Anna Sokolow: A Seminal Force in the Development of Theatrical Dance in Israel

  title={Anna Sokolow: A Seminal Force in the Development of Theatrical Dance in Israel},
  author={Henia Rottenberg},
  journal={Dance Chronicle},
  pages={36 - 58}
This essay offers a historical framework for examining Anna Sokolow's contribution to the development of theatrical dance in Israel from the middle of the 1950s to the end of the 1980s. The sociopolitical and artistic conditions in Israel at the time of Sokolow's first encounter with its dance scene serve as a backdrop for investigating the contribution of her Lyric Theatre (1962–64) and examining why, despite the company's short life, Sokolow is still heralded as a profound influence on… 
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