This December the Ensemble will present a unique AMERICANA program including Anna Sokolow’s PRELUDES (1984) featuring George Gershwin to live music; FRIDA (1997) a multi-media tribute to her artist friend; HOMAGE TO EDGAR ALLAN POE (1993) a text/dance work originally performed Off-Off Broadway. Also, Alan Danielson (dancer, choreographer, and former director of the Limón School who passed away this year) will be remembered with a duet he created on Artistic Director Jim May and Clay Taliaferro: ARE WE THERE YET (Satie). Guest artist Sarah Ford will present award winning” Georgia & Me”, an autobiographical fantasy with music and dance following the reigniting of creative passion and the rediscovery of a forgotten voice.
Pianist Amir Khosrowpour will play live music of Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Satie.
The concert will be presented in association with the Dance Series at The 14th Street Y in New York City.
Directed by Jim May, Sokolow Ensemble’s founder, artistic director, former soloist (Bessie Award) and performed by a select group of highly skilled artists dedicated to the preservation of Anna Sokolow’s technique of voice, theater, and dance.
Discover how Anna Sokolow has influenced theater, music, dance around the world, over many generations, demonstrating how art can influence ones inner struggles and guide society.
Wednesday, Dec. 3th – SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE 8:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 4th – SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE 8:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 5th – Gala Evening celebrating life and artistry of Alan Danielson: SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE 8:00 pm
Sat. Dec. 6th Mat. – SARAH FORD in “GEORGIA & ME” – 3:00 pm**
Sat. Dec 6th Eve. – SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE – 8:00 pm
Sun. Dec 7th Mat. – SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE – 3:00 pm
Sun. Dec 7th Eve. – SARAH FORD in “GEORGIA & ME” – 7:30 pm**
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE SCHOOL SHOWING 10-11 am (requests to: email@example.com)
Wednesday, Dec. 3th – SOKOLOW ENSEMBLE SCHOOL SHOWING 10-11 am (requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are interested in bringing students to the School Showing on either Tuesday or Wednesday December 2-3, please send an email request to Samantha Geracht at email@example.com
Friday, Dec. 5th – SOKOLOW MASTER CLASS 10-12 pm
Friday, Dec. 5th – STUDENTS CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWING time TBD
THE THEATER at the 14th STREET Y
344 E. 14th Street – between 1st – 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $30 Gen. Adm., $18 Student/Seniors, $25 Y Members, Dec 5th only- $100 Gala (Gala tickets include performance + reception) – free for kids 0-8
ONLINE TICKET SALE: click HERE
Tickets are also available at the door at the 14th St Y box office – cash, credit card and checks to the 14th St Y accepted in person only – OPEN SEATING
Running time: Sokolow Ensemble approx 90 min (with intermission), Georgia & Me approx 60 min (no intermission)
Conceived, written and performed by Sarah Ford; Zoya Kachadurian, Director/Dramaturge
The award-winning one-woman play is an autobiographical fantasy that follows the reigniting of creative passion and the rediscovery of a forgotten voice. In this compelling theater/dance work, Sarah finds herself in the midst of a spiritual artistic crisis and is confronted in a dream of Georgia O’Keeffe, who defied the male art world and challenges Sarah to rekindle her creative fire. “It’s never too late to find out who you thought you were,” believes Sarah. Premiered in 2011 at the Midtown International Theater Festival in NYC, the tour-de-force won an award for outstanding production of a solo show.
Sarah trained as a dancer in her native Texas and attended The Juilliard School in NYC. As a young mother and dance teacher living in Westchester, NY, in the early 1980s, she visited a show of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings at the Whitney and a deep and lasting connection was made. Sarah was profoundly affected by the work and the way it affected her own spirit and sense of herself as an artist. Director Zoya Kachadurian has worked closed with Sarah on this production for several years. Zoya is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is currently directing Detroit Blues, a play set in 1967 Detroit about racial justice then and now.
watch this promo video of Georgia and Me