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Saturday May 10 at 8 pm and Sunday May 11 at 7 pm: Dakshina will perform at Dance Place for the third season in a row. Highlights include Bell Song (nominated for the Dance Metro DC Awards in 2008 and selected to perform at the Lincoln Center in NYC), and several company premieres of Anna Sokolow’s works. In addition, the company will perform several Bharata Natyam dances by choreographers from India. Join Dakshina for a pre-performance reception and peruse archival materials on Anna Sokolow. Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE. Catholic University/Brookland Metro Station.

Dakshina is acquiring three new works by Anna Sokolow: September Sonnet, Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter, and Ballad in a Popular Style. Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times writes that “Ms. Sokolow’s gift for summing up loss and loneliness is captured in Kaddish with a searing simplicity and intensity.” In contrast, Larry Warren describes Ballad in a Popular Style as a “wistful, lyrical excursion into jazz, at once subtle and exuberant, pure dance with no reason for being other than its rhythm and beauty of motion.” Lorry May, a former principal dancer with Sokolow will be restaging the works during the residency.

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