1st Edition

Ballade by Anna Sokolow

By Ray Cook Copyright 1993

    This volume publishes Anna Sokolow's Ballade in Labanotation for the first time. It is a dance which explores youth and its discoveries, following the restlessness and inconclusiveness of young love to a final sombre note. The complete score is accompanied by detailed study and performance notes, historical background and photographs. Since moving to New York in 1961, Ray Cook has worked as a dancer and notator with many leading choreographers and has dedicated himself to working with Labanotation. He has directed major dance works from score, restaged many which had been considered lost and proven through his work that Labanotation is an essential means of preserving our dance heritage. He is currently an Associate Professor of Dance at Vassar College.

    Chapter 1 Personal Reminiscences of Anna Sokolow; Chapter 2 Notes on Directing Ballade; Chapter 3 Study and Performance Notes; Chapter 4 Labanotation Glossary; Chapter 5 The Dance Score; Chapter 6 A Tribute;


    Authored by Cook, Ray