A pioneer choreographer in modern American dance, Anna Sokolow has led a bewildering, active international life. Her meticulous biographer Larry Warren once looked up Anna Sokolow in a few reference books and found that she was born in three different years and that her parents were from Poland except when they were in Russia, and found many other inaccuracies. Drawing on material from nearly 100 interviews, Larry Warren has created a fascinating account and assessment of the life and work of Anna Sokolow, whose nomadic career was divided between New York, Mexico, and Israel. Setting her work on more than 70 dance companies, Anna Sokolow not only pioneered the development of a personal approach to movement, which has become part of the language of contemporary dance, but also created such masterpieces as Rooms, dealing with loneliness and alienation, and Dreams, which concerns the inner torment of victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

chapter 1|10 pages

Bread and Roses

chapter 2|12 pages

Neighborhood Playhouse Kid

chapter 3|8 pages

Dance as a Weapon

chapter 4|8 pages

Radical Theater/Radical Dance

chapter 5|16 pages

Anna in the Promised Land: Russia

chapter 6|16 pages


chapter 7|12 pages


chapter 8|8 pages

Finding a Fuller Expression

chapter 9|6 pages

The Ups and Downs of Broadway

chapter 10|6 pages

The Actors Studio

chapter 11|8 pages

The Early Fifties

chapter 12|8 pages

Anna in the Promised Land: Israel

chapter 13|12 pages

Building a Repertoire

chapter 14|10 pages

Working the Media

chapter 15|6 pages

The Juilliard Connection

chapter 16|16 pages

A New Era

chapter 17|8 pages

Lyric Theatre (Israel)

chapter 18|8 pages

Other Ventures

chapter 19|14 pages

The Spirit of Rebellion

chapter 20|10 pages

Theater Danced and Danced Theater

chapter 21|10 pages

The Seventies

chapter 22|10 pages


chapter 23|4 pages