Volume 73, Number 49 | April 7 - 13, 2004

Choreographer gets her way

On March 31, a historical tribute to Anna Sokolow, renowned choreographer, dancer and teacher was presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher St. In conjunction with the dance concert presented by Linda Diamond & Company was a ceremony at 1 Christopher St., where a new sign co-naming the street Anna Sokolow Way was unveiled following the dance concert. The performance featured some of Sokolow’s later works, created when she was in her late 80s. Sokolow died in 2000 at age 90. Councilmember Christine Quinn, Mayor Bloomberg and Community Board 2 approved the street co-naming for Sokolow, who resided for over 50 years at 1 Christopher St. It is the first time a woman choreographer has had a street named after her in New York City. (A street is co-named for Alvin Ailey.) Photos, clockwise from above, Brian Waite and Linda Diamond in “Una Semana,” one of three Sokolow works based on traditional Sephardic music that were performed; speakers for tribute to Anna Sokolow, front row, from left, Pearl Lang, Mary Anthony and Gemze de Lappe, back row, from left, Linda Diamond and Marion Horosko; at dedication of Anna Sokolow Way, from left, Margorie Perces, Lois Silk, Linda Diamond, Leslie Hale, Nadia Fischer and Brian Waite.

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