The Resource Singing myself a lullaby with John Henry

Singing myself a lullaby with John Henry

Label
Singing myself a lullaby with John Henry
Title
Singing myself a lullaby with John Henry
Contributor
Director
Interviewee
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What role does truth play in the retelling of historical events in performance and art? Is performance a stage practice or do we construct and perform our identities throughout our lives? These and other questions are explored in this moving documentary about west coast dancer John Henry, as he deals with his legacy in the face of the end of his life. Singing myself a lullaby by Douglas Rosenberg and Ellen Bromberg, was funded by a grant from the Project on Death in America (funded by the George Soros Foundation) and co-produced by Wisconsin Public Television. The piece focuses on dancer and educator John Henry as he, along with Bromberg and Rosenberg, creates a work for the theater based on his life. The work was created during the last few years of Henry's life and the documentary continues, incorporating new information learned about him, after his death from HIV/AIDS. The documentary, which includes commentary by many former colleagues including Margaret Jenkins, David Gere, Dr. Peter Goldblum, Beth Harris and many others, has relevance to a variety of academic disciplines including Performance studies, Cultural studies, Gender studies and Dance history and Theory
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by ADF Video in 2002
Runtime
56
Technique
live action
Label
Singing myself a lullaby with John Henry
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/48024
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01048023
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1048023
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Singing myself a lullaby with John Henry
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/48024
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01048023
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1048023
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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