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Speaking of dance: Anna Sokolow

Speaking of dance: Anna Sokolow [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • Sokolow, Anna
  • May, Jim, 1944-
  • May, Lorry
  • Reinhart, Charles.
  • Reinhart, Stephanie.
  • Rosenberg, Douglas.
  • American Dance Festival.
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (47 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Interview with Anna Sokolow, preceded by footage of her acceptance speech at the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award ceremony on July 14, 1991. Sokolow looks back upon her career, beginning with early dance lessons, training at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Martha Graham and Louis Horst, her visit to Mexico at the invitation of painter Carlos Mérida, the actors' movement classes she taught at Elia Kazan's Actors Studio and at the Juilliard School, and her ill-fated venture into musical comedy, choreographing Joseph Papp's production of Hair. She also discusses sources for her dance themes, her explorations into the expressivity of body movement, the importance of teaching pre-classic dances, the inspiration for her work Rooms, the different types of works she has made, and her latest project, The street. Scenes of a class taught by her are interspersed with the interview. Jim May and Lorry May are seen in excerpts from her Lyric suite, performed at the American Dance Festival on July 14, 1991.
Series Statement
Speaking of dance
Uniform Title
Lyric suite (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
  • Series subtitle: Conversations with contemporary masters of American modern dance. Produced by American Dance Festival (ADF) Video. Producer/director: Douglas Rosenberg. Executive producers: Charles and Stephanie Reinhart, American Dance Festival. Camera: Douglas Rosenberg. Interviewers: Charles and Stephanie Reinhart.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3883
Speaking of dance: Anna Sokolow [videorecording]
Speaking of dance
Local Subject
Television. Speaking of dance.
Musical comedies. Hair.
Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award.
Added Author
Sokolow, Anna, interviewee.
Sokolow, Anna, choreographer.
May, Jim, 1944- dancer.
May, Lorry, dancer.
Reinhart, Charles. Producer. Interviewer
Reinhart, Stephanie. Producer. Interviewer
Rosenberg, Douglas. Producer. Director. Videographer
American Dance Festival.
Added Title
Lyric suite (Choreographic work : Sokolow)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3883
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