The Limon Dance Company performs Anna Sokolow’s “Rooms tonight at the Manhattan School of Music. Tickets are still available and Jene reserved a place for us. Carla Maxwell – artistic director is ranked high in Jene’s eyes. She has worked so hard to keep The Limon Dance Company going strong. We try to see them when they perform in New York.
Sokolow created works full of dramatic contemporary imagery, revealing the full spectrum of human experience and reflecting the tension and alienation of her time. Rooms (1955), featuring music composed by Kenyon Hopkins for a jazz ensemble, dealt with urban alienation In 1991, Anna Kisselgoff summed up Sokolow’s aesthetic as “American Expressionism,” and commented that “Stillness is a large part of her choreography, and Miss Sokolow can sum up a state of being — an entire society — in an arrested pose ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Sokolow).
Drama is an emotion that I love to photograph so I am looking forward to seeing it exhibited in the form of dance. A stillness is just as effective as an explosion of movement so I can’t wait to see how the two come together.
So if you are looking for something to do tonight head over to:
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave.
(122nd Street / a block west of Broadway)