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Anna Sokolow: Dreams

Year: 1977, 28 mins
Code: CAT-Anna

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A dance work by choreographer Anna Sokolow, and presented by her company of nine performers. The work is based on images from the concentration camps of the World War Two holocaust and inspired by scenes found in books like "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Last of the Just."

Anna Sokolow was a member of the Martha Graham company in the 1930's. As she developed her own work she turned her attention to dances about social and historical concerns like industrial justice, juvenile delinquency, the glorification of war. In "Dreams" her choreography weaves a whole picture - in angular, arresting forms - out of a wide variety of scenes from the camps. Ms. Sokolow introduces the program.

Anna Sokolow was an American dancer and choreographer. that worked internationally, creating political and theatrical pieces. She worked with major companies, including the Martha Graham Company and Batsheva Dance Company. Sokolow also formed her own group “Dance Unit” which became Players’ Project after its dispersal and her death.

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