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Restaging of Anna Sokolow’s Rooms in collaboration with Anna Sokolow Dance Foundation

Ohio State University Libraries Curator of Dance and Alumna Mara Frazier partnered with Dr. Valarie Williams, professor at The Ohio State University, to research, reconstruct, and direct from Raymond Cook’s Labanotation score of Anna Sokolow’s 1954 masterwork Rooms with the support of a Discovery Themes Grant, Ohio State University Libraries, Ohio State Dance, and the Dance Preservation Fund. Students in Williams’ Analysis class and dancers from the repertory class collaborated on master classes and rehearsals with Anna Sokolow Foundation Executive Director Lorry May and assistant Kirsten McKinney during May and McKinney’s October residency.