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 Anna Sokolow dancers to perform free concert Jan. 20 at SRU 



Jan. 12, 2007
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Anna Sokolow dancers to perform free concert Jan. 20 at Slippery Rock University

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –Eight dancers from the Anna Sokolow Archive Company will bring their stirring moves to Slippery Rock University for a free performance Jan. 20 at SRU’s Miller Auditorium. The Boston-based company specializes in choreography exploring past and present social issues.  The performance begins at 8 p.m.

           The troupe will present “Rooms,” a psychological ballet and “Dreams,” a visual expression of outage at the Holocaust.

           “Their art is extraordinary. We are honored to have the opportunity to host this historically significant company,” said William McKinney, dean of SRU’s College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, who arranged the performance.

           The company honors the legacy of Anna Sokolow (1910-2000), a modern dance pioneer.  Her chorography explored the pressing issues of her day, such as the Great Depression, the Holocaust and the 1960s youth movement. In addition to choreographing for her own renowned New York company, Players' Project, her works have been performed in England, the Netherlands, Israel and Mexico.

SRU offers a dance major and minor, with more than 100 students in the major.

SlipperyRock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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