Ride the Culture Loop (1975)

Music: Teo Macero
8-14 dancers, 20 minutes

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.

…the voyeurism, the hard stares, the jarring moods, the suffocating sense of crowds and the tension, even in the jauntier, Caribbean-flavored moments, reflect both the frolic and foreboding of night.

Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post, 1997