Uncivil Wars: Moving with Brecht & Eisler, 2009-03-13Additional title: David Gordon archiveAdditional title: Uncivil Wars (Choreographic work : Gordon)
NamesBither, Philip (Moderator)Gordon, David, 1936- (Stage director)Gordon, David, 1936- (Choreographer)Gordon, David, 1936- (Editor)Gordon, David, 1936- (Speaker)Feingold, Michael (Translator)Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962 (Composer)Leishman, Gina (Musical director)Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)Dissette, Alyce (Producer)Fitzgerald, Ed (Stage manager)Setterfield, Valda (Performer)Setterfield, Valda (Speaker)Cohn, Charlotte (Performer)Duffield, Davis (Performer)Fire, Norma (Performer)Kelly, John, 1954- (Performer)Leishman, Gina (Performer)Skeist, David (Performer)Vuolo, Louis (Performer)David Gordon/Pickup Company (Performer)University of Minnesota (Performer)Walker Art Center (Presenter)
David Gordon Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009-03-13
Table of ContentsUncivil Wars (89 min.) -- Question & Answer session (33 min.) / participants, Valda Setterfield, David Gordon ; moderator, Philip Bither (Curator of Performing Arts, Walker Art Center).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3926
TopicsGordon, David, 1936-Setterfield, ValdaUncivil Wars (Choreographic work : Gordon)Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Rundköpfe und die Spitzköpfe. English
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: directed, choreographed and edited by David Gordon ; performed by Pick Up Performance Co. ; presented by Walker Art Center.Creation/production credits: A Pick Up Performance Co(S.) production.Creation/production credits: Translated by Michael Feingold; Music by Hanns Eisler; Music Director: Gina Leishman; Media: Dean Moss/Ed Fitzgerald; Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton; Produced by Alyce Dissette; Stage Manager: Ed Fitzgerald; Company Manager: Sarah Robinson; Assistant Lighting Designer: Burke Brown; Wardrobe Assistant: Hebe Joy.Performers: Performers, Valda Setterfield (Bertolt Brecht/Judge); Charlotte Cohn (Nana Callas/Mrs. Callas/Isabella De Guzman); Davis Duffield (Vice Viceroy/Hat Knocker/Farmer Lopez/Nun); Norma Fire (Tobacconist/Abbess/Mrs. Lopez/Lawyer); John Kelly (Madam/Mother Superior); Gina Leishman (Hanns Eisler); David Skeist (Farmer Callas/Hat Knocker/Nun); Louis Vuolo (Viceroy/Slumlord/De Guzman); Community and University of Minnesota Cast: Diane Aldis, Bailey Anderson, Jennifer Aubrecht, Stephanie Bertumen, Sheila Casey, Alex Dorman, Jill Foster, Emily Gastineau, Andrew Hein, Sarah Jacobs, Neal Jahren, Sam Johnson, Yui Kanzawa, Shannon Mark Kennedy, Laura Kirkeby, Jin-Ming Lai, Theresa Madaus, Jorge Saavedra F., Chris Schlichting, Tamin Totzke, Leslie Van Duzer, David Wheeler.Venue: Recorded in performance at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn. on 2009 March 13.Acquisition: Gift; David Gordon / Pick Up Performance Co(s). 2014.
Physical DescriptionVideodiscExtent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DescriptionDavid Gordon and Valda Setterfield discuss the creation of Uncivil Wars, the challenges and how they were dealt with, how they met each other, how the end of the work was discovered, how Gordon made use of the bodies and sounds with the community and university participants, and concludes with a talk about the date September 11th which is mentioned in the Brecht play and how that date brings up memories of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 898128691NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20496820Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bf727dd0-9e7f-0132-0b6c-3c075448cc4b
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