Ms. Sokolow’s shattering vision of people denied their humanity.
“Sokolow’s nightmarish threnody on the Holocaust…”
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.
A luminous, searing vision of humanity, unsparing in its demands for intense physical concentration and dramatic depth.
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.