gullah/Geeche percussion and song, performing with dancer Joyah Pugh), and Dancing Earth (Indigenous Modern Dance collective directed by Rulan Tangen, with the participation of Quetzal Guerrero, Anthony Thosh Collins and Alejandro Meraz). Quetzal Guerrero and Thosh Collins open the evening with a traditional chant from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa indian community, followed by Quetzal's original solo violin piece. Larry Yazzie then performs his dazzling powwow Fancy Dance from Tama, Iowa, followed by the energetic and powerful percussion of African American David Pleasant, who draws on rhythms dating back to slavery in the United States. Dancing Earth performs a dance piece about the creation of the earth, and the evening ends with all performers bringing together their traditions--and the audience--on stage. There is also a post-performance discussion with the artists, in which they talk about the origins and meanings of their performances
Unplugged by Arrested Development (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Asphalt ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dance/theater work based on Carl Hancock Rux's novel Asphalt and the short story "Asphalt story."
Alive & kicking. Hank Smith new dance & performance art from P.S. 122 in New York City ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Interview with Hank Smith, interspersed with performance excerpts of his work Three's the one, recorded at P.S. 122 on January 16, 1996. Smith discusses the creation of the work and its underlying ideas and motivations ; his varied background, which includes tap dancing, television production, mime and other performing arts ; researching and teaching a course on black performers ; how his performing experiences have reaffirmed his belief in the arts as communication and communion
African-American root patterns : a gullah inspired riddimic exercise book by David Pleasant( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Praise house ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The visual images presented in this film illustrate "spirituality and the gift of artistry in three generations of African-American women"--Prologue
Coyote builds North America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A live performance of the play Coyote builds North America, by John Luther Adams & Barry Lopez. Therein, a storyteller spins tales about the legendary trickster Coyote, accompanied by Native American-inspired music & dancing
Master improvisers : their art as education ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Artist/teachers in the performing arts talk about in-school programs in arts education
Urban Bush Women ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This program was part of the Splash Festival, a two-week celebration of new dance and music presented for the second year at Jacob's Pillow in 1989
Jane Comfort and Company samples of choreography ; Asphalt ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jane Comfort and Company : samples of choreography consists of excerpts of four pieces created and performed by the Company. The Company also performs Asphalt, a dance/theater work developed at Jacob's Pillow, based on Carl Hancock Rux's novel Asphalt and the short story "Asphalt story."
Brave new world ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Looks at how machines are speeding up the pace of life. Can we, will we, could we ever slow down? Robert Krulwich talks with Michael Malone, editor of Forbes ASAP magazine and others about how machines push us to go faster and why speed is so attractive. Also features Silicon Valley pioneer Regis McKenna; performance artist David Pleasant; musical group They Would be Giants, performing You're older than you were before and now you're even older ; silent screen actor/director Buster Keaton having a multi-task lunch; cartoons of New Yorker magazine cartoonist Bill Steig; philosopher Jacob Needleman; Mary, the short-order cook; and video artists, John and Adam, in the role of brain cells in Mary's brain
The Bessies the thirteenth annual New York Dance & Performance Awards ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Fareta School of Dance and Drum]. [benefit show at City College, part 1] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Beginning of Benefit performance for the Fareta School of Dance and Drum that includes a mixture of African dancing from Guinea and the Ivory Coast along with tap dancing
[Fareta School of Dance and Drum]. [benefit show at City College, part 1, version 2] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Different version [possibly different performance] of the beginning of the benefit performance for the Fareta School of Dance and Drum ; see *MGZIDVD 5-3657 for alternate version
 
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