“Odes” remains a luminous work deserving a place of honor….“Odes” re-creates a world haunted by nature’s mysteries. In this open landscape, the gods might reach out any time to snatch their prey.
Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger
When the company performed Anna Sokolow’s Odes at the Cunningham Studio in November 2011, it was recorded with the studio’s three high-definition cameras—beyond the capabilities of our editing technology. Happily, that has changed. We are pleased to be able now to share this beautifully recorded version of Odes.
Choreography: Anna Sokolow
Music: Edgard Varèse
Reconstructed and directed by: Jim May
Assisted by: Lauren Naslund
Costumes: Eleanor Bunker, Ivana Drazic
Flute: Roberta Michel
Dancers: Melissa Birnbaum, Eleanor Bunker, Samantha Géracht, Richard Kilfoil, Francesca Todesco, Atsushi Yahagi, Luis Gabriel Zaragoza
With guest dancers: Madoka Atsumi, Durell R. Comedy, Albert Delgado, Erin Gottwald, Saya Harada, Samuel Humphreys, Julia Kelly, Maya Kite, Julia Lindpaintner, Karina Olsson, Ricardo Rique-Sanchez, Elisa Schreiber, Yayoi Suzuki, Meggi Sweeney Smith, Margherita Tisato, Gregory Youdan, Jr.
I. Opening: Octandre
II. Duet: Density 21.5
Yayoi Suzuki and Luis Gabriel Zaragoza
III. Closing: Poème Électronique
Photo: Melissa Sobel