Dakshina / Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company
Anna Sokolow’s “Frida”, “September Sonnet”, “Magritte Magritte”
July 19, 2014
by George Jackson
copyright 2014 by George Jackson
The consolation, the culmination that two people can find when they come together is often the topic of dance works. Anna Sokolow’s individuals, though, never have it easy. They always seem unsatisfied and appear to be seeking something more than one another. Whether the dance is serious portraiture as in “Frida” (1997), rumination as in “September Sonnet” (1995) or ironic humor as in “Magritte Magritte” (1970)”, there is no final resolution of tensions, urges, quests for the expressive Sokolow (1910 – 2000). Thanks to Lorry May’s staging and the Dakshina company’s astute casting, the imprints of Sokolow’s diverse figures continued to linger long after Dance Place’s new doors had closed for the night.