Ms. Sokolow’s shattering vision of people denied their humanity.
“Sokolow’s nightmarish threnody on the Holocaust…”
Set to piano music by Rachmaninoff, Homage is a portrait of the turbulent inner life of Edgar Allan Poe as told through his poems, including “Alone,” “The Raven,” “The Bells,” “Annabelle Lee,” and “A Dream Within a Dream.”
Based on her personal relationship with Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Ms. Sokolow shaped an intimate portrait using dance, slides of Kahlo‘s paintings, and a score by Mexican composers.
A poetic mix of masked revelry and human yearning set to the music of Charles Ives, a composer whose dark and stringent sensibility was comparable to Ms. Sokolow’s view of life.
Inspired by the paintings of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte, Ms. Sokolow created an extraordinary surrealist dance-theater piece that carries Magritte’s images into action.