Lyric Suite premiered in Mexico City in 1953 and presented in New York City the following year. Louis Horst in Dance Observer wrote, "It is one of the finest examples of lyric theater dance." It speaks in abstract and stark simplicity, translating the qualitative moods of the music into penetrating and evocative movements designs. Superbly choreographed and thoroughly integrated with the music, its lyric beauty has a direct appeal to kinesthetic response. Thirty minutes in length, it draws on Ms. Sokolow's twenty years of solo dancing. Ms. Sokolow regarded Lyric Suite as an artistic turning point in which she found a language of movement all her own, one which allowed her to express her deepest feelings as an artist.
Additionally on the program: "Kurt Weill", Ms Sokolow ode to Mr. Weill reconstructed for Part I in 2010, and "Empty Nest", a duet choregraphed by Jim May in 1989.
Theater: The Theater at the 14th Street Y
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