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Stravinsky's 'L'Histoire Du Soldat'

Year: 1957, 27 mins
Code: CAT-Strav

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Portions of the renowned experimental dance-theater-pantomime work L'Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky, from 1918, a surreal response to the chaos and misery of World War One.

Choreography is by Anna Sokolow. The work blends narration, dance, music and characters in changing disguises to tell the story of a common soldier who loses his soul to the devil.

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.

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