An embodiment of the elegant joy and restrained sensuality of Gershwin’s piano music.
Set to the music of Argentinian composer, William Catanzaro, the stage comes alive with handshakes, the Twist, Walk The Dog, and the Microwave—Anna‘s tribute to the spirit of youth.
A bus route through New York’s patchwork of ethnic neighborhoods was the inspiration for this dance, jazz being the aural equivalent of the alienation and social schisms Sokolow was exploring.
“Rooms” deals with the psychic isolation and unfulfilled desires of people living in the big city. The jazz score by Kenyon Hopkins catches the pulse and beat of modern society. An enduring masterpiece of twentieth-century art.