The Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble performed Anna Sokolow’s Session for Six and an excerpt from Lyric Suite in the American Dance Guild 2008 Performance Festival, September 11-14, 2008.
By Jennifer Dunning: “[Anna Sokolow] is lucky that longtime company members are knowledgeable and passionate enough to try to keep her work alive. And so it was possible, in a performance by Jim May’s Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble on Sunday night at the Merce Cunningham Studio, to savor how fresh her dance can look today.” Read [...]
“Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble keeps Anna Sokolow’s legacy, described by critic Walter Sorell as ‘theater danced and danced theater,’ alive. For this program, artistic director Jim May restaged Sokolow’s quintessential dance-theater piece Magritte, Magritte (1970), which hasn’t been performed for more than 20 years; the evening also showcased the U.S. premieres of two 2004 works inspired [...]
“The coupling of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble and le concert impromptu in Ship of Fools may be one of the best things to happen to Franco-American relations in a long, long time. The dance and music give birth to an eclectic night of entertainment, enhancement, and celebration. Eight pieces choreographed by Anna Sokolow based [...]
“The Sokolow Theater / Dance Ensemble performed with gravitas and nuance at St. Mark’s Church last Sunday November 14th. The show consisted of two distinct sections: the heart-wrenching, jaw-droppingly brilliant Rooms, and a potpourri of repertory miscellany. Rooms (1955) depicts the isolation and desperation of urban existence, and I believe, is the first composition in [...]
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents THE SOUL OF JAZZ A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Rooms Works of Anna Sokolow with Jazz Music Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery Thursday-Sunday, October 28-31 2004 @ 8:30 PM “World-renowned choreographer Anna Sokolow felt that combining the arts to express the complexity of humanity was a natural [...]