"Preludes", "Homage to Edgar Allan Poe", "Are We There Yet?", "Frida"
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
New York, NY
December 7, 2014, 3:00
by Mary Cargill
© 2014 by Mary Cargill
The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presented a group of dances by modern choreographer Anna Sokolow with American themes; George Gershwin, whose music was used for her 1984 "Preludes" represented the cheerful, optimistic side, while "Homage to Edgar Allan Poe" (1986 and 1993) and "Frida" (1997) focused on the artistic struggles of two American artists. This Americana was leavened with "Are We There Yet?", a duet by Alan Danielson danced by Jim May, the company's artistic director, and guest artist Clay Taliaferro.
Photo: Clay Taliaferro and Jim May in "Are We There Yet?"
Photo © Stern Weber Studio