November 30 and December 9 at the Baryshnikov Art Center. In collaboration with Fusion Bande, musical director Kenneth Hamrick, with guest singer Paula Valstein. Performance of Anna Sokolow’s Kurt Weill, music by Kurt Weill, and a vintage video by Vicki Siechek of Anna Sokolow creating Kurt Weill. First in a three-part series featuring Sokolow masterworks as part of a live music initiative.
Anna Sokolow’s 100 Birthday Celebration
By Gia Kourlas: “For the venerable Anna Sokolow, who would have been 100 this year — she made it to 90 — art wasn’t an understated or passive act, but something meant to be a reflection and a comment on contemporary life. In a program celebrating her centennial from Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble, which opened on [...]
Tickets: www.joyce.org or call 212.242.0800 Thursday April 22, Gala Event 8 pm (reception to follow) $45 Friday-Saturday April 23-24, 8 pm – $20 Sunday April 25, 3 pm – $20 ***** PROGRAM THE EVOLUTION OF RAGTIME (1952) MURALS (1980) NY Premier SEPTEMBER SONNET (1995) FRIDA (1997) Choreographer: Anna Sokolow Artistic Director: Jim May Dancers: Melissa [...]
Sokolow Ensemble artistic director, with the assistance of company members Samantha Geracht and Lauren Naslund, staged Anna Sokolow’s Rooms and From the Diaries of Franz Kafka on students at the Boston Conservatory, which they performed in February 2010. From Marcia Siegel’s review: “For today’s young dancers, who are focused on technical skills, vintage material like [...]
February 14th, 2010 3 pm performance at the 92nd Street Y (@ Lexington Ave) Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble opens a year in celebrations of Anna Sokolow’s 100th Birthday. Celebrate with us Anna Sokolow’s 100th Birthday. Whether in Contemporary dance; ROOMS, Broadway; HAIR, or ballet; OPUS 65 Her dance presents a subtle synthesis of acting and [...]
Jim May, Artistic Director of the Sokolow Theatre Foundation, will conduct workshops and lectures examining the historical and social context of Sokolow’s work through research, rare videos and photographs. The fall semester will also include a walking tour of Greenwich Village, where The New School is situated and where Ms. Sokolow was born and raised. In Spring 2010, Jim May will reconstruct “Lyric Suite,” the 1953 classic modern dance work with music by Alban Berg, on a cast of Eugene Lang College dancers. Several courses at Lang will be structured to include themes around Sokolow and the residency including a year long dance history course as well as integrative arts courses open to all of the students. …