Rooms (1955)

Music: Kenyon Hopkins
6-8 dancers, 50 minutes

“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.

“Rooms is a powerful, deeply penetrating exploration of man’s aloneness…Miss Sokolow has given her subject stunning theatrical treatment through movements which are striking as pure dance action but also revelatory of the individual dreams of each of the participants.”

Walter Terry, Herald-Tribune, 1956