Excerpts from and links to our reviews over the years.
“‘Odes’ remains a luminous work deserving a place of honor.”
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.
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 … Continue reading Review: Rooms and Kafka performed by Boston Conservatory students
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 … Continue reading New York Times Review: Spring 2008 at the Cunningham Studio
“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 … Continue reading Dance Magazine Review: Dance Theatre Workshop 2006